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Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery: The Miracle of Makeup Techniques Paperback – Bargain Price, December 26, 2005

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Designed for the woman who is unhappy with an aspect of her face or body but who "either cannot afford plastic surgery or does not want to risk its very real potential side effects," Pearl's guide to makeup techniques is a friendly, affordable alternative to the doctor's office. As a makeup artist to celebrities such as Barbara Walters, Brooke Shields, Mira Sorvino and Kelly Ripa, Pearl has blue ribbon credentials among the rich and famous. This book, however, leaves starry glamour aside and focuses on the common problems of ordinary women everywhere: dark circles under the eyes, blotchy complexion, unwanted freckles and double chins. Pearl uses normal-looking people, including her own family members and herself, as the models for her before and after demonstrations, which makes her results seem both more doable and more believable. (Several of the models are African-American.) For example, in the section titled "Bye-Bye Crow's-Feet and Laugh Lines" she shows how concealer and foundation can be used in a "two-step process of spackling and painting" that fills in and covers signs of aging. Other sections cover techniques like contouring and setting. Some readers may wish that more time had been spent explaining basic techniques like blending foundation. But for readers who already have some experience using makeup, and are satisfied with a transformation that can be washed off at the end of the evening, Pearl's how-to book should be just the trick.
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'Eve is not only a make-up artist, she is a magician who reveals the tricks of the trade' - Kelly Ripa

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Wellness Central (December 26, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446693308
  • ASIN: B001Q3M71U
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,980,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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86 of 94 people found the following review helpful By archangeli on March 10, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Eve Pearl writes in her introduction that her roots are in theatrical makeup. That theme reoccurs in almost every makeover she does. While her tips are interesting, some of them are just not really doable in real-life working situations. For example, of you cover your entire mouth in foundation and redraw your lips, it looks like you re-drew your lips. It's not any special effect. But in a photo studio, with nice lights and special lenses, it can look like you had lip surgery. The basic principles behind her suggestions are based on contouring and illusion. It was an interesting read, but not worth to buy it. The before-and-after photos are quite remarkable, but if you can tell in the photo that the subjects have 3 inches of makeup on, how awful would they look upclose and personal?
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Ceelly on December 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is really good..

First thing that impress about this book the people that are in it are not just beautiful young models. There is a wide range of people with different ages.. young - middle age - mature..( Pearl has her neice and her mother and mother inlaw in this book).. and different races too (White, Black and Asian). It is the first makeup book I have ever seen that deals with problems that mature faces have.. sunken areas under the eyes, lines, bleeding lipstick... The colour corrective and shading technique were very interesting..

Although I am in my early 30's.. I do have darkish circles underneath my eyes.. and red patches of skin on my face.. using her colour corrective techniques made a big difference.. I can hide these now if I whish too...

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Loida Sierra on October 20, 2004
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This book is great for begginers and i guess also for experienced people.

They've exaggerated with the title, but even so i think you can get incredible results in your makeup after having this book. It is true that you won't achieve with normal amount of make up the results that you see in the photos and trying to get the flawless faces that shows the book would look too unreal in person, but probably it would work for a photo session.

I like the fact that anyone can follow all the advices in the book without spending too much money, also the chapter of the tools (brushes,etc) was great, i learned a lot. I must say that this book gives you the general techniques and tools needed to get the effect you want, the rest is practice.

The book has a good presentation and nice paper, but i expected a bigger size, fortunately the content was worthy.

I don't regret that i bought this book, it's a good beggining.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By H. Griffs on February 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is a really great book. The author teaches you to hide many different imperfections on your face and body. It helped me to be able hide the bump on my nose that is there because I broke my nose. I think that any one who considers getting plastic surgery should read this book. The author allows your to alter your appearance without all the costly mess.

I love how the author uses everyday, ordinary people in the book. She never uses a girl whose is the picture of perfection, But when she is done, the ordinary girls look like the picture of perfection. I think the techniques are simple to learn and she shares great advice on makeup products.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Antigone Walsh VINE VOICE on April 14, 2006
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This book starts with the premise that everyone has unique qualities that are beautiful. Rather than expend large sums of money, suffer the pain and risks and possible dissatisfaction of permanent surgical options, the author suggests using makeup. Sharing techniques she honed as a professional make-up artist, the author takes regular people, wrinkles and all, and transforms them. Each step is photographed and described in the text and the make-overs are impressive. The models include the author, her family and friends and she addresses everything from covering tattoos and age spots to enhancing the eyes, straigthening the nose and enhancing the bust line.

Scattered throughout the book are the author's "pearls of wisdom", essentially cheap and easy beauty tips. There is a section on make-up tools and how to buy makeup.

I enjoyed this book for its upbeat tone and simple and clear instructions. It is basic but the results can't be beat. I applaud the author for advocating a healthy approach to beauty. People should learn to feel good about themselves and accept that age and beauty are not incompatible. The models in the book represent a good cross section of the population including minorities, young girls, and seniors. All are refreshingly individual--no botoxed Barbie dolls here. This book is more than a manual, it is a mood lifter too!!
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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Katz on February 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I was amazed at how some simple makeup techniques could make my face look younger and healthier. And it isn't just for the face. Eve Pearl shows how to make your bust line look fuller and larger. We're given easy instructions on how to increase the bust size from one to two cups without any surgery. Similar easy instructions are given to improve lips, dry skin, eyes, and brows. I use to avoid makeup because I didn't think it did much for me but when I tried Ms. Pearl's techniques I was flabbergasted at the results. This book is a must for every woman even if she rarely or never used makeup before. Great, wonderfully informative book. I love my copy.
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