Style Me Vintage: Make Up: Easy Step-by-step Techniques for Creating Classic Looks Hardcover – 2 Aug 2011
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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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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!
Probably not for the more advanced!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is full of great ideas for themed make overs and vintage looks. It's in my make up bag and it's staying there - despite several people wanting to 'borrow' it!Published 1 month ago by M Bollism
This was a Christmas present for my daughter and she loved it.Published 6 months ago by Misss Morag Beattie
Excellent make up book, would maybe have been better if it had a couple of examples from each decade but still an excellent book.Published 12 months ago by Fiona