Channel Your Roaring 20s Spirit with Perfect Gatsby Makeup
How to create a Vintage look with a 21st century touch...
Makeup by Amy Kennison makeupbyamykennison.com
Photo by Lisa Brown bellarosephoto.com
Hair by Rozy Bathon therockinroller.com
Styling by Jess James stylegirlvintage.com
The 20s makeup look was quite severe with thin almost black brows and pointy lips.
Here are a few tips to stay true to the look with a modern approach.
1. Start with your eyes…this will keep you from cleaning fallout from shadows onto foundation.
Use a black or dark gray shadow and follow along the socket line using a pencil brush.
Apply the dark shadow from the outer to inner corner of the eye.
The eyes should be smoldery and rounded.
Apply black eyeliner on upper and lower lash line and in the waterline…work black shadow on top of black liner to smudge the edges for a sultry eye.
Curl your lashes, apply lots of mascara on upper and lower and apply false lashes!
Brows - Use a brow pencil or gel a shade darker than your natural brow to extend…turn slightly downward.
2. Foundation- apply a shade of matte foundation that matches your skin tone (no bronzer) and set with a translucent powder. Keep shimmer away from the center of the face…you can add under the brow bone and cheekbones.
3. Cheeks - Apply a red cream blush to the apples upwards toward temples…
Tip: if you don't have red blush you can use lipstick
For a softer cheek use pink powder blush.
4. Lips- Cover lips with foundation for a super smooth base. Use a dark pencil to feather in color.
Stick to deep reds, plums and browns for a 20s throwback to the Clara Bow lip.
Get the Look
Black and Gray Matte Shadows
MAC Carbon and Print.
Urban decay 24/7 liner shade Zero.
MAC Pencil Brush 219
Anastasia Dip Brow Dark Brown
MAC Angled Brush 266
Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Liquid Foundation or
MAC Studio Fix Powder foundation
Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener
NYX HD Finishing Powder
MAC Burgundy or Vino Liner
Chanel Rouge coco shine Lipstick in Fiction shade 81