Halloween How-To: Create a Flawless Flapper Cosmetic Look
Posted Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:30 AM GMT
The Flappers of the 1920’s were a bold breed of women whose look was defined by short bobbed hair, bold lips, pale, creamy complexions, smoky eyes, and a very thin brow.
The modernized version of a flapper, as seen in “The Great Gatsby,” or by the stunning Catherine Zeta Jones in “Chicago,” has a much fuller brow, and a softer overall look. Watch the video above to learn how to achieve the sultry appearance at home — just in time for Halloween!
What you’ll need:
Makeup used in video
- Sjal Orbe Eye Cream
- Smashbox Photo finish Foundation Primer
- MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
- Beauty Blender Sponge
- By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (to Set)
- Merle Norman Brush
- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
- Anastasia 10A Eyebrow Brush
- By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (the catch)
- Trish McEvoy Brush 48 Blending
- gloMinerals glo Smokey Eye Kit
- Sonia Kashuk Pointed Blending Brush (All over brow)
- MAC 224 Shadow Brush (on lower half of lid)
- Makeup Forever Professional 14S Brush (contour/crease)
- gloMinerals Smudge Brush (under eye)
- Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner
- Mac 210 Brush Liner
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in color Beso #10
- MAC Eyelashes with Duo Eyelash Adhesive in clear
- Apply moisturizing cream to your under-eye area.
- Then, rub on an all-over face primer.
- Apply a full-coverage foundation and concealer — paying special attention to the area between your eyes, and around your nose and mouth.
- Set everything with a loose powder.
- Fill in your brows — don’t be afraid to create a bold furrow!
- Optional: Add a layer of under eye powder called The Catch underneath your peepers, as it captures any loose powder from falling when applying product to the eyelids.
- Start by applying a light shimmery shade over your entire lid. Then, using a fluffy shadow brush, apply a darker brown on the lower half of the lid. Using the same fluffy brush, apply a darker brown to your crease. Finally, use a pointed contour brush and apply a black shadow to the corners of your eye.
- You’ll also want to line the lower lid using a thin angled brush. Once you've finished the smoky eye, simply wipe The Catch away and blend with a brush.
- Apply eye liner.
- Glue on your falsies.
- Outline your lips with a nude pencil first. This will prevent the lipstick from bleeding, and a nude color is more forgiving if you mess up. Tip: When you line your lips, make sure to accentuate your cupids bow. If you want, you can extend this beyond your natural lip line to create a fuller appearance.
- Fill in with a matte lipstick.
- And now the finishing touches! Wear a great bobbed wig, a sparkly dress, a feather boa and you’re ready to dance the night away. Happy Halloween!
A special thanks to Ricky's NYC for providing the costume in the video!