Saturday, March 26, 2011

MAKEUP IS ART- Professional Techniques For Creating Original Looks

For the past 2 years since becoming a Makeup Artist, most of the books I've read are beauty related
(and the occasional Self-Improvement book~  What can I say... I love makeovers whether it be on the outside or the inside!).

I have read/skimmed through dozens of beauty books, but there hasn't been one that has brought about an actual gasp of excitement until recently.
I opened up a package in the mail from my cousin to find the book
MAKEUP IS ART- Professional Techniques For Creating Original Looks by Jana Ririnui and Lan Nguyen
It. Is. Amazing.

I'd been meaning to write about this for about a month since the book came out, but I knew I had to write about this book when I was looking through the book in the morning before work, got to work and a copy of the book was there, and there was a huge ad for the book in an issue of  Makeup Artist Magazine~ all in the same day.  It was a sign.... I was MEANT to share this book with all of you (and sooner than later!)

Every face is a blank canvas and every brushstroke creates something magical.  In MAKEUP IS ART: Professional Techniques for Creating Original Looks, top makeup professionals, many from London's Academy of Freelance Makeup, offer imaginitive ideas, inside knowledge, and a wealth of advice for aspiring artists.

In addition to absolutely stunning photographs to accompany each new technique, the book includes,
  • Basic advice on skincare and ways to create a flawless base
  • An index to help determine what your facial structure is
  • Ways to create periodical looks that stem back all the way to the 1920s
  • Techniques on how to use mascara and eyeliner
  • Ways to use specific tools and brushes
  • Professional advice for fashion shows, magazine editorials and advertising shoots
  • A question-and-answer section on how to get into the business
A master class for anyone who wants to learn more about the tricks and trade of a makeup artist, MAKEUP IS ART gives a glimpse into their glamorous world.  When you feel good, you look good and makeup helps you acheive this positive feeling.

This book is a beautiful work of art.  It is inspirational.  It is fascinating.
I keep it around and like to flip through it often to be inspired.
So whether you are a makeup artist, would like to become a makeup artist, love playing with makeup, or just like seeing cool and beautiful pictures~ this is the book for you.

My version of the Rainbow Lips.
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Lots of Products.  =D

*~ Have a Creative and Colorful Day! ~*

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