"Random thought: I think you could totally pull off the 20s/flapper girl style," said Shelly over on Twitter. I thought it was a marvelous idea! I love that particular era - the drama, the rebellion, the style. I think I would fit right in there, what with my face shape and body type too!
Anyway, I started Googling for flapper looks after I read the comment. I saw the usual heavy smoky eyes and dark red lips, trademarks of that decade, but then I spotted this image of Doris Kenyon on the front page of Photo Play. Instead of the usual dark makeup, here's a true-blue 20s gal with orange all over.
I thought, hey I can do that! So I did it. :)
It's not an exact copy, but I stayed true to the orange lips and blush. The eyes were done in a matte brown, subtly smoked out and rimmed along the lower lids. I ought to have used a brown eyeliner instead of black, but I guess a thin black eyeliner also works. Here's the list of products I used!
Face: Cinema Secrets Foundation Palette in #2, Clinique translucent loose powder to set
Cheeks: Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek blush in Apricot Macaron, NARS Laguna bronzer to contour, Benefit Watt's Up to highlight
Eyeshadows: MAC Prep + Prime Eye Base, matte light brown eyeshadow from the Beauty Pro Sweet and Smoky Palette all over the lid, plus a matte dark chocolate eyshadow along the crease and lower lids. Shimmery beige to highlight the brow bones.
Eye definition: Benefit Brow Zings (eyebrows), Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, Kate Gel Eyeliner in black, Paul & Joe Eye Crayon in 01 (waterline)
Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren
And that's it! Hope you enjoyed the look!