Daisy Buchanan Inspired Makeup Tutorial – aspenofmars

Hello, everyone!

For the past week or so, I’ve been re-reading The Great Gatsby, rekindling my love for its stunning imagery and the roarin’ 20’s.  If you have read The Great Gatsby, you may remember the uncountable references to white and red, from Tom Buchanan’s Georgian-style house to Daisy’s rosy lips. I know Halloween has already passed, but Daisy Buchanan’s classic look can be translated to any time of the year.

Without further ado, here is my take on Daisy Buchanan’s classic makeup look!


Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation, ELF HD Concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte powder


Being tan in Daisy’s time wasn’t desirable, as opposed to today’s day and age.  In Lurhmann’s version of The Great Gatsby, all of the women have flawless, pale skin.

Apply a skin-matching foundation to cover up any unwanted redness and to even out your base. Dapple a slightly lighter concealer underneath your eyes and on highlight points (cupid’s bow, tops of the cheekbones), for a nice brightening effect.

Set it all off with a powder to prevent oily skin throughout the day.

ELF eyebrow pencil, ELF clear eyebrow gel, ELF eyeshadow primer, Maybelline Color Tattoo pigment in Downtown Brown, Maybelline Mega Plush mascara


In Carey Mulligan’s portrayal of Daisy Buchanan, Daisy’s eye makeup is founded on strong brows, soft taupe eyeshadow, and natural-looking eyelashes.

To start off, fill in your eyebrows with a color-matching pencil. Working from the inside out, make small strokes until you’ve reached your desired definition. Set with a clear mascara to keep the hairs in place.

Prep your eyes by priming both the eyelid and undereye area. Apply a soft, mousy, taupe brown eyeshadow all over the lids, taking the color onto your lower lash line as well. Blend to eliminate any harsh edges.

Line your waterline with a white pencil, and highlight by blending out the pencil underneath the arches of your eyebrows as well.

To finish the eyes, curl and wiggle a black mascara onto your upper and lower eyelashes for a natural effect.

Milani Baked Blush in Bella Rosa


Daisy has very rosy cheeks throughout The Great Gatsby, and my favorite rose-colored blush is Milani’s Baked Blush in Bella Rosa. Lightly apply this blush onto the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards, making the blush appear as a natural flush of color.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive


 Daisy’s lips were never glossy, and I prefer the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive because it is a rosy, matte shade. First, apply a lip balm and then apply the matte balm over top to prevent dry and cracked lips.

And that’s it!

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Love you lots xoxo


 Disclaimer: I do not own the pictures or music used in this post, and all rights go to their rightful owners. I am not affiliated with any of the brands, companies, artists or bands, mentioned in this post, nor is this post sponsored.

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