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Is it worth it (Make-up Book Edition)
on November 24, 2016
I will start off by saying that, I am just now getting into make-up and this book is amazing. Of course practice makes perfect but the basics things like what the different brushes are for ,Concealers,Foundation etc were explained well.. The first make-up book I purchased Making Faces by Aucoin, Kevyn had me completely lost. This books breaks things down into digestible sections and I feel like for beginners this book will go along way as far as shelf life.
Cons:Some sections could use further illustration:Example some of the eyeliner application does not show the hand movement to get the perfect swoops but that could also just be a practice issue. Where was the contouring and highlighting?which I believe deserves a chapter, there was a tiny bit about contouring shadow on the eyes, but not the cheeks etc-For this I took off one point.
I took off an additional point because the title is misleading. The title says (FOR EVERYONE FROM BEGINNER TO PRO) and this is simply not true. I can see a pro make-up artist disappointed in the book. There are some sections concerning the make-up business which I'm assuming was for the pro's but not enough "INSIDER" information was given to make it worth buying for the pro.
I'm just going to be honest and say I love this book even with its missing sections and learned so much from it-with that said if you have the basics down, how to apply concealer,foundation,lipstick,lip linear and know your way around different make-up types and brushes, you should probably skip this book.This is not a more advanced make-up book but for it was worth it!!:)