- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 2, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780316286855
- ISBN-13: 978-0316286855
- ASIN: 0316286850
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.6 x 12.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 671 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Kevyn Aucoin's faces appear in editorial features, fashion shows, music videos, and advertising campaigns as well as on the covers of virtually every major magazine, and he's be e Ad a guest on many television programs, including Oprah, the Today show, Good Morning America, VH-I's Fashion Television, MTV's House of Style and Entertainment Tonight. His client roster reads like a Who's Who of the entertainment world's elite: This list includes all of the women who appear in this book, as well as Sharon Stone, Whitney Houston, Linda Evangelista, Mary Tyler Moore, Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Hurley and Bette Midler, among many, many others. Along with the numerous accolades he has received is a special award from the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), the first and only time such an honor has been bestowed on a makeup artist. The author of the bestselling book The Art of Makeup, he resides in New York City."
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Of the two books I bought (facing forward) this one is my favorite.
It does seem to me that all the instructions are pretty much the same re: eye makeup, wearing just concealer, etc. Nothing is mentioned about highlights and sculpting, but it's apparent in some of the photos. It's certainly a current topic in magazines, etc. I'll have to try one these "looks" and see how it works. I now want to buy any other of his books. I just love this man, he's such a great person and a truly unique human being. The world is a lesser place without him. I didn't know him, but after reading about his childhood and his amazing mother one does get the sense of his individuality being allowed to "bloom" without the typical parental negative response ("Kevin take OFF that make up and go outside and play wtih the other boys!). Everyone could benefit from a mom like Thelma that not only accepted her son but embraced his talent and became his "muse".
I am very happy with this purchase!
- It is more textual than a just beginner book.
- The how-to is not with pictures but with sketches drawn by the author, so could not be ideal for someone who wants to apply eyeshadow for the first time in life.
- As the how-tos are sketches, are great for intermediate to advanced skilled people who want to work on their sketch drawing techniques.
I personally love this book also because I am starting to draw my own facecharts and this help me to see how an expert like Kevin represent a makeup look with the pencil.
With that said, people with a grasp of how to do makeup can take a pass. This book covers basics very well. However, if you need inspiration for say, your 1990s costume or a tutorial done by picture you should grab this book. I'm still blown away by his Marilyn Monroe look for Priscilla Presley. He had a guide on how to contour your face a whole generation before it was appreciated.
Making Faces is one of those makeup tomes you need to pass on to the next budding makeup enthusiast. I gave my copy to my niece once Kevyn taught me the ways of contouring and perfect smoky eye shadow. Now that the 90s are back, Kevyn's photos for his makeup looks are suddenly trendy again.