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Book Review: Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen a preview of this new beauty book (it was released in October by Jacqui Small) – Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous.

I wanted to put up this feature before Christmas, as it may be a book to consider as a present for a girl who loves her glamorous looks.  And this book is all about glamour, a lot of false lashes, smoky eyes and red lips.

Of course, such book could only be pink, the perfect choice to fit the content.

Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous book cover

So what is inside?

Gary starts with telling his story ( he is a celebrity make-up artist and has been working in the industry for 15+ years), and his view on makeup, which was interesting to read. I personally liked that he is self-taught and doesn’t believe in “makeup rules”.

Next we get  some basic tips on skincare and just some general suggestions which a lot of girls will find useful. The make-up artist then covers all the basics from matching your foundation, applying concealer and powder to the new trend which is contouring.  Everything is covered, and it is a great guide even for the beginners.

Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous favourite look black lips and eyesThis is my personal favourite look from the book

There are the same chapters about eyes and lips, too. They explain everything pretty well: from textures to the application techniques.  How to groom your eye brows, how to apply eye liner, different lip products textures, all of it basically. All the

Book Of The Month: Friends Food Family by Sasha Wilkins

If you have been following Makeup4all for some time now, you already know that  Liberty London Girl is a big inspiration for me!   In fact, here is a post from 2011.

I was hoping that one day Sasha will bring out a book. And she did! Of course, I had to buy it…

Her first book (why, yes, I am hoping for more in the future) is about cooking and tips on preparing delicious, but not complicated meals and serving them (think throwing parties!).

She basically covers all main topics, as you can see from the contents below.

Book Of The Month Friends Food Family by Sasha Wilkins Liberty London Girl

This book is a total joy to have. I love Sasha’s writing style, the photos are aesthetically pleasing, and you don’t need to go to Mars to find the ingredients.

Below you can see some examples of the dishes