Friday, 22 January 2010

Rae Morris Makeup The Ultimate Guide

Rae Morris Makeup The Ultimate Guide: rrp £16.99 (again might be cheaper on Amazon)
What it says: "... Simple step by steps make even the most sophisticated and creative makeup easy to achieve..."




For those who don't know, Rae Morris is an award winning MUA who 'fell into' her career of make-up artistry in 1993. The emphasis in her book is have fun, be creative and practice practice practice!

About the book - it has to be said, I simply LOVE this book! I love the no-nonsense approach to the instructions and the honesty Rae has when advising if something is worth spending money on or not. There are whole chapters dedicated to 'eyebrows', 'highlighting' or 'contouring' rather than all these elements being lost within bigger sections. In addition, I love the fact it has a whole section dedicated to the 'over 40s' and to 'asian eyes' - I think this makes it more transferrable and useful to both beginners, aspiring MUAs and more experienced MUAs.

There is a lot of discussion on colours suitable for different coloured eyes, hair, skin tone etc and there is a section on 'colour theory' too. It covers techniques on how to achieve particular looks such as 'bronzed' or 'retro' which I love.

Best bits: just the general awesomeness of the book - it's layout, the instructions, the photography, the diversity... I could go on

Worst bits: I genuinely don't think there are any! Honestly!

Overall - buy it! ps, it's paperback - much easier to handle when balancing an eyeliner and mascara in your other hand!

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