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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect For The Aspiring Makeup-Artist, February 6, 2011
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This review is from: Makeup Is Art: Professional Techniques for Creating Original Looks (Hardcover)
I pre-ordered this book and got it two days earlier than was estimated, in case anyone is wondering what Amazon shipping is like, A+.

Now, I will admit that I'm only 16 but, I take my dream of being a make-up artist seriously. I have to say that I've gotten a lot of people who doubt my opinion because I'm young but, I've wanted to be a make-up artist since I was very young and I would have to say I'm as good as most of the "beauty gurus" on YouTube, if not better.

Anyways, This book is just what it says it is - Professional Techniques for Creating Original Looks - and more. In the back of the book, there are tips on being a good make-up assistant and backstage etiquette. Obviously, the book is targeted toward the aspiring make-up artist but, I feel like anyone who just enjoys looking at beautiful pictures would also enjoy this book.

I have to say, the only thing that I was disappointed in was the 1950's look that was portrayed. I was quite pleased that they didn't try to do the signature Marilyn Monroe look and instead tried a mix of Classic Barbie meets Lucille Ball but, the lips were just over-exaggerated. I do know that the pin-up look involved a bigger top lip but, not to that extent. It was the only look that was too comical for me.

In a nut shell, this book is bomb. It beats all of the other make-up books I own because it's not just for women who want to learn how to put on their own make-up better. It's definitely more for the people interested in ARTISTIC makeup. 5/5 stars.
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Initial post: Feb 9, 2011 12:47:50 PM PST
Thank you for this review, i've had my eye on this for a very long time, i'm glad to see that you like it. And good luck on your dreams of becoming a makeup artist, don't let anyone deter you. i'm on my own path to become one as well :)

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 2:15:26 PM PST
merlot says:
your review convinced me to buy the book. good luck on your dreams of being a makeup artist!

Posted on May 30, 2011 2:19:00 PM PDT
Emily says:
I never noticed the comments on this but, thank you both so much for your kind words and Merlot, I hope you really liked the book. It was great! The Mariners Fan, I really hope you get to fulfill your dream as well!

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 2:50:43 PM PDT
Any other books that you would recommend, Emily (ones that are more artistic or professionally based)?

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 9:47:15 PM PST
A. L. Lusk says:
I went to school to become a makeup artist right out of high school. I wouldn't change a thing. I love what I do and I find it the best business to always learn something new. That and you meet so many different, fun, up-beet people. Age means nothing. It's your skills that will speak for you.
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