Book Review: Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

Whether you are looking to learn how to apply makeup like a pro or you know how to apply makeup well but want to learn more tips and finds guides to help you perfect your technique, the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual book is for you! Bobbi Brown covers plenty of ground in this manual to help you become knowledgeable and confident with all things makeup.

The chapters are broken down as follows:

  1. Makeup Artistry
  2. Equipment
  3. Skin
  4. Face
  5. Lips
  6. Eyes
  7. Ten-Step Guide to Perfect Makeup
  8. Special Makeup Applications
  9. Artistry
  10. Essential Equipment for the Professional
  11. Advanced Makeup Applications
  12. Memorable Makeup Moments & Legends

There’s also a great resource guide she provides at the end of the book with contact information to agencies, a listing of go-to stores, information on creative directors and suggested readings.

If you are highly considering getting into makeup artistry in hopes of becoming a Makeup Artist this is such a great book to look into to see if this career is truly a good fit for you. You’ll learn so much in this book not just the basics, you’ll be exposed to valuable knowledge. You’ll be able to learn about bridal makeup application and also skincare basics, even breaking into the makeup artist business. I loved that Brown included this in her book, learning a bit more of the inside of the business, career options, and even booking work truly gives you an idea of what to expect and what being a MUA is really about. My favorite takeaway from Brown’s book is definitely Chapter 4, The Face. ¬†Learning about different skin tones along with the connection of the skin and ethnicity is a lovely informative read that helps you know about your client’s skin needs and what to expect.

What are your favorite makeup educational books or references to use?

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