Listen up beauty queens, this Monday morning we’re going to treat you to a beauty-inspired history lesson... With the forthcoming cinematic adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the roaring twenties are currently having a bit of a beauty moment. Backstage areas at the Autumn Winter 2012 shows were littered with 20’s inspired garments – flapper fans eat your heart out – which were accompanied with equally fabulous beauty looks to match. Think pristine set waves, slicked down side partings, hair clips galore and a pale pallors and perfectly rouged lips a-plently. So chic!
To celebrate this twenties’ fabulous fashion frenzy, makeup maestro and Creative Director of No7 Lisa Eldridge has developed a limited edition make-up collection which will allow you to channel your own version of the ‘Daisy Buchanan’ look.
Aptly titled ‘Deco Darling’, there’s a Loose Powder Highlighter, £12 to buff your cheeks into a luminous golden glow, an Art Deco-style embossed Eye Palette, £10 which gives a nod to the dark and dramatic eye make-up of the era and a new Stay Precise Liquid Liner, £8 so you can smolder with the best of them. And tah dah! A lick of ‘Love Red’ Lipstick, £9 will add a sleek bit of pizzazz to your get-up, while the more demure Daisys out there can brandish a ‘Modesty’ coloured pout.
With nails treated to a dose of the dusky ‘Speakeasy’ shade or the outrageous, glitter disk hued ‘Daisy Darling,’ £5.50 each, Lisa Eldridge has given us everything we need for our twenties get up. Totally worth the wait, girls.
‘There’s a look for every woman. Whether you want to opt for a dramatic eye or add a subtle touch of shimmer to your cheekbones, the No7 Deco Darling Collection will leave you looking and feeling as elegant as scenes from The Great Gatsby,’ notes La Eldridge herself.
With the collection set to launch on October 31st, we think we have just enough time to try and ensnare Leonardo DiCaprio – soon to play Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic adaptation – for our ultimate twenties accessory. One can dream dahling…
By Alice Newbold