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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  1,473 ratings  ·  111 reviews
This 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--from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 30th 2011 by Grand Central Life & Style (first published 2008)
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Tam
Apr 10, 2010 Tam rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People interested in understanding what is in products and how they are used properly
Recommended to Tam by: The Indigo table I bumped into by mistake
I bought this book because I have recently been trying to master my own makeup looks.

This is the book for you if you are looking to know more about products and how they work on your face/body.

Lots of other reference books are divided by feature: large eyes, fair skin, brunette, slender mouth, etc. This is all well and good but for me I would only read that parts that apply to me and, therefore, much of the book is left untouched. This book is divided by product: moisturizers, eyeliner, lip colo
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jerica
This is a good basic manual for people who have basic make-up and skin care knowledge. It’s very easy to read and is filled with skin care and make-up tips (with pictures) that are very easy to understand and follow. This is your one stop manual for make-up tool & skin care shopping, to know which brush to use for what part of the face, to know which ingredients to look for in skin care products, to know which formulation of skin care or make-up to use for your skin type. I learned quite a b ...more
Jessica
This book would be ideal for someone who has never worn makeup and desires to be a professional makeup artist. I found the tips redundant if her earlier books, and even some that were contrary to more modern wisdom (ex: Bobbi says to put on concealer then foundation, whereas everyone nowadays says to do the reverse so you don't end up wiping off the concealer...maybe not a big deal but she just sounded a little outdated). The first half of the book was redundant of every beauty article I've ever ...more
Wendi
Perfect for : Personal Use, Great gift for a girl getting into makeup (promotes positive self image), Professionals in beauty/makeup field

In a nutshell: I was amazed at the amount of information and detail contained in this book! I was never really taught about makeup, so this has provided me with a lot of practical and technical information that I wasn't previously aware of. From basic beauty equipment and the basics of skin care to the business of makeup and professional artistry, this book ha
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Maddie
This book is a MUST for all women out there. This is a compilation of the make-up guru, Bobbi Brown for over 25 years of experience in make-up and skin care. From skin types, moisturizers, primers, and lipsticks, this is basically a haven for all girls! There are tips and tricks on how to apply make-up and how to create a certain look. I am amazed that Asian skin is also featured in here! Not all make-up books have tutorials specifically on Asian skin, so this one is a sure plus for me. The pict ...more
Sandy
A superb, original and innovative manual filled with many facts, tips, guides and information on everything from beauty to skincare to makeup looks. I love how Brown covers many types of skin tones and uses that as a basis for lots of different products (like foundation and cleansers, for example). It's great to have as a manual to consult for insight on everything I am interested in to things I didn't even know (and should), but now do thanks to this excellent guide from Bobbi Brown. Extremely ...more
Karen
I wear very little makeup and now that I've discovered the magic of BB cream, it might be a while before I incorporate more complicated techniques into my routine. Bobbi's tutorial on eyeliner application was a godsend, though, and the photography is beautiful. I will also reference the sections on skin type-appropriate cleansers and moisturizers the next time I need to replenish my stock.
Ashley Deniz
I was a little disappointed in this as it was not what I expected, but please don't ask me what I expected. Mind you I am not a professional, I am just someone that lives makeup. There was some good basic info but I feel like a lot of it was stuff I have picked up along the way. She is also very adamant about the order of putting on makeup and I did not agree with it, as it can be better to do eyes first then face to better account for fall out. Not something I feel the need to ever reread again ...more
Gie
This 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--from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Of course there are never-before-seen tips on blush, bronzer, li ...more
Sandy Farmer

I’ve increasingly become interested in makeup. In high school, I was more of a tomboy. Really insecure with my body image, I was more about hiding myself than enhancing myself. But after starting to workout several years ago and finally getting to a weight that I was happy and content with, I finally found a love for myself, my body, and enjoyed dressing myself up clothing wise and makeup. My aunt taught me how to apply my makeup at the age of thirteen—when my parents finally allowed me to start

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Ekaterina
Книга рассказывает о макияже в общем, то есть основы основ. Я бы не сказала, что она направлена на профессионалов, так как профессионал должен это все знать. Она рассчитана на тех, кто хочет стать профессионалом, ну или как минимум начать знакомство с макияжем.
Для начала в книге рассказывается о коже, как за ней ухаживать и т.п.,далее идет разбор полетов по продуктам, что и как использовать: кисти для макияжа, тональные основы, корректоры, румяна, базовый макияж глаз (тени, подводка, ресницы). В
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Ally
4.5 stars!!
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual contains Bobbi Brown’s 25-plus years of being a makeup artist. It has over two hundred full colour photographs and step by step instructions including a ten step guide to perfect makeup that shows you how to apply your makeup within ten minutes.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual has everything a girl could ever want to know about makeup. It’s not just makeup she talks about though, she has chapter’s dedicated to brushes and other tools of the trade and skincare basics
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Huy
So this is one of the first books that anyone interested in the world of beauty should consider. The sequence of the book definitely is good for beginners because of the image heavy step by step guides that are given for the book. I would not recommend this to advanced Makeup artists or those who know what they are doing with their makeup because it is mainly about the basics and where to begin. The two sections of the book are divided into the Basics and Artistry. The basics have great tips for ...more
Ashley
If you've read Bobbi's earlier books, there's not a lot new in this one, unless you are looking for the second half of the book, which has tips on how to break into the pro makeup business. If you only want to buy/read one BB book, I'd say either get this one or Beauty, and I lean toward Beauty just because I've had it longer. I'm glad I got this from the library, so it didn't put a dent in my wallet or bookshelf space, since I already have three BB books.
Kiocci
I have mixed feelings about this book: I think it's great for beginners, as it's full of tips and tricks, but at the same time if you want to go pro nearly a third of the book it's dedicated to how to break into the business. The problem is that if you're not interested at all into becoming a make-up artist you'll find a lot of useless information about different skin types, eye types, etc...and if you want to go pro the book isn't exhaustive at all! For instance It doesn't cover face shapes, no ...more
Bobbie  Crawford
Feb 05, 2009 Bobbie Crawford rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: For Makeup Artists and women who wear makeup
Makeup Manual
Written By: Bobbi Brown
Published By: Springboard Press, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2008, First Edition, 232 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-0446581349

Makeup Manual is a really user friendly and easy to understand. It is also a very detailed manual which gives hint and tips about beautifying yourself and others. With a focus on the makeup artist’s side of things, this book also has a lot of great tips for those of us at home who are just looking for useful, everyday instruction
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Petrucha
Didn´t finish the artistry part because I realized this weekend that I only love doing makeup on myself :D Ridiculous, since I´ve dreamed about doing bridal make up for years now. But hey, you have to choose dreams accordingly and I just had this one crushed by none other than myself. It doesn´t even hurt that much. I´m just going to continue doing all kinds of crazy stuff for work and let people ask me if I´m going to a ball when actually, I´m just teaching. Who cares!

Bobbi Brown has to be such
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Katsu
I think this is quite nice book for begginers, but on the other hand I do not have comparision with others.
It covers skin care, make-up tools, basic advices. Photos are really nice, but not always covers given topic.
I did not like part about diet, fitness, etc. In my opinion there are books covering this topic and this one is not right one.
The part for profesionals was quite boring, as there was mainly advices that are proper for every profesion, like "be nice", "work hard".
I liked historical fa
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Terri
While I'd say this book is a little broad (from beginner to pro is a broad group) it's a solid make-up manual. I definitely got some useful tips for my every day look and some ideas for glamming up. The pictures were useful. The book ends with an interesting timeline for make-up and brief bios of major players today.
Kellea
Jan 18, 2011 Kellea rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: makeup enthusiasts and artists
If you are truly interested in how to do your makeup RIGHT, then this is the book that will help you become an expert. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, by Bobbi Brown, the makeup guru extraordinaire, is the ultimate textbook for any makeup enthusiast or budding makeup artist. You definitely need to read this book from cover to cover, literally like a textbook, chapter by chapter so that you get the full extent of what she has to offer. From the proper tools to have in your arsenal, the types of stores ...more
Denele
A thorough book about face care and makeup application. It is a great reference material for people from no experience to those looking to become a makeup artist. The beginning of the book covers skin care, the tools required (and optional items), and clear step by step instructions to achieve a natural, every day look. Among the different techniques are specific tips for different ethnicities which I thought was a nice touch. The last half of the book contains various chapters for people lookin ...more
L.a.
I decided to read this book to enhance my knowledge of doing my own makeup and to reasearch about being a makeup artist. This book will teach you the basics to tips on being the artist you want to be. I recommend this book for beginners especially.
Edie
Just as the title suggests, this book is DEFINITELY a "manual"--filled with everything from the basics of makeup to more tricky and intricate designs.

If you're new to the "realm of makeup" like I am, you'll appreciate the tips and inspiration from Bobbi Brown. A woman dedicated to making others feel beautiful, Brown describes everything in detail with a multitude of pictures and a wealth of information.

Everything you could imagine is in this book. My favorite part is a whole ten pages dedicated
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Melissa
I saw so many ads for this book in Magasins and thought it would be a good guide book for how to do your make-up. So I read it, and looked throught the illustrations, which were very helpful. This book is just so wonderful for telling you how to apply makeup and also covers every possible product you might need for makeup and beauty. The only complaint I have with this book is that is just that I wish they had more pictures and also more variety they tend to do must of the time makeup on white g ...more
Hannah
Obviously, every woman has to decide for herself what make up she feels most attractive in, but this is an entertaining and informative book on the topic.
Faery
Good book
it has a lot of important information... covers all the basis of make up, mainly before make up rituals...
But lacks on some advanced informations that can be very important many cases...
i recomend to read this book but read others in order to get the complete view on make up art...
Meliana
This book is a MUST for women out there! I didn't know anything about makeup but after I have finished this manual, I feel like I need MORE MAKEUP.
Vanessa
If I didn't discover Jemma Kidd then this probably would have been THE source because of the lack of other options. I like how Brown provides explanations as to WHY some looks won't turn out and she proposes solutions, but this still wasn't enough for me. It's just too general and there is too much emphasis on foundations, highlighting, and contouring. I don't get enough looks (which is what I'm looking for) but this is definitely far better than most makeup available for sure. And not to mentio ...more
Giana
This was an amazing book with many tips of not only applying makeup, but also getting into the job of a professional makeup artist.
Olivia Głąb
Nice book! I even felt that I can make some amazing stuff :) http://www.yves-rocher.pl/krem_pod_oczy
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