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Making Faces

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America's preeminent makeup artist shares his secrets, explaining not only the basics of makeup application and technique but also how to use the fundamentals to create a wide range of different looks. 200 color photos & sketches.

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro

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This is the book that Bobbi Brown's fans have been waiting for: her 25-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book.

Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup-from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Plus, Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on "Hands and Feet" and "Body Skin Care."

Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi's expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there's a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who've wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.

Breathtaking photos of the finished faces-from everyday looks to exotic runway style-along with advice on putting it all together for every woman, make this a book like no other.

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  • Grand Central Publishing


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Face Paint: The Story of Makeup

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New York Times Bestseller

Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeups use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.

 

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The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre

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Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steve Jobs, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Jasmine, Star Trek, Pearl Harbor, HBOs Looking and many other films and TV shows. This full-color, comprehensive new edition offers brand new photographs and on-the-job examples to demonstrate makeup techniques and fundamentals on topics such as beauty, time periods, black and white photography and up-to-date information on cutting-edge techniques like computer-generated characters, makeup effects, mold-making, air brushing, and plenty of information on how to work effectively on set.

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  • Focal Press

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Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

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Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist.

This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color.

It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and explains how these colors in paints and make-up are sourced and created. It also discusses the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up, while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick. Ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics, in addition to using color as inspiration in make-up designs. The book also discusses how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications.

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Robert Jones' Makeup Masterclass: A Complete Course in Makeup for All Levels, Beginner to Advanced

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Robert Jones Makeup Masterclass is a comprehensive guide to makeup that is organized from beginner to pro. You can start at your skill level and learn!

This all inclusive guide to the makeup brush is a full beauty education for women (and men!) of all ages and skill levels. Robert Jones' Makeup Masterclass features lessons for people of all skill levels; from the makeup-challenged to those who are ready to take their skills to the professional level.
 
This guide book includes:
  • Step-by-step photos to build your makeup repertoire and maximize natural beauty at any age
  • Techniques to highlight your best traits and build your confidence as a makeup artist
  • Before-and-after photos to help you achieve looks for any skin tone
  • Basic products and tools you should have in your makeup drawer
  • Extensive product information to help you make smart purchases 
  • Tips for organizing your makeupknow what to keep and what to toss
  • Secrets about product shelf-life and makeup ingredients you should know before buying
  • Tips and tricks to help you achieve your desired effect, shape your face, and find quick fixes for problem areas (dark circles, age spots, thin lips, uneven skin tone, and more)  
  • Helpful Q&As in every chapter
  • Quick-reference index
 
Robert Jones Makeup Masterclass is about more than dramatic transformations. Its for honing makeup artistry and building confidence for a beautiful result. 



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The Make-up Manual: Your beauty guide for brows, eyes, skin, lips and more

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A comprehensive make-up manual that details all aspects of make-up application, solutions to common problems, as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time.

A comprehensive make-up manual that details all aspects of make-up application, solutions to common problems, as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time.

Starting with Skin Secrets, make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon teaches you everything you need to know about skincare and perfecting your base, before moving into sections that target specific areas of the face. Chapters and looks are organized by feature, each starting with an introduction to the area and followed by looks that show it off best. In Beautiful Brows, Lisa explains why it is so important to maintain and enhance your brows, before styling a Natural, Full, Ombre, and Feathered look. In Go with the Glow, she explains why we add color and takes a look at Contouring, Strobing, Blushing, and Bronzing. In The Eyes Have It, things really get interesting, with looks for Smokey, Colorful, Nude, Smudged, Bejewelled, and Glittery Eyes that will makes your eyes pop. And in Luscious Lips, Lisa helps you understand the difference between matte, glossy, and smooth lipsticks, pencils, glosses, and all that's in between, before teaching you how to perfect the Red, Nude, Ombre, Matte, High Gloss, and Bold Lip, no matter what your style. Finally, in Lisa's signature style, she offers up Looks to Dazzle, from Extreme Glitter to using sequins, feathers, and transfers, as well as enhancing your look with accessories in a series of features. These also give instruction on which tools to use when, a handy in-flight routine that will help you step off the plane feeling like a goddess, fixing make-up mishaps, and finding your perfect wedding look. So whether youre looking for a fun and youthful, elegant and sophisticated, or one-off look, Lisa will show you how to make the most of your facial features and complexion in this her Make-up Manual.

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Timeless: Recreate the Classic Makeup and Hairstyles from 100 Years of Beauty

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From renowned film, TV, and fashion makeup artist Louise Young-along with leading film industry hairstylist Loulia Sheppard, Timeless is the definitive step-by-step guide to the most iconic looks of a century.
Timeless is a beauty bible for the golden ages of style. Step-by-step photography and clear, concise instructions help you to recreate the most memorable makeup and hair looks of the past 100 years, including:

  • The silent-screen "vamp"
  • Jazz-Age bob and smoldering eyes
  • 1930s Hollywood glamour
  • World War II-era red lips and victory rolls
  • The 1950s bombshell
  • Swinging '60s London Look
  • Disco-fever beauty
  • The colorful, eclectic '80s
  • Grunge-era chic
Throughout, Timeless provides inspiration and instruction on how to recreate the looks of beauty icons like Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Ginger Rogers, Myrna Loy, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Lauren Bacall, Gene Tierney, Grace Kelly, Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Shrimpton, Sophia Loren, Farrah Fawcett, Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields, Kate Moss, Drew Barrymore, and many more.
Accurate, practical, and beautiful, this is the ultimate guide to the most classic looks of all time-a must-have for makeup artists, hairstylists, classic film fans, and anyone interested in incorporating vintage style into the modern day.

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Makeup Artist Face Charts (The Beauty Studio Collection)

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Unleash your inner makeup diva with your very own makeup charts just like the ones pro makeup artists use! Design and customize fabulous looks with colored pencils, markers, crayons, even real makeup! Makeup charts come with convenient note sections so you can keep track of products/colors used.

WHATS INSIDE?

  • 48 Face charts in 3 styles Almond eye female, Asian eye female and Male. Each style comes with & without brows so you have the option of drawing your own.

  • 50 Practice charts Test looks and build your skills with extra eye, lip, brow and face charts.

  • 15 Bonus charts Sample makeup charts from other books in The Beauty Studio Collection.

ALSO INCLUDES:

Pro Tips, Tricks Tutorials along with a User Guide that covers:

  • What brushes work best with makeup charts
  • How to add your choice of skintone
  • How to create a makeup artist portfolio
  • Highlight & contour application techniques
  • Guide to drawing lashes & brows
  • And much more!

The Beauty Studio Collection includes:

Face, Eye, Lip, Brow, Bridal & Sculpt Shape Charts

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Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup

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The definition of a beautiful face has never been constant. See howpolitical and social climates have molded accepted beauty rituals andthe evolution of cosmetics from ancient times through today. This updated and refreshed reference book chronicles historic trends for the eyes, lips,and face, and offers in-depth aesthetic reviews of each decade from the1920s to today. Follow the fascinating history of cosmetic trends vintage ads; detailed makeup application guides;and profiles of famous makeup innovators, connoisseurs, and iconicfaces. Over 450 images, timelines, and detailed vintage color palettesshow the changing definitions of beauty and document makeup innovations(the first mascara, lipstick, eye shadow, etc.) that have evolvedthroughout the history of cosmetics. This is an ideal reference for theprofessional makeup artist, cosmetologist, educator, student, andgeneral makeup enthusiasts.







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