“The Great Gatsby” is one of the greatest novels of all-time. It was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the timeless classic was recently brought to life again on the big screen. Director Baz Luhrmann did a phenomenal job with the film, bringing life to the characters. The stars include Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway), and Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan). The cast, and direction is superb, and is a true cinematic masterpiece.
Many were enthralled with the way that Carey Mulligan brought life to her role in the film, and would like to replicate her glamorous look. A number of products were reviewed that will allow consumers and fans of the film to recreate the glamorous 1920s look.
To recreate “Daisy Buchanan’s” flawless complexion, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream (SPF 30) is the must-have product. Revitalift Miracle Blur is the first-to-market-finishing cream that provides instant airbrushed results in just 30 seconds by “blurring” away fine lines, wrinkles and pores. The product has been clinically-proven to reduce the appearance of pores by 22.7%. This will give you the perfect complexion, and is truly a must-have. The product retails for $24.99 and can be purchased wherever L’Oreal Paris products are available, as well as www.lorealparisusa.com.
The first product reviewed, and perhaps one of the most quintessential from the era is red lipstick. The By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm in shade Bang Bang is perfect. It is described as “an aqua-glossy melt-away balm that glides on, adds shine, moisturizes, smoothes, fills-in, protects lips to give a true flapper girl the perfect bold, red lip.” It is available at Barneys.com for a price of $35. The product is quite pigmented, yet it is highly moisturizing. The shade will compliment any skin tone.
The next lip product is from the FLOWER brand — the Line & Shine Lip Liner in Cherry Red. It is $7.98 and is available at Wal-Mart stores and Walmart.com/Flower. The line was co-founded by Drew Barrymore. It is a long-lasting, and smudge-proof liner which will prevent one’s lipstick from bleeding and feathering. It is available in other shades as well: Nude, Toffee, Rose, Cherry Red, and Plum.
Another red product is the perfect red nail polish. It is from the Nails Inc. brand in shade St. James. “Pop a bottle of champagne and dance the night away – without worrying about your manicure. Thanks to Nails Inc.’s ultra-glossy, long-lasting formula, your classic red manicure will look just as fresh the morning after the party of the century – in true Daisy Buchanan style.” The polish retails for $ 9.50, and is available at Sephora and on Sephora.com. The polish goes on smoothly, and is perfect for any skin tone. It is truly the perfect 1920s look.
Apart from the perfect complexion, lips and nails, the eyes are also an important key to recreating the glamorous 1920s look. Urban Decay has a wonderful line of false lashes called Urban Lash. Two styles were reviewed in Lure and Tease. The lashes can be easily applied and each box includes a latex-free adhesive bottle and applicator wand. These lashes will add the perfect amount of flare and drama, and will be the perfect finishing touch to completing the look. The lashes retail for $15, and are available at Macy’s, ULTA, macys.com, sephora.com, and urbandecay.com.
The final product is from Cargo, and is the Texas Liner Liquid Liner. This is a liner that is perfect to create a cat-eye, since is features a water-based, long-wearing formula. It is intensely pigmented, and is a must-have for any eyeliner look. The product is available for $20, and is available at CargoCosmetics.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, Beauty.com and Nordstrom.com.