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'Great Gatsby' trends to try

by timetospa May 14, 2013
'Great Gatsby' trends to try

The roaring 1920s are made to look exciting and spirited thanks to the book The Great Gatsby. With the recent film adaptation release of the classic novel, having fun with the fashion, beauty products and hairstyles donned during this era has become all the rage. If you're interested in playing the role of Daisy Buchanan or any other leading lady from the '20s, the time to try out such looks is upon us. Here are a few ways to transform into a fabulous maven in a flash:

Bob
If you want to attempt a style similar to Carey Mulligan in the film, Cosmopolitan reports the first step is to create a deep side part directly above the arch of one of your eyebrows. Next, spray your locks with heat protection hair products like Steiner Dire Straights Flat Iron Straightening Lotion 150ml and then use a one-inch curling iron to curl your locks from your temple, down, making the curl go in toward your face. 

Next, brush your locks to create a wavy detail. If you have longer hair, simply pin your locks into a bun at the nape of your neck and then pull a few strands out to achieve a fab faux bob. 

Stars who have tried this trend
Rocking faux bobs has definitely grown in popularity in recent years with stars like the stunning Kerry Washington, Nichole Richie, Emily Blunt and Zoe Saldana stealing this roaring '20's style. In fact, these leading ladies not only embraced the hairstyle, but also the makeup and sparkling ensembles worn by women of this time, the news outlet reports. 

'20s makeup tips
If you want to go full-out Gatsby, then recreating Mulligan aka Daisy's makeup is a must. Real Style Network broke down the gorgeous colors and products used to transform the women involved with the film, so you can turn heads at your next party. 

According to the experts, the first place to start is the cheeks. Women of this era opted to keep their face pale and soft with a simple pop of color on the apples. You can achieve this feel by swiping a blush product like Colorescience Mineral Blush Cheek Colore in Blushing Bride directly under your cheekbones, spreading it up and out toward your ears for a shading effect. 

You'll also need to accentuate your peepers by way of rimming your lids in black eyeliner pencil, creating a rounded-eye style. Next, blend the liner using a tapered brush and swipe on metallic gold or silver eyeshadow on top to add some shimmer. Finish with a few coats of volumizing mascara on your lashes. 

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