Monday, 23 May 2011

Retro Makeup by Lauren Rennells

Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look
by Lauren Rennells

If you've seen Lauren's first book, Vintage Hairstyling, then you'll know what to expect with her follow up on make-up. This is over 100 pages of tips and techniques which are invaluable. Even seasoned make-up wearers will find useful info in this great, full-colour book!

The book has a similar structure to Lauren's first, starting with basic tips and information on tools (the two pages on make-up brushes is great!), and very helpful photos showing six different women with different skintones, demonstrating what different red lipsticks look on them. There's info on how to create different brow and lip shapes and how to shade and highlight to change face shape. Then to specific make-up looks, each one accompanied by step-by-step photos and clear instructions. There is historical background, which helps explain the make-up looks of different periods.

This is a fantastic book! Just £17 from Pin-Up Parade.


Tallulah May Vintage Socialite. said...

This book looks amazing, have placed it on my to buy list.

Helen Highwater said...

It is really, really, really good!!!