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Runway Beauty: Futuristic Flapper


It’s safe to say that women often indulge in the fantasy of being a mysterious, alluring coquette. Dior gave a subtle nod to those flights of fancy this past fashion week by making up their models to look like the vamps of silent film days. If you want to copy the revamped version of this classic style, here’s how to get that silver screen vixen look in the comfort of your home.

Smoky Eyes: Arguably the most important factor in this look. Start with a sweep of jewel-tone eye shadow on your eyelids and beneath the lower lash-line. Accentuate the crease with slightly winged black shadow. Line both the upper and lower lash lines thickly with black gel or liquid eyeliner in a cat’s eye shape. Finish with two coats of mascara or false eyelashes.

Porcelain Skin: Foundation or tinted moisturizer is essential for creating a flawless finish. Try it in a shade lighter than your natural skin tone to create a vampy effect.

Rosy cheeks: Take a cream blush in a color slightly darker than your favourite natural and blend it into the apples of your cheeks until you achieve the desired effect, which can be anywhere from a healthy glow to slightly doll-like.

A Perfect Pout: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, and exfoliate. Then apply color. I would choose a nude lip, done by using a stick concealer and a lip brush to cover your lips. Otherwise, a dark berry stain or lipstick would be appropriate in the spirit of the flapper inspiration.

Finish with lots of powder for the matte look and you are ready for a night out and maybe even on your way to your very own brooding handsome stranger! Damon Salvatore anyone?

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About Mallika Dhaliwal

Mallika Dhaliwal is a freshman at the University of Southern California who hopes to major in the scope of human knowledge since she can't seem to make her mind up about which discipline she loves the most. She knows, however, that she loves fashion, people, stories, and a variety of fine and performing arts, and wants to visit every continent before she turns 35. Mallika enjoys old movies, classic novels, dressing up, tea parties, indie music, European and art history, theater-going, and especially traveling.

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This entry was posted on September 13, 2011 by in Beauty and tagged , , , , , , , , , .
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