- Publisher: No Imprint; First edition (1996)
- ASIN: B000QS8JVI
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,096,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cindy Crawford's Basic Face : A Makeup Workbook Hardcover – 1996
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A lot of the things you'll find in this book make up the foundation of the course where I studied (the section in beauty as opposed to screen and theatrical). Why? - because it's the essentials of what beauty and everyday makeup is all about. It gives you all the basics and then pointers to enable you to develop your own style. It's also easy to follow, well written and yet very comprehensive.
I've personally found that most books by professional makeup artists only appear to help you, but in reality just give a lot of pretty pictures with little workable substance. And if you know what you're looking at, most of their 'tips' and methods arn't that great either. These books have struck me overall as being more for self-promotion then anything else. A makeup artist with a book full of glossy model and celebrity photo's, if it sells well, will instantly become a 'star' makeup artist.
Totally recommend this book for actually delivering what it promises to.
This book is not for people who don't know whether to use liquid or powder makeup. This book is for people who can't pronounce the word makeup. I imagine that this book would be a good gift for a young girl who is just starting to learn how to wear makeup. It faithfully catalogues the different types and textures of makeup and the types of brushes used. However it gives NO COMMENTARY on which types of makeup should be used for different looks. Applying foundation and skin care are the main things emphasized. Anyone who has been wearing makeup for even a brief time knows what is out there and knows how to put the simple products on. There is no mention in this book of color choice, contouring, shading, or more sophisticated styles. These are the difficult aspects of makeup that very few people can pick up on their own and require a book to learn. The "techiques" and lists of makeup types that obtain from this book can easily be figured out by a simple trip to the makeup counter.
Another tell-tale sign of a bad makeup book is the lack of pictures featuring different looks on different faces. The only face in this book is Cindy Crawford, and all the makeup looks are natural, and might very well be from the same makeup session. In every picture it doesn't even look like she's wearing makeup. Obviously, I don't think the ground breaking techniques this book mentions (blending is important, shocking!) make her look good.Read more ›
Ms. Crawford seems to believe that her colouring and facial shape are universal. For instance, she claims that anyone can wear black mascara. This is false: light-skinned blondes and redheads should avoid black mascara and instead go for the lightest shade of brown they can find. (Black mascara can look obvious and fake on a very light-skinned woman.) I'm sure other problems would exist for women of Asian or African heritage attempting to follow some of the steps.
The book is written in such simple English that I felt as if I were being talked down to. The information is skimpy (you'll find more on one page of any of Paula Begoun's books) and the photos more glamour shots of Crawford than useful aids for the reader.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a good makeup book. It offers some basic tips as well as a few that I wasn't aware of back in the day. The pictures are beautiful, colorful and pleasing to look at. Read morePublished 8 months ago by SIAB435
Read this book when I was 8 or 9 and loved it. Just read it again and it's still amazing! Literally the best beauty book out there!Published on April 11, 2014 by Jordan
I received this book when I was younger and used to go through the pictures everyday when I was tryign to apply make up before school. I was nostalgic for it, so i ordered it. Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I love this book! I think because Cindy Crawford has so much experience with the world of beauty that she cuts through all the bull, and gets to basic stuff if you want to wear... Read morePublished on April 27, 2005 by Sally O. Lee
this book is good if you want to learn the basics of makeup use. crawford tells you how to apply, what to apply with, what to apply on, what to buy, etc...all the basics. Read morePublished on January 3, 2005 by Anne Leland
This is a remnant of the 90's no doubt and Cindy Crawford thought
she could put out a mediocre book with her name on it and it would sell well. Read more
I do enjoy rereading this book from time to time, but it is an elementary guide. I must agree with other reviewers that this book is aimed toward young teenagers and women who... Read morePublished on June 16, 2003 by Kathe Romano
This book goes beyond the basics with trade secrets used by top models! This book definitely teaches you that less is more! Read morePublished on February 16, 2003