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.

For more Great Gatsby inspiration visit

harrods summer of now

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  1. I just saw this film and loved all the girls' make up! Definitely inspired to recreate something like this soon :)

  2. I loved your blog!!
    Maybe you can visit mine it's about fashion, lifestyle in my natal city and more.. hope you like it

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  3. I saw The Great Gatsby on Friday and fell seriously in love with Daisy Buchanan's look. The hair and make up in those days was just perfect!

    Lindsey. x

  4. can't wait to see this! beautiful make up <3 <3

  5. This is fabulous! I came across your blog and am your newest follower. I would love if you’d visit me at : the daily savant : and (if you like) follow back!

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  6. i didn't really enjoy the story line of this movie but agreed the make up and styling was spot on!

    i am your new follower xx


  7. very nice! I'm your newest follower!

  8. I saw "The Great Gatsby" fell in love Daisy Buchanan's appearance on Friday fell seriously. In those days, hairstyle, make-up just perfect!

  9. The harrods video is so helpful! I agree about the eyebrows, I've been growing mine for ages so over plucking for the trend would be slightly pointless haha xx

  10. What a great post. I really like the eye makeup!
    I'm now following your blog. Would you mind to check out mine? I just got a new lay-out and I'd like to know what people think of it (:


  11. Awesome post, I really want to see that film! x

  12. Nice post :)!!
    By now there was no time for me to see that film but I really want to see it :D!!

    XOXO, Ronjana

  13. I for one am DEFINITELY Gatsby crazy I love the book, the film, EVERYTHING. I will definitely be checking out that Harrods tutorial for when I next go out! Maybe I'll do a post on it.
    I see you're currently following my blog via GFC, and everyones been talking about how it is/isn't shutting down on July 1st, so I just wanted to let you know that you can still follow me via Bloglovin (which I personally prefer anyway) and there is a link on my sidebar... Thanks!

  14. I haven't seen the movie, but I've read the book when I was in HS. And the previews looks just as glamorous as I'd imagined if not more.

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by my site and subscribing. Now following you back on gfc. :)

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea | Bloglovin'

  15. check out my blog and follow if you like and follow me on bloglovin :)

    PS: I follow back on bloglovin since GFC is being removed as of July 1st! Oh, and I follow back :)


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