Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween How-To: Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, captivated readers with its complicated love triangle and opulent setting when it was published in 1925. Next, the Roaring Twenties came alive for audiences when the book was put to life by Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in the first movie adaptation in 1974. Now we are anxiously awaiting the newest version of the film to come out this year with Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan!

You don’t have to wait for the premier to get your fix of 1920’s glamour. Take a note from the heroine, Daisy Buchanan, and dress as a modern flapper for this year’s Halloween festivities. It’s easier than you think with these fun makeup and style suggestions!




Daisy Buchanan Makeup:


Daisy Buchanan Makeup Tutorial
How-To: Daisy Buchanan Makeup


After applying Loose Base for a dewy, 1920’s glow, follow these steps:
1) Place Eye Shadow in opal on lid from the lash line to brow line.
2) Using the Precision Brow Pencil in taupe, draw a line starting from the inner corner of the crease and pull it to the outer corner.
3) Using the Smudge Brush, lightly blend Eye Shadow in twig into the taupe line while keeping the crease line thin.
4) With the Smudge Brush and Eye Shadow in twig, create a thin line on the lower lashline.
5) Draw a medium-thick line on the upper lashline with Precise Micro Eyeliner in black.
6) Only load upper lashes with Water Resistant Mascara and keep the lower lashes clean.
7) Blend Eye Shadow in seashell on lid from lash line to crease.
8) Draw a thin line through brows with a Precision Brow Pencil.
9) Apply Blush in innocent on cheekbones.
10) Apply Blush in sweet on apples of cheeks.
11) Fill lips in completely with the Precision Lip Pencil in vino.


Daisy Buchanan Costume:


Daisy Buchanan Costume 1920's Dress
Inspiration for Look:
Beaded Flapper Dress: simplybe.com
Feather Head Piece:  charlotterusse.com
White Gloves: aspinaloflondon.com
Black Dancing Shoes: target.com
Coin Purse: endless.com
Long Pearl Necklace: debenhams.com



Love this Halloween idea? Tell us in the comments below and check out these other suggestions:
Halloween How-To: Mary Poppins
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