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

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

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by Scott Barnes
     
 

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Celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes brings together everything he has learned working with A-list faces like Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston and focuses it on dramatic makeovers of real women, taking them from attractive to amazing.  See more details below

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Celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes brings together everything he has learned working with A-list faces like Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston and focuses it on dramatic makeovers of real women, taking them from attractive to amazing.

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Library Journal
Barnes gave actress-singer-megabrand Jennifer Lopez her trademark "glow," and his celebrity makeup star ascended to join the likes of Pat McGrath and the late Kevyn Aucoin. In his mini-coffee-table-book debut, he shares his philosophy—it all begins with the light, where and how it hits the face, because glow is the goal with all women, starlets or not. A lot of heavy contouring and highlighting ensues in an array of "transformations" of nonmodels of various ages and ethnicities. These before-and-afters, captured in step-by-step color photos, are impressive in their technical skill and will inspire the more audacious and skilled among Barnes's fans—Sarah goes from a pretty, minimally maquillaged twenty-something to a golden-cheeked Renaissance maiden. However, most women probably don't have the time, energy, or ability to mimic the author's painterly (and, some would argue, heavy-handed) approach. VERDICT While Barnes presents some sensible skin care how-to and tricks, his book is best suited to intermediate to advanced makeup artists who have a stake in contouring and highlighting.—Heather McCormack, Library Journal
From the Publisher

Barnes, Scott.

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

Fair Winds: Quayside. 2010. c.240p. photogs. ISBN 978-1-59233-399-8. $24.99. PERSONAL GROOMING
Barnes gave actress-singer-megabrand Jennifer Lopez her trademark “glow,” and his celebrity makeup star ascended to join the likes of Pat McGrath and the late Kevyn Aucoin. In his mini-coffee-table-book debut, he shares his philosophy—it all begins with the light, where and how it hits the face, because glow is the goal with all women, starlets or not. A lot of heavy contouring and highlighting ensues in an array of “transformations” of nonmodels of various ages and ethnicities. These before-and-afters, captured in step-by-step color photos, are impressive in their technical skill and will inspire the more audacious and skilled among Barnes’s fans—Sarah goes from a pretty, minimally maquillaged twenty-something to a golden-cheeked Renaissance maiden.

Verdict While Barnes presents some sensible skin care how-to and tricks, his book is best suited to intermediate to advanced makeup artists who have a stake in contouring and highlighting. —Library Journal, March, 15, 2010

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592333998
Publisher:
Fair Winds Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Scott Barnes on Red Lipstick: Some Dos and Don'ts

Red lipstick is used to create a very specific look. I would not suggest women wear red lipstick every day. If red lipstick is your signature thing, you'd better have a whole style and wardrobe that go along with it. Gwen Stefani is a good example. She wears red lipstick well because she has an entire wardrobe and hairstyle that support it. You can't throw on sweats with red lipstick.

DON'T wear red lipstick:

- When you're wearing red. Matching red with red is tricky. It's rarely the right shade, so it usually clashes.

- When you're wearing bright green. Why would you want to look like a Christmas tree?

- For funerals. For some reason, women like to do the "red lipstick with a black suit" thing when they're in mourning. I feel it reads too flirty, as in, "I can’t wait to bury him...who's next!"

- During the day in bright sunlight. It looks too harsh.

DO wear red lipstick:

- In the evening.

- For black-tie events.

- With minimal makeup on the eye (or at least the allusion of minimal makeup on the eye), like Sage.

- If you’re a redhead.

Meet the Author

Currently, international celebrities compete for Scott Barnes\u2019 professional time. Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Lucy Liu, Kate Hudson, Courtney Cox, Jewel and Lil Kim are some of the leading ladies in music, film, and television who seek out Scott to design their latest looks. Scott Barnes\u2019 work has been published on the magazine covers of Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Premiere.

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About Face 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Rebecca27 More than 1 year ago
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.
For2unekukie More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How do make "wings" like w/ eyeliner? Please help. REPLY TO: Bae
Char_10155 More than 1 year ago
The book is very detailed on its step by step techniques
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he book is very inspiring
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Twaniesha Glenn More than 1 year ago
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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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!
SuZSL More than 1 year ago
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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