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Trend Alert: 20s Nouveau Beauty Looks

The Great Gatsby rekindled our love affair with the roaring 20’s. The demure looks, dark lipstick, and bedazzled apparel were staples of that decade, and also the perfect color palette for winter beauty looks. Incorporate the sexiness of flapper culture into your next sari ensemble. We reveal the secrets in Part 1 of our series with Sapna Desai founder of The Beautique by Sapna.

Sultry Gatsby Inspired Make Up: Dark eye shadow in tones of gray
Sultry Gatsby Inspired Make Up: Dark eye shadow in tones of brown

From the middle of the twenties on lips were colored in deep red, deep brownish reds, plum, and orange were all the rage. Lipstick was applied as a “Cupid’s-Bow” to the upper lip. Usually, eyes were held quite dark. To get this effect the whole eye was edged with a black eyeliner and the eyelids painted in dark gray.

Decade Jewelry: Emerald jewelry with diamond accents

Jewelry in the 1920s ranged from more traditional pieces, with influences of the previous decades’ art nouveau, to more bold, geometric pieces. Add a hint of 20’s glamour to your look by incorporating rhinestones in geometric patterns.

Complete the Look: Net sari with black border
Complete the Look: Net sari trimmed in red velvet

Photography & Retouching: AISM Photography
MAU & Hair: Sapna Desai of The Beautique by Sapna, LLC.
Wardrobe: Sapna Desai of The Beautique by Sapna, LLC.
Models: Ritu Randhawa, Mary Sekandary

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