Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin (Uploaded by starablaze)

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Apr/09/2012

Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin is my absolute favorite of his book line, but this comes pretty close. If you're new to makeup or you're not really experienced with different techniques then this an absolute must-have. Aucoins describes the differences in foundations (liquid, creme, powder, matte, iridescent, etc...), working with a variety of skin textures, and how to slightly alter …Read more

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Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

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Mar/13/2012

I got this from the library as a trial run. If it was as good as everyone said, I planned to buy my own copy. Wow... not even close to living up to the hype. While the photos are beautiful, the actual instruction provided in the book is vague at best. The drawings all look the same to me -- and all of the eye looks can be summed up as: base color on eyelid, color in outer corner of crease, blend …Read more

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Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

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Jan/04/2012

Let's assume for a moment that the name of the author does not awe us. Let's say the name we see outside is "John Something", an unknown, unassuming name. And now, flip through the book with no expectations and no genious-artist in mind...

We can see some very-very basic application techniques for make-up, some very-very basics on choosing various products and some …
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Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

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Jan/04/2012

A must-read for anyone who loves makeup and makeup artistry.

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Age36-43

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Apr/23/2011

While this book shows that makeup can make a significant difference to a person's appearance, it does not explain that well how the reader can apply makeup to enhance their face.

A convincing case study -yes, a showcase of Aucoin's talent- definitely, but a useful material - hardly. Investing in it is in my view optional.

And the author sounds like such a talented …
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Age36-43

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May/16/2010

This is a fantastic book! I love his techniques and the way his looks are photographed. I am currently buying makeup technique books as I am looking to further my skills so I can get some work. I devoured every word of this, and keep referring back to it when I am unsure about something. I saw Kevyn recently on an old Sex and the City episode, and had a moment of sadness...such a shame he passed …Read more

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Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


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Dec/17/2009

I LOVE Kevyn Aucoin's books. They're entertaining, beautifully photographed and expertly written. He offers information on basic techniques to extreme special effects. Also, he never discloses specific brands he uses but rather gives detailed descriptions and swatches of each product - allowing you to focus on the product's actual function and use whatever brand you want. Some …Read more

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Age19-24

SkinOther, Fair

HairBlack

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Dec/06/2009

I bought this book long before I even began wearing makeup simply because I recognized that Kevyn Aucoin was a true artist. The photos are stunning (he took many of them himself I believe), and I could look at them and dream about being able to recreate some of the looks. (Ha, yeah, right!) It is a beautiful book for an MU amateur like me to dream over and I assume it would be a must-have for a …Read more

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Age19-24

SkinDry, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

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Dec/06/2009

I actually got this for free.

This is a great beginners book. It gives you an idea on how color works and what you can really do with make-up.

You must keep in mind that this was done by Kevyn in the 90's and some of the styles and since them become out-dated. BUT many of the classic looks still rock!

Kevyn was 1 of the 1st and is still one of the greatest …
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Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


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Oct/24/2009

I used to own a copy of this book as a teenager. One day I needed some extra cash so I sold it to a used book store. But I miss having this book, the pictures were great and I think it would be a good gift for anyone interested in the magic of makeup. Kevin Aucoin was a true artist and inspired many people (myself included) to further explore the world of makeup.

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Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

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