The responsibility of transforming Carey Mulligan into Daisy Buchanan for Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby fell to the film’s make-up designer, Maurizio Silvi. As the coveted young socialite, Mulligan sported a beauty mark and naturally defined eyes. Editor's note: This breakdown originally appeared in Issue 102 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW 10 and Face Stockholm Pressed Powder in #1. “After I did the base, very lightly I brushed [on] two powders, mixed. I used the powder in some spots like [the] forehead, nose and around it, around [the] eyes and the chin, very lightly because I liked her skin as natural as possible and a little shine in some spots.”
“I put mascara and then individual eyelashes all around the eye. The eyelashes I use are made by myself: I cut them in very small pieces, something like 4 to 5 hairs, each one, and I give them a shape, cutting every single hair from short to long.”