Friday, December 12, 2014

Make Up Book Review


About the Book

Michelle Phan has believed in makeup since the first time she was allowed to try eyeliner. When she looked in the mirror and saw a transformed version of herself looking back, she fell in love with the sense of confidence that makeup could give her. Ever since she posted her first makeup tutorial on YouTube, she has dedicated herself to inspire millions by using makeup as a tool for transformation and self expression.

Now, Michelle has compiled all of her best wisdom into Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success--Online and Off. From creating a gorgeous smoky eye to understanding contouring to developing an online persona, Michelle has advice to help you transform every facet of your life. Make Up is packed with Michelle’s trademark beauty and style tutorials, stories and pictures from her own life, and advice on the topics she is asked about most, including etiquette, career, entrepreneurship, and creativity. From the everyday (such as how to get glowing skin) to the big picture (such as how to turn your passion into a profession), Make Up is a practical and empowering resource to help anyone put their best face forward. ( Goodreads)

My Review

I'll be honest, I've never really read or seen anything by Michelle Phan until now. I've seen her in a couple commercials but that's about it. But I was interested in reading a book all about make up and putting it on etc. This book was a pretty big disappointment on that note. I found the parts about Michelle's life interesting, how she started her business is encouraging. She didn't know she would end up where she is today just from a few YouTube videos. 
I wanted a book that showed me how to apply makeup and new techniques with lots of pictures. This book really doesn't have much of that. I think there could have been a lot more pictures and more ideas on how to actually do things. She writes about how you need an eyeliner for example. She lists the different types and then states its a preference depending on the person...okay. I knew a lot of the things in this book already and the last part of the book is how to land your dream job and creating a resume. 
I think Michelle is a great example on following your dream but I think this book could have been a lot better. If you want to learn more about make up I suggest you watch her videos instead.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."


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