After years of waiting, and week of listening to the soundtrack 24/7, it’s now less than a week until the UK film release. Not that I have had a countdown or anything…..
Long loved Gatsby fans like moi and new ones, intrigued by the media attention, will no doubt flock to their nearest cinema, where the Daisy and Gatsby of our generation will be portrayed by Carey Mulligan and every 90’s girl’s Romeo- Leonardo Dicaprio.
Carey Mulligan has been one of favourite actress’s and elfin hair icon since I first watched her in An Education back in 2009, and I couldn’t think of a better casting for Gatsby’s leading lady. And if you have any doubt she wasn’t born for the role, then you should turn your attention to the May issue of American Vogue. To me, she truly encompasses the essence of Daisy Buchanan.
These stunning images were shot by Mario Testino and styled by the legendary Grace Coddington.
In the 20’s they favoured a more rounded shape, but for a modern take, Mark has slightly winged out Carey’s shadow to suit her natural eye shape.
3. Take a flat brush, by favourite is MAC 239 , and pat a dark brown/charcoal shadow on top of your eyeliner. For added warmth I like to use Illamasqua Shadow in Wolf.
4. Time to blend! Using a clean fluffy brush, blend the shadow on the lid up into the socket line. Use both back and forth and circular movements to blend seamlessly. Be careful to only use this brush in the upper parts of the dark eyeshadow, we want the area closest to the lashline to stay nice and dark! Try Crown Brush C139
5. For the metallic finish to Carey’s eye make-up, apply Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge to the inner third of the eye and tear duct, using a synthetic brush from Crown. Use your fluffy brush to blend the edges of the two colours together.
6. Apply your kohl pencil to the water line and under the lower lash line until you meet the shadow in the outer corner of the eye. Blend the darker shadow over the pencil line under the lower lashes using a pointed brush, such as Crown C321, until you reach the metallic shade in the tear duct.
7. Finish with two coats of a lash building mascara, such as Lancome Hypnose.
The iconic 20’s red lip:
3. Apply a matte red, I like Art Deco, Dita Von Teese, using a lip brush. No7 Lip Brush is one of my faves.
4. Finish by applying MAC Pigment in Naked to the area immediately above the cupids bow using a cotton bud.