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Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass: Beauty Bible of Professional Techniques and Wearable Looks Hardcover – October 13, 2009
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JEMMA KIDD, a former model and fashion stylist, is a leading international make-up artist who has worked with many celebrated fashion designers, photographers, and celebrities. She founded a popular make-up school in London and developed her own range of make-up and tools sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Holt Renfrew and Neiman Marcus. In 2008, Target launched the JK Jemma Kidd make-up line in 1600 stores across the country.
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The reason is that the pictures and instructions are incredibly clear, without being over-simplified. If she recommends a particular color for a skin tone, she shows you, she doesn't just talk about it. If she mentions an application technique, she shows it (I can't tell you how many books I looked at that just described the technique, no pictures). Her skin care advice and tips are very useful, and the makeup ideas are simply beautiful. She provides a lot of timeless, flawless make-up looks, as well as a few funkier looks. Very inspirational.
I refer to this book often, and I highly recommend it to everyone, even professionals who could use a reminder of skin care importance.
1. For the vast majority of women, we use makeup to help hide or improve what we see as imperfections on our face. Be it our less than perfect skin, thin lips. small eyes or missing cheekbones, whatever it may be, we are trying to look better. While she does make some attempt to address a few issues such as thin lips, there was almost nothing on how to make skin look great if you have acne, large pores or lines. There was nothing on hooded or deepset eyes and there were several other glaring omissions. In addition, if you only use models that are beyond perfect, it does not exactly provide instruction on how much of an improvement we might expect by using her techniques. If you want to impress me with your makeup skills, try applying the makeup to women who are average everyday women with issues! That would be helpful! As it is, I do not think many women will look at these models and think "oh, she has the same issue I have, I can try to correct it using this technique!" because the models had no flaws! They were stunning without makeup and stunning with it. Not very helpful to people who purchase the book for the "Masterclass" aspect.
2. The makeup colors she uses are just beautiful. The makeup used on lips, cheeks and especially the eyes were just one stunning page after another. And no where in there does she talk about what she used.Read more ›
When it comes to differnt ethnicities it kinda glosses over them. Skin tones come in Porcelain, Fair. light olive(light toned asian,latino/mediterranean) Dark olive(medium toned people like(darker asians, medium toned latinos/mediterranean) and Deep(black folks) basically I find the pallet that offers for each group a bit limiting. It's great for a day time or office looks but don't limit yourself for going out and having fun looks.
Skin care: Wash your face, exfloliate, tone, use mosturizer and eye cream. basic stuff everyone shoud know.
The best thing about this book is the contour and hightlighting section. although it is something i know about there is more detailed in the book. Also how to contour your lips so you can get more symetery.
If your in your teens-early 30's and are looking for fun looks, don't buy the book.
If you don't know anything about make-up or love collecting books then this is for you.
The easiest cheapest way to get new great looks is Youtube just in case your wondering.
That being said, can you still read it? Sure. All the content is still there. If you want to save money and the weird text doesn't bother you, you could do worse. The pictures remain intact and that is the main point of the book. [I will note I was using the iPad kindle app, this may not apply to all devices].
It seems like most or many reviewers who rate this book complain that this book is meant for the complete beginner who doesn't know ANYTHING about make-up. Well, I am a complete beginner, and I found this book as frustrating and uninformative as hell. Where is the neatly organized list of -"this is foundation....", "sometimes it is also called...", "this is what it looks like...", "this is what its used for...", next bullet point, "this is concealer...", "sometimes it is also called...","this is what it looks like", "this is what its used for," etc. Would that really have been so hard to cover in the first three pages?!?! Wikipedia offers better, more detailed information on beauty products!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beware!!!! It s not really work for kindle app on ipad. The result is suck!!!Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
I just bought this for research, otherwise I wouldn't. This book is out of date. Save your money and watch some YouTube tutorials.Published 28 days ago by Tathiane K. Forato
Love her books. Pictures are great and how to is very thorough. Great advice.Published 3 months ago by Eudice G
Well written with step-by-step instructions. Great for trying new styles and techniques. It is filled with many pictures to help you to follow along.Published 4 months ago by Product Tester #1