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Cindy Crawford's Basic Face Spiral-bound – October 1, 1996


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  • Spiral-bound: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway; Spi edition (October 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553062204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553062205
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #582,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cindy Crawford demonstrates how to put on a "basic" face simply andeffectively. Drawing on the invaluable advice of world-renowned makeup artistSonia Kashuk, Cindy offers how-to tips on skin preparation and the tools youneed to get started. Then, in separate sections, she discusses using concealerand powder to create the perfect foundation and teaches ways to enhance eyes,cheeks, and lips to bring out the natural beauty in all women.

Cindy knows that in the '90s, women are too busy to spend a lot of time andfuss putting on makeup. She doesn't suggest imitating the glamorous, made-uplooks of models who adorn magazine covers, but gives practical advice for everywoman who wants the face she sees in the mirror in the morning to look itsbest.
Excerpted from Cindy Crawford's Basic Face by Cindy Crawford.Copyright © 1996 by Cindy Crawford. Excerpted by permission of BroadwayBooks, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. All rightsreserved.

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Cindy Crawford demonstrates how to put on a "basic" face simply and effectively. Drawing on the invaluable advice of world-renowned makeup artist Sonia Kashuk, Cindy offers how-to tips on skin preparation and the tools you need to get started. Then, in separate sections, she discusses using concealer and powder to create the perfect foundation and teaches ways to enhance eyes, cheeks, and lips to bring out the natural beauty in all women.

Cindy knows that in the '90s, women are too busy to spend a lot of time and fuss putting on makeup. She doesn't suggest imitating the glamorous, made-up looks of models who adorn magazine covers, but gives practical advice for every woman who wants the face she sees in the mirror in the morning to look its best.


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Well I don't know how it sold...but it was a total waste of money on my part.
M. Sung
I've used this book as a beauty reference and have found it very helpful since it is very simple to follow, clear, informational, and fun to read!
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Let's face it: if you don't have Cindy Crawford's genes, you're not going to look like Cindy Crawford no matter what you do.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 22, 2000
Format: Spiral-bound
It all depends on what are you looking for: If you already know the basics about make up or have been using make up for years this is not for you. If you're looking for a book that explains you all the posibilites of make up this is not for you. (Try Kevin Aucoin's "Making faces". But if you're a teen, or beginning to use make up or just unsure about the basics this book is informative, clear and covers all the things you should know: how to choose colors and formulas, how to aply them and the use of every product. It puts an emphasis in how to achieve a natural, non make up look and on quick, easy, 5 minutes make up, so it's perfect for beginners. The book's is quite beautifull too, simple, clear and modern, with good pictures although all of them are of Cindy so you can't compare technics and looks in other faces.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Vicky Hawke on October 28, 2000
Format: Spiral-bound
If you know nothing about makeup then this is the book for you; when Cindy chose the title "Basic Face" she knew what she was talking about. There is great advice on how to look beautiful and at the same time natural. Cindy is also very approachable and kind to all types of women. However, if you have an idea of which colours suit you best and how to apply makeup without looking like you were dipped in flour, then you may need something more. I don't want to underestimate this book, I am glad I have it in my collection, however it told me very few things I didn't already know, and I'm no makeup expert. It also said nothing about night-time make-up, or advice about a little more dramatic, intense look. Cindy Crawford's Basic face is simply... basic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sherri on May 30, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound
I think people like to bag this book simply because Cindy Crawford wrote it. It's like "oh, she's a model, professionals do her makeup and she has to be too dumb to write anything worthwhile anyway". Actually this is the best book I've ever seen on makeup and the one I'd pick above any other to recommend and I'm a qualified makeup artist myself.

A lot of the things you'll find in this book make up the foundation of the course where I studied (the section in beauty as opposed to screen and theatrical). Why? - because it's the essentials of what beauty and everyday makeup is all about. It gives you all the basics and then pointers to enable you to develop your own style. It's also easy to follow, well written and yet very comprehensive.

I've personally found that most books by professional makeup artists only appear to help you, but in reality just give a lot of pretty pictures with little workable substance. And if you know what you're looking at, most of their 'tips' and methods arn't that great either. These books have struck me overall as being more for self-promotion then anything else. A makeup artist with a book full of glossy model and celebrity photo's, if it sells well, will instantly become a 'star' makeup artist.

Totally recommend this book for actually delivering what it promises to.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Seuthe on November 21, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
Cindy Crawford is a model who is fortunate enough to have professional makeup artists apply her makeup. You would think with access to these professionals, she would have learned some more impressive techniques on the way. Read the disappointing reviews of this book, and don't make the mistake I did and buy the book anyway!
This book is not for people who don't know whether to use liquid or powder makeup. This book is for people who can't pronounce the word makeup. I imagine that this book would be a good gift for a young girl who is just starting to learn how to wear makeup. It faithfully catalogues the different types and textures of makeup and the types of brushes used. However it gives NO COMMENTARY on which types of makeup should be used for different looks. Applying foundation and skin care are the main things emphasized. Anyone who has been wearing makeup for even a brief time knows what is out there and knows how to put the simple products on. There is no mention in this book of color choice, contouring, shading, or more sophisticated styles. These are the difficult aspects of makeup that very few people can pick up on their own and require a book to learn. The "techiques" and lists of makeup types that obtain from this book can easily be figured out by a simple trip to the makeup counter.
Another tell-tale sign of a bad makeup book is the lack of pictures featuring different looks on different faces. The only face in this book is Cindy Crawford, and all the makeup looks are natural, and might very well be from the same makeup session. In every picture it doesn't even look like she's wearing makeup. Obviously, I don't think the ground breaking techniques this book mentions (blending is important, shocking!) make her look good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathe Romano on June 16, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
I do enjoy rereading this book from time to time, but it is an elementary guide. I must agree with other reviewers that this book is aimed toward young teenagers and women who have very little experience with cosmetics. I am glad I purchased this for a few dollars through a book club special, because for most women, it certainly is not worth full price. Any reader of ALLURE Magazine knows these techniques!
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