When it came to makeup, flappers tried to look like men. No, we're not talking about faking beards and thick eyebrows, but they did prefer an androgynous look, anything that was NOT the Victorian ladylike norm of the decades previous.
But in creating this new androgynous look, the flappers created a novel sexiness: Sultry, literally smoky eyes (mixed with sweat from dancing all night), heavy brows, and heavy lips. If you want to be a sexy flapper for Halloween, check out this makeup tutorial.
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