Pro Makeup: Salon Secrets of the Professionals Spiral-bound – Aug 24 2009
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Spencer covers all the basics and much more. (Jason Ashley Wright Tulsa World 2009-11-01)
Sharing the secrets of her career as a makeup artist, author Kit Spencer provides easy to follow advice on how to create a look that is right for you.... Colour photographs that show before and after views make it easy to follow along with her instructions. With its spiral ring design the book will lay open at any page you choose, making it that much easier to refer to her techniques as they are shown. Spencer even includes special sections on applying makeup to someone else, skin care for men and costume makeup. (Terry Peters North Shore News 2010-05-28)
Would make great [a] stocking stuffer for the fashionista on your list.... Leigh Toselli offers us common nonlicensed folks secrets of the professionals, among many other things. (Jason Ashley Wright Tulsa World 2010-11-10)
About the Author
Kit Spencer is a makeup artist and hairstylist who works in television, movies and music videos, creating special effects for a range of clients. She is the author of two other books on hairstyles and makeup.See all Product Description
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C'est le résultat d'un débutant... désolé
Don't spend your money on this book,it's doesn't worth it !
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The book begins with tools and tips to aid you narrow down what it is you need in a makeup kit. The breakdown of tools needed was quick and to the point It still gave you all the information to allow you to get what you need not what they tell you to get. Next it goes into foundation and picking the correct shade and type for your skin, also a quick how to on skin care tips.
The author really broke down the different facial shapes and how to apply blush the right way as well as how to contour the face. She also had tips of applying eyeshadow to all different eyeshapes to flatter them in the best way possible. Lips was quite basic, there wasn't too much information on it besides using lipliner and differences between day and night time lip looks.
Now for the disappointing part of the book, skin color and tone. When it came to lighter skin tones, she had about 5 different types like ivory, fair, golden and caramel. What is interesting is that they were all very similar in color then suddenly it jumps to dark and there is nothing in between. A person who is the color Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Liya Kebede, or around that area was completely left out of the book. This was saddening, it was as if that tone doesn't exist and dark simply implies anyone with a deep skin tone. She does mention that dark includes a wide range of shades but I guess she felt she didn't need to show them.
Her makeup applications were at times poorly executed, the blush applied on almost every person looked spotty. The section on false eyelashes was a joke, a model had on a full set of lashes and they were crooked and not completely attached. And honestly some of the eyeshadow applications were of poor execution as well.
Overall the book is good in terms of giving information for those who want to become makeup artists and to those who just want to learn to apply makeup better.
edit to add: How did this person write three books with such poorly applied makeup?
The tips were pretty good but very basic. Some ideas about different products was useful.
The lack of information about exact colors used. There were some very pretty color combos but I'd like to know what product/color used so I can get an idea of where to start with the look.
Pretty much all of the applications on the models. It honestly looked as though they forgot a photo deadline was coming and had to rush all makeup in the photos to meet it.
In the end:
I am glad I followed another person's post and didn't pay the $29.99 it retails for. I spent about $6. It is worth about that.