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“The Great Gatsby” fever | The 1920s Flapper Girl Is Back

The 1920s is a decade often romanticized for being all about glamour, alcohol and jazz. After the First World War, people were motivated to live life to the fullest. It was also the time when the female sex emancipated and the flapper girl was born.

And although the pin up girl got lost over the years, she is back. She’s been back since Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” hit theaters on May 10 last year. Vogue even went full-on twenties for its May 2013 issue. “The Great Gatsby” fever is here to stay. The flapper girl hair with its distinct finger wave pattern, the overly-powdered faces with rosy cheeks, the 1920s makeup look, it’s all back!

But the true ’20s look was pretty severe. Like Carey Mulligan’s look in The Great Gatsby, the vintage look is there but everything is less severe with a touch of the 21st century.

Some tricks for creating an authentic Gatsby era makeup

So ladies, it’s time to dump the fake tan. The roaring 20’s was all about that perfect alabaster complexion.

– To create an authentic 20s makeup, you need to be the fairest of them all. Pick a foundation set with translucent powder for a matte flawless look.

– Keep your eye makeup dark. You want the whole shebang: Heavy layers of black eyeliner, dark grey eye shadow and the subtle hint of turquoise or green glitter to complete the look of the 20s.

– Eyebrows in the 20s were also pretty distinctive: high, arched and thin. Keep your eyebrows on the thin side, darken and turn them slightly downward with an eyebrow pencil to get the 20s look with a touch of the 21st century.

– And finally, lips were red hot in the 20s! You can complete your Gatsby look with either a bright cream or matte finish red lipstick.

Fashion is currently in love with the romanticized revival of the perfect storm that was the late twenties when a new type of woman came to exist. We at Alisa Lyons Makeup & Hair offer period makeup and hair no matter which decade you choose. This trend is super popular for theme weddings & parties! So buckle up because the roaring twenties spirit is not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Lydia Soldevila-Tombros
Lydia Soldevila-Tombros
12:46 03 Aug 21
Alisa, created the most beautiful make up palette based on the skin care for each of my nieces and sister-in-law for my... niece's wedding day. They looked flawless - they looked natural - they looked beautiful - they glowed - the felt fantastic and their make up was perfect all day long - no touch-ups were needed and it as a very hot June day. Even after eating and dancing ... flawless. The photos show back the reflection of their faces.The best thing of all, working with Alisa, is that she cares greatly for each of her brides and takes a very keen interest in them - she is great to talk to and a pleasure to work with, especially on a day that is crazy with stress and anxiety. She has such a calming way about her and she knows exactly what to say and do. Alisa, is a dream creator and made my nieces dream come true! So grateful.Just one thing further ... we were in a bit of a bind with needing a photographer - Alisa did not hesitate a moment and put us in touch with some of her contacts - once again dream creator - we not only found a photographer but she was fabulous! So, so grateful.Do I recommend Alisa Lyons Makeup and Hair ... a million times over.read more
Laura Petitti
Laura Petitti
17:55 27 Dec 20
Alisa did such a lovely job on myself and my bridesmaids! She applies makeup to bring out your best features, and knows... exactly which shades to use to compliment your natural tones. She was also super flexible because there were so many last minute changes due to COVID. I would 100% recommend Alisa. I've already asked her to do my makeup again for my reception!!read more
Samantha Cohen
Samantha Cohen
11:44 22 Oct 20
Alisa and her team did such an incredible job on our makeup. It held all day and was so light and comfortable, I almost... fell asleep with it on! Her and her partner are so lovely and so professional. My bridesmaids and our moms also looked amazing! I had a makeup artist cancel on me a week before my wedding and Alisa saved the day by making time for me on such short notice. I am so grateful to have found her!read more
Robyn Urovitz
Robyn Urovitz
16:29 24 Feb 20
I used Alisa for my wedding. She does a fantastic job! The whole wedding party was so happy with their makeup. One of... my bridesmaids was getting married later that year and used Alisa because she was so happy with how her makeup turned out!Also, the whole night I was told endless compliments and was asked who did my makeup.Honestly Alisa is the best I could not recommend someone better! She is the best for any event or night out!!read more
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