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Boardwalk Empire Inspired Beauty Tips

Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire begins in 1923. The roaring ’20s are in full effect. While we’re excited to find out what Jimmy gets up to next, we’re actually more excited to see the retro beauty trends of one of the most glamourous decades back on the silver screen. Here are the trends we’re expect to see in season 3.

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Smoky Eyes
King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in 1922, which led to the Egyptian Revival moment, which inspired the smoky eyed look for women! Given that it’s 1923 during season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, expect to see smoky eyes on the female characters in a big way. Hey, they have Emmy Award-winning makeup artists on this show! Check out our post on Our 5 Favourite Smoky Eye Palettes to see how you can easily get this look for yourself. For a more subtle look, apply brown shadow in the crease and outer edges of the eye for definition and top off with mascara.

Thin Brows
The famous thin, downward-sloping brows of the 1920s are fortunately no longer in fashion. If you’re going for a ’20s inspired look, don’t play up your brows. Add a touch of brow liner for more definition, if you must, but avoid making your brows look fuller.

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Cupid’s Bow Lips
Lipstick was, of course, one of the most important factors in a woman’s beauty routine in the 1920s. Deep reds, brownish reds and plum lipsticks were the most popular colours for painting lips in the shape of the famous cupid’s bow from the era. To get a modern take on heart-shaped lips, we recommend using a thin lipstick brush to paint your lipstick on more precisely in a heart shape. If you want to get a more authentic 1920s look, check out the video below to get a perfect cupid’s bow.