1920's Flapper Makeup Tutorial

Let’s take a trip back in time. Back to when the years were ROARING! The 1920’s played it fast and loose and the posh parts of that decade look like they were are real good time for party people. World War I was over. America’s heart beat loudly with red, white and blue and the country was growing. The US was becoming industrialized and people fled the farms and flooded the cities looking for work and new fortune. Mass production spread products across the nation’s brand new highways and music was being played on radio stations from coast to coast turning into chart toppers. Companies like Sears, Roebuck and Company and F. W. Woolworth’s were setting up shops in more and more states, cities and towns. The latest fashions, inspired by movie stars were spreading across the land from one department store to the next.

At the same time, the government was sparking social change with new laws and this high spirited country was reacting! The ultimately unpopular Eighteenth amendment banning the manufacture of beer, wine and liquor resulted in pushing all the revelers underground into speakeasies where they could drink, gamble and listen to popular music away from the eyes of the law. Criminals, a.k.a. Gangsters like Capone, were running many of these underground clubs and filling them with bootlegged liquor and musicians. Women, whose independence had been simmering since the 1840s, could finally vote in 1920! These newly liberalized women realized they liked to party too. Soon gangsters, businessmen and flappers were spending their money in the jazz clubs and speakeasies- the speakeasies that kept up with their hush payments to the local law that is. What a time to be alive, right?

Today, we’re embracing the vibes of those times with our 1920’s Flapper Makeup Tutorial. We asked Caitlyn Kreklewich to finish the look on one of our Flapper Costumes with makeup that is inspired by the Jazz Age. Watch her work her magic in the video below. If you’re digging this video go subscribe to her channel!

Need to slow it down a bit? Follow the step by step process below.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Step 1

A porcelain-like finish is where you want to start. Apply foundation and color correcter.

Add a sweep of powder to your jawbone to create a sculpted face shape.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Step 2

Use a brow pencil to shape and fill in your brow – dark, and bold with a perky arch.

Brush out the brow to make it look more natural.

Add a touch of concealer beneath the brow to clean the edge and make the brow pop.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Step 3

Blend in a light contour on the temples, below the cheekbones and below the jawline.

Sweep on a peachy-pink blush right on the apples of your cheeks and outward along the cheekbone.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Step 4

Add a brown shadow to the outer, upper lid and blend into the crease.

Using a pearly white shadow, fill in the rest of the upper lid and blend with the brown.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Step 5

Lay down a winged line with a black liquid liner.

Move to the inner corner and add liner about halfway across the upper lid.

Connect the line drawing the liner from the outer corner inward.

Add liner to the lower lash line, fading the line about halfway across.

Fill in your tightline with black to cover any exposed skin tone.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Step 6

Curl your lashes and add black mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

When applying your very red lipstick, overdraw your cupid’s bow to enhance your pout.

Fill in the lower lip.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Step 7

Very polished and clean.

Flapper Makeup Tutorial Finished Look

Pop on a bobbed wig and Flapper dress and get ready to paint the town red!

Flapper Makeup GIF


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