22 April 2012

FOTD 1920's Flapper and a Photo Shoot

Hello,
I'm posting this a lot later than intended after a lot of drama last night led to spending most of the early evening asleep. Anyways, today I have another FOTD post for you although this is definitely not a look I drag out often. Today was the promotional photo shoot for a play that I'm taking part in during May. Set in the 1920's, Six for the Charleston and Two for Love is a musical comedy. Its a great play and I'm really looking forward to taking part in it.
I play a rather vampish flapper girl called Daisy who wears a lot of heavy make-up so here is the look that I went for. I decided big black eyes and bold lips worked best on me along with the characteristically pale face of the 20's.
The signature style of the 1920's involved the use of dark red lipstick that was applied in a way to accentuate the cupids bow. This was worn against very pale skin that was livened up with the use of fairly brightly coloured pink blush that would be used to contour cheekbones more than on the apples of the cheek. 
Flapper style also displayed a lot of heavy eye make-up with thickly drawn in brows that would frame the face by being extended out to the side, further than the width of the eye. In order to keep the look glamourous and not too heavy, smokey eye effects were created using a combination of greyscale shades with the centre shade remaining fairly light. To really make the eye pop lashings of mascara and thick false lashes were used to pad out and draw attention to the flapper.
What I Used:
Face:
  • Mac Studio Fix NC15 foundation
  • Benefit The POREfessional pore refining Primer
  • Calvin Klein Long Waer Pressed Powder
  • The Balm Hot Mama Blusher
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Concealer
Lips:
  • Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
  • Pixi Lip Blush in Love
  • 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Red Devil
Eyes:
  • E.l.f Cream Shadow Duo in Black Licorice
  • Bobbi Brown Pastel Eye Palette
  • MAC Smokey Eye kit
  • MAC Venomous Villains Mineralize Duo in My Dark Magic
  • Ted Baker Eyeliner Pencil in Black
  • Rimmel London Scandeleyes Mascara in Extreme Black
What do you think of the 1920's flapper make-up? Is it a look that you've tried? I've been told it suits me but I'm not sure I'm sold, what do you think? Here's an iPhone snap from the photoshoot to show you the rest of the cast too. I'm the one in the dodgy short black wig :P

Annie x

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