Responding to the enduring and fatiguing popularity of any makeup post, this is the kind of education I can get behind and really endorse.
Such a sweet woman and a refreshing change from certain other Indian women who denied their heritage and tried to white-out themselves with foundation and blown-out dodgy lighting to the extent they’re lighter than me, a Brit. Love yourself. Hiding what you’ve got defeats the point.
This is how you do looks respectfully. Take notes.
On the topic, there’s really no British look, it’s similar to an older French style because we’ve been borrowing from them since we both had a monarchy. Women used to make their own cosmetics, like powder from flour. We made lip tint from beetroot and blush from rhubarb, by the time companies got involved it wasn’t new. Mascara was literally from pitch or soot over some type of oil or jelly. Makes me laugh when silly (normally US) men say they’re gonna “ban cosmetics”. K, hun. K, sure. Ban food. Ban honey and sugar and oats we use to scrub faces too. Willow charcoal, burnt and ground up brown herbs… you can’t ban nature, babe. Ban soap and tweezers and scissors. Mint tooth products.
Men wore cosmetics, especially in court. Powdered wigs still technically remain, in legal court. Deodorant is male perfume, it’s a cosmetic. Fake tan is a TON of makeup, more than any historical man wore. Even the Greeks. Even the fops.
Scotland I can’t speak for but Irish looks are about the hair and the plumpness, so to speak. They like to look healthy.
Welsh women go really out there with eye definition and it’s hard to say if they affect Scotland, who tend to blend various looks.
English is the classic Rose type and that’s a natural look; warm lipgloss or stain worked into the mouth with clear gloss over the top, blusher is important, no bronzer. NO bronzer and a peachy or cream powder. This is possible because primer isn’t really a traditional thing, like the French we allow moisturiser to sink in. Eye makeup varies, the 40s style covered by glamourdaze is correct that it wasn’t as important as lips. Culturally, women were allowed lipstick in our rations because it kept up morale. Eyeliner was natural-looking, like a more subtle Monroe. Look at Vivien Leigh, doll-like but not heavy. Women could compete to wear as much lipstick as possible in Blitz reds to seem the most patriotic. This is why we had to invent lipliner, basically.
Violet and rose products remain popular. Lavender from the Victorian era on.