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Hello Again!

So this is the new installment to the blog called The Review. This is where I talk about my opinion on make-up related things, but with a little twist. So rather than products, I am going to review beauty books, videos, makeup counters that kind of thing.

Makeup is Art

So my first review is the book: Make-up is Art.  I have had this book for a couple of years now. I picked it up at the IMATS I think it was. Needless to say I was delighted as it is a book filled to the brim with fantastic images and information on how to achieve them.


One of the things that I loved about the book was that it featured images of a lot of different artists work. The make-up artists featured in the book are at the top of their field and people that I really admire! Their work can be seen in magazines, catwalks and television in the UK and abroad. This meant that the type of work and style of make-up was quite varied. It showed everything from a beautiful skin, to a full on glitter-thon with lashes.


The book is not a step by step guide, so anyone buying it hoping to learn how to do each step might be disappointed. However I found that the descriptions were really informative and you would be able to achieve all the looks with a little trial and error.  It is a very inspirational book and will leave you with loads of creative ideas of your own.


The images are really clear and not over photoshopped and this book is visually stunning. It is definitely something that you could proudly display on your coffee table. I think even non-makeup aficionados would find this book enjoyable to flick through as it is an array of colourful vibrant imagery.

For once you can judge a book by its cover, this gorgeous cover invites you in and the contents certainly don’t disappoint.

Value for Money: 10/10
Images: 10/10
Description: 9/10
Overall Rating: 9/10

Below are some images I found online of the behind the scenes of some of the photoshoots from the book, so I thought it would be nice to share them with you. Lots of lashes there!

False eyelashes laid out for photoshoot

Images of inspiration for makeup

Makeup for photoshoot fashion

Makeup and Pigments set up and ready to use

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Hope you enjoyed this post. I will be back again next week for another review! If there is a book in my collection that you spotted that you would like me to do next, let me know. Your wish will be my command.

Lots of love,


*Image Sources: amazon.co.uk, fashion stylist

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