January 25, 2012

Book Review of "Makeup Makeovers In 5, 10, 15, and 20 Minutes" By Robert Jones

I can never get enough of pictorial makeup books.  Books are honestly one of the most useful learning tools for me as a makeup artist, and they always provide me with some new information or technique on how to approach a face!  So of course I was thrilled when I received the *newest book by renowned makeup artist and best selling author Robert Jones in the mail!

{New book, "Makeup Makeovers in 5, 10, 15, and 20 Minutes. Expert secrets for stunning transformations."}

This book will be hitting shelves in February and if you are one of those women that needs a makeup book that has literal step by step pictures on how to create many different makeup looks, you should probably look into this one.  Of course time is one of our biggest obstacles as women when it comes to putting on our makeup, and this book gives you options of looks to create in specific amounts  of time- from the most basic at 5 minutes to your most glamorous in 20 minutes!

{Just have this on your bathroom vanity for step by step instructions!}

Even a makeup artist like myself who has been working with faces for over 10 years can still always learn something new and exciting from another artist.  This book gives great advice from everything to contouring (which is one of the more complicated techniques of makeup artistry in my opinion!) to what type of brushes to use to create the beloved smokey eye.

Here is one look I tried out in the book, called "Color my world" which showed a simple but trendy way to apply a bright pop of color to your eyes for fun in 15 minutes.  The one trick that he implemented and pointed out, was to add your lighter of the two bright shades along the lower lash line and the darker on the upper lid so as not to drag your eyelid down and look tired.  Who knew??! 

 {Ground your bright colors with a neutral shade in the crease to start off with.}

 {Adding my darkest bright color, purple, from lash line to meet my neutral crease shade.}

{Using my lightest color, my teal green pencil, on the lower lash line plus mascara.}

{He even teaches you how to finish off your look with blush and lip color choices for a complete look!}

My overall opinion of this makeup book - I truly have enjoyed looking through it and getting fresh new ideas to implement in my everyday hectic schedule.  I've bought many makeup help books that haven't been this in depth in terms of actual step by step pictures showing you every step of the way.  And we all know when it comes to makeup, visuals help more than words!!  And the looks Robert Jones creates are not too wild and crazy for most women to pull off everyday.  I give this book a major two thumbs up!!

*This product was sent to me for consideration and review only. All opinions are honest and mine!*

Have you ever bought a pictorial makeup book to help teach you how to put on your own makeup, and if so, what's one of your favorites?


The Peach said...

Love this look you did! I haven't bought a makeup book in a long time! But what a great thing to have for days you need inspiration!

Confessions of a Beautyholic said...

Oooh I love the look! I haven't read his books, but am doing his online class and he has some good advice!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

What an excellent book! I love visuals. Your makeup looks beautiful.


Samyukta ISimplyLoveMakeUp said...

love the purple shadow :) its so pretty and sparkly and totally dig your look! :D

kimberdoll said...

WOW these colors are perfect on you! I so want this book.

Ally Garner said...

I want to duplicate that look on me - I love the lavender eye shadow with the teal liner & a neutral lip. Gorgeous! I don't have a single makeup book, but that looks like a perfect choice for a novice like me. Thanks Jen!

Beauty Box said...

That's such a gorgeous way to combine purple and green!! You're looking very pretty in that photo btw...well done!

JennySue said...

@ThePeach- total inspiration for brand new looks- we all could use some makeup inspiration every now and then right??
@Confessions-that's so neat, I had no idea he did online classes! very cool and probably just as informative as this book- maybe even better!
@Kim- thanks lady for the compliment!
@Samyutka-thanks, I did purples on us girls with brown eyes!
@kimberdoll- you should look into it then, it's got tons of makeup tips and ideas and very easy to implement
@Ally- well girl get yourself a makeup book!! I have a million- maybe you could borrow one of mine;_ they're face changing for sure!
@beautybox- you are very sweet to say so!

Anonymous said...

I have this book and many others of his. I think he is the best MUA around. I love your look and recognize it from his book. What I like about this book is all of the color he uses as in his other books he doesn't use a lot of color.Your purple is really pretty!!

pavani reddy said...

love the look..will try to get my hands on this book..

Anamika said...

U loook Stunning Jenny..I would like to get my hands on this :)

Priss said...

what kind of lipstick/lipgloss are you wearing here? I love it!

JennySue said...

@anonymous- thanks for the purple love comment!
@pavani & @anamika- if you're wanting an in depth makeup book, i would def say to check this one out!
@priss- it's a stila gloss in color "fantasy"- glad you like it!