I was fortunate enough to receive some great makeup books this Christmas (thanks to my awesome father-in-law- yes, a man was brilliant enough to buy these for me!!) to add to my already stocked library!!
I love love love big ole picture books about makeup and how to apply it. Being a predominately self taught makeup artist myself, these books are basically my teachers. That’s how I was taught to learn things in school and college, so real life should be no different, right?? Books are the best way to educate yourself on anything and everything, because you can learn at your own speed and if you forget something, you can just re-read it and learn it all over!
In one of the new books I received (and have already read front to back!) by Kevyn Aucoin “Face Forward” I admire some of the statements he makes in his introduction to the book:
- …there is really no such thing as “normal”-everybody’s different, and that is the essence of their beauty. To forgive yourself your differences and cherish them instead, is incredibly liberating.
- Appreciating (even highlighting) individuality is one of the great things about makeup.
- I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh!!