As a fan of retro style in general, I love seeing celebrities rock classic styles on the red carpet. But with pictures of Kris Jenner's Gatsby-themed birthday party surfacing online, it struck me that some decades get more love than others. Remember when Mad Men was all the rage, and '60s-inspired fashion was popping up everywhere you looked? Neatly tailored suits and fitted sheath dresses were everywhere for a few years. The sculpted waves of the '30s and '40s will always be popular on the red carpet — notable fans including Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively. Even the '70s are seeing a resurgence recently, both in high fashion and on the high street (but let's not forget that the decade granted us this horror).
The Kardashian-Jenner birthday bash highlighted a period in fashion and beauty whose significance is often overlooked. The Roaring '20s were not only a great time to party, but also the beginning of a revolution in makeup and fashion. With women seeking to emulate the pouting lips and smooth complexions of movie stars, makeup became commercially available. Compact rouge or blush, lipstick, and mascara were all at women's disposal for the first time. Also, flappers.
In honor of this revolutionary period, and the Gatsby moment spurred on by the Kardashian and Jenner clan, let's take a look at seven '20s inspired makeup looks you can wear this weekend.
1. Historically Accurate
For those who are suckers for authenticity.
2. A Complete Makeup & Hair Look
This tutorial includes a how-to for finger waves, a notoriously tricky style to emulate.
3. A Contemporary Flapper
Created in celebration of Black History Month, this look is not only gorgeous, but it also points out the erasure of women of color from history. You go, Jackie Aina!
4. Retro-Futuristic Starlet
This look references the '20s, but also includes covering your forehead and cheeks with bright pink blush.
5. Betty Boop-Inspired
High, penciled-in eyebrows were super popular in the '20s, but the style can be hard to achieve if you have full eyebrows. This tutorial shows you how to cover your brows to achieve that perfect '20s brow.
6. Incorporate Your Brows
If you don't want to cover your natural brows, this tutorial will show you how to brush yours into a period-accurate shape.
7. Wearable Flapper
This look is subtle and totally wearable.
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Images: Jackie Aina/Youtube