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The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color Paperback – September 5, 2006
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Another plus about this book is that the author doesn't resort to a common book-bulking tactic used by many cosmetics mavens. Here you don't see layouts of bare-faced (or nearly so) women with inane captions like "look how beautiful she is with only eyeliner". I think many women look to beauty books to give us creative inspiration. If we looked good w/o any goop on our face, we'd know it by now, saved a lot of time and $$$ and not bothered with makeup books. "The Beauty of Color" really delivers the goods. Congratulations to Iman (and team!) for a job well done!
The book is beautifully illustrated and contains a wealth of information on makeup. Regardless of your age, if you love makeup and want to apply it correctly, buy this book.
This book is about skin color and how to find makeup that goes with warm toned colored skin. It has every shade from the white-looking yet olive skinned blonde, to the very dark African. (At first I too was shocked by the blonde Brazilian, but she is a warm toned, very light skinned person that probably runs into issues since most people with skin that light have a pink tone.) It is true that there is not every single shade of every ethnicity of woman available. But, there cannot possibly be a book that has every shade between white and black for Hispanics, Asians, Middle Easterners, South Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Africans, and every mix in between. A dark South Asian, for example, will have the same skin color as an African. Plus, it even includes a handful of mixed-race people like Salma Hayek (Mexican and Lebanese), Kimora Lee (Asian and black), Alicia Keys (black and white), Jade Jagger (Nicaraguan and white), Patricia Velasquez (Spanish and Indigenous) a woman who is South American, Guyanese, Indian, and white, and a woman who is Puerto Rican and Thai. So don't say you're not represented, because there is QUITE a variety.
I am a medium-light skinned Indian woman and I am very grateful for this book. Most of the time when I see an Indian mentioned in a book they have dark skin and thick black hair. This is one of the few times I've seen anything that addressed a light olive skin tone (as opposed to light and pink toned or the dark and olive).Read more ›
Iman simply used the same stereotypical representations of these races as other modeling agencies do: all Asian models must be light porcelain, Latina models must look white Spaniard, Native Americans/Indigenous usually aren't represented, Middle Eastern and Indian models must be medium to light. Do you not see a pattern? With the exception of models of African decent, practically all the models were "light" versions of their race. That is not reality and it certainly is not "global beauty." The book claimed to appeal to complexions from "nutmeg to cinnamon." I was infuriated when I saw a chart of models meant to represent various skin tones with the overwhelming majority looking more from olive oil to lemon zest than "nutmeg to cinnamon.Read more ›
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I wouldn't recommend this book, it's pretty basic and not for someone that's an intermediate much less a pro in makeup. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The best makeup book purchase I've made so far. As an experienced freelance MUA I really learned from this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erline Louigene
Beautiful book with beautiful pics. Good price. Perfect condition.Published 6 months ago by Ferne D. Spence
This book is more of a look book of Iman's career than truly a makeup book. It does have pictures of other models and a description about their makeup, but if you're looking for a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Thea
Iman is always flawless so it only make sense she has a book about makeup best part is that it covers all skin complexions.Published 8 months ago by D. White
I didn't purchase this book from Amazon, but it is one of THE BEST make up books I have ever read. I copied a lot of looks from here. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Imoji