Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself

Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself

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by Francois Nars
     
 

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From François Nars, one of the most respected and imitated cosmetics designers in fashion today, comes a totally new, revolutionary instruction manual on makeup for today’s woman. Established in 1994 by renowned cosmetics designer François Nars, NARS Cosmetics is one of the most recognizable and coveted cosmetics and skin-care brands, with a huge

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From François Nars, one of the most respected and imitated cosmetics designers in fashion today, comes a totally new, revolutionary instruction manual on makeup for today’s woman. Established in 1994 by renowned cosmetics designer François Nars, NARS Cosmetics is one of the most recognizable and coveted cosmetics and skin-care brands, with a huge international following. Nars’s visionary approach to makeup and innovation within the industry has forever changed the face of beauty. Here Nars combines his expertise in makeup and photography to create a makeover manual that transforms the application of makeup into the ultimate form of self-expression. The book celebrates Nars’s unrivaled vision as a makeup artist, providing visual and textual narratives of his cosmetic process, inspiring readers to re-create his lessons on their own, and featuring examples of the newest, freshest looks and color palettes popular today. Employing Nars’s own before and after makeover photographs of a variety of models of all different ages, races, and skin tones—and combining these images with the designer’s instructional sketches on transparent overlays—this volume is the definitive do-it-yourself guide for anyone interested in the transformative power of cosmetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847836451
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Pages:
273
Sales rank:
217,122
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 10.64(h) x 1.92(d)

Meet the Author

François Nars was born in the South of France and attended the Carita Makeup School in Paris. He moved to New York in 1984 and debuted his first line of lipsticks a decade later at Barneys New York. Nars is the current president and creative director of NARS Cosmetics.

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Makeup Your Mind 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You know, I had been looking for a real nice makeup book for a while. I'm not a professional, I'm just a teenage girl with a cosmetic obsession. I am also a teenage girl without a job, so I spend my money carefully. I had seen this book online, but it's reviews weren't that great. Being a fan of Nars, I decided to go to my Barnes and Noble and take a look at it myself. After flipping through the pages for five minutes, I was convinced this book was a must have. It has before and after pictures, and plastic sheets over the after pictures indicating where and how the makeup was applied. Nars explains everything from how the makeup should be applied, to how to clean the brushes when your done. Spiral bound, complete in a nifty plastic book slip, it's appealing to the eye. If you like Nars, GET THIS BOOK. If you like makeup, GET THIS BOOK. If you find yourself being held back by other's not so enthusiastic reviews, shoot over to B&N and take a look for yourself. Five stars!! If you have any questions, e-mail me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a great layout - over a hundred close-up shots of the face with a plastic sheet over each one indicating where the make-up up is placed on the face. The text is interesting as well - if you can read it without getting a headache. I have perfect vision but the print is such a light gray color that even if you are under a hundred watt lightbulb you begin to strain your eyes in order to read it. It's really annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makeup books are pretty common, and they always give you an idea of shades. Well, Francois tells you how to apply it, where to apply it, and the actual products/shades used. Plain and simple, but really good techniques and rich pigments. There are inspiring pictures, and before and after shots of each person. I like the clear sheets used over photos, which give you a better idea of how the looks were created.
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