The 5-Minute Face: The Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman

The 5-Minute Face: The Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman

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The 5-Minute Face: The Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman by Carmindy

You're only five minutes away from your most beautiful face--and celebrity makeup guru Carmindy is here to show you how to make those minutes fly!

The key to a gorgeous face isn't expensive cosmetics, complicated makeup regimens, or cluttering your bathroom counter with bottles and tubes--it's using the right products in the right places to enhance your own unique, natural beauty. We know what you're thinking: "Sounds simple, but how do I know what's right and where to put it?" Carmindy, makeup artist on TLC's hit show What Not to Wear, knows exactly what and where--and she's here to share her secrets.

Carmindy believes that the key to a great look is learning how to enhance your best features with sheer washes of color rather than hiding under layers of artificial-looking makeup. In The 5-Minute Face, Carmindy shares her beauty philosophy, offering a practical, easy, and always successful makeup routine that works for all ages and skin types.

The steps for achieving the 5-minute face--from smoothing on foundation to slicking on lip color--are simple. In each chapter, Carmindy provides easy step-by-step instructions on perfecting the makeup technique that's right for your face, including tips on how to decide which products fit your skin tone and how to apply them for optimal results. In addition to the 5-minute makeover, she discusses:

  • How to Get Brows That Wow: Learn what brow shape best frames your face.
  • What's Age Got to Do with It?: Tricks and trade secrets that keep every woman looking beautiful, from teens to women aged fifty and over.
  • Beauty Comes in All Colors: Freckles? Blemishes? Carmindy solves the problems that make finding the perfect makeup for your skin tone difficult.
  • Building on the 5-Minute Face: Carmindy shows how to build on the basic face for special occasions, covering everything from sexy dates, to looking right in all-white at your wedding, to mastering hot trends like smoky eyes and metallics.

Accompanied throughout by beautiful photography by Palma Kolansky and Devon Jarvis, The 5-Minute Face is every woman's guide to enhancing their unique and beautiful features with the perfect makeup routine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061374418
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/21/2009
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 305,368
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Organized by feature, the book covers everything from eyes and brows to cheeks and skin care, and includes travel tips and ways to channel your inner "glamazon." Whether you want advice on creating perfect smoky eyes or need help picking the perfect shade of foundation, Carmindy has tips for daytime routines, nighttime glamour, travel, and every other time you want to look and feel beautiful in your crazy, busy life.

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5-Minute Face: The Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is beautifully presented, up-to-date, well organized and easy to understand. What I like most about this book is that is very new(it came out this year) and very modern so it talks about all the new cosmetics out there and the new trends in makeup that we have NOW. Other great makeup books from really famous makeup artists are very very dated, it doesn't matter that they are great if they are from the 90's. I like that Carmindy did not encourage people to buy pricey cosmetics in order to look fabulous and she even gives some advice on how to use stuff that you already have at home instead of buying the expensive stuff like how to do your own shimmery lotion among others. This is her first book and is very well done, the models were beautiful and the makeup breathtaking, she covers everyone,blondes, brunettes, asian women, black women, women in their 50's, teenagers, brides, redheads,and more. She teaches you here on how to create all those trendy looks on makeup like smoky eyes, using metallics, jewel colors in your eyes, bronze colors, retro sixties, nudes, red lips, glowy face, and much much more. One of the reviewers said that she expected Carmindy to tell all the products and tools that she use in the show, but if Carmindy did that then people will say that she is promoting people to buy those brands, so I think it was smart of her to just let people buy any brand they want. In the back of the books though she mentions all the products that she used on the model and then she gives another cheaper option which I thought was great. I love the show WNTW and love Carmindy because she really knows her stuff and I recommend this book 100%!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Instructions are easy and basic, and the ideas are wonderful. And I love the way this book celebrates the natural good looks of all women no matter what their age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. Im a make-up artist for 10 years and let me tell you, is perfect. It has everything from types of skin to how to find the perfect colors for your skin. I love it!! Carmindy is the best....10+ for her. I recomend this book to everyone from teens to older woman, its worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before buying this book, I bought Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual. What can this add, you ask, to a book that tells you EVERYTHING about makeup? Carmindy's Five-Minute Face brings makeup home for any woman. I'm fat; I have splotchy, uneven, ugly skin; I just graduated college where I walked around barefaced all the time--nary a lip gloss on my face. When I tried makeup, it looked totally incongruous on my face. I just couldn't make it work! Then came this book. She keeps it simple, cuts out a lot of steps that makeup artists always want to add into your routine, and simplifies the whole art down to a checklist. With her simple, step-by-step system, I made myself--my incorrigibly ugly self--astonishingly attractive. You think those What Not To Wear moments are TV magic, or only work when the makeup artists are standing by? Wrong. I just transformed myself in my bedroom, using the tools I already had, even though they weren't exactly what I needed (I used shimmer eye shadow instead of highlighter, for instance). The results are what you were looking for. This system works. And her skin tips are welcome too--the homemade shimmer and toner spray, for instance, are handy tools for keeping things easy and cheap. Carmindy does go into a guide on specific looks you might want to achieve, so for those who want a guide to popular looks or special occasions, she has that too. Wonderful book for the makeup-weary. Thank you, Carmindy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
5 Minute Face by Carmindy is SOOO helpful to me as a 'tweenager' we tend to not know the correct uses of make-up or don't even wear it! I'm an individual who wanted to play with fun colors and TONS of eyeliner, which really isn't the best for a 'normal everyday look' I think the most helpful thing to me is the skin care because as you start to hit into your teenage years we start to get break-outs :[ but with fondation, spot concealer, loose powder, bronzer, blush, and highlighter my skin looks MUCH more improved!!! I still LOOOVEE my eyeliner and mascara and eyeshadow and eye glitter etc. etc. but it's nice on a daily bases to make your face look like you don't have to try your just gorgeous natrally (which we all really are)!!! :] I'm a HUGE fan of What Not To Wear on TLC, I loved Carmindy portion of the show! I found out about this book as I was flipping throguh my OK! magazine as a critic's choice as a 4 star rating!!! I checked it out at the book store and I was TOTALLY impressed! Highly recommend it!!! Have fun and stay beautiful!!! :D
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really glad I bought this book. Carmindy gives great explanations of make-up application and what is best for your skin tone. I also love that she explained how to correctly shape your brows. At the end she gives examples of products (one high price the other lower priced) for everything she mentions in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. Carmindy shows you step-by-step the do¿s and don'ts of make-up. If you enjoy watching Carmindy¿s makeovers on ¿What Not to Wear¿ then you should defiantly take a look at this book! I am 14 years old,and this book was great for me, I believe it would be for just about any age!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 2 days! It's been amazing and carmindy has covered everything you can possibly use or wonder about. She goes step by step, including the products you should use by name. She gives 2 choices, dept store or drugstore. AKA- expensive or cheaper. Plus, some makeup looks for skin tone and hair color. Then she had even more full picture demo's of how to apply the makeup. From wedding to bronzed beauty. This is up to date and easy to understand. Best beauty book in a long time. The other ones go on and on like a book, but this is a manual and worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun and practical (well, as practical as a book about make-up could be) book from TLC's 'What Not To Wear.' She has down-to-earth advice for all women. Seperated by age, hair and skin color, evening, and everyday. She also has a long list of products from cheap to expensive that has proven to be super helpful.
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What a perfect book for beginning makeup mavens. It's simple, easy and very helpful. So many other beauty books are too high fashion and out if touch. Carmindy nails it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good if you've never worn or understand make-up, a concept that is lost on me since I have been wearing it for as long as I can remember - and I'm still in my twenties. That said, I thought this would be a good book simply because I always like how the clients on What Not to Wear look. I have been trying to achieve a fresher look using good products, not just piling things on to hide or look like someone else. This book offers a few (very few) pointers, which mostly are her personal tips. I am going to use some of them but this book is not for someone who is into make-up - it will be secrets, myths, and tasks that you've probably already heard..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some really good tips here. She breaks it down by skin tone, hair color, and other details to figure out the best look for you. I've gotten lots of compliments using her techniques.
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