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All that 'healthy living' BS didn't do Way Bandy much good. He died very young. This is a great book. I did not like that it did not have more pictures, but the illustrations used were very explicit, and I guess that is really all you need, however a few pictures would have been nice.
The reason I loved the book though far outways what I did not like. It truly starts you on your way to mixing colors, something I have found in no other makeup artisty book. I own about 35 books! I also like that it shows you how to contour and highlight by using the particular models features, not just their face shape, which can be sometimes confusing because you can actually have 2 faceshapes going on at once.
It is excellent on shaping eyebrows, and explains a way like I have found in no other technique book. I'd have to say it is the best book for someone who wants to get into doing makeup professionally. The fact that the very dust cover that is on the book describes the book with over color illustrations is a bit deceiving because I believe a lot of people just like me would interpret that to mean lots of color photo's, well you don't get that but it really is a gold mine of information and well worth having in your collection if you love doing make-up.
With even the negative things I say about it, I love this book, and it is my very favorite of my 35 Make-up artistry books. I've been a huge fan of Bandy's for as long as I can remember back in the days when he did all the Cosmopolitan makeup cover shoots. I was so sad when he died. I'm happy to add this book of his to my collection. One person found this helpful. Great step by step instructions and wonderful illustrations for clear understanding! The feature on contouring way back then is just as relevant as it is today.
However, I like the fact that his method is softer which is how I prefer to apply makeup to my clients. His reference to the cheek area in comparison to a prism is pure genius. I gained a different perspective on how to apply blush. Everything you need to know for the rest of your life unless you're cosplaying aliens, or something - that would be a different book.
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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Customer reviews frequently mention makeup bandy contouring artist classic mixing pictures technique today artists learning highlighting natural techniques died dated. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Way's work still influences today's best makeup artists. That pretty much just means Florrie White and Lisa Eldridge.
This book won't be of much use to the beginning makeup artist at all. The techniques Way used ie. Perhaps that is why there are so few accomplished makeup artists. The focus of Way's work was about SUBTLE coloring and shading, while most makeup artists today just check out YouTube seem only capable of doing a very obvious and clownish kind of look. I find it amazing that Way is very specific about how the correct base should look-- neutral beige with a slight touch of pink to keep it from looking too flat and ashy-- yet cosmetic companies today mostly manufacture bases with rather heavy and ghastly yellow undertones.
I'll just have to admit that has me flummoxed. The 'Lifestyle' portions of the book are very funny and wildly dated in a 's Hippy Dippy kind of way, but that's what makes them fun to read. A square face has a strong angled jaw and is generally wide. It is a little heavier and stronger than other shapes. Therefore, those with a square-shaped face benefit from blush applied directly to the apples of their cheeks in small circles.
This softens angular features by drawing attention to the roundest part of the face. Blush in the hairline will help soften the edges of your face. Application for a round face is similar to that of the square face. To slim a round face, apply your blush along the top of your cheekbones, towards the temples. If you have dry skin or fine lines and wrinkles, choose a blush with powder formula.
If your face is long with prominent cheekbones and a narrow chin, you likely have a heart-shaped face. Saturate your blush brush with product, knock off the excess, then apply it in an almost "C" shape from the top of the temple down to the cheekbone. For long face shapes, apply blush on the apples and blend out towards the temples. *Tip: To get a natural lit from within flush for any face shape, first apply a cream blush with a fluffy blush like Hourglass No. 2 Blush Brush (or you can cheat and use your fingers), then apply your foundation as you normally would. With blush, you don't start and stop with your choice of color. Whether you use pink or bright orange, one thing should definitely be consistent: application. There's always the most flattering way to .