Continuing on the makeup theme, I thought I’d share my current favourite book on makeup techinques. It’s Makeup Makeovers: expert secrets for stunning transformations by Robert Jones.
What I like about it:
- The pictures – it’s very simple and the pictures clearly state where to put shadow or highlight.
- Advice for each face shape – so where to put your blush if you have a round face, which is different from where to put your blush if you have a rectangle face.
- Section on eye shapes and eye shadow – whether you have protruding eyes, deep set eyes, hooded eyes or droopy eyes (and more eye types) there are simple, clear instructions on how to apply eye shadow.
- Good advice on colour
- Explanations of different products and their uses
- Clear before and after photos
What I didn’t like
- He uses 3 shades of foundation and powder to highlight and contour – who has the time to do this every day?
- Not enough on eyebrow shapes for face shapes
That said – not much to complain about. If you want a great guide to applying makeup I would recommend this book highly. I use this book when teaching my image consultant training course, and have had students who have never even put makeup on themselves, within a day, doing simple day makup on models just following his step-by-step advice.
Robert Jones also has a book aimed at the more mature market called Looking Younger: Makeovers that make you look as young as you feel that is aimed at the 40+ market and I’ve had a look through it at the bookstore and think it’s also a great option for the more experienced in life woman.
Do you have a favourite makeup guide?