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78 of 78 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good section on style, July 4, 2001
This review is from: Color Me Beautiful's Looking Your Best: Color, Makeup and Style (Paperback)
As some of the other reviews here indicate, this book would probably be more helpful to the reader whose personal coloring is a seasonal blend, rather than to the reader who can easily identify herself as a Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter. If you don't seem to fit a seasonal type, you might find the expanded classifications in this book helpful. That said, I must agree with the reviewers here who complain about the shoddy color palettes and inconsistencies in the text. Considering the fact that the original COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL gave rise to the international CMB industry, one would think they could have allotted a budget for a book as esthetically appealing, not to mention as well written and edited, as Carole Jackson's books.
But wait -- there's plenty more to this book than the section on color classifications, including a genuine improvement over the chapter on style in the original COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL (the most dated chapter in that book). Like Jackson, the authors of this book identify different body types, offering recommendations for each on fabric and design, but Spillane and Sherlock don't link body types to specific styles as Jackson does. This book does have a section on styles (e.g. Classic, Natural, Dramatic, Romantic, Creative), but it has a separate section on body types, which I've found especially helpful. (I was never sure what my body type was until I found it clearly described and illustrated here.) On the whole, the book does not replace Carole Jackson's, but with the above-mentioned reservations I do recommend it.
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