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The Beauty of Color Hardcover – October 11, 2005
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Discovered when she was a university student in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1975 by photographer Peter Beard, Iman went on to become an international supermodel. To address the needs of women of color, she launched a line of cosmetics, Iman, in 1994, and with this beautifully illustrated coffee-table book geared to black, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian women, and timed to coincide with the debut of her second cosmetic line, she's poised to become the voice of beauty for this underrepresented group of women. In a conversational tone, Iman shares solutions to basic makeup and skin care quandaries (how to use blush, test foundation and choose tools) and debunks myths (dark skinned women don't need sunblock, ethnicity determines skin color). Other sections show how to "get the look" from "Ghetto Fab" to "So Fresh So Clean." Gorgeous photographs of well-known faces (Salma Hayek, Tyra Banks, Ling) with personal tidbits of advice and real women makeovers, from teens to women over 50, round out the offerings. Fun and flirty, with a confidential, insider feel, this combination of celebrity and self-improvement, capped with artistic portraits of women famous and not, indicate another success for Iman.
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About the Author
Iman , the daughter of an African diplomat, was born in Somalia. She was raised speaking five languages, and was studying political science at the University of Nairobi when she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, who arranged for her to seek a modeling career in the United States. She quickly became the most successful black model and an international star on runways and in magazines. Iman remained at the top of her field for fourteen years, appearing in countless publications and advertising campaigns. In 1994 she started Iman Cosmetics for skin of color and in 2000 launched a second line, I-Iman Makeup. She is the author of I Am Iman, an autobiographical sketchbook of her working life. The mother of two daughters, she is married to musician/actor David Bowie.
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I am an African-American and I had NO problem with the ethnic variation in this colorful (no pun intended), well put together book! Please don't listen to the negative * (* won't say it because I am a classy woman) who is complaining about a book that is FILLED with many ethnicities and color varieties! Stop trying to hurt your own people...crabs in a barrel! IMAN HAS CHANGED HOW BEAUTY IS VIEWED WORLDWIDE AND SHE IS STILL A GORGEOUS WOMAN OF COLOR!
Thanks to Jax Books I have a hard copy collectible (purchased for $8.99) to one day pass along to my daughter....
Most every cultural shade is covered. However, the makeup application tips aren't for begginers; it'll take practice and a steady hand to achieve the looks in this book. However, I think this is something every woman of color should have in her personal library if not simply for the pictures alone.
I lent a copy to a friend and decided to let her keep it.I have shared so much of the information with friends and refer to it often. Especially when the seasons change or when a new trend is out o see how to make it work for me. This book is helpful even if you don't put on a full face of make -up everyday.You will be able to do simple low maintenance looks and full glamour without a team. I found that I now take more pride in my apperance and take care of my skin more diligently.