Get the Great Gatsby Makeup Look

Get the Great Gatsby Makeup Look

We are channelling THE GREAT GATSBY at the moment.

Seriously, you must see this movie - you will want to jump up and do the Charleston in a beaded gown and bright red lips! It’s a visual feast for a makeup artist and we loved the contrast between the really glitzy flapper girls and the dainty, soft-focus Daisy.

So we were inspired to recreate Daisy’s glamour makeup, it’s so very now ...

Firstly a wee bit of makeup history: The 1920’s were a time when women really started to have fun with makeup. After the war, many women started working and earning their own money, and they felt modern and liberated. They began to go out more, dancing until all hours, and embracing the glamorous flapper era. Women began to take more risks with their makeup: pale skin, smoky eyes, bolder lips, defined eyebrows, lots of mascara, and rosy cheeks.

Women were also not afraid to make a statement, and they used makeup to express themselves.
In the film Daisy’s character is seen as sadly flawed, but her makeup is flawless!

We recommend start with Velvet Veil Primer to even out skin texture, then mix a few drops of Candleglow Pearly Pink with Jojoba Liquid Foundation (we used Café Au Lait as it is slightly pink based) to achieve that peaches-and-cream complexion, blending evenly with the Foundation Brush. Set with a dusting of HD Finishing Powder.

A pop of Blusher Mild Pink livens up the skin tone too. Lift and define the brows using the Brow Kit with Stencils in Taupe and polish with Clear Mascara.

Glittering chandeliers, bubbly champagne, sparkling dresses and jewels call for sparkling eye makeup for this glamorous look. Apply Eyeshadow White Satin over the whole eye area, then line the upper lash line and inner lower lash line with Black Eyeliner Pencil. Use the Mini Socket Dome Brush to softly create a contour line in the eye socket with Eyeshadow Black Matte. Fill the lid space by gently patting Eyeshadow Platinum on with the Fluff Brush. Using Keep It On, dip the brush into Eyeshadow Platinum and trace along the upper lash line over the black eyeliner for a glittering liner effect, doing the same on the lower lash line and inner corners of the eyes.

Pat gently with Eye Dust Mineral - Funky Frost over the eyelids to complete the glitz! (Note: We used our Faux Fashion Full Lashes in Black, or you will need to apply a few generous coats of Mascara Black.)
If you want to create the iconic cupid’s-bow lip look of the 1920’s, you may need to first use a Camouflage Cream to erase and reshape the natural lip line with the Camouflage Brush. Next, take Lip Pencil Burnt Red and trace your new shape, then colour in. Working with two lipstick shades, start with Matte Real Red applied with the Lip Shaper Brush, and concentrating a lighter one like Hot Tamale in the centre of the lips so they appear to pop.

It’s all about matte finishes on the lips, leave the shine to the eyes!

A party girl’s makeup …

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