Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro

by Bobbi Brown


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ISBN-13: 9780446581356
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Pages: 221
Sales rank: 102,325
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bobbi Brown is an internationally renowned makeup artist and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Her products are sold in more than 400 stores and 20 countries worldwide. BObbi is also the exclusive beauty editor of NBC's TODAY show and a frequent guest on E! and the Style channels.

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Leafing through Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual is almost like sitting down and having a cup of latte with the makeup whiz herself. Her book answers every question I'd ask, and subjects are arranged in an easy to locate format along with step-by-step instructions so the reader can take as much or as little time as she wishes. Dramatic for a special evening? Understated for the office? Picture perfect for a photography session? The choice is ours. While some tend to make applying cosmetics a difficult task one of the reasons I like Bobbi Brown so much is that she makes it easy.

Never one to overlook the necessity of good health via nutrition, exercise, and sleep Bobbi begins with some practical reminders along those lines. Then, it's on to skin care basics. I thought I knew all I needed to to know about cleansing, moisturizing, etc. Wrong! Bobbi said that dry lips are a sign that one should drink more water, and she's right - it worked for me. Also, she suggested applying moisturizer by "gently pressing the product into the skin until it is completely absorbed." Also works for me!

There are tons of these tips that really do make a difference - all the way from choosing the right foundation shade (swatch a few shades on your face, check the colors in natural light - the one that disappears is for you) to shaping eyebrows to applying lip gloss that stays, yes, glossy.

The photographs are gorgeous and especially useful when the reader is shown the application of blush or eye shadow from start to finish. If you're a budding makeup artist Bobbi shares a wealth of information and advice.

Also included are makeup tips for teens, brides, and special occasions. There's something helpful for everyone in Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual!

- Gail Cooke
Saskprairie-girl More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very informative and yet easy to understand. The explanation for tools, their uses, and why they are needed was very useful. I plan on referring to this book as I do the bridal make-up for my sisters wedding. The other thing that really stood out to me was how this book isn't an ad for a specific company. While Ms. Brown does highlight some companies that she works with she never makes you feel like that is the only company to use/work with. Her non bias approach is very refreshing in an ad consuming world.
Facepainter27 More than 1 year ago
Bobbi Brown is not one of my favorite makeup artist, but she hits it dead on with this book, I like the fact that she offers tips for people who are just starting out with makeup,but also for people who want to go pro.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous for those new to makeup application or those who need a refresher course. Good pictures with detail, including makeup tools, makeup application, special effects. She also includes basic skin care tips that were helpful. My only complaint is that it was obviously geared towards if you use the Bobbi Brown (makeup) line, and had no mention of using mineral (foundation) makeup. Still effective and informative information.
mzchozen More than 1 year ago
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
This is one of those yummy books with glossy color pages that smell good! Everything you need to know about makeup is included in this volume from equipment to the "Ten-Step Guide to Perfect Makeup." Tips for advanced makeup care for fashion shows, television, and photography have a chapter all to themselves. The history of makeup in chronological order and "Who's Who in Makeup" are two delightful surprises at the end.
Caira Lewis More than 1 year ago
this is a really good book for make up beginners
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makeup manuals are an odd thing to acquire as a 'reference' book. At least it's a novel idea for me. Bobbi Brown clearly knows her way around a makeup palette...She has organized info well, provided good illustrations and generally presents a wealth of info about makeup. While it didn't make me head straight to the looking glass to try out new things, it will come in handy when I need to update a look for evening, or modify makeup for work, etc.
KaysMommy1 More than 1 year ago
I'm an up and coming makeup artist and this book is so helpful to be. I have sticky notes all through it. I practice what I learn and I'm just really excited to have found this book!
ShortnSimple More than 1 year ago
If you are in search of basic skincare and makeup basics sprinkled with industry information, then this is the book for you. I have some knowledge of makeup and do rather well with my makeup, so I hoped this book would offer some intermediate and never-before-seen techniques and tips. The book is good with providing BASIC step-by-step directions for makeup application accompanied by easy-to-follow photographs. Also, the second half of the book provides information to those interested in learning about the industry and what makeup stylists actually do. If you're starting a career in this field or are looking for good, BASIC information from an expert in the field, then you will not be disappointed with this book. However, if you are an intermediate to advanced makeup user, then I recommend searching for tips and trade secrets from other sources. Suffice it to say that I will not be keeping my book; I will donate it to a local woman's shelter so it can help someone else blossom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the book was very informative, but it isn't for first time cosmetic users. for someone like myself, however, who has been using makeup for about a year, found it very easy. one of my friends is a professional, and she found the book very well written too. she even found some tips in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good i bought it omg i am a begnnier and this helped me so much!!!!
AGVS More than 1 year ago
This book was so helpful!! I am a freelance makeup artist and the book teaches every little and big thing that you need to know! it even tells you what should be in your kit and talks about starting your makeup business as well. By far, this is my favorite makeup book! I would recommend to everyone!
MakeupJunkie77 More than 1 year ago
I love that Brown takes much of the mystery out of her brand of makeup application. Brown examines makeup application for a variety of angles and ethnic groups. The needs of all ages are addressed. This is a great makeup tutorial with plenty of colorful pics. I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting more professional makeup application.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love it!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Perfect for beginners
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a dance performance coming up and I have a question: how do u cover dark under eye circles with a concealer that is like a lipstick consistency? I dont have liquid i put concealer on before or after foundation? Please reply to Help!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love this book! It has so many cool pictures and ilustrations to help me this is a great book for anyone who wants to start doing makeup! =^_^=
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very helpful for beginners, it goes in to detail about what foods are good for your skiing, and different types of concealers and powders there are and the purpose of them, and different types of makeup brushes and how to use them.different types of moisturizers and sunscreen that work best for your sking, but if your looking for something that goes in to detail about how to apply winged eyeliner or blend, color in eyebrows, contour and highlighting you might want to look in to another book, but i definately recommend this book for beginners . Just starting out with makeup and have no idea where to start. it is a makeup 101 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeh yeh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are the visual examples so we can appoy makeup more effectively? Reply to Bree
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I could have learned what ive read and more by surfing the web. It is a good book to own if your are a true make up lover