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1920’s Inspired Makeup

Hello there pretties! Today my makeup was inspired by the 1920’s Flapper/The Great Gatsby. In May my brother is going to have a Great Gatsby inspired birthday (which is so perfect because back in the day our apartment was a speakeasy!), so I figured why not start trying out different makeup looks from now! I did not make my hair like a flapper, but I will certainly curl it and make it flapper-like for the party. As I am sure many of you know, Flappers wore their hair short usually (a bob cut), and curly. They also often wore peekaboo hats, feathered hats, headbands (usually feathered), and other hair accessories. Flappers were known for having very thin eyebrows, and they typically wore smokey eye-makeup that was smudged in order to achieve a “doe-eyed” look. They also wore deep red lipsticks and shaped them to look like cupid-bow lips. The dresses they wore had dropped waistlines, plunged necklines and backs, and were typically sleeveless and were often made of sequined or beaded materials! For my 1920’s makeup, I kept my brows thin (they are actually very thin, I just make them much thicker by using my Brow Bar every day), applied a deep red lipstick, and created a smokey eye.







Headpiece and Bracelet- ASOS PREMIUM Waterfall Headband & Hand Harness

Makeup Steps:

Face- I applied Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer, followed Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5. Then I used Prep + Prime Highlighter in light boost by M.A.C. Cosmetics to highlight my nose, chin, forehead, and under eyes. I then used Los Cabos Matte Bronzing Powder from Sephora to contour cheeks and nose. I applied my blush to the apples of my cheeks, New Order by Nars and I used Copacabana by Nars a highlighter above cheeks, on my nose, and forehead.

Eyes- First I used Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime my eyelids. I highlighted my brow bone with Albatross by Nars. I then outlined my upper lid with Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Noir by tracing my upper lash line and bringing it up and over the crease of my eyelid in a half-circle shape. I then smudged in it with a smudge brush. Using my Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay I applied Verve on my entire eyelid, Pistol in the crease, and Blackout on the outer corner of my eye and blended. I applied Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Noir to my bottom waterline, as well as below my lash line (which I then smudged) and applied BH Liquid Eyeliner to my upper lash line. I curled my lashes with my Billy B Beauty’s Eyelash Curler and applied Tarte MultiplEYE-prime followed by Lights, Camera, Flashes by Tarte. I used Brow Bar To Go by Whitening Lightning on my eyebrows, followed by Make Up For Ever Brow Seal to keep brows in place and keep the color on.

Lips- I lined my lips with Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil by M.A.C. Cosmetics. I mixed Cle de Peau Beaute Extra Rich Lipstick Satin & Holder #311 lipstick with Cyber by M.A.C. Cosmetics.

I hope you enjoyed this 1920’s Flapper look! Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @Glamvasion, like my Facebook page and subscribe to my blog via email! Xo 🙂

17 Responses to “1920’s Inspired Makeup”

  1. Kate's Beauty Book

    Love this look! Very gorgeous and glamorous 🙂
    I also adore those accessories!

  2. pourunebellevie

    This is a beautiful look! A great gatsby themed party sound like a lot of fun 🙂 xx

  3. themakeupwhisperer

    So beautiful and i love when people do retro looks

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