Publisher: HRST Books|
Author: Lauren Rennels
Make-up is so common today that many of us do not give a second thought to its beginnings. It is during the formative years of the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s that the greatest developments in make-up happened and it became what we are most familiar with today. Each decade had its own style of make-up; its own signature lips, eye make-up, rouge techniques, etc. This book shows the changes in make-up styles over these decades and provides practical, easy-to-follow steps and guidance in recreating a vintage face.
Lauren Rennells has written Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look as a companion book to the internationally successful Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques. That does not mean this is the same book, only about make-up. With countless hours of research, a multitude of interesting facts about make-up style during the early and mid-20th century was unearthed and are provided in Retro Makeup in a fun, colorful layout.
This 104-page full-color book starts with a brief history of make-up during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras and then provides some practical knowledge in applying make-up to help better use the information provided in each decade. Then it jumps into full details about make-up styles during the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s with each decade having its own dedicated chapter. Each decade has information on historical events and innovations in products that were affecting make-up trends, popular shapes, trends and colors. Also in each decade are start-to-finish instructions on various make-up looks made popular by movie stars, models and beauty magazines of the time.
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