GLOBAL — Lately I've been craving anything from the roaring 20s. I'd be fibbing if I didn't admit that the upcoming The Great Gatsby film has sparked my frenzy for the Jazz Age, when sassy young ladies helped usher in a modern America; frequenting jazz-infused speakeasies, sipping cocktails, and dancing the night away in fringed frocks. In the film, Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki) is the quintessential flapper girl – she has a glamorous wardrobe, a chic bob, and striking makeup.
But besides impeccable style, a spirited attitude, and a love for partying, flappers rebelled against the status quo and set their own fashion and beauty trends for the era. They had a penchant for flawless skin with dramatic eyes, rosy cheeks, and a perfect ruby pout. Here are a few tips and must-haves to building your flapper-inspired beauty arsenal.
You're a busy girl who loves to socialize and mingle, right? Wear a long-lasting foundation that will take you from day to night like the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H, $45. Dust lightly with a loose powder to control shine like the Studio Gear Invisible loose powder, $24.
It's all about the coquettish doe-eyed look. Create a smudged, smoky eye effect with dark shadows and a liner like the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner, $9.99. Don't forget the faux lashes and brow liner like the Benefit Instant brow pencil, $20, for slender and sleek eyebrows.
Apply blush to your cheekbones for a natural come-hither look like the limited edition Nars Pierre Hardy Blush Palette in "Boys Don't Cry" with the iconic Avant-Garde print, $41.
The essential element to a flapper look is the perfect red pout. Make sure to create an even-tone canvas by applying foundation or primer to lips. Next step is to highlight the cupid-bow by drawing a line following your natural lip curve right inside the edge of the lip with a red liner like the MAC Lip Pencil, $15. Then apply a true red lip color like the Rouge G de Guerlain Lipcolor, $49.50, within the defined cupid-bow.
Now you're ready for a flapper fête!
The Chic Spy
(Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)