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 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.
Keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Jun 6th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Inglot | 75260 comments. 1920s+flapper+makeup%3A+Gatsby+inspired+FOTD2013-06-06+02%3A47%3A43myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7526
The Lipstick Bandits strike again! And the brief for our international group of bandit beauty bloggers this month was to create a ‘vampy lip’ look for Fall.
I adore vampy lip colours, and Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in ‘Bruised Plum’ is one of my favourites. The colour is rich and deep; and the texture is perfection. I reviewed and swatched it some time ago here .
- Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime
- Medium grey taupe Inglot Matte 376 blended all over mobile lid to crease and smudged below bottom lashline.
- Inglot light dove grey ( Inglot matte 358 )blended into the crease. It is swatched here.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink to line upper and lower lashline and waterlines, extended out in a cat’s eye flick.
Illamasqua Naked Rose powder blush (review and swatches here) on apples of cheeks.
Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in Bruised Plum (review and swatches here)
Check out the other Lipstick Bandit takes on November Vamps!
I can’t wait to see the other looks- the Lipstick Bandits are posting simultaneously so everything is shrouded in mystery right up until the last moment. This is my little bit of excitement for the monthPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Nov 19th, 2012 in FOTD, Inglot, Lipstick, Lipstick Bandits | 55280 comments. Vampy+lips+with+Tom+Ford+Bruised+Plum%3A+a+Lipstick+Bandit+post.2012-11-19+12%3A47%3A45myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5528
Is there anything that Tom Ford can’t do? Within a year of his critically acclaimed and so-stylish-it-hurts feature film ‘A Single Man’, Mr Ford launches his line of lipsticks that would rival the luxury and cult status of Chanel and Guerlain lip products.
I was fortunate enough to be given a chance to review two of the twelve lipsticks from the Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour range.
Everything about the Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colors reminds you that you are holding a luxury item. The weight of the lipstick in your palm, the stylish gold and ivory, the sophisticated and satisfying ‘click’ when you replace the cap, and of course the TF embossed onto the lipstick itself.
Bruised Plum- A cool toned plum- merlot colour. The colour deepens significantly with a second layer.
Cherry Lush- Cool toned red which leans towards fuschia. I’ve noticed that with one layer the colour appears more fuschia, and with the second layer it warms up a little, becoming more of a cool toned red.
For swatches and rest of the review, keep reading after the jump!
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 27th, 2011 in Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 6791 commentTom+Ford+Private+Blend+Lip+Color+%27Bruised+Plum%27+and+%27Cherry+Lush%27%3A+review+and+swatches2011-06-27+08%3A53%3A39myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D679