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18. 1920s Girls Were Thought Of As Garish
As young women began to experiment with their makeup, newspapers and casual observers couldn't help but voice their opinion on how garish the youth was becoming. "She is frankly, heavily made up, not to imitate nature, but for an altogether artificial effect — pallor mortis, poisonously scarlet lips, richly ringed eyes — the latter looking not so much debauched (which is the intention) as diabetic," The New Republic wrote in 1925.

Using words like "diabetic," "poisonous" and "mortis" helped underline their disapproval — not that the flappers cared.
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