What I Wore: Party at Gatsby's

by - 3:00 PM

Hello! Back in December, I told you all about what I wore to my winter formal (If you haven't seen that, check it out here). Recently, I realized I never talked about my spring formal. I know I was looking for ideas on how to style myself as we had a theme. The people who planned it choose to make it Great Gatsby themed which I absolutely loved. That meant lots of sequins and lots of makeup. Personally, I took my inspiration from The Great Gatsby movie that came out recently, and I went for a lot of black and gold. Even though, it's been 4 months since I went to that. I thought I would share what I wore to it anyways in case you've got any '20s themed parties coming up! I'll tell you where it is all from and the makeup look I choose below with the tutorial I followed.

Let's start with the most important part: the dress. I picked that up from my local Dillard's clearance store. If you have one of those in your area, they are a great place to find a formal dress like this one. There were a ton available, and they were all really marked down. My dress was originally $150 and was marked down to $26. All my jewelry is from Charlotte Russe including the head piece which I was also wearing when I updated you on my ombre hair. I choose that one because it has the little daisies on it. I thought that was super appropriate as a main character's name is Daisy, and it is my social club's flower. My shoes are Kenneth Cole Reaction.

I did the most research about what makeup look I was going to go for because I didn't even know where to start. I found out some interesting information that I thought I would share with you. The 1920s was the first decade in which it was socially acceptable for all women to wear makeup (before it had just been the actresses). Because it was a new thing for them, they wore A LOT of it. They would actually buy their foundation a shade too light to look paler, draw on their eyebrows to be really thin, and shape their lips differently. While I didn't do any of that, I still had a lot more makeup on than I am used to. They also did eyeshadow differently than we do. We tend to concentrate the darkest colors on the outside of our eye and the lightest on the inside. It makes our eyes look more open and awake. They choose to place the lightest color right in the center of their lids and went for a hazy, heavily blended smoky look through the socket of their eye. We also normally choose between focusing on the eyes or lips, and they did both most of the time. I'll include some pictures of what my makeup looked like and the tutorial I followed below. I used my NYX Nude on Nude palette for my eyes with a bit of a Wet N Wild shadow for the center of the lid shade. My lipstick in my trusty Rimmel Kate Moss in the shade 01 which I talked about in detail here.

Hopefully this gave you a little inspiration if you've got anything like this coming up!

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  1. Your hair with that dress looks completely adorable!