Tuesday, 21 December 2010

My makeup bibles

The Asian Bridal Look Book is a guide to gorgeous hair and make up for every bride-to-be's big day. This book provides solutions for Asian ladies of various skin tones on how best to match their make up hair colour outfit and jewellery for their wedding day as well as other wedding related occasions.

With over 150 pages of inspiring beauty perfection the Asian Bridal Look Book is rolled into a simple two step plan.
Designed with the Asian bride in mind the looks have been specially created by top celebrity make up artists Naveeda and Nina Haider.

I havent done a asian wedding but I show my clients this book to get ideas for there wedding make up or for a specal ocassion as I dont think this can just be for asian brides.   I would recomend this book, i got my copy off of amazon for about £6.50.


Here's a peek at the chapters that you will find.
  • Getting Started
  • Behind Beauty
  • Face to Face
  • Dimensions
  • Moving Forward
  • Looking Forward
There are some really incredible material in this book. First of all, Aucoin  shares a selection of tools that he uses. He insists that you don't have to go out and buy all of them at once, but if you want good results, quality tools are necessary.
He also discusses how changing your makeup just a little, can make such a huge difference!
I especially enjoyed checking out the pages devoted to several famous ladies and how he created their faces. Some famous faces that you will recognize include Julia Roberts, Calista Flockhart, to name a few!
I have always liked to play with makeup, but I had no idea that I could do so much with the makeup that I had on hand.
There is also a section that I think you will like. It shows you how to create 4 distinct looks. And the same techniques apply to everyone.
But perhaps my favorite part of the book is where Aucoin, chooses a famous face and makes her look like someone totally different. Gwyneth Paltrow suddenly looks just like Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde or Eveline Lange as Debbie Harry. And perhaps my favorite... Martha Stewart as Veronica Lake!
Kevyn Aucoin is world renowned as a leader and innovator in the field of beauty. His work is seen by millions in editorial features, fashion shows, music videos, and advertising campaigns as well as on the covers of virtually every major magazine.
If you are intrested in this book i would reciomend getting it off of amazon as i only paid £5.32 for my copy and they are foing for about £15.99 on ebay.


  1. Ooh great post! I really want these books now.. xx

  2. I was gonna say the same thing as LipglossAndLeopardPrint!