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Face Paint: The Story of Makeup Hardcover – October 13, 2015
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This is a big, colorful book -- one full of glossy images and lots of eye candy. Eldridge not only looks at how we have used makeup throughout history to add glamour into our lives, but she also takes a look at the appeal of icons like Twiggy and of certain colors, like red, white, and black.
The book is really well-researched, and Eldridge teases out all the interesting bits about makeup, like how it was made in ancient times and why we have always seemed to be intrigued by using it to empower ourselves. As a history devotee, I loved reading all of this information, and both the inclusion of historical photos and the retro photos added a special dimension to this book.
If you're looking for how-to books, I'd recommend Making Faces and Sonia Kashuk Real Beauty (which is out of print, but which is worth tracking down since it has so much great information in it, much better than the information in the two Bobbi Brown books I have).
Although makeup can be used to hide features we'd rather keep hidden, Eldridge emphasizes that it's makeup's ability to allow us to tap into our creativity and sense of play that has continued to make us obsess about it for so many hundreds of years. Eldridge captures that spirit of fun throughout this book, and I highly recommend it.
The popularity of makeup from the Egyptian times till today and the taboo of using it in between. To wear makeup, to apply makeup for a living has its own colorful ways and benefits.
I love makeup mostly because of the confidence it builds in my clients,, because of their amazing reaction at the end of an application, for the way it makes them feel, not just for the way they look.
If worn just to improve the best version of yourself, makeup can really work wonders. It is safe to say that this book deserves more than five stars, it deserves an award! Thank you Lisa
Face Paint The Story of Makeup,makes a wonderful coffee table book. The pictures are devine.
It makes a fabulous gift for those who wear makeup or not.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading it again.
I love everything about this book. I am a huge fan of Lisa Eldridge, I've been following her for years so I pre-ordered this book the moment I saw it on amazon. The book itself is as amazing as the gorgeous cover would suggests. It is full of so much good, interesting information and beautiful illustrations that it's hard to put down.
The book is not a step by step guide of how to apply make up (visit her blog or her youtube page for first-rate instruction!!), rather she took an educational approach. It's a wonderful tool for those interested in history, curious about the different products and trends used throughout history. The book is clearly a product of someone who loves the topic, you can tell the amount of research that went into it by all the amazing details.
Furthermore, it makes a beautiful coffee table book. When people visit me, it's the first book they pick up and most people can't seem to put it down.