Sunday, January 30, 2011

REVIEW: Kevyn Aucoin Face Forward

Over a year ago I picked up this book at my local bookstore for only $8. I was really into finding resources to hone my skills in a different level apart from daily makeup or makeovers.

Kevyn Aucoin's Face Forward is a fabulous book for any upcoming makeup artist. It's mainly on transformation. The first pages recommends products to have in your personal or working kit but doesn't specify which brand, mostly a brief explanation on each usage. My favorite parts are the transformation of celebrities to other iconic figures. Such as: Calista Flockhart as Audrey Hepburn. Gwenyth Paltrow as James Dean (yes, that's her!). Then it has everyday transformation on regular women (of different skin color) with detailed steps to transformation on different era periods.

The only gripe is that they never say what product they're using. It's along the lines as, "deep purple, cream foundation..." and so on.

Definitely recommend for those who want to go into theater makeup, print or those who simply love dramatic makeup and recreating certain iconic images - as this book is more geared towards that audience and doesn't have many everyday makeup tips, especially for beginners. But it does make a wonderful addition to any makeup lover's collection.

CELLY

7 comments:

  1. Great review, I've been wanting to get this book, amongst others.

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  2. Oh, I used to have this book! I loved it but I lent all of my makeup books to a friend that I no longer see *sad face*

    I just love all the pictures!!

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  3. wow! it's amazing the transformation that can be created with makeup.....the audrey and dean transformations are awesome!

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  4. yeah, definitely pick it up! check local discount book stores.

    @pretty, girl - you better find that former friend of yours haha. ;)

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  5. I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK!
    This was the first makeup book I owned!

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  6. I won scott barnes book last summer and it's fabulous. I also have several of bobbi brownsnow I need to add thisone to my collection def a must.

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  7. This book is great but I don't have it nor do I ever plan to. I look at it almost everytime I go to a book store but for me and they type of makeup I do on people, it just doesn't work. Love it though!

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