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The second book from celebrity makeup artist and former model Jemma Kidd, Jemma Kidd Make-Up Secrets: Solutions to Every Woman’s Beauty Issues and Make-Up Dilemmas, is perfect for the woman who loves her insider-y makeup tricks. This book is full of them. It reveals how to use makeup like a pro to look natural, (or sultry, or vintage glam), while addressing things like how to make your lipstick last and what exactly to do with different types of false lashes. With sections that offer shadow tutorials by eye shape, how to bring your skin to optimal health (inside and out) along with an awesome bit on face sculpting, she covers every base. Ultra-close-up pictures with fab tips, like “when you apply liquid liner, draw out the shape in pencil first before going over the liquid,” gives you a look into the mind of a makeup artist to see what they see. The pictures are gorgeous and it’s also fun to flip through. Happy reading.
Let me start by professing my love for makeup and beauty books. I have a large stash that I’ve collected over the years and I refer to them often for tips and inspiration. However, in all my years of reading and reviewing books, I have never read one like this one: cover to cover in one sitting.
How To Look Expensive, A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking the Bank, $25, is written by the ultimate beauty editor, Andrea Pomerantz Lustig. She’s not talking about the hoity-toity, show-off expensive, but “chic and understated, polished and professional, your personal best,” expensive.
I loved it so much that I couldn’t put it down. This book is easy to read with basically everything you might want to know about hair, skin and makeup — with product recommendations to boot. Pomerantz Lustig offers practical tips from the industry’s very best makeup artists, stylists, colorists and Dermatologists. With sections like, “Four Chic Ponytails That Will Make You Look Luxe,” and “Five Lipsticks Mistakes That Cheapen Your Makeup And How To Avoid Them,” you will be certain to find tips that you can use. And you don’t have to be part of the 1% to do it.
Do you like beauty books?