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Style Me Vintage: Make Up: Easy Step-by-step Techniques for Creating Classic Looks [Hardcover]

Katie Reynolds
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2 Aug 2011
Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from Madonna and Scarlett Johansson to Dita Von Teese indulging in retro glamour. Whether you want to a look you can wear day-to-day or one for a special outing or occasion, this must-have book has all you'll need to recreate the decadence and fun of vintage styles. Filled with step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques, and detailed photographs for make-up from the 1920s to the 1980s, Style Me Vintage Make Up provides everything you'll need to create authentic looks - whether you want to look like Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe or Madonna.

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books (2 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862059187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862059184
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beyond its helpful beauty how-to s, this coffee table-worthy book packs a lot of style. --http://blog.modcloth.com/

The Style Me Vintage series, from Anova Books, is a fantastic series of books for hair, makeup, clothes, tea parties and even weddings! So let's start from your head and go down to your toes…for me, these Style Me Vintage books are undeniably beautiful and accurate. Spot on for a beginner like me. --http://www.foyles.co.uk/

About the Author

Katie Reynolds has been a hair and make-up artist for over 12 years, working in film, TV, music, commercials and fashion with a celebrity client list. She founded The Powderpuff Girls in 2005 - a unique team of beauty professionals who provide a pampering service for events and parties. The Girls also work at The Powder Rooms, vintage-style beauty parlours that allow everyone to come and experience their expertise.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty... but vacant! 7 Sep 2011
Format:Hardcover
Having had a flick through it's sister book - Style Me Vintage Hair - I was greatly anticipating this little beauty. I had also wistfully peered into the salon owned by the author, Katie Reynolds, and thought how beautiful it looked. I am a vintage fanatic, and a bit of a wanna-be make up artist, so you would imagine this book would be perfect for some one like me!
However, I couldn't help but feel slightly let down. The vintage inspirations were, for want of a better word, a little obvious - think Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn. I would have loved to have seen some Anna Karina, Brigitte Bardot or Marianne Faithful in there! The looks created were undeniably beautiful, and accurate, but the accompanying instructions were very vague and overly simplistic, for example 'line your eyes with eyeliner' - the reader is left asking how, in what shape, how heavily? There is not a lot of text in the book overall, I managed to read through it in under half an hour.
However, it's not all bad. The book LOOKS gorgeous - the cover is a matte, textured material, the pages are filled with glossy, high res pictures of makeup icons past and present, and there is quirky use of vintage fabrics throughout. Plus, the looks featured are very wearable (with the exception of Siouxie Soux) and feature suggestions on how to bring it more up-to-date, which was a nice touch.
I would suggest this book is appropriate for a youngish teen, or someone who is just beginning to take an interest in a vintage look. Whether you are cack-handed with a makeup brush or an experienced war-painter, you are likely to be frustrated by the lack of precise instructions. This book is better thought of as an inspirational coffee table book, than a beauty manual.
On a side note, which is not the fault of the author at all, if you order this book, be prepared to wait - it took 17 days for mine to arrive!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple step by step instructions 6 Feb 2012
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I like this book. Clear step by step instructions on how to create vintage looks. My only criticism is the book is very short and only has one look per era. Still, a good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 6 Nov 2012
By Betty C
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Love this book, easy to follow, simple instruction, good photos and is hard cover for collection! I'm just so please to own this book :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nice to look at, but not life-changing! 11 April 2013
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I enjoyed flicking through this book - it's nicely laid out and has some pretty pictures. However it only really gives one "look" per decade and that is quite a stero-typical look for the era - I'm sure not everyone walked around in the 60's looking like the girl on the cover for instance!! That said for the money it's a nice book to look at!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A simple Straightforward book!! 21 Feb 2013
By Eilis
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As a newbie to the area I found this to be the ideal start4er book...it gives you a basic and general overview of the topic and a look from each era...
Probably not for the more advanced!
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