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!
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.