I'm a huge fan of director Baz Luhrmann, with his previous films being Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia! He always seem to combine an incredible combination of stunning visuals, music and fashion, so I knew I was in for a bit of a treat when I heard his new film was The Great Gatsby. I love 1920s makeup, art deco design and fashion, my only wish is that I was part of the makeup team for the film!
Here's what Silvi had to say on the makeup:
“Baz Luhrmann approaches directing his films like a painter, giving strong priority to the looks of each character. In his mind, makeup is one of the key elements used to depict love, struggle, pain and romance”
“When we started preparing for the film, my department and I had to choose which products to use for the two main parties: What we referred to as the Glam party and the Sad and Tawdry party.” In creating The Great Gatsby‘s cinematic look, Silvi employed these four key elements:
“We based each character’s makeup looks around their costume and hair colour. For lighter skin shades we used Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in shades such as NW15 and NC20. For darker skin shades we used Matchmaster SPF 15 in shades such as 8 and 9.”
(June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975)
Dancer, singer, and actress.
Josephine Baker was a truly inspirational woman. She broke down barriers and fought through prejudice.
Baker dropped out of school at the age of 12 and lived as a street child in the slums of St. Louis, but that didn’t stop her travelling to France to progress her career.
She was the first female African American to star in a major motion picture and she became a world-famous entertainer, even posing for the artist Picasso.
Ernest Hemingway called her "… the most sensational woman anyone ever saw."
Baker is still influential in the fashion world today.
Here are some examples from Tush Magazine - Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, hairstyling from Christoph Hasenbein and make-up from Loni Baur.
My face chart inspired by Josephine Baker
- Blacktrack fluidline blended over lid
- Press Carbon eye shadow on top
- Blend out edges with Wedge eye shadow
- Smolder kohl in waterline
- Zoomlash masscara
- Bleach out brows with Studio finish concealer with a mascara wand
- Espresso eye shadow
- Blacktrack fluidline to make the brows defined
- Studiotech foundation
- Studio finish concealer
- Careblend powder
- Nightmoth lip pencil
- Viva Glam 1 lipstick