100 Years of Filipina Beauty Shows Changing Ideals in the Philippines

By: Meghan Young - May 20, 2015
References: youtube & time
100 Years of Filipina Beauty is the sixth video of its kind from Cut Video. It's a stunning representation of the changing beauty ideals in this specific culture. Spanning an entire century, the timelapse video "begins with the Spanish-American War at the turn of the century, when indigenous women were adorned with tribal tattoos and shell headpieces" and ends at present-day where "K-pop and American culture still dominate women’s styles with full wavy hair and dark brows."

It's interesting to see a snapshot of each of the beauty trends throughout the years. 100 Years of Filipina Beauty and its predecessors encourage women to see fashion and beauty fads as they are -- fads. Although they are fun to adopt every so often.