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Michael Maron's Instant Makeover Magic Paperback – February 1, 1985

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books; Warner Books ed edition (February 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044638187X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446381871
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,486,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I'm a makeup artist and literally have read every book on makeup. Besides Way Bandy, Michael Maron has been a true idol of mine before Kevyn Aucoin. I've always considered Michael Maron's Instant Makeover Magic my makeup bible until I lost it. It's a classic, but certainly no longer found in book stores. Thank goodness for Amazon. I bought this book again, used. Even though the book was written in the early eighties and his gorgeous photographs are in black and white (also typical of many beauty books of that era), his before-and-after transformations of various stars (as well as some real people) blow my mind (ignore the hairstyles). And his basic step-by-step advice, facial correction and highlighting and contouring hold up to today's standards. Regardless of the advancements in makeup technology, good, solid makeup advice is timeless as is this remarkable book.

Darlene Gastelum
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I had purchased this book when it was first published and I absolutely LOVED it. Lost the book in Hurricane Katrina and never have been able to find it anywhere. I was ecstatic to find it again. This book is amazing and is so informative and easy to apply. This is truly a must-have book.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I thought it would be in color, not black and white. I had this book before, but lost it. I'm quite sure it was in color.
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Format: Hardcover
I bought a used copy of this book from a library for 25 cents and that's about the right price for it. While Michael Maron undeniably had the technical know-how to wield his make-up tools, all makeovers are a clear proof that beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder but also highly dependent on the current era's view of beauty. Almost all "after" pictures are examples of strong, often garish 80's make up. My husband said, "They look better in their before pictures!" Besides, all pictures are black and white anyway so the effect of the color will be left to your imagination. Buy this book if you are into the 80's - it's not much use as a modern makeover tome.
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