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Carey Mulligan was stunning as Daisy Buchanan in the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby. Her flapper-esque haircut and dresses were perfectly on-point for the time period. What girl wouldn’t want to play dress-up in those clothes and jewels? But one thing that truly stood out in the film, was Mulligan’s flawless makeup. Porcelain skin, sultry eyes, deep berry lips and pale nails brought out her beauty, in a subtle, yet glamorous way.
You can easily get the look with a few items from Rimmel London:
Step 1: Prime
Many cosmetic companies have come out with foundations that do double-duty as a sunscreen. Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation ($6) does just that. Offering light coverage, the foundation evens skin tone and hides flaws, all while protecting against harmful UV rays.
Tip: Apply foundation with a makeup wedge and dab under eyes and on t-zone in light, even strokes.
Another flawless skin choice is Rimmel BB Cream. A 9-in-1 super makeup, the formula “primes, moisturizes, minimizes pores, conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens and helps protect”. That’s a lot of punch in one little tube. I have been a fan of BB creams lately for the even coverage and lasting effect. I bet Daisy would have been too!
Step 2: Mattify
After you are primed, smooth on Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($5.50). The natural minerals diminish the appearance of pores and combat shine.
Tip: Use a short, kabuki brush for even coverage.
Step 3: Glamify
There is nothing demure about Daisy’s lashes. Get the look with a few coats of Rimmel’s Glam’Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara ($7.99). For day, your lashes are lengthen and defined. Use the part of the cap for a thickening formula that adds volume, perfect for your nighttime look. I happened to try this mascara out with my 5-year old daughter in the room. She now asks to apply the “nighttime” mascara before her bedtime! (No, I do not allow that!)
Tip: Always prep with a lash primer for extra conditioning and mascara staying-power.
Step 4: Get Lips Noticed
Daisy always completed her look with a gorgeous pout. Moisture Renew Lip Colour ($6.50) provides the perfect berry-stained pout in a moisturizing formula. You will also get light SPF 18 protection, super important in any climate.
Tip: Apply a light layer of foundation or BB cream to lips as you are working it into your skin. Apply lipstick, and blot on a tissue for a deep-stained look. To re-create Daisy’s look, try Burgundy Shine or Berry Queen.
Step 5: Finishing Details
No makeup look is complete without freshly polished nails. Try Lasting Finish Pro Nail Lacquer in either a super light pink to exudes 1920s charm.
Tip: to make nail color last, apply an anti-chip topcoat.
Now for the giveaway!: Five lucky readers can receive their own Gatsby-inspired makeup set by Rimmel London. To enter, simply leave a comment below with your favorite makeup tip! We can’t wait to hear!
Open to US residents only. We will select 5 winners on Friday, July 26th. Good luck!