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Here's A Look At What Beauty Standards Looked Like Around The World In The 1980s

Lots of hairspray and glossy lips!

Cut Video just released this totally rad video for its 100 Years of Beauty series, and it's all about what was trending all over the world in the 1980s.

View this video on YouTube

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The soft and simple look was popular in Japan.

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And Hawai'i and Iran kept it pretty clean and natural.

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The Navajo Nation and Italy opted for classic glamour.

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But let's be honest, in many parts of the world, the 1980s were all about that bold eyeshadow...

As seen in Ethiopia.
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As seen in Ethiopia.

...and the hairspray.

Like in Sweden.
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Like in Sweden.

The Republic of Ireland and Puerto Rico knew what was up, for sure, with that powder blue eyeshadow and hot pink lip gloss!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQuVW4ZH7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQuVW4ZH7M

And of course, the hair. The higher, the better!

That rock 'n' roll rebellion was alive and well in Northern Ireland and East Germany.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQuVW4ZH7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQuVW4ZH7M

Cue the Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl."

In the United States, the colorful makeup was a sign of the times.

From pop princesses to punk queens to movie stars, it was all about the glam.
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From pop princesses to punk queens to movie stars, it was all about the glam.

And South Korea kept it bright and bold, with a high-gloss lip and neatly teased hair.

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And finally, let's never forget the 1980s classic ocean wave bangs, which the ladies of Mexico had down to an art.

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Watch the whole video for these iconic looks and many more!

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