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Pretty, but not practical
on January 24, 2015
I am moderately competent with my own makeup, and was hoping to learn some new old techniques that don't get attention from the "one weird tip" YouTube beauty blogger set. This was not the right book to accomplish that goal.
There are lots of pretty pictures and some small before and after shots of famous people with amazing skin and bone structure. The instructions for each look are an endless repetition of apply moisturizer, apply foundation and concealer, use a small brush to apply medium brown shadow over the lid, fill the brows with a medium brown pencil and apply black mascara, sweep a pink blush on the apples of the cheeks, then line the lips with a nude liner and apply pink/red/clear lip gloss. Over and over again. There are some variations, but the instructions never go into greater detail than you'd get with a drugstore eyeshadow quad. No discussion of eye shape, how to blend, where application should start and stop, layering of products, etc.