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Where to get a complete vintage make up look (London)?
You're not likely to find vinatge expertise at a counter - but good ones for a new look are Bobbi Brown, Mac IMHO. Vintage looks can be found via the many blogs out there www.retrochick.co.uk is a good one. Alternatively you could pay for a vintage makeover - I had a fab set at The Painted Lady in Shoreditch a couple of weeks ago. I've also been to a makeover day which was fab but really apart from distinct lip shapes, vintage styling tends to be understated shadow, eyeliner, mascara with strong lips - which without the corresponding hairstyle won't look that dramatic!
Thanks. I think The Painted Lady might have gone. I'll check out the Crystal Palace one - their website doen't look as though it's updated much, but if they are retail stockists for a decent range, that could work .
I'm ok on technique (don't need lessons for e.g.) - just want a whole new bag of make- up ( have existed mainly on Besame for four years, but I've gone off it a bit) and need someone who will sell me the stuff with one eye on vintage colour palettes while knowing their stuff skin-wise too.