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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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About Face

is a compendium of everything make-up artist Scott Barnes has learned during his career working with A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston. About Face is packed with techniques for every area of makeup application. Part One focuses on dramatic makeovers of real women with a twist: each

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About Face

is a compendium of everything make-up artist Scott Barnes has learned during his career working with A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston. About Face is packed with techniques for every area of makeup application. Part One focuses on dramatic makeovers of real women with a twist: each woman comes in looking the best she thinks she can look. The author then deconstructs and debunks their look taking them from attractive to amazing. Step-by-step photos outline makeup techniques and products while Scott provides commentary on how he pinpointed the woman’s strongest asset and built a look around it. Part Two highlights beauty rituals, must-have makeup items, and inner and outer preparations that a woman must embrace in order to look beautiful and radiate charisma. Part Three focuses on the celebrities Scott Barnes has worked with.

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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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592334889
Publisher:
Fair Winds Press
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(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' 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. His work has been published on the magazine covers of Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Premiere. Scott has also appeared on top national and regional television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, and Good Day LA. In 2011, Scott embarked on a new chapter in his life, relocating from New York to Los Angeles. Visit him online at http://www.scottbarnes.com.

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