Hello favorite makeup books from the 90’s.

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Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces and Face Forward, Cindy Crawford’s Basic Face,to Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out! Are you all having flashbacks? These are makeup book classics – timeless! I poured over and studied these books from cover to cover as a teenager.

It’s been such a long time since I bought a makeup book. When St. Martin’s Press asked if I’d be interested in reviewing Simply Glamorous: Make-up Transformations to Make You Look and Feel Fabulous by Gary Cockerill, I had a flashback to my teen days and got giddy again! Gary Cockerill is a celebrity makeup artist known for glamorous and sexy makeup.

71STei0vHoL$26.99 ($15.14 on Amazon Prime)

I’m trying to give you a good comparison and I think I found one – if you loved Kevyn Aucoin’s books, you’re going to absolutely pour over these images. The format is very similar, tutorials with an incredible transformation! Gary debunks all those “rules” and myths of beauty and explains it’s more important to know how to use the product than how expensive the product is.

glamorous-book-reviewCREDIT: From Simply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill.
Copyright © 2015 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin

My girlfriends who were in town visiting saw when the book arrived and were instantly drawn to it – this is a great gift for any gal – one who needs to learn how to do makeup, pageant girls, or any makeup loving girl. Christmas gifts, friends!

The photos will make your mouth drop when you see before and afters. There are step-by-step tutorials and Gary goes over skin, face shapes, makeup brushes and how to work with your own features. He will also take the same face and give it four different looks (natural, sophisticated, glamorous and dramatic).

glamorous-book-review-2CREDIT: From Simply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill.
Copyright © 2015 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin

Highlights:

  • Gary transforms his 50-year-old-sister and shows that she can wear shimmer eyeshadow! I’ve always hated the idea that you couldn’t wear shimmer eyeshadow after the age of 15.
  • Gary also transforms his 74-year-old mother and proves that women of any age can wear red lipstick and turns her into a bombshell with amazing silver hair!
  • Gary made an Asian woman’s eyes larger and created a socket using makeup.

glamorous-book-review-1CREDIT: From Simply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill.
Copyright © 2015 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin

Retails for $26.99 but find it for $15.14 on Amazon Prime! It just came out, it’s a great reference for makeup lovers everywhere.

Is there a beauty technique you’d like to master? What was your favorite beauty book growing up?

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