Categories / Books

Style Me Vintage: Make-Up

Style me vintage makeup

If you loved last year's Style Me Vintage: Hairstyles by Belinda Hay, chances are this new companion book Style Me Vintage: Make-Up will also be on your wish list. 

It's been written by Katie Reynolds, founder of the Powder Puff Girls (whose Powder Room we also featured last year), and a specialist in recreating retro glamour. The book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use your cosmetics to replicate various different looks dating from the 1920s, right up to the 1980s. As with the other title, the book uses vintage fabrics and patterns alongside the instructions to create an attractive looking book. 

And at an amazing price too. The book is currently costs £6.29 from Amazon

Categories / Bags, Women's Fashion

Tattoo Logo Make-up Bags by Kate Garey


When it comes to the more functional items in life, like luggage and cosmetics cases, it can be tempting to opt for the sturdy but unstylish for the sake of ease. There’s no excuse not to indulge in something more chic, however, with affordably priced gems like these Tattoo Make-Up Bags by British designer Kate Garey.

Small but sufficiently roomy, both bags take inspiration from a kitschy 50s pin-up style, with the tattoo inspired embroidery providing an instantly cute retro feel. With each backed by a fifties style print, too, the bags make a stylish little addition to any handbag or travel set.

They’re available now from Dollydagger, sold separately at £14.99 each. For a limited time, however, the Mermaid version is on sale at £6.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Bourjois vintage-style limited edition make-up

Bourjois Paris

Bourjois have made it easy to add a touch of French chic to your look with their new set of limited edition make-up. They've used Parisian artist Nathalie Lété to create new packaging for some of their little round pots featuring vintage looking illustration of famous Paris landmarks for the collection, called Rendez-vous à Paris. 

The images are reminiscent of old-fashioned tourist souvenirs of the city with the Arc de Triomphe, for example, featuring on a pot of shimmering white eye shadow while a blusher case shows the Eiffel tower. The result manages to capture some of the romance of the city and reflect the long of the association of the city with fashion and cosmetics. 

The range is available exclusively at ASOS in the UK. At £5.85 for an eye shadow and £6.85 for the blushers, it probably works out cheaper than going to Paris and buying them there! 

See them online