1920s flapper makeup: Gatsby inspired FOTD

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Gatsby fever has well and truly hit our shores, making it the perfect time to dabble with some 1920s flapper style makeup a la Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, and Josephine Baker.

I still haven’t seen Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Gatsby’ yet, but I’m looking forward to watching it for the makeup and costume. As a film, I hear that it is not really a faithful adaptation of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (the harsher critics even go as far as to doubt that Baz Luhrmann read the book all the way to the end), and that Baz Luhrmann has missed the point somewhat- celebrating rather than satirizing the excesses of the jazz age.

I don’t mind. I’ll be going to see ‘Gatsby’ to enjoy the film as something completely separate from the book. As long Carey Mulligan doesn’t play Daisy like Mia Farrow did in the 1974 adaptation – I’m happy.

 

1920s flapper makeup: Gatsby inspired FOTD

 

 

1920s makeup has a very distinct look, and is characterised by smouldering grey brown eye makeup with the depth of the colour concentrated on the inner part of the eye; a thin, archless brow; and lips that look like they are pouting even when relaxed. They say that the unusual eye makeup placement is designed to give a ‘damsel in distress’ look- which explains why I look a little upset in all my photos.

The best 1920s makeup tutorial I’ve seen is the one by Sam from Pixiwoo– really worthwhile watching if you are going to a fancy dress party.

 

1920s flapper makeup: Gatsby inspired FOTD

 

1920s flapper makeup: Gatsby inspired FOTD

 

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I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way: A Jessica Rabbit FOTD

 

Jessica Rabbit FOTD

Jessica Rabbit FOTD

 

Jessica Rabbit is one of my favourite cartoon characters of all time, and arguably one of the sexiest cartoon females ever drawn. She’s such a fun character, and an awesome halloween or dress up idea.

A long time ago I attempted a Jessica Rabbit FOTD on this blog (I’m not going to link it because I’m a little embarrassed by my early FOTDs). Now that my hair is actually red I thought it would be fun to try my hand at another Jessica Rabbit look.

 

Jessica Rabbit FOTD featuring Eylure, MAC, Smashbox, Chanel

Jessica Rabbit FOTD featuring Eylure, MAC, Smashbox, Chanel

 

Jessica Rabbit FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

– Urban Decay ‘Sin’ eyeshadow from the UD Naked Palette applied on lower part of mobile lid and on the inner corner to highlight. (Urban Decay Naked Palette swatched here)

– Smashbox ‘Ink’ eyeshadow on mobile lid on top of ‘Sin’

– Smashbox ‘Cabernet’ eyeshadow on outer V and blended into and past the crease.

– Smashbox ‘Cabernet’ eyeshadow smudged into outer 1/3rd of bottom lashline.

– MAC Mystery eyeshadow to darken outer V. (swatched here)

– MAC Omega eyeshadow to blend edges around top of crease. (swatched here)

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Posted by on Sep 3rd, 2012 in Chanel, FOTD, Uncategorized | 12comments

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The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD feat. Illamasqua Skin Base

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

When I first had a play with the Illamasqua Skin Base 01 from the Human Fundamentalism collection (review and swatches here) it struck me as the perfect white base for a range of halloween/dress-up party looks, including Marie Antoinette, Geisha looks, and any ghost/vampire/zombie looks.

I thought it would be fun to try a Marie Antoinette dress up FOTD using the Illamasqua Skin Base 01 , copious amounts of blush, and some dry shampoo to emulate Marie Antoinettes powdered wigs. After I took the photos and had a look at them I realised the my ‘Marie Antoinette’ looked like a ghaul. Ah well!

And of course I couldn’t do a Marie Antoinette FOTD without also trying to create the Kirsten Dunst bathtub scene look in Sophia Coppola’s film ‘Marie Antoinette’ (Kirsten Dunst wears black lipstick in a fantasy sequence where she utters that famous line ‘let them eat cake’). Thus the Chanel Rouge Coco Rouge Noir in the image below.

 

 

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD - with Chanel Rouge Coco Rouge Noir

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Base:

– Illamasqua Skin Base foundation 01 (pure white)

Eyes:

– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids

– NARS Grand Palais Duo (dusty pink side) all over mobile lid to crease. Swatches and review here.

– MAC Embark eyeshadow on mobile lid stopping before crease.

– Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Espresso Ink to line upper lashline.

Cheeks:

– MAC Posie Blushcreme applied low on apples of cheeks and blended downwards to jawline.

– NARS Mounia blush to deepen the blush and give some dimension.

Lips:

– Lipstick Queen Red Sinner lipstick

– Chanel Rouge Coco Rouge Noir lipstick was used in the last image.

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD
The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD
After wearing Illamasqua Skin Base 01 for the first time for this FOTD, I realised that this product requires some sort of an emollient base for it to sit properly on the skin (especially if your skin is dry like mine). I found that if I applied a sunscreen which is on the greasy side the foundation sat a lot better (and the sunscreen contributes some ‘whiteness’ to the skin tone meaning that you need less of the Skin Base). I suppose some rose hip oil or shea butter would do just as well.
Posted by on May 7th, 2012 in Chanel, FOTD, Illamasqua | 1 comment

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The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits

A month ago Once upon a time.. a handful of beauty bloggers discovered their true calling over a twitter conversation through a mysterious spiritual meeting.

They realized that they were entrusted with the important task of reigniting your love affair with red lipstick. With stealth.

Our motto? Red lipstick is not an indulgence- it’s a necessity.

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits makeup

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits FOTD. I have no idea why my lips look melted together in this photo *shrugs*

FOTD Makeup breakdown:

The ‘mask’:

-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline to fill in the ‘mask’

– Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique on the nose bridge part of the mask to give a satin look to the mask.

– Illamasqua Ore Pigment to trace the top and bottom border fo the mask

Eyes:

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on top lashline

– Clinique High Impact Mascara

– MAC Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20 on bottom waterline

Cheeks:

– MAC Posie Blushcreme blended from high points of cheeks to the bottom of the mask

– Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ‘Coral’ applied under the bottom edge of the ‘mask’ and blended to deepen the blush. Reviewed and swatched here.

* I don’t know how I came up with these crazy feverish cheeks. I guess I was aiming for something a little bit different- a little bit couture, and a little bit comic book heroine. 

Lips:

– ‘MFV Scarlet’ OCC custom lip tar mix all over the lips

– ‘Black Cherry’ OCC custom lip tar mix in the center of lips.

 

Okay, so I realised that I didn’t use a traditional lipstick formula. *shrugs*

 

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits makeup

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits makeup

 

 

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Posted by on Oct 31st, 2011 in Dizzy, FOTD, Illamasqua, Lipstick, Uncategorized | 0 comments.

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May FOTD Challenge: Cleopatra

I’ve been having a blast doing the May FOTD Challenge- I feel like I’ve gone to an unprecedented number of fancy dress parties over the last 3 weeks.

Cleopatra eye makeup with Inglot, Illamasqua Surge, MAC
Cleopatra inspired face of the day
Cleopatra inspired FOTD

Cleopatra inspired face of the day

Cleopatra Face of the Day makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– UDPP

– Inglot Pearl 419 (shimmery olive green) all over lid right to brow- see my review and swatches here.

– Illamasqua Surge Liquid Metal blended as browbone highlight (see review and swatches here)

– MAC plumage eyeshadow + MAC Flourish eyeshadow to create depth in other third of top lid, as well as under eyebrow near nose bridge.

– MAC Mystery eyeshadow under bottom lashline

– Urban Decay 24/7 liner in ‘zero on brows, extended out. Also used on waterline.

–  Nylon on the inner part of chunky ‘winged’ eye liner. Bobbi Brown black gel liner to line top lashline and winged out.

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