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Where to get a complete vintage make up look (London)?

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MaggieJoyBlunt Mon 22-Jun-15 13:52:17

I was thinking of getting a counter consultation in town. I desperately need a whole new make up look.

But I'm looking for something vintage-inspired (30s/40s) that I can wear everyday.

Is this a job for a counter? Where?

WaxyBean Mon 22-Jun-15 20:07:31

I haven't tried here, but friends have and speak positively of it. It's near crystal palace station.

www.labellejolie.com

GrimDamnFanjo Mon 22-Jun-15 20:30:10

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!

MaggieJoyBlunt Mon 22-Jun-15 20:43:28

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 smile.

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.

MaggieJoyBlunt Mon 22-Jun-15 20:44:22

Oh a couple of weeks ago? (I misread). I'll look them again too, then.

OttiliaVonBCup Mon 22-Jun-15 20:46:03

Can you try Illamasqua?

GrimDamnFanjo Mon 22-Jun-15 22:52:03

Yes Painted Lady is still there! It's owned by the woman who wrote the "Style Me Vintage" books.

yomellamoHelly Mon 22-Jun-15 22:53:46

Got a 40s look in JL a month or so ago from the Japonesque lady. And didn't cost me anything!

MaggieJoyBlunt Wed 24-Jun-15 15:15:59

Thanks. I might try all of these smile

scribblegirl Wed 24-Jun-15 15:20:33

Also came on to say a makeover at the Painted Lady!

polkadotdelight Wed 24-Jun-15 15:20:38

www.rockalily.com/blog

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