Makeup: The Art of Beauty

Overview

Makeup: The Art of Beauty is a solid, beautifully illustrated guide on how to style and apply makeup to create a variety of amazing looks. From sophisticated high fashion and trendy freestyle, to the glamour of Hollywood and the simplicity of the Ivory Soap girl, professional makeup artist Linda Mason takes the reader, whatever her age, step by step through the entire process of creating an unforgettable ?look? for any occasion.

Written for the individual as well as the aspiring...

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Overview

Makeup: The Art of Beauty is a solid, beautifully illustrated guide on how to style and apply makeup to create a variety of amazing looks. From sophisticated high fashion and trendy freestyle, to the glamour of Hollywood and the simplicity of the Ivory Soap girl, professional makeup artist Linda Mason takes the reader, whatever her age, step by step through the entire process of creating an unforgettable “look” for any occasion.

Written for the individual as well as the aspiring makeup professional, Makeup provides readers with basic, practical advice and proven tips for choosing and using the best tools and products, applying makeup for special occasions, creating a unique look, and developing an individual style. An additional section on career development includes advice for finding the right school, putting together a portfolio, and performing work in the studio, on location, or at fashion shows. This valuable reference also features hundreds of examples of dazzling fashion photography during the past three decades, taken by some of the top photographers in the fashion industry.

Makeup is a one-stop source of valuable information and tested techniques for anyone who is interested in perfecting the art of beauty.

• Author is well known as a pioneer in cutting-edge fashion makeup

• She was head makeup artist for
Helena Rubenstein and has worked with other top cosmetics companies, including Lancôme

• Features stunning fashion photography from the last 30 years

• Includes solid how-to information on applying makeup, both for personal use or as a professional

• Author’s makeup line is available exclusively at her own boutique and studio, The Art of Beauty, in New York City

• For every woman interested in learning or perfecting the art of beauty

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823099795
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,362,755
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Mason has been a makeup artist for over 20 years. Her client list includes numerous music stars, Hollywood celebrities, photographers, art directors, and fashion designers, including John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Thierry Mugler. Born in Sunderland, England, she lives and works in SoHo, in New York City.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Felicia Rogawska Milewicz, Beauty Director of Glamour Magazine     9
Makeup as Self-Discovery     11
My Early Career: Inspiration and Training
My Work in the World of Fashion
American Style
My Makeup and My Store
About this Book
Basics     35
Skin: Base, Concealer, and Powder
Brows: Defining and Shaping
Eyes
Cheeks: Choice and Texture of Blush
Lips
Putting it All Together
Glamourizing Techniques     73
Twentieth-Century Looks
Period Pointers
Freestyle Makeup     101
What is Freestyle?
Materials
Professional Makeup     113
Optimum Work Conditions
Magazine Work
Working on Location
Fashion Shows
Advertising and other Commercial Work
Makeup for Brides
Becoming a Makeup Artist     149
Getting Started
Testing
Your Portfolio
Work Opportunities
Your Makeup Kit
Resources     170
Index     176
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