Retro Makeup - Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look
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Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look is a bestselling history and application tutorial book on recreating vintage makeup!

Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look by Lauren Rennells is a follow up to the bestselling book Vintage Hairstyling. This 104-page full-color book starts with a brief history of makeup during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras. Next it provides practical tutorials in applying makeup to help better use the information provided in the proceeding chapters. Then it jumps into full details about vintage makeup styles during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940, 1950s and 1960s with each decade having its own dedicated chapter.

See the evolution of makeup fashions from the 1920s jazz age flapper, through the 1930s art deco era, the 1940s WW2 era, the atomic and prosperous 1950s and the mod 1960s. Included are start-to-finish instructions on applying makeup to emulate the trends through the mid-twentieth century decades.

  • Learn how to do retro makeup styles like the cat eye wing makeup for different eye shapes for the perfect pinup makeup.
  • See the differences in the popular eyebrow and lip shapes of different decades.
  • Choose the right red lipstick shade for different skin tones.
  • Also see a breakdown of tools and products you can use.

The book explains the basics of what vintage cosmetics women had available to them at the time to make themselves up. Each decade describes historical events and innovations in products that affected makeup trends, popular shapes, and colours.

Thousands of women have found the information they were looking for with this book, whether they were looking for a simple ‘50s rockabilly makeup, a pin-up makeup, or directions for a ‘40s reenactment vintage makeup.