Wednesday 8 May 2013

Great Gatsby Mania | Get the look 1920s Beauty

"All right... I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Great Gatsby

Is it just me, or, is everyone going Great Gatsby crazy at the moment!

I can understand why, the film is out soon, and how amazing does Carey Mulligan look with a 1920s bob?!

I definitely couldn’t pull off a bob, but I am going to take inspiration from the make-up trends of the roaring twenties which are far easier to wear, and to wash off if they don’t suit.

Make-Up from the 1920s is very striking, dark smokey eyes, bright red lips & paper white skin. There’s an amazing how to get the 1920sbeauty look shoppable video available at

I think the make-up of the 1920s was so bold and glamorous as before the 1920s makeup was considered a bit of a taboo, something to be hidden, as to show it off was considered to be brash. The women of the 1920s women went for makeup in a bold way.
Red lips were the most important part of the face for any self respecting beauty buff of the 20s. Lipstick was slightly exaggerated, giving a more prominent cupids bow and volumising the bottom lip. 

One trend of the 1920s that I don’t think I’ll be attempting is the super thin raised dark eyebrows. Overtweezed brows are not the most flattering look nowadays. I fear I’d look less Marion Davies, more Vicky Pollard.

Make-up was no longer something that needed to be hidden away, and compacts made from precious metals and encrusted with jewelled became the must have for any girl about town. Check out these beauties from Estee Lauder.

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