Classic Beauty

Classic-BeautyThe Great Gatsby may have been last year’s box office hit, but this movie’s influence on the world of weddings doesn’t seem to be slowing down. If you want to add a touch of vintage to your big day, what better era than the glittering and glamorous Roaring 20s? Confeti have put together their top tips to show you how to channel Gatsby glamour in your wedding make-up.

The Roaring 20s were all about an uber-creamy complexion, so resist the urge to apply bronzer or foundation darker than your natural skin tone. To ensure you’re the fairest of them all, apply Estèe Lauder’s Double Wear Makeup, a 15-hour, flawless foundation that stays looking fresh and natural through heat, humidity and non-stop activity.

Powder up; flawlessly porcelain skin is distinctively 20s. Deco beauties loved powder because it removes the sheen from the skin, creating the era’s characteristic matte look. In fact they used powder to even out their complexions, much as we use sheer foundations - it was just enough to improve on nature without leaving a heavy look. To get the look, dust RCMA’s Loose Powder over your foundation. This powder softly adheres for a look that will last all day without changing the colour of your foundation.

We have the 20s ladies to thank for creating  the smoky eye, an look that is still a much-loved favourite almost a century later. Dark, sooty eyes were a sultry beauty staple among flappers, as they would use coal to define their eyes. After applying an eye primer, pat Urban Decay – Matte Eyeshadow in Revolver. Use a smudgy black kohl eyeliner on both top and bottom lash such as Urban Decay’s Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero and you’re sorted.

Pinched cheeks were a 20s must-have to give skin a natural glow. For the most authentic 1920s wedding day look, use a blush with no luminescence or sheen. Dab Benefits Benetine, a rose-tinted lip and cheek stain, on the apples of your cheeks and on your cheek bones. Blend away hard edges, but make sure the colour is still evident, as though you just walked in from the cold.

Brows were thin, arched and over-plucked. To get the look, darken and turn eyebrows slightly downwards with an eyebrow pencil that is darker than your natural colour, such as Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen which is water and oil-resistant to last throughout the day without smudging.

Finish off your Great Gatsby wedding day make-up with the typical 1920s cupid bow lip. This style, popular among the era’s leading beauties, gave the lip an exaggerated feminine look just in time to lure troops coming home from the war. Flappers favoured rich, flat hues such as deep reds, wines and plums, which provided a stark contrast to their fair complexions. To get the 1920s cupid’s bow mouth as perfected by the decade’s “It Girl”, Clara Bow it’s best to start by covering lips with foundation to ensure a super-smooth base. Using a dark lip pencil, (MAC Lip Liner in Currant) feather in colour in light strokes following the lip shape. Then, using a lip brush, colour in the lips with a similar shade- stick (Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate.) Complete the dramatic look by setting your hair in pin curls and bask in flapper glamour with this dramatic vintage hair accessory.

Photography -
Location – Villa Padierna
Makeup - Nicola McGeorge using Chanel S/S 2014 Model – Carlota Basse Arguello
Dress -  Evelyn,
Hair Accessory -

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