A Bold Look: 1920s-esque Party Makeup
At EcoDiva, we've been testing out some Valentine's Day makeup ideas, and whether it be for a special event, a party or just because, this 1920s Party Makeup is definitely not for the faint of heart. It packs a punch but we really love the bold look! It's sassy, fierce, beautiful and elegant. Oblivious to what you may think, this look is wearable for all skin tones, and you can even make this work during the daytime as well (lighter application, of course). This is also a great costume party look! :)
STEP 1: Foundation
For this particular look, a matte foundation is perfect. Something to keep the shine at bay, as well as brighten the skin is great! Alima Pure's Pressed Powder Foundation with Compact (in Aspen for me) is wonderful. It's lightweight with a velvety, matte finish in a refillable compact for easy, on-the-go application. It contains a Rosehip Antioxidant Complex which is packed with benefits: It revitalizes delicate facial skin, soothes, protects, tones and even nourishes. Plus the silky rice and mica powders in the foundation provide smooth, even, buildable coverage.
HOW TO USE: With the sponge applicator in the compact or with a kabuki/powder brush, dab and swirl into the pressed powder and then apply onto skin. (Either a buffing or pressing motion.)
STEP 2: Eyes
As intense as they may seem, the lids are super simple! Kjaer Weis Organic Eyeshadow in Onyx does the trick, all over the lid! Blend it out well with a lighter skin-toned shadow (such as Alima Pure's Pressed Eyeshadow in Mirage) if you want it seamless, or leave it a bit edgier with less blending. Feel free to use other shades to create a deep, smoky eye, such as a gold, bronze or silver shadow.
Next, take your favorite black liner—I used Hynt Beauty Forte High Definition Eyeliner in Black—and heavily line the lashlines and waterlines. It's all-natural and irritant-free which is always a plus! If you're into lash application and want to achieve more of a cat eye shape, try out Battington Lashes in Kennedy... or any of the lashes and cut the strips separately to fan out toward the outer edge of your eyes. For lashes, the more mascara the better! I love W3ll People's Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara in Black for its staying power and it's amazing for sensitive eyes like mine!
STEP 3: Eyebrows
Dark, feathered brows look great with this look. Or, you can keep them thin and arched—just like they did in the 20s! I prefer a fuller brow, and EcoBrow Defining Wax in Penelope with a thin angled brush does the trick!
HOW TO USE: Dab your angled brush into the defining wax and then wipe the excess onto a cloth. Be sure to create short, hair-like strokes for a more natural look.
STEP 4: Blush + Highlight
This look requires minimal highlighting on the cheekbones and a natural flush of color on the cheeks. Hynt Beauty's Alto Matte Powder Blush in Notoriously Nude will work for everyone, and is a neutral tone that will pair with all lipstick shades.
HOW TO USE: To add a subtle "Hynt" (see what I did there?) of color and accentuate your cheekbones, lightly dust the blush onto the top of the apples of your cheeks.
STEP 5: Lips
Be sure to skip the gloss on the lip, because there's nothing more unattractive than a dark bleeding lipstick... yuck! Speaking of lips, matte lipsticks have greater staying power and will pack that punch of color you're wanting for this makeup look. I can't get over how gorgeous Nu Evolution Lipstick in Feisty is! This rich dark purple shade is like the blackest of blackberries when layered. LOVE it!
HOW TO USE: Apply directly from the tube for a potent, saturated color. Use a lip brush to perfect the shape and a cotton-swab for clean-up.
There you go! You're ready to take on the world, divas! Okay, not exactly, but you'll feel like it with this sassy and fun look! I'd love to know if any of you have tried a makeup look similar to this one. If you have, what are your favorite shades to use for lipstick and eyeshadow?