FOTD: and all – that – jazz!
In the 1920s, a new woman was born. She smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to petting parties. She was giddy and took risks.
She was a flapper.
After Les Misérables Hollywood is now once again bonkers about an era long gone. The Great Gatsby premiere in Cannes this year had celebs digging their stash (haha, as if) for vintage frocks and / or a perfect red lip.
Let’s have a look at the evidence!
That’s exuding vintage glamour right?
Which had me totally inspired to do a 20s look myself!
More specifically, a flapper look.
No doubt one of the most famous flappers still alive and kicking is Betty! ;)
The new ladies of the 20s, decked out in short skirts, short haircuts and LOTS of confidence!
Sadly enough I wasn’t born in the 20s but here’s what I understand from the flapper style:
- Make-up was not perfect by any means, but it did make a statament!
- Bob haircuts were big, eyebrows were not!
Dark, extended but very thin eyebrows were the thing and feathers, sequins and pearls were a girl’s best friend.
- The face was shaded in an almost doll-like way:
Making the eyes look a little sad / surprised by shading the inner triangle and curving the brow downwards.
Also, drawing the lips a little smaller on the arch and up again in the corners to make them smaller but poutier.
- Creams and paint sticks were the thing!
Not subtle, but sexy and confident!
So here’s what I came up with!
Yes all looks fine, until you see what the real color of my accessories was! ;)
And excuse the hair.. I didn’t even blow dry it. :(
Inspiration did not give me time!
Just crawled in front of the camera and started painting.
Earrings courtesy of Hippo’s mom! ;)
What’s that on your face?
Super duper easy!
I covered up the base of my brows a little with gluestick first, normally I use a HEMA one, Pritt isn’t cruelty free but I have no clue how old this one is.. I just cut the top off. ;D
Then filled them in with a black from my Acid Sleek palette.
Then some Brule by Wet n Wild all over to even out the lid!
After that I started shading in the inner corner with a taupe from Catrice’s Never Let Me Go palette
And applied the darkest shade from that palette on the lid, and again in that inner corner
Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner went along the lashline (I no longer consider them cruelty free, any black liner will do)
Blend that out with Catrice’s Capitain Of The Black Pearl
And finish off with Stays No Matter What mascara from Essence! :)
MUD’s foundation & highlighter
Went over the highlighted areas with Manic Panic’s Virgin pressed powder
Then a Gosh cream blush in Lusty Pink
And some warming up of the face with a Carice sun bronzer in 010 Light Bronze
MAC’s lipliner in Currant first, not cruelty free, bought it ages back, any dark purple rocks!
Then I experimented with some lip shades on top ^_^
In the pictures it’s Hema’s Volumising Lipstick in 7
And then Gosh’s Lambada on top, just in the center
Posted on May 27, 2013, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, FOTD and tagged 1920, 1920s, 20s, brows, drugstore, easy, eyeshadow, flapper, glue, gluestick, inexpensive, make-up, makeup, MUD, personal, picture, pictures, sexy, video. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.