The Great Gatsby: Get the Look

This Friday sees the UK release of one of the most sought after films of 2013: The Great Gatsby. With red lips, liquid liner and crimson nails aplenty, today we talk you through how to get your Gastby style using some of our most versatile pieces.

Carey Mulligan as Daisy

Daisy’s look is in keeping with her name; fresh and pretty. Keep everything about this look soft. Start by blending some Skin Base into your skin for a flawless finish. Use Gleam in Aurora to highlight the cheekbones, brow bones and inner corners of the eyes. For the eyes, add a soft wash of our Powder Eye Shadow in Vernau to the lids.

Isla Fisher as Myrtle

Myrtle packs a punch and so does her make-up! You can play with bolder colours for this look. Use our Neutral Palette to get her contoured eye look. Start by using a flat brush to apply Stealth all over the lid. Then, take a fluffy brush and blend Wolf into the contour. Finally, take an Angled Brush to apply a line of Obsidian to the top and bottom lashes, giving them added depth and definition. Make sure you finish your look with some fiesty red accents. Swipe a layer of Lipstick in Box to the lips and try our wine-coloured Charisma Nail Varnish for a merlot manicure.

Are you going to see the Great Gatsby this weekend? Tweet us @Illamasqua and let us know what you think of the film and whether our make-up ideas were helpful!

Until next time, Rose x

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert