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Vogue Make-Up Paperback – October 28, 2002
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From Manicures, to what to look out for in foundations, to makers of good products. It has tips from professionals, steps to getting a certain look (Day, night, natural etc.) It shows you how to pluck your eyebrows, depending on your face shape; how to take care of your skin, and products to do it with; all the tools to get you started; and more...
Though, I don't give it 5 stars for the following reasons (which are in my opinion based on my preferences, but may not matter to some readers):
- I am pure European (Danish/German) so I have very fair skin, blue eyes, and naturally champagne blonde hair. I was looking for something that would give color pallets, tips, (anything) for people with specific ethnicities (though it did have a /small/ page on Asian/African American, that was it) it did not cover my department. Like I said, this matters to few people, but if you are European, like myself, (unless you know what colors are perfect for you) this may not be a good beginner book. (This is also IF you just are looking to do better makeup on yourself)
- Not enough Diagrams. This also, is just me, but I am right-brained: I have to see something to understand it, and there aren't many diagrams in this book. But that doesn't mean there isn't /any/. There is one for eyebrows, some (very few) eye shadow techniques, defining face shape... and I can't think of any others.Read more ›
I did however find a few contradictions in the book. For example, on one page it will suggest a woman at a certain age refrain from using glitter eyeshadows, and then two pages later, it says to use shimmer for mature lids. Might be kind of confusing for someone who is not familiar with eyeshadow textures.
Another thing I think was kind of bad was when she described someone with a oblong face shape as having a "horse face". When you are writing a book to help people improve their look, and use a negative term to describe a body part, it kind of defeats the purpose. Anyone who works with the public within the beauty industry knows that-or I hope they do!
As with any beauty book, take it with a grain of salt and use what works for you.
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