The first section offers, in his own words, Aucoin's favorite ideas, tricks, and techniques for enhancing, defining, and altering facial features with makeup. You'll learn how to care for your skin, what foundation to use with your skin type, and transformational magic for that central player in the drama of beauty: eyes. Through his gallery of noncelebrity before-and-afters, Aucoin shows clearly how to use his fundamentals to achieve dozens of different looks.
The gorgeous final chapter reads like a list of exotic characters in a play--the Vamp, the Siren, the Diva.... In fact, such celebrities as Isabella Rosselini, Demi Moore, and Nicole Kidman pose as these dramatic, splendidly made-up characters. These sumptuous photographs are accompanied by full-page illustrations listing the "ingredients" required to create these looks as well as simple directions for achieving them. The introduction by the author, at once amusing and endearing ("...trying to conceal the fact that I was a gay, effeminate, hyperactive, adopted child with a serious lisp in southern Louisiana would have been like trying to hide Dolly Parton in a string bikini!"), and Aucoin's commentary throughout, makes Making Faces a unique reference book--beautiful, informative, and personal. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
There is some stunning makeup directions here, along with a good story of the makeup artists life & clients. I keep this book in my spa for ideas for the workers as well as guests.Published 3 days ago by 1smoothgal
I bought this book years ago and gave it away to my cousin who was just learning how to do makeup. I have really missed it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lo
Kevyn Aucoin is a genius! This book is great for beginners as well as experts. It also looks so cute as a coffee table book or displayed in a vanity area. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Serena
the order arrived promptly, the book is beautiful a classic. If you are looking to get details about make up and tricks, this is it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jatziry B.