Wednesday, May 18, 2011

{Book Review} Makeup The Ultimate Guide By Rae Morris

I've researched this book for weeks and read lots of great reviews. It was amazing how many people had such great things to say about this particular book. So I went on and got it for a reasonable price. She breaks the book down in depth within each chapter. She gets straight to the point on techniques to do, products to use and with simple instructions that an amateur can follow along with.

CHAPTER ONE: Essentials

She let it be known exactly what you should have in your kit and what's most important for a MUA to have no matter what. On that note, an artist should always have BRUSHES, yes I repeat BRUSHES.  That's because to do the right  makeup, you need the right makeup tools. That's why, when it comes to makeup, you really are only as good as the tools you use!

List of what's essential in your kit:
  • Brushes
  • Black Mascara
  • Two to three shadows (depending on the job)
  • Cotton pads
  • Bicarb of soda
  • Makeup Primer
  • Black pencil
  • Tweezers
  • Inner eye white pencil
  • Brow pencil
  • Highlighter
  • Cream Blush
  • Cream, liquid or gel eyeliner (Black)
  • Eyelash curler
  • Translucent powder
  • Foundations
  • Concealer
  • Contouring cream or shadow
  • Lip gloss and Lipstick
  • Gold or silver shimmer powder
  • Powder blush
  • Fine-tip eyeliner brush
  • Large- and medium- sized rounded eye shadow brushes
  • Small- sized rounded eye shadow brush/ concealer brush
  • Fibre-optic foundation brush
  • Flat foundation brush
  • Lip brush
  • Fine-tip brush
  • Contouring brush
  • Blush brush
  • Mascara wand and metal comb
  • Fine angled brush
  • Kabuki
  • Brush cleaner
CHAPTER TWO: Skin Prepping
*DO NOT moisturise your lids
Step 1: Cleanse your skin with a pH-balanced product
Step 2: Use a toner
Step 3: Moisturise or use a primer, but remeber, you don't need both. (And make sure at least one has sunscreen)

Eye Prepping
Step 1: Cleanse your lids with a water-based cleaner.
*DO NOT moisturise your lids afterwards
Step 2: Apply some foundation to your lid to knock out the blue-red tones.
Step 3: Lightly powder your eyelids with translucent powder. ( You can do this with a cotton pad)
"When it comes to facial features, little has more power and impact than the shape of your brows."
-Rae Morris

 The Perfect Brow
 The easiest way to achieve a footproof brow is to follow a few small rules and three long lines.
Step 1: Everyone has different-sized nostrils and noses, so your imaginary line must follow the natural line of the outer bridge of your nose. Got it? That is where your first brow hairs need to start! Then you can de-mono-brow all you like on the other side of this line.

Step 2: Now, from that bridge line, draw another line that passes along the outer rim of your pupil and upwards. This is the highest point of any arch or height of the brow. This incline should smoothly follow the natural shape of your own brow. It's important to note that the arch isn't in the centreof the brow--it is very off centre, making the eye longer, sexier and with no "surprised" look!

Step 3: Finally, again, from the bridge line draw a line to the outer corner of your eye. This is where your brow should end.


Applying false eyelashes

The power of Lashes
Dramatically change your makeup look or even your eye shape from lashes

Natural Lashes

 Lux Lashes

High-impact Lashes

CHAPTER FIVE: Eye Colour Charts



Asian eyes are different to that of Western eyes, so you approach them differently when applying makeup.

Here are tips for Asian eyes
  • False lashes are you new best friend.
  • Own an eyelash curler
  • Always define the brow
  • Consider lightening the brow to make the  overall look smoother


CHAPTER NINE: Contouring

CHAPTER TEN: Foundation &Concealing,


 CHAPTER TWELVE: Highlighting



1 comment:

  1. Awesome post, thank you! totally getting some of her books when I have the cash