Book Reviews of Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Beauty Resource

Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Beauty Resource
Bobbi Brown Beauty The Ultimate Beauty Resource
Author: Annemarie Iverson, Bobbi Brown
ISBN-13: 9780062701671
ISBN-10: 0062701673
Publication Date: 2/26/1997
Pages: 242
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: HarperResource
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Lots of pictures! YEAH! Lots of pictures of well-known people with different skin tones. For example, people with "handsome good looks" include Emma Thompson. Those who are "classics" include Julia Ormond. Also included are chapters for Asians, Latinas, and African-Americans. Got a few tips on powder (according to Bobbi, the "most magical, universal, and workable powder for all skin colors is pale yellow in tone." What I got from this book is that, if you eat the right foods, drink 8-10 glasses of water, and cleanse your face daily, you can go with minimal make-up. Bobbi doesn't believe in caking on the make-up but being as bare as possible. Also, she believes in looking at your skin DAILY, examining it, and deciding what make-up you need to wear. I got that tip from Linda Evangelista, who lets her face breath in-between cleansing and moisturizing. Another great tip I've been following, have make-up according to the seasons. I have a moisturizer for winter (thicker) and summer (lighter). I also have different make-up according to the seasons. Bobbi believes that you should have at least three foundations (light for winter, medium for spring and fall, and dark for summer). For those in-between days/weeks you could blend together. And don't forget, blush goes on the apples of the checks. DO NOT suck in your cheeks and put it on in a streak. That is SO unnatural and 1980s! Great tips ... FINALLY!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great for learning makeup basics for people who don't read magazine tips and didn't get very good instruction from others. The book covers essential skin care, good makeup tools and step-by-step makeup application. Word of caution: this is definitely a White woman's fashion industry perspective. The tips are simple enough for the average woman and the author tries to integrate a message of self-esteem and doing what looks natural, but the book itself is full of thin white models, singers, & actresses. There are only a few pages dedicated to women of color, and the author talks about our looks as exotic, reinforcing the idea that White women's looks are the norm.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great for learning makeup basics for people who don't read magazine tips and didn't get very good instruction from others. The book covers essential skin care, good makeup tools and step-by-step makeup application. Word of caution: this is definitely a White woman's fashion industry perspective. The tips are simple enough for the average woman and the author tries to integrate a message of self-esteem and doing what looks natural, but the book itself is full of thin white models, singers, & actresses. There are only a few pages dedicated to women of color, and the author talks about our looks as exotic, reinforcing the idea that White women's looks are the norm.
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This book might work for someone over the age of 13 if: a. said person had never heard of make-up before b. never had a relative who wore make-up c. had never shopped at a make-up counter, drugstore, or Sephora or d. woke up from a coma after 15 years and still thought blue mascara was a good idea.

But if you already wear make-up and know a thing or two about it, you may want to pass on this book. I am not a make-up artist, but I know a few things about what to put on my face and let me tell you; I didn't learn one single new thing from this book. If you're looking for a make-up book with new, inventive, artistic, creative ideas, you should try one of Kevin Aucoins books. Some of Bobbi's tips include; try brown mascara, wash your face every day and use shaving cream when you shave your legs. Duh!

But, if you are one of the few people who are looking for a make-up book for your pre-teen who will soon be old enough to wear her own lip gloss, you may want to try this book. Then, in a few years, you can take the training wheels off and get a REAL make-up book!
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She is really good and her instructions are easy to follow. Or course she wants you to buy her products. Joalice
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I was worried that this book would be dated, but it isn't at all. It is very focused on skin care and on basic cosmetic techniques designed to play up your best features and draw focus away from the features you aren't happy with. This book advocates timeless beauty.