This Gatsby-inspired beauty look, with a modern twist, incorporates a siren-red lip and larger-than-life lashes. We show you how to get the 20’s glamour look.


This look is reminiscent of vintage Hollywood glamour. Shimmering eyes unveiled by long flirtatious lashes and punchy red lips evoke the enigmatic presence of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.

To create a radiant glow, you need a good skin routine. Cleanse, tone and apply a light moisturizer or foundation primer. Using a concealer stick, cover up dark ring under your eyes, pimples and blemishes.

To create a seemingly flawless complexion, apply a light reflective liquid foundation to your T-zone (forehead and nose), cheeks, jaw and décolletage and blend upwards towards the lower lash line. A light application of translucent powder will lock in your look.

Add a bit of colour and definition to your cheeks by appling a pink-toned blusher to the highest points on the apples of your cheeks while you’re smiling, and blend to the outside edges.

For a touch of evening glamour, and to brighten the eyes, lightly dust a light-reflecting powder on the cheekbones.

For a classic groomed look your eyebrows should be well-defined. Outline the shape you want to create using an eyeliner in a colour that matches your hair colour, so you know exactly where to pluck. Be careful not to over-pluck!

For smooth, kissable lips, exfoliate using a baby toothbrush and a light scrub. Apply a nonstick lip balm and pat off the excess with a tissue. Carefully line your lips with a striking red that suits your skin tone and fill your lips with a matching smudge-proof lip colour. To avoid staining your teeth, apply a light layer of clear lip balm underneath you top lip before you start. Remove excess with a tissue and apply a light layer of lipgloss to seal in your look. For an even more glamorous smile, apply whitening strips to your teeth for five minutes after brushing. Your scarlet lips will be the main focus of your look, so keep your eyes as natural as possible.

Brighten your eyes, by lining the inside of your lids with white eye pencil and for a subtle sparkle, apply a shimmery silver eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes and in the area below the lash line. To emphasize your eyes, lightly sweep a shimmering colour across the eyelids from the lash line to the crease of the eye to the outer corner of the eyelid fading the colour towards the brow bone.

Finish off the look with a slick of black lengthening mascara for bold, flirty lashes. Try bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black for gorgeous lashes.

Flutter those long lashes and pucker up your rosy lips, it’s time to hit the red carpet!

Will you try this beauty look? Tell us in the comments below.

Model image via Pinterest.

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