Reviewed by Wendy Fitos

Style Me Vintage: Make Up by Katie Reynolds is the second book in the Style Me Vintage series and covers makeup looks from each decade starting with the 1920’s. The book is targeted for makeup artists as well as women looking to create a look for a party, so the application techniques are very clear and concise.

Many of the looks featured in this colorful book can be easily worn today by slightly changing up the colors and refining the technique if the look needs to be professional. The Marlene Dietrich look from the 1930’s is very classic and would work great for either the office or a cocktail party. The Audrey Hepburn look from the 1960’s can be seen today in many style and fashion magazines. What is refreshing about Reynolds’ technique is that it isn’t picture perfect in terms of application, but the angles of the pictures make it easy to see each step of the application without having to try too hard.

Reynolds gives a short list of what is needed to create the look, quick tips and several pictures for an easy application. She transforms one decade to the next and makes it fun by using a picture of a model from the actual decade and then a picture of her modern day recreation.

Style Me Vintage: Make Up would be great for teen or themed parties as few materials are required to recreate the looks inside. It would also work well for a woman who is trying to give her current makeup a trendier look without having to spend a lot of time.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Wendy Fitos is a makeup artist and esthetician with 22 years of experience. Her goal is to educate women on how to create looks that will meet both professional and personal styles. Wendy lives in Cleveland, Ohio and enjoys reading and exercising.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Pavilion. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.