Halloween Tutorial Series: 1920’s Chelsea Grin

Happy FRI-YAY. I bet you weren’t expecting ANOTHER MAKEUP TUTORIAL, NOW WERE YOU? Well, if you follow me on Instagram, you actually probably were. You are getting TWO extra videos this week, this 1920’s Chelsea Grin and another not-yet-revealed video tomorrow (Yes — I’m posting on a SATURDAY — GASSSPPPPP). AnyWAYS. I love love love the 1920’s. The flapper girl era is where my heart belongs so I have been wanting to recreate a genuine makeup look, and naturally….it ended up taking a dark twist! Enjoy the intro to this video — I crack up every time I watch it. LOL.

Halloween Tutorial Series: 1920’s Chelsea Grin

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial — and here are some fun 1920’s facts about flapper girls you MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN. #knowledge

The term flapper originated in Great Britain, when young women wore rubber galoshes left open to flap when they walked.

The flapper dress was boxy and hung straight from shoulder to knee, with no waistline, allowing much more freedom of movement than women’s fashions before the 1920s.

Cosmetics had long been associated with prostitutes and actresses, but flappers considered it glamorous to wear dark red lipstick, lots of rouge, and thick black lines around their eyes.

Maybelline and Coty began manufacturing products to help women achieve the new look. For the first time, women began to carry cosmetics with them in handbags wherever they went.

Halloween Tutorial Series: 1920's Chelsea Grin

Maybe I love this era so much because it was kind of when makeup was BORN for the everyday woman. They were feeling freedom and I love that SO much.


Halloween Tutorial Series: 1920's Chelsea Grin

Halloween Tutorial Series: 1920's Chelsea Grin

Did you like this tutorial? Let me know in the comments below! Also — if you have any guesses as to what tomorrow’s tutorial will be (and what the grand finale on Monday is) drop those in the comments below, too!

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  1. Sam | 27th Oct 17

    Love love love this! Flapper girl is always my go-to last minute costume, but I like the added gore!

  2. Jae (@gorjaeous) | 27th Oct 17

    I’ve been to your blog a couple of times, and your Halloween makeup looks/tutorials are everything! You are one talented lady! It’s amazing!

  3. Marette Flora | 27th Oct 17

    Your Halloween tutorials are so cool! I was a flapper once and it was one of my fave costumes.

  4. Holly | 27th Oct 17

    The 1920s are my FAVORITE! Absolutely love all these makeup tutorials you’re posting, girl. Keep up the fabulous work! xx


  5. Alexa | 27th Oct 17

    love the dark twist on a cute costume! great way to bring a classic costume up a notch ๐Ÿ™‚ keep these tutorials coming!!

  6. Carrie | 27th Oct 17

    You make this look so easy! I love the 1920s. Nice work!

  7. Jaclyn | 27th Oct 17

    wow you are good at makeup! It looks so realistic (its almost scary haha)

  8. Blythe | 27th Oct 17

    This is an awesome look! Great tutorial!

  9. Kait Around The Kingdom | 27th Oct 17

    Such a cool tutorial! My bestie would love this look!

  10. Krystin | 27th Oct 17

    Love this, you’re so talented, it looks quite real!

  11. ShootingStarsMag | 27th Oct 17

    How fun! i love the whole flapper/1920’s look.



  12. Rachel @ The Confused Millennial | 27th Oct 17

    is this what you’re wearing to the murder mystery party?!? GORGEOUS!

  13. Amy | 27th Oct 17

    Nice work on the gore!

  14. Tami @ The Inspiration Lady | 27th Oct 17

    Love the 20’s style look and this is an awesome way to make it more spooky for Halloween. ๐Ÿ™‚ You did a great job too!

  15. Jessi Smith | 27th Oct 17

    I love that you added a zombie twist to the flapper. I might have to revamp one of my old costumes.

  16. Sophie | 27th Oct 17

    This is really beautiful, flawlessly executed! I wish I was talented enough to pull this off!

  17. Kelsie | 27th Oct 17

    Oooohhh girl I am loving this!!! Great job!

  18. Shelby | 27th Oct 17

    This is such a good idea! Love it!

  19. Melissa | 27th Oct 17

    This is so cool! I love the idea! And it seems very easy to make.

  20. Lavanda MIchelle | 27th Oct 17

    I love the Tutorial it helps a lot. I love that it is simple and easy to follow, thanks.

  21. Kristin Cook | 27th Oct 17

    I have been so impressed with your talent with special effects makeup! I feel proud when I can just manage a decent eyeliner wing! lol

  22. Alix Maza | 28th Oct 17

    Ohh love this one! Your makeup skills are on point haha.

  23. Adaleta | 28th Oct 17

    Okay I seriously love this! So fun to do for halloween!

  24. Tatyanna | 28th Oct 17

    Wow! I’m loving this! You definitely have a special talent when it comes to these looks.

    xx Tatyanna

  25. Amanda Kruse | 28th Oct 17

    I was a flapper a couple years ago! Your make up is awesome!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  26. Karin | 28th Oct 17

    This is such a fun thing to be for halloween! I love that you get to be glam, but also a little scary ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 29th Oct 17

    This is the creepiest flapper girl Iโ€™ve EVRR seen. Sick.

  28. Kristen Jones | 29th Oct 17

    This is such an awesome look! I’ve been loving your halloween looks!!

  29. Southern & Style | 29th Oct 17

    This is absolutely stunning & I love the little gory twist! I’ve always been a history nerd and the 1920’s are one of my favorite areas because of the freedom women were beginning to feel for the first time!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  30. Pammy | 29th Oct 17

    Amazing talent! What a great tutorial of your masterpiece!

  31. Tara | 30th Oct 17

    this look is so fun! looks amazing!

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