You can never have too many make up books, right? Sometimes there isn’t much that is new to discover in Make Up books but it’s always nice to see some nice pics and get some ideas.
I got this book, Eye Candy by Linda Mason from Amazon for £6.
Its a small book that is softbound 50 random looks for £6? Bargain.
The book is split into futher catergories; Flirtatious, Funky, Glam, Hot etc. Apparently the artist has working with the super models like Kate Moss, Naomi Cambell and Jasmine LeBon.
The book has a recipe style layout. On one side is the photo, on the other is the colours needed and where to place the colour with some very simple directions.
Did I like it. Not at all.
I found he pictures very unprofessional. They looked like slightly better than your average snapshop images. The models looks like girls off the street…ok there’s nothing wrong about that but I didn’t find the make up particuraly inspiring or…dare I say it….neat. It looked sloppy. They weren’t look I would want to copy; there are far better eye looks from people on Make Up Alley.
Examples of looks:
What do you think? I had another flick and I can’t find any looks I really like. Quite of the pictures of slightly blurring and would benefit from a little contrast adjustment in photoshop. Just a tweak – hey it makes all the difference!
You know what – this is not a book I would ever use – I don’t even think its pretty enough just to look at. I think I will pass this on to my 13 year old cousin who is learning about eye make up and is probably less critical than me!
Bah, this is not a book I recommend, unfortunately. Go back to the god that is Kevyn Aucoin (any of his books) or the Nars book is also nice.