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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside; Original edition (March 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439187304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439187302
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,537,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lauren Luke is a 27-year-old single mom from England who is the poster child for the power of new media. Her homemade makeup tutorials showing viewers how to recreate celebrity looks became an internet phenomenon leading to her own makeup line at Sephora, massive media coverage, a book, and her own video game avatar.  She lives in England with her son.

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Fátima
I have loved watching her on YouTube, and was thrilled that she came out with a book.
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She gives really good advice and walks you through everything.
S. Boyd

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AyJay on March 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
I love Lauren Luke's Youtube channel and she is great when she appears on This Morning (UK daytime TV show)to present the week's hottest celebrity make-up looks, so I was really excited to learn she has published a make-up guide.

Having now read it, I can recommend it to people who are new to or are starting to experiment with new looks. LOOKS is written in a cozy style - it's like you're having a cup of coffee with Ms. Luke. The looks are broke down into easy to follow steps; each step also has a clear photograph to help readers follow the steps.

That said I didn't actually learn anything new, and other readers who are comfortable using make-up won't either. Lauren does provide advice and tips; but I already knew it.
And the celebrity inspired looks? They're pretty, but if I looked at a photo in a magazine I'd be able to recreate the looks without needing to flick through a book. Also, the keyword is 'inspired'; It's not a step by step for the exact same look.

I would still buy another Lauren Luke book, if one was ever published, just because of the nice, intimate writing style.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Fitos on March 30, 2010
Format: Paperback
Lauren Luke Looks
25 Celebrity and Everyday Makeup Tutorials

What I immediately found refreshing about Lauren Luke's book is that she is an honest down to earth woman who had many bad experiences in her life and has turned herself around to become an international celebrity by doing what she loves the most which is being herself. A single mother trying to make a better living for her and her son, she has become an overnight sensation in the makeup world by posting videos of her applying makeup on You Tube and launching her own cosmetics line.
Luke's book is informative as well as fun. I was expecting it to be another step by boring step makeup book and was pleasantly surprised to find that the format could have been put together by a group of girlfriends having an evening out. She uses different colors and fonts in small descriptive blurbs to share her tips which are practical and everyday user friendly and I found myself feeling like I was reading her journal. This book will be a joy to any age group reading her advice.
The majority of the book shows Lauren recreating celebrity looks on herself which is what makes this book so good for any person using it. While she is cute and personable, she isn't an exotic goddess. Yet, when she recreates herself in a calmer manner of Lady Gaga, her entire face comes to life. She gives exact details on what cosmetic products to use to make the application goof proof. Lauren Luke makes applying makeup a pleasurable experience and I am sure that she and her son will be living a better life for a long time.

Wendy Fitos is a makeup artist and esthetician with 22 years of experience. She loves applying makeup and getting the chance to educate women as she works with them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 28, 2010
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I love Lauren's youtube videos, so I was happy to find this book at a great used price on Amazon. However, while it still contains tons of tips, I felt that the whole feel of the book had a "teen" feel to it, which I am definitely not.

There are 25 celebrity makeup tutorials. Lauren starts out each one with the pic of the celebrity with makeup. She then tries to copy that look and then ends with a pic of herself with that look. I think some of the looks that she finished with, while very pretty, didn't look very similar to the look she was trying to copy. Some of them, she didn't replicate that closely at all. Yet the end result was nice. Just very different. Twiggy is a prime example. (you'll see what I mean when you get the book.)

This being said, I would still give the book 3-4 stars, just because of the 200+ pages of information it contains. Perhaps the "teen" feel was meant to be cute and upbeat. I'm on the fence on that. I wished there had been more of a "instruction/pic" step-by-step format, but it is more of a "written instruction/end-result" format. Perhaps that is exactly what makes her videos so invaluable. It's not something that can be translated into a book. Zoom Zoom
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Boyd on August 30, 2010
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This book is written in the same style she uses to do her videos on youtube. She gives really good advice and walks you through everything. I didn't need the book to learn but I love Lauren and I am really glad I made the purchase.
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By Fátima on June 11, 2014
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Very happy. I'm fan of Lauren Luke and this book is perfect for begginers from makeup. It's easy to understand. Great buy and good seller
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