Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Review and Giveaway: Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual


The most important part of the title of this book is: "For everyone from Beginner to Pro"

I don't wear a lot of make-up. For a long time I didn't wear any. But I have a baby face that makes people think I'm a lot younger than I am, and people suggested wearing make-up would make me look older. So I gave it a try and ended up looking like a baby wearing make-up. :)

I do, however, have an interest in it and in finding that perfect look that will make me look every one of my 28 years.

The Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, therefore, is perfect for someone like me. It starts at the beginning with all the basic information you need, is full of tips, pictures and charts to help you look your best. It's also helpful for anyone looking to do make-up professionally as a make-up artist, with an entire section devoted to that.

Here's the information on the book:
Bobbi Brown's Make-up Manual is the book that Bobbi Brown's fans have been waiting for: her 25-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup. And Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on "Hands and Feet" and "Body Skin Care." Plus, there's a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who've wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.

BOBBI BROWN'S MAKEUP MANUAL will be the only book any woman will need to look absolutely fabulous.

Giveaway
Hachette Book Group is willing to give away up to five copies of this book right here on this blog! In order to win, you must have a United States or Canadian mailing address, no PO Boxes. To enter, simply leave a comment with a valid email address and tell me about your favorite brand of cosmetics. For three additional entries, blog about this contest providing a link back and leave another comment telling me you did so. I do not post winners but I will email them once they are drawn. This contest is open until December 15th at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

19 comments:

Anna said...

What a great giveaway! I'm so not a makeup person, but my sister would love this book! Please enter me!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love Bare Escentuals makeup - doesn't cause any breakouts when I wear it.

shell688(at)aol(dot)com

Lindsey said...

How fun! If there's one thing I need instruction on... it's how to deal with makeup. :-) Thanks for the giveaway, Amy!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Alyce said...

I actually had to go look in my makeup basket. :) My favorite brand of cosmetics is Prestige. It is the only foundation I have found that matches my skin tone exactly (after years of trial and error).
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

raych said...

I love me some Bonnie Bell because I am cheap-ASS! But I do splurge on my blush and go Mac, because bad blush makes you look clownish.
booksidoneread at telus dot net

Tarasview said...

I am most thoroughly make-up challenged so I definitely need this! Does oil of olay skin lotion count as a favourite brand of makeup? Um... how about Max Factor... I think I have some mascara by him...

I told you I am challenged :)

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I love MAC and Bonnie Bell.

Monica said...

I have several favourite brands -- it's more about what you're asking me about. For foundation and quality basics, I am a MAC girl. For eyeshadow, I like the cheapish stuff, usually NYC Colour or something similar. For mascara, I like Marcelle or Lash Blast. Now, my favourite eyeliner (this is the most important) is Rimmel London exaggerate. I love it to pieces (I even keep one in my desk) because you don't have to sharpen it! It's a wind-up stick!

LOL On the topic of make up books, for inspiration, I love Kevin Aucoin's book.

kalea_kane said...

I love playing with makeup, Amy! I have two makeup faves. I am addicted to Loreal's pan stick. It provides just the right coverage and doesn't ever leave me shiny. I am also a huge fan of simple Great Lash mascara by Maybelline! Please enter me too!

Thanks!!!!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog here:

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2008/12/countdown-to-flirting-with-forty-book_03.html

Thanks again...
kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, how cool! I know my sister would love this. I don't really wear makeup much, and if I do, it's not stuff that I bought..so I'm not sure WHAT makeup brands we use...lol

I'd love to be entered though!

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

photoquest said...

my favorite mascara is Clinique and foundation is Revlon pancake makeup goes on a cream with a sponge and has good coverage. I have 2 daughters that would get good use out of this book. They are just starting to use makeup.
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I would love to win this book. There is so much I don't know about makeup, I really need help.
ayancey[at]dishmail[dot]net

Shon said...

Bobbi Brown is my favorite line of cosmetics. I would love it win this book! Thanks for the contest. My e-mail is shonm428(at)gmail(dot)com.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, and I blogged about this too! I'm really trying to win it for my sister. :)

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/12/linky-love.html

Thanks!
Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Sue A. said...

Clinique and Estée Lauder are the brands I go for. Thanks for entering me into the draw!

magenta2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
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Amber said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. My sister is going to school to become a makeup artist, so she would love this book!

Thanks!
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Brooke Reviews said...

I couldn't live without my mascara. Without it my eyes looks dead. I have really short eyelashes that aren't very dark. :)

bacarleton[at]gmail[dot]com

Lilly said...

I love makeup- all brands and all products. I would love to own this book!

thanks!
lillysetton@gmail.com

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