CDN$ 28.84
  • List Price: CDN$ 42.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 14.11 (33%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Make Up Your Mind Hardcover – Sep 1 2001


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 28.84
CDN$ 28.84 CDN$ 26.00

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this book with Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself CDN$ 33.23

Make Up Your Mind + Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself
Price For Both: CDN$ 62.07

Show availability and shipping details

  • This item: Make Up Your Mind

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping. Details

  • Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books; 1 edition (Sept. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576870995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576870990
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 26.1 x 23.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #292,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By dashPA on June 10 2002
Format: Hardcover
First of all, the introduction rubbed me the wrong way and I found it full of contradictions and a way to knock other makeup artists. He mentioned that makeup articles in "these books" are blatently unrealistic because of the retouching, yet I didn't see one blood vessle in the eyes in any of the pictures in this book. He also says you should "notice the woman, not her makeup", but isn't that hard to do when you look at a face with acid green, orange and gold eyeshadow topped off with bushy eyebrows? All of the models seem to be in the same age range and are obviously professional models. How does this benefit the reader who really needs and wants advise? Why didn't he pick people off the street to really get his point across? The pictures are large and self explanitory, but he was better off choosing a wide variety of women based on age, race etc. so everyone benefits.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 6aad0801 on Feb. 23 2011
Format: Hardcover
I ordered this book recently while waiting for the Make Up Your Mind - Express Yourself book that is due to be released in April. The negative comments/reviews become quite funny in a "how could they not get it" and a "they obviously didn't read the book" sorta way. In the text Nars quietly explains the intention and the need for a book like this. First it's just make up: no clothes, no distracting hair that is often used to emphasize this dramatic makeover quality. He explains that he did not want to have tiny bad-lit images before images to be contrasted with the 'smiling' after, but instead made the befores identically lit and positioned so that the reader could learn and compare all aspects of the left image to the right. In this way he shares how he learnt makeup: by really looking at images. He comments that the women before are as beautiful as they are after and that the makeup is used to draw attention to existing beauty as they should be used on all women. His philosophy is that makeup artistry should not be about masking the person with makeup but rather having fun drawing attention to a women's (or man's) beauty. Also, François Nars writes, in the book, that his techniques are easy to replicate and that is the point. Beautiful makeup application shouldn't be complicated; which he also writes in the book.
So, the reviews that criticize these points truly didn't get it or even try/read a single word.

Excellent book - thank you!

[...]
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Virdee on March 23 2010
Format: Hardcover
This makeup book is good. It is a great way to see before and after shots, and to see how each look is achieved. You should be warned that only Nars makeup products are used. It does not mean that each look cannot be recreated with other makeup, but that it is the only brand talked about and used seeing as it was written by the brand's creator. My biggest negative issue with the book was the format in which it is bound. It is a heavy book (with the cover), and the spiral format makes the thin pages susceptible to tearing. You must handle with care if you get this. Other than having to handle it very carefully, very useful for makeup artists and enthusiasts alike.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 15 2002
Format: Hardcover
I had high hopes for this book since it was said to use models of all colorings. I am asian and find it to be pretty useless; the total number of models was small, so even though the models did have differing colorings, they a) can't cover too many looks anyway b)are mostly caucasians c)are mostly pale and freckled and blondeish.

But in addition to being useless, it is hard to read with tiny light prints on white pages, and most of all, the photos are visually...ugly. Every picture looks like an autopsy photo. I'm not kidding. They look like they are lying motionless on a metal gurney. Maybe it's how giant the faces were and how devoid of any human context, maybe it's that the models have the usual snobbish unexpressiveness that models are supposed to convey, but the pictures are horrifyingly distrubing. With very few exceptions, they mostly look (marginally) better before the makeup, and in any case awake in me only fear and repulsion.
I purchased the book expecting a pleasant and mindless piece of eyecandy, since I really like Nars makeup. Instead I am thrusted into a philosophical vision that seems to expose or symbolize the ridiculous horror show that is our quest for beauty. Maybe I should, instead of giving it a low rating, five stars instead, because it is more profound than I ever imagined.
But Goddammit, I just want to learn how to look better!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Shoegal on July 16 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great idea for a makeup book, pages after pages of closeup shots of models with different looks. The best part is it shows you very simply how to get the look, I love it! I wish every makeup book was like this one. Some looks are not my taste but most are very wearable.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
It was a good read on the essays and tips on different parts of the face - skin, eyes, and lips etc... However, I didn't seem to walk away with anything new as far as how to correct problem area or acne blemishes and contouring. Robert Jone's book Beauty Made Simple seems like a better choice for that matter. However, Mr. Nars has some good insight on makeup and that alone may worth the price of the book. As a photographer and want-to-be makeup artist, I want to learn all.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Most recent customer reviews

Search


Feedback