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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592331823
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592331826
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been reading fashion magazines and frequenting make-up aisles since age 12, about a decade now. I read the Kevin Aucoin and Bobbie Brown books. Until last week I thought I knew make-up pretty well. Nope, nuh-uh, wrong.

This book should be required reading for anyone who buys so much as a tube of tinted lip gloss. It covers the fundamental principles of make-up as an art. You come away knowing not only how to apply mascara, but *why* to apply mascara... which features it accentuates, how it fits into an overall make-up regimen, how different mascara formulas work and how they should therefore be applied, and so on. He does this for foundation (can you explain the difference between liquid, creme, powder, liquid-to-powder, tint, and stick?), concealer, blush, lip, and eye make-up. He goes over applications for different skin types, tones, ages, complexions, bone structures, etc. And he does it all in an extremely clear way that's quick, easy, and very fun to read.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book. It'll completely change the way you think about make-up, take you from dabbling amateur to sophisticated artist. And of course the before-and-after makeover pics are lots of fun to look at!
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This is the best book I have ever read on makeup, and I own them all even the vintage Way Bandy books!!!! This is the first book I have ever read that actually teaches you how to apply makeup!! Kevyn's books only show you pretty pictures, Bobbi's and Trish's are trying to sell you makeup!! Makeup Makeovers is actually showing me how to look my best and to love my own features not try to look like someone else!! I have never look so good as I do after using the techniques in this book, and at 40 I can use all the help I can get!!! BUY THIS BOOK (we all need it)!!!!
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This is an inspirational primer on makeup technique. Most helpful are the diagrams which demonstrate the recomended placement of the different types of makeup. While much of the information is basic, the author assumes that the reader has mastered basic makeup skills, ie, brush technique and blending. The focus is on contouring the face and eyes; little detail is given on addressing major problems.

The makeover photos are fun. Women of all ages and races are included and the author includes notes about his objectives and application with each photo.

I applaud the approach that everyone can be beautiful. This book is part inspiration and part how to. Bottom line, practice makes perfect and don't be too serious about stuff that washes off. Buy the book and have some fun!
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I just bought this book today, having looked at most of the pages at the bookstore. I love his suggestion about the basic color palette needed to create depths and midtones and highlights for the eye area - given on page 63. There are 13 shades all in the ranges of beige-brown-pink-orange group so it is all about playing with gradual tones working with your skin; no blues, purples, greens etc. which always come and go with trends and seasons basically!

I do love the contouring techniques that are consistent throughout the book - on all the various face shapes, hair colors, eye colors and shapes. I do believe that these subtle shading and contouring techniques are what separates normal everyday faces from the Hollywood divas!

I have two problems though however with the presentation of the book.
1. The images look like they have been digitally enhanced here and there with something like Photoshop SmartBlur. It MAY be that Mr.Jones's technique of contouring is so subtle and perfect that the skin looks like cheese(flawless, smoothed out), or maybe it's the specific lighting they've used - but something about the skin just looks so fake!

It's even more apparent since the before pictures look like they have been taken under a colder lighting with white backgrounds, and the enhanced pictures look like they have at least 3 different lighting sources to give that professional glow with a gradually varying tonal background that makes the faces pop out from the page, and also the hair is done to perfection also. So although the makeup he uses in the book DO enhance the faces, it's all these other little sneaky things that make the Before/After pictures look all the more disparate.

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I just recieved this book last night, and I read the whole book through this morning. I almost did not buy this book because of some reviews claiming it was not much more than a 'pretty picture book', however I am so glad I did. I believe this book is a complete must buy for anyone wanting to expand their makeup application knowledge over the basics.

As the book covers many basics, it does not explain them well and expects you to know what foundation, blush, mascara, etc. is used for. The book DOES go into great detail about makeup terms, and clears up the confusion on types of makeup such as frost, sheer, satin, etc. It helps you find the right colors for your face based on skin tone, undertones, and eye color. It also gives you recommendation on what types of products to use; eg. stick foundations shouldn't be used on mature or oily skin. The book goes into detail on many tricks you can use to draw attention to your best features. The book explains contouring methods in general and by face shape. It explains and gives diagrams on how you should apply eye shadow based on what eye type you have.

The book also gives many more advanced techniques such as how to give the apprearance of a straight nose -- for all you people who are left with crooked ones after a broken nose.

This book stresses that everyone is beautiful, and makeup just helps to accentuate that. The book shows REAL PEOPLE's, as well as model's before and after pictures. Jones does not cater to a certain age group or ethnicity with his book --- the book is for every real woman who would like learn more. This book never mentions a certain brand, and is NOT an bought advertisement of any sort.

If you are looking for a book that shows a picture and tells you exactly how to achieve the exact look, this is not a book for you. However, if you are looking to actually take the time to read and learn A LOT, then this book is definately for you.
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