“Making yourself look good makes you feel good,” states beauty maven Katie Reynolds in her retro-inspired tutorial book, Style Me Vintage: Make-up. I’m going to take a guess and say that a lot of us agree. As we’re in the thick of our weeklong wedding guide here on the Blog, I just want to point out this book is a must-have for brides or guests who love vintage. If you’ll be attending a wedding in the near future or just want a little guidance on makeup, I recommend picking up this book.
This pretty book covers seven different makeup styles, one for each decade, spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s. Beyond its helpful beauty how-to’s, this coffee table-worthy book packs a lot of style. Not only are the models wearing impressive vintage and vintage-inspired ensembles, Reynolds uses style icons many of us know and love as inspiration for each look. Tutorials inspired by Rita Hayworth, Twiggy, and Audrey Hepburn include variations on eye flicks or cat-eyes, a current trend that never seemed to really go away. If you’re into more of a natural or boho look, turn to Farrah Fawcett’s page in the ’70s section. If you’re looking for darker, bolder beauty ideas, seek out Clara Bow’s vamp look from the ’20s, or Siouxie Sioux’s stunning ’80s style.
Speaking of picking up a copy, there’s a chance to win one of your own! Leave a comment below in regards to this month’s discussion topic and you could be randomly chosen to win Style Me Vintage: Make-up.
Tell us about a time when your makeup, hair, or wardrobe made you feel even better than you normally do.
- You have until Thursday, April 26, 2012, to participate.
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