Flapper Makeup Tutorial 03

Hello sarahsarna.com readers! It’s Alyson from The Beauty Vanity, back with my monthly beauty column. Halloween is coming up and here’s a fun and easy idea for you!  You really don’t have to spend a lot of money on a costume — my 1920s Flapper Costume is from items I already own: a black dress, a beaded headband, and a long strand of pearls.  For my hair, I created a faux-bob by tucking in my long hair into the headband and pinning it.  You can find a bunch of YouTube tutorials on how to do this and it took me no time at all.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial

  1. Prime your eyelids and create a 1920s brow by keeping it thin, dark, and rounded.  My eyebrows are on the thicker side, so adding concealer to the unshaded areas helps to hide the stray hair.
  2. Use a cool-toned light to medium brown in your crease as your transition shade to create slight depth.  Here, I used Taupe from the Lorac PRO Palette.
  3. Apply a charcoal cream shadow as a base all over the lid to make the dark eyeshadows we’ll be using stand out.  Here I used Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Steel.
  4. Blend, blend, and blend.
  5. Take Charcoal from the Lorac PRO Palette and pack it onto the lid where the charcoal cream shadow was placed.
  6. Blend again.
  7. Next, use any red or fuchsia matte eyeshadow into your crease and blend outward.  You want it to look like a haze around your eyes.
  8. Take a super black eyeliner pencil and line your lower lash line, including your waterline.  Take it quite low in the middle since in the 1920s it was the style to have really round eyes.
  9. Smudge the black eyeliner with the Charcoal eyeshadow and the fuchsia eyeshadow.  You can add more depth by adding Black eyeshadow in the corners of your eyes and don’t worry, you don’t have to be too neat with it.
  10. Clean up the edges and add more fuschia eyeshadow.  Add Champagne to your inner tear duct to open up the eyes.  Finally, add liquid eyeliner and your favorite pair of falsies.  I like to be more dramatic with my makeup on Halloween, so I added bottom falsies as well.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial

For the face, I contoured using the Anastasia Contour Kit and on the cheeks, I used NARS Blush in Seduction. On the lips, I used the Sephora Lip Cream Stain in Dark Berry and accentuated my cupids bow.

Have a fun and safe Halloween! For more makeup tutorials, be sure to check out my blog at www.beauty-vanity.com.


Alyson from The Beauty Vanity

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Author: Alyson Alconis

Alyson Alconis is the editor of The Beauty Vanity, a beauty blog based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having worked in the beauty industry with the biggest beauty brands, she focuses on reviews, product recommendation, beauty events, and various beauty looks. She believes that makeup has the power to change the world by changing one’s self-confidence and that beauty truly comes from within.