Pub. Date: August 25th 2010
Pages: 288 pages
From goodreads.com:I am a huge fan of Bobbi Brown and I believe that anyone really serious about makeup knows who she is and what she does. I was extremely excited to read her new book, Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules: Fabulous Looks, Beauty Essentials, and Life Lessons, especially because it was aimed at teens.
From best-selling author and famed makeup artist Bobbi Brown comes this definitive beauty book empowering teens and twenty-somethings with age-appropriate makeup tips, style secrets, and self-esteem boosters. Emphasizing natural beauty, Bobbi advises on the best products and tools for keeping skin of every type flawless, and shares step-by-step techniques for getting the prettiest hair, eyes, lips, and nails. Stunning makeovers inspire looks for school, parties, interviews, and beyond. With hundreds of photographs of real girls, shots of celebrity role models, and Bobbi's best tricks from her remarkable career in the cosmetics industry, Beauty Rules is the new go-to guide for all girls.
This book was such an inspiration and a big help. Bobbi first talks about her rules for life, recommendations for when to start wearing makeup, and also gives tips on eating and exercising. All of these sections/chapters were very sweet and informative. Sweet because she really encourages being yourself and just being comfortable with yourself. She doesn't push makeup on you, but she wants girls to make the decision for themselves. Bobbi Brown comes off very real and extremely nice in this book.
Of course the makeup section was my favorite. She breaks it down for skin, eyes, lips, cheeks, and overall makeovers. The pictures are so beautiful and it makes it easy to try to replicate the looks. There aren't that many tutorials for looks though. It's more of a look and do type thing. She also has recommendations for certain eye colors, lip colors, ect. Her tips are extremely helpful, even though some are very basic.
I want to also note that while this book is helpful, its hard to not want Bobbi's makeup. Her makeup is not very affordable for the teens and young women that this book is aimed towards though. She doesn't really recommend any affordable makeup either.
Overall this was a great book for tweens, teens, and young women. I definitely recommend it.
Rating: 4 stars / 5 stars