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About Face: Amazing Transformations Using the Secrets of the Top Celebrity Makeup Artist

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  • Posted October 17, 2010

    Pretty basic

    I'm a Make-up Artist, and I'd say for anyone more than a little advanced at make-up, this will be a fast page-flipper book. There is a lot of contouring, and it's not well thought out and written enough for the normal person to do in real life. He doesn't have a list of specific products to use with each look, and some are heavily made up. The skin on a redhead was over powdered, which made her skin look dry and older.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    A MUST HAVE!!!

    I'm not quite sure if this would be the "perfect" book for a true beginner BUT with that being said this book is AMAZING!!!
    I love EVERYTHING about it! I'm a makeup artist myself & this book has the "wow" factor. I have several other books but Scott Barnes really breaks things down & goes into meticulous detail about how he achieved certain 'looks' & does an awesome job talking about skincare & how it's not just about the makeup you put on your face!

    It's no wonder he's so successful...he's a true innovator & trend-setter. I will admit I was doing some of the things he recommends doing completely backwards & when I first picked up the book thought to myself, "now how the heck does he contour & highlight w/out knocking it off when he goes in to blend the foundation???"
    My question was MORE THAN answered...OH, HOW I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH (Scott Barnes)!!! My clients are so much happier w/the results I can deliver & I tell them to go buy this book!!! EVERY woman can benefit from his book & they should also google him b/c he is on both Youtube AND has his very own website...a must see!
    P.S. THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAV MAKEUP BOOK NOW...I HAVEN'T SEEN A BETTER ONE OUT THERE...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2015

    Im confused,how do you make...

    How do make "wings" like w/ eyeliner? Please help. REPLY TO: Bae

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    The book is very detailed on its step by step techniques

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Great book

    he book is very inspiring

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Good book, not for beginners

    This is a great book for those who already know how to apply makeup, especially if you are a makeup artist like myself. The looks in this book are not for everyday wear, though there is plenty of good healthy skin advice. If you are aspiring to hook a sugar daddy or be a makeup arrtist grab this, but either way there are better books out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2010

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    Worst book ever, except for the cover pic

    Judging by the cover pic (amazing!) and the reviews, I bought this book. It was well organized into different looks and models.... but wow! the makeup applications were awful! the info on contouring was informative (if you didn't already know), but a little extreme. the makeup application on every model (except for the cover photo) was not flattering and a little scary. It looked like a first week student was trying to be "creative" but it didn't work at all. None were looks you would be able to wear in everyday life for sure. Not to mention the foundation on all was cakey and not finished smoothly. Waste of money to buy this book!

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  • Posted May 13, 2010

    Beautiful and well laid out.

    Scott Barnes has put together a very informative and inspiring book, so that every woman can create and sustain her best look.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2009

    I Cannot Wait To Get A Copy!

    Scott Barnes is my all time favorite make-up artist. (I've been following his career for years!) I cannot wait to get a copy of this and will be buying a few as gifts for Christmas! Thank you Mr.Barnes for giving us this book! Woohoo!

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