Halloween Makeup: 1920’s Flapper

 

Makeup is among the many elements that define an era, and the Roaring 20’s were no exception. This memorable time had a lasting impression on fashion and especially makeup. This became a way for women everywhere to express themselves as they moved into a more modern time. Dark eyes, heavy lines and boldly lined lips where all the rage. Now, you can look like you just stepped out of the Jazz Age with this look inspired by the women of the 1920’s.  This is the perfect Halloween look for anyone who wants to feel strong and independent.

Face:

Eyes:

  • MAC Soft Ochre Paintpot     (eBay)
  • MAC Gesso Eyeshadow     (MAC)
  • MAC Brule Eyeshadow     (MAC)
  • MAC Nehru Eyeshadow     (MAC)
  • MAC Carbon Eyeshadow     (MAC)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in “Zero”     (Sephora)   (eBay)
  • Ardell False Lashes in “Wispies”     (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner     (Amazon)
  • Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara     (Amazon)

Lips:

Brushes:

Cheap Alternatives:

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I looove it!!! Makes me feel like dressing up as a flapper this Halloween even though it was not what I had planned. You are always fabulous.

thats funny, i was just looking around on youtube for halloween costume ideas and i stumped on this one, ive watched a bunch of her vidoes and there awesome!! THis one convinced me to be a flapper for halloween, im looking akl over for the outfit to go with it, im just not sure if the makeup will be to strong fro my eyes.. dont knwo unless it try it!

Hey Marlena,
I was absolutely thrilled to see that you did a tutorial on this look. My sister-in-law is planning on being this for halloween! My only concern is the eye makeup being too dark for her skin tone. She is a Red head and has very fair skin. i was wondering what colors could i do for this look instead of the black. I would still use the red lips, but im not sure if the black eyes will look good. But thats why im asking you. When you get a chance i would love to hear your advice! Thank you so much!!
Tabatha

Hi Tabitha!
I would go with browns instead of blacks/grays as they’re warmer against the skin, which is best for fair skin :)

Now I know what I am going to be for halloween. This is d best make up ever I would do on my eyes for halloween. Once again u proof to be the best.

Marlena, I believe the shape of the lips were called A Cupid’s bow! Anyway, you are scrumptiously gorgeous no matter what style of make-up you demo. I look forward to the next.

KAYLA LUSK- danny is a DUDES name and has a pitcure of a DUDE
what does that tell you?
who cares if he is..

i love the lip shape 4 this look!!!! it is very weird! i will wear that to school on monday!!!!! i am not kidding!!!

You are a true artist in every sense of the word. This tutorial was so entertaining and I loved every minute of it. Keep up the fantastic work my friend. Your videos are the highlight of my day!

this is such a great look! i want to tone it down and wear it out one day :) especially love the red lips, that color is so pretty on you

This is fun!
I was watching your tutorial and I was thinking… you guys have such a different culture and traditions.
We use to dress like that and wear masks for Carnival. We usually do the same for Halloween but not as a tradition, just for private parties or clubs and we usually go out in costumes based on horror themes. Not such as hippies and 1920’s :) Those kinds of themes we wear them for Carnival and here, there are some awsome parades.
Anyway…I love the look and it would be a good choice for me to be for Carnival, though I have small eyes and I don’t know if such dark makeup would look good on me.

Hi Marlena I suppose Sara is from Italy, my own country =)
not so many years ago we didn’t know about halloween but now children use to dress up (they love it!) and searching for sweets… this happens mostly in small towns. teenagers often go to club parties organized for that occasion, and they use to wear witch, vampire or mummies costumes or even frankenstein, this kind of stuff with fake blood and false scars…. in february we have the Carnival, and you can see parades (just think of the famous Venice Carnival!) and people wear any kind of costumes. I really love the 20’s style, or the pin up style….
but there is no limit, you could see people acting like ancient romans or reinassance noblemen….medieval knights… women use to wear from fairy costumes to goddesses to geisha and even morticia from addams family =)
once I got my wonderful can can dancer costume…. it was my favourite one at all!!!!
by the way thank you for showing and sharing those absolutely wonderful tutorials…. my private make up bible I would say…. thank you so much!

ps. I hope to see you here for carnival! ;-)

Actually I’m from Portugal, a small but beautiful country.
Our culture is so different but I must confess that I love you guys, americans. I don’t know why…i love your energy, your language, your buildings…everything! Hope we can meet some day, there, in US :D

“A girl should be two things. Classy and fabulous.” ~ Coco Chanel

And you, Ms Marlena, are both! What a fun (and fabulous) ;-) look!

Thank you so much.

Hi Marlena,

SORRY BUT I THINK YOUR RECENT TUTORIALS HAVE BEEN BORING AND NOT THAT NICE ANYMORE. SEEMS LIKE YOUR BORED OF DOING THIS TUTORIALS. TRY TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING AND NICE AGAIN SOON.

OTHER THAN THAT, YOUR GREAT.

HI MARLENA,

THANKS A LOT FOR GETTING BACK. I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS AND I HAVE LEARNT ALL THE MAKE UP I CAN DO FROM YOU. I JUST DONT LIKE HALLOWEEN, SORRY!!! I LIKE THE TUTORIAL WHERE YOU COPY THE STARS MAKE UP, ESPECIALLY KIM KARDASHIAN STYLE, AS I AM SUCH A HUGE FAN OF HER. CAN YOU DO A SMOKEY EYES WITH LIGHTS GREY COLOURS, KIM’S GOT ONE, BUT YOU CANT EVEN SEE ANYTHING THEY ARE DOING THERE. LOVE YOU, YOUR THE BEST TEACHER ;-)

I seriously can not believe this comment. Didn’t you learn the lesson of, “If you can’t say anything nice, you don’t say anything at all!” Moreover, if you don’t like the tutorials, then don’t watch them. When someone is doing something nice for you, like volunteering their time and talent, you shouldn’t criticize.

Yasmin,

If you would look back in Marlena’s tutorials you would notice that she already DID a tutorial of Kim Kardashian’s smokey eye grey look. I have to agree with Heather. This is a free website where Marlena volunteers her time. Be grateful, not greedy.

That’s not a very nice thing to say to Marlena. Never critisize anyone, no matter what. BTW, it is halloween season, so obviously Marlena s going to do a halloween look. Why don’t you wait till Halloween is over, then Marlena can do tutorials like the way you like; celebrity inspired.

Well I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Your tutorials are the best! I look forward to every single tutorial that you do. I would love to be a makeup artist just you. I think that you got the total package girl! You’ve got personality, talent and you’re beautiful on the inside and out. Keep up the good work Marlena! You’re the best!

I personally think your tutuorials keep getting better and better. By far the best online makeup tutorials. Clear, concise, easy to follow and you are very charming not annoying like some people who put up tuts. Thank you soooooo much for teaching me so much about the art of makeup!!!

THAT WOULD BE REALLY COOL! my friend went fo rhalloween last year as a gtothic rag doll.. her costume would have been all that much better with th e approprit make up :P

i personally think this tutorial is fabulous and am considering dressing as a flapper for halloween just for the fun makeup!! the tutorials are never boring at all!! maybe that person does not like halloween…

I love this look. Your tutorials have not been boring at all. I love the costume ideas!!! I just may do this for Halloween!! So cute and classy!Thanks Marlena.

Hey Marlena… I just recently became a makeup geek and I was wondering if you could do a unicorn inspired look. I work as a dental assistant, so usually I have to stick with neutrals, but the week of Halloween we can dress up our scrubs. I’m in the process of making a unicorn tail and horn, and I’d love to have some pretty and slightly costumey makeup to go with it!

Love your tutorials,

Kristen

Hey Marlena!

I love this look and would even wear it on a daily basis if I had the time and patients. A concern that I have though is that the make-up may be to dark for me. I have pale skin, with copper brown hair and like blue-ish green eyes. Should I change it to browns or just stick with the black and grays?

Hey Marlena
I think your tutorials are amazing. Ive watched almost all of ‘em but somehow never commented:) . I was wondering if you could do a makeup look like they used on Aliyah in Queen of the damned? That would be such a cool look for Halloween!

hihi… funny!! looks great! I especially loved the music (PIANO!!) I was wondering if you could do a PIANO tut once… Would be great :-) just kidding, but I always love to have new inspirations not only on what makeup to wear but also new impro-piano-stuff!! Luv it!! It would have been great to live at the time when women wore this look! Especially the dresses! Keep coming new tuts! always cheer up my day! Thank you! You’re just a great person!

greets from switzerland

Hey Marlena,

I loved the video, very inspiring!!

I was wondering if you are able to help me… My cousin’s wedding is coming up soon, and being Indian you probably know that we have very bright colours and dramatic make (especially eye makeup)… The colour of my sari (traditional outfit in Indian weddings) is a sort of greeny teal colour (if that makes sense) with antique embroidery… I was wondering if you can advise me on what Mac colours would be great for this or even do a tutorial on this look… I have already have Mac’s Indian Wood which I think might look ok……???

Thanks a bunch!!!

I would put Indianwood paintpot on the lid with a bronze color on top- Woodwinked, Amber lights, or Patina. Then put dark gray or black in the outer part of the eye- would be a neutral but dramatic smoky eye. You could always add a touch of teal under the lower lashline…

Such a great look Marlena! :) you are sol talented and helpful. This is such a fun Halloween look =D

keep the amazing tutorials coming, and hope everything in your life is going well.

would you be able to show more looks with the warm costal pallette. Having all this color is a bit scary.

Thanks,
Perla

Hi Marlena:

I’m writting from Chile. I love your tutorials, you are so created and fun!
Congrats!
My skin are little darker than yours and I don’t know what kind of colors are good for me
Can you help me?

I love your work!

Thanks

Viviana

It depends a bit on your eye color, but purples and greens along with the coppers and golds are usually a safe choice :)

Marlena you drive me crazy!!
Now I don’t know what is the best halloween make up if Hippie, Pirate or 1920’s flapper!! All your tutorials are gorgeous.

Can you please do a tutorial on mermaid or fairy inspired costumes? I’m thinking about being a siren/mermaid or Midsummer Night Dream fairy. I would love your help with the FOTD for that! Thanks!

hello I would like makeup tutorials for each of the different decades earlier, 1930, 1940, 1960, etc.. Thanks for your help, I love your sense of humor.

That look is great! I love it!
Can you do a look for Marlena from Ghost Whisperer? (Jennifer Love-Hewitt)
She always has this bronzy beautiful subtle look. She is so beautiful.
Thanks!

Wonderful!!! I wanted to do something with a red lip for Halloween and a flapper is PERFECT! Thanks for the tutorial Marlena!

heyy Marlena! i love how you did this one it just looks so0o great. i am going to be the QUEEN OF HEARTS for halloween this year and i am having the worst time trying to figure out how i should do my make up. which you’d think you be easy lol, wondering if you had any ideas?

This look it’s amazing, you really did a great job. The lips are strange for me, I would never wear my lips like that, I can’t even believe that in was the fashion in those days:), maybe it was ok for the women with fuller lips:D

I love your halloween tutorials! I was wondering if you had any suggestions for a german beer girl makeup? I have completed my look from head to toe(inclueding dying my hair blonde) but need help with the makeup.
Help Please!!

I was so happy when I found this because I love your makeup tutorials and I’m being a flapper for halloween but i was having trouble with the makeup. Now I know exactly what I’m going to do!

wonderful look! exactly what i am being for halloween thanks so much for the inspiration.
by the way, where did you get the fabulous headband?

Hi Marlena!

I wanna be a flapper for Halloween but I’m having difficulty finding a headband with a feather in it. Where did you get yours?

Hi my dear Marlena :) Pls Forgive my English :) Im from Bulgaria and you are BEST of THE BEST :) I wonder if you coul do look about CAT Women or Witch.Thanks !I love you! You are THE BEST :) Best wishes :)

Hi Marlena!!! Great Tutorial, as always!!! Great camera and beautiful eyes!!! I am especially interested in what you said about paintpot´s colours. I am brazilian, my skin is darker than yours (not very much darker) and my shadows simply don´t show up. No matter how much of them I apply to my eyes, it seems that I have nothing on… so i´m thinking about trying the paintpots before applying the shadows, just as you did on the video. Which colour do you think is the best for that purpose? You said that medium tones should wear “quite natural”, but what about groundwork and rubenesque? Do you suggest them as base too? They seem lighter than quite natural at Mac´s website.
Thank you so much for your amazing tutorials and tips!!!

I like how in some of the previous turorials you played christian rock and contemporary Christian music i loove it!! Even in makeup we can glorify God!! I love ur makeup looks they’re gorgeous!!

Hi Marlena,
Can you do more tutorials using the Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette? I just ordered mine and i would love to see more ideas from it.

I tried to leave a comment on the Drugstore Hual/Review, but the option wouldn’t come up for me to leave it there, so thats why I’m on this video leaving it

Thank you so much for telling us that L’Oreal does animal testing!!! I had NO idea. It meant alot to me and I really don’t want to support animal testing AT ALL. Thank you so much again!

Hi Marlena,
I’m from Brasil and I`m realy love to watch your videos!
This one in particular is my favorite!!!
Sucess!!!

Kisses

I have decided to be a flapper for halloween, i love your videos, although i dont have most of the supplies needed to do them i still love them and there such great advice! I was wondering since i am only 13 years old, would the darkness be to strong for my eyes? what do you recomend?? should i change the colours and or swich to a smaller scale? I love it any ways!! thanks for the idea.. please reply, i would love the input!

HEY MARLENA!
I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS! WHAT SCHOOL DID U GO TO TO LEARN ALL THIS?! IM THINKING OF STARTING SCHOOL AS A MAKEUP ARTIST BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I CAN FIND A GOOD ONE! I LIVE IN THE BAY AREA NEXT TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA! ID LOVE UR ADVICE!
BY THE WAY, I COULDNT FIND YOUR VIDEO ON HOW TO APPLY LASHES :(

THANKS , N BEST OF LUCK!

Marlena,
I have been following you for sometime now and I think you are just great. I am 61 years old and have always applied my make up by just looking at certain people. I was told I looked like Barbara Mandrel. and trouble making lady on the spin of show from Dallas. (You can tell I am old because of the CRS. Can’t remember sh*it.)
Anyway you have given me the courage to step out and try new methods with my make up and I love it. Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
Betty