Tag: makeup book

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

New Beauty Purchases

After neglecting Instagram for months, I have finally started posting there on a regular basis. Today I had the most amazing latte in the World with whipped cream, chocolate and caramel syrup and pieces of chocolate, and I was a bit sad that I did not think of posting  a photo. Next time you know I will be taking photos of myself in the mirror.

So, if you follow me there you may have already seen this photo of some new beauty related items that I’ve bought.

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Lisa Eldridge Face Paint book, of course

Ellis Faas On The Edge Of Beauty Book

Wow, this is something to get really excited about. Makeup book from Ellis Faas ! She is a genius so this must be a real eye candy.

Ellis Faas  On The Edge Of Beauty Book

I love how this book is described, so I will just leave you with the official promo release:

“It is typical of the art of ellis faas to question and destabilise the rules and expectations of the beauty industry, to explore definitions and push boundaries of beauty.
While adopting traditional tools and techniques of the trade, she attempts to transcend the industry’s restrictions, the idealised sense of perfection and the tendency towards global uniformity.
To this end she makes use, in turn, of visual

Make-Up Secrets book by Jemma Kidd

Makeup book written by a Top Make-Up Artist is an absolute must-have for all the aspiring Make-Up Artists and women who want to make the most out of the way they look! Such books are usually a big inspiration as they are full of beautiful photos, gorgeous makeup looks and useful tips.

This is why I am excited about the new Make-Up Secrets book by Jemma Kidd.

Here is what Jemma says about the book herself

“Make-Up Secrets” is divided into two parts:

Part 1, ‘Making Make-Up Work for You’

In this part Jemma shows how to make “the most of your looks”. She also shows how to create some of the iconic looks from Audrey