Once upon a time there were the fabulous 20′s, or the “Roaring Twenties”, with their terrificCharlestonor fox-trot rhythm. The flapper girls (from the English verb to flap, synonymous with restlessness, like flap the wings and fly away) were also extremely popular: free and unconventional women, with short hair – a la garçonne – and a passion for jazz. They used to drink, smoke and wear tight and sparkling clothes, with fringes and no corset.
Movies like Chicago, the recent Midnight in Paris, the Oscar awarded the Artist and the remake of The Great Gatsby – coming soon – all celebrate both lifestyle and allure typical of the flapper girls. With just a few tricks you can reproduce make up and hairstyle inspired by the 20’s.
As a first step, apply a concealing cream foundation and cover skin imperfections with the concealer: for a porcelain skin, apply the face powder with a powder puff, then spray some water and finally eliminate the excess of product with a dry handkerchief.
Eye make-up is very important, with a smoky effect given by soft black-grey or grey-blue eye shadow. First of all, apply a nude eye shadow. Then, with a large brush, apply the blue or black one, trying to blend the product to the outer corner and also under the eyes, for a melancholic effect- typical of the 20’s. Finally, draw a thin line of eyeliner, apply fake eyelashes and black mascara to bring out the eyes.
Apply a peach cream blush on your cheeks. For a daytime look, nude lipstick and nail polish will give the final touch. At night, opt for vamp and heart-shaped lips. Use carmine and burgundy lip pencil and lipstick, and the same colour shades for your nails.
As for the hairstyle, time has come for the great revival of the bob, either straight with a large fringe or wavy, that is with perfectly modelled and defined hair waves.
If you don’t like short hair, simply gather up your hair with hairclips. For a wavy effect: apply some gel with a comb from the root. Model your waves with the comb and then fix them with some pincers, until the gel dries up completely.
For more defined finger waves, use the babyliss, delivering the typical S-shaped waves. In the evening, a bandeau, a hair jewel band with crystals, pearls, rhinestones and feathers will be absolutely perfect. TheCharlestonstyle is the easiest way to give a new twist to the everyday look