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Diorblush in vintage pink

Diorblush in vintage pink

L'oreal superliner

L'oreal superliner

Maxfactor xperience volumising mascara

Maxfactor xperience volumising mascara

MAC matchmaster foundation.

MAC matchmaster foundation.

Bobbi Brown sable eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown sable eyeshadow

Benefit instant brow pencil

Benefit instant brow pencil

Dr Hauschka lip liner

Dr Hauschka lip liner

Revlon super lustrous lipstick in fire & ice.

Revlon super lustrous lipstick in fire & ice.

CAREY MULLIGAN as Daisy Buchanan.

CAREY MULLIGAN as Daisy Buchanan.

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Diorblush in vintage pink

The Great Gatsby is the movie event of the year, and everyone's talking about Carey Mulligan's fabulous flapper look. Think full-on glamour accessorised with a deep sexy eye, a slight flush and a pretty lip. Here's how.

DiorBlush in Vintage Pink, €41.50

A lovely mid-tone rosy amber shade, this boasts its very own highlighter, which is about two shades lighter and has just enough subtle shimmer to give the illusion of eight hours' sleep and luminous skin.

L'Oreal's SuperLiner Perfect Slim, €10.49

Only available in deepest, darkest black, its firm felt tip ensures a precise finish and a really thin line.

It takes about 10 seconds to set, but once done, it stays in place without any flaking. It isn't waterproof so it comes off easily at the end of the day. Very effective.

Max Factor Xperience Volumising Mascara, €12.99

Thick and flirty lashes are essential.

This adds volume while also separating and extending them. For a truly full-on fabulous look, start by layering your lashes from the top, keeping your eyes closed, and then apply a generous coat from the bottom.

MAC Matchmaster SPF 15, €36.50

Jazz Age gals believed in working a whiter shade of pale. A tan was only ever seen on those lower classes who had to go out to work.

Mimic the look this smart foundation, which blends in extra easily for an incredibly natural finishes. It's packed with translucent pigments and line-reducing, soft-focus technology, so you look just like yourself – if you had spent the last week taking it very easy – only better. There's a great colour selection on offer too, all of which promise to reflect the particular shade of your skin.

Bobbi Brown Sable Eye Shadow, €22

A silky shadow with a matte finish, the long-lasting formula offers a really good colour payoff.

Apply this all over the lid and along the lash line, adding a deeper colour in the crease such as MAC's warm Swiss Chocolate if you're following Daisy Buchanan's example. Alternatively, it can be layered for a more intense look.

Benefit Instant Brow Pencil, €21

The '20 brow was a big one so enhance yours with a swift brush stroke or two of this. The nib is very soft, and gives good, natural-looking definition which is an advantage, but needs to be sharpened regularly, which is not. It has quite a waxy texture though, which gives the added advantage of holding brows in place and making them look fuller.

If you feel you need some serious help though, you could always splash out on Elizabeth Arden's Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum (€100).

Dr Hauschka Lip Liner, €16.99

It's all about a cupid's bow for this look so use a liner to add some definition to your lips. Goes on nice and smooth, with a long-lasting finish.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice, €10.50

A classic red shade such as this retro-style pinky-red is de rigueur for nighttime. Make sure to apply two coats, blotting in between. Use a slick of Lancome's creamy Rouge L'Absolue in Crushed Rose for an elegant daytime look.

Irish Independent