The Gatsby-inspired 1920s costume is a Halloween classic, and for good reason: It’s fun and chic. And if done correctly, you’ll look as cool as a character in a Ryan Murphy pilot. We’ve rounded up the best YouTube flapper tutorials to transport you to the roaring ‘20s — feathers, emphasized cupid’s bows and all.
The Classic Flapper Makeup
Step 1: She starts off her tutorial by priming her face with the Urban Decay De Slick Spray and a mix of regular primer.
Step 2: She then fills in her brows with a brow pomade, and creates the typical thin, round 1920s shape.
Step 3: Next, she primes her eyes with a sparkly silver shade; Jacky recommends the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Meow for this step. She then sets this creamier base with a silver glitter on top.
Step 4: Grabbing the L’Oréal Paris La Palette Nude 2, she adds dimension to her crease – and follows up with Noir from the IT Cosmetics Pretty Palette in the outer crease, with a mix of another L’Oréal Paris purple tone.
Step 5: Next, Jacky lines her eyes in a crisp cat-eye, and adds lashes, and coats them with the NYX Professional Makeup XXL Mascara.
Step 6: Jacky next applies her foundation and the NYX Professional Makeup HD Lavender Concealer to achieve a powdery white complexion.
Step 7: Jacky contours her face with a liquid bronzer and powder highlight – and continues to set her whole face with a white powder.
Step 8: Finally, Jacky lines her lips into a rounded, heart shape – emphasizing her cupid’s bow with three dimensional reds.
Gatsby Hair How- To
Step 1: After washing and blow-drying, put your hair in hot rollers.
Step 2: After removing your rollers, tease out your hair with dry shampoo – being sure to focus on the top and sides.
Step 3: Next, part your hair to the side, and place an elastic hairband around your head like a crown.
Step 4: Proceed to grab the furthest forward section of your hair and tuck it under the elastic, moving along with this step until all of your hair is tucked into a neat roll.
Step 5: Tease a couple of the front sections where your hair is parted.
Step 6: Finish it off with a cute feather clip and set it with a hairspray.
A Zombie (!!!!) Flapper
Step 1: Nikki begins by prepping her face with the IT Cosmetics CC Cream.
Step 2: After applying primer, foundation and concealer to her face – and proceeds to sweep a burgundy purple shade across her under eye, in her cheekbone sockets, on her temples and neck to make her skin appear older and more zombie-like.
Step 3: Next, Nikki uses a grey shadow to fill in her lid and crease, and follows up with a soft silver glitter on the lid.
Step 4: Line your waterline with the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, and coat your lashes with mascara.
Step 5: To add some more dimension to her zombie features, Nikki adds maroon gloss under her eyes and lines her lips with a deadly red in a rounded shape. She follows up her lip look with a matching burgundy matte liquid lippie.
Step 6: Nikki finished off her look by adding final shadows to her neck.