The Glamour of Gatsby Step by Step

This wedding season, The Great Gatsby has got everyone reaching for the high-end glamour of the Roaring Twenties. But you’ll need to make sure your hair and make-up are perfectly matched to ensure this look is a hit and not a miss. But not to worry, we’ve put together the perfect step-by-step guide to getting it right.

The Glamour of Gatsby Step by Step

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The Hair

Firstly, you’ll need to apply mousse to dry hair, section the hair and blow-dry downwards to create smooth hair shafts that are ready to hold curls.

Next spray all over with a heat protector and using a medium curling iron begin to curl your hair in vertical section. This will create ringlets, but don’t worry as we’re going to soften them. At this point you’ll need to choose which direction to curl. Generally, you can curl away from the face where hair falls over the eyes and towards the face where hair will be pinned back. After creating each curl, you should let it cool in your hand before releasing. Then spritz to hold the shape.

Next you’ll need to decide whether to pin it up completely or just behind one ear. This is the real charm of the Gatsby style – whatever you choose to do, it is very easy. For short hair up-dos, simply pin the hair towards the base of the skull. For all other styles, gently finger the curls to soften, pin once behind one ear and spray to hold.

The Make-Up

When looking for wedding makeup in Belfast, it’s essential that your make-up artist, such as, knows you’re going for a Gatsby-style wedding.

The Gatsby make-up look is very fresh-faced. This means no cakey foundation, no over-sculptured features and not too much highlighting. Go for a lightweight foundation which matches your skin tone and add sweeping pink blush.

Now you’ll need to discuss with your make-up artist how Gatsby you want to go. Arched eyebrows are very Twenties but won’t suit everyone. Likewise, too much liquid eyeliner isn’t right for a wedding.

If you do want to create an arched eyebrow look, you’ll need to think about this ahead of time and wax or pluck accordingly. It’s also worth considering lash extensions for a more natural doe-eyed look.

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