Raid A Flapper’s Beauty Arsenal

Raid A Flapper’s Beauty Arsenal

April 20133331Views

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!

Chicly Yours,
The Chic Spy

(Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Chic Spy

The Chic Spy

Hello Agents of Chic, I'm your source for chic style and entertainment intel on fashion, film, and pop culture. From fashion trends and beauty products to movie reviews and celebrity interviews, I'm on a mission to uncover the chicest. A few faves on my radar include whimsical clutches, embellished flats, and gourmet macarons.

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