Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Review: Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual & Giveaway

Summary: This is the book that Bobbi Brown's fans have been waiting for: her 25-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup--from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Of course there are never-before-seen tips on blush, bronzer, lip liners, lipstick, etc. And Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on "Hands and Feet" and "Body Skin Care." Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi's expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there's a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who've wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.

Breathtaking photos of the finished faces-from everyday looks to exotic runway style-along with advice on putting it all together for every woman, make this a book like no other.

BOBBI BROWN'S MAKEUP MANUAL will be the only book any woman will need to look absolutely fabulous. -- Springboard

For a makeup junkie like me, BOBBI BROWN MAKEUP MANUAL is an incredible book. I have always admired Ms. Brown and her ability to apply such natural-looking makeup. Her latest book will teach you how because it is chock full of tips and advice for women of all ages. This is the only resource you will ever need for makeup. Plus, the photographs are just amazing! Trust me when I say that this book could sit out on your coffee table -- it's that beautiful.

I had so much fun going through this book last night, and I have to say that I learned a great deal. I found a lot of useful hints that I intend to implement right away; and I can't wait to go shopping for new (and correct) shades. I was impressed with how Ms. Brown offered advice for women with all types of skin types as well as women of different ethnic backgrounds. The step-by-step pictures of how to apply the various makeup make so much sense and make everything look "doable."

In addition to the everyday makeup advice, there are many helpful hints for specific situations such as bridal makeup, special-occasion makeup, makeup for teens, ageless beauty, makeup during pregnancy, and (my favorite) bad-day beauty. There is also a wonderful section on the "Artistry" of makeup including information on what it takes to be a professional artist. I especially enjoyed the section on the history of makeup, and I loved learning about the "who's who" of makeup.

Does this book sound like something you'd like? Well, I have up to five copies to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Book Group USA! All you have to do is leave a comment, with your e-mail address, telling me why you want this book. For every 15 comments I get, I will give away one book. If you'd like to double your chances, please blog about this post with a link back here. This contest is open to U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses only -- no p.o. boxes please. This contest will be open until Sunday, December 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winner the following day.

58 comments:

Gwendolyn B. said...

?I get to be first? O.K. Please enter me - I could use some make-up lessons! Thank you.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Paulina said...

I'm also a makeup junkie! In fact, for the longest time, I wanted to be a makeup artist! Nowadays, I'm content with just experimenting with makeup and looking up makeup tutorials online. Haha, one would say that I'm just a little obsessed, but it used to be worse.

My E-mail: sun_kissed29@Msn.com

Scobberlotcher said...

I would love to win this book because I need all the help I can get with make-up. My nieces are teaching me things now that I wish I'd known 20 years ago. :)

Thanks!

kharrin2003 AT yahoo DOT com

Chain Reader said...

I need a lot of help in the makeup department! I would love to be entered. Thank you!

traveler said...

thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I would love to learn and to perfect the art of makeup since I am a novice and could use this help.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

shelburns said...

I would love this! I like makeup, but never feel like I put it on as well as others. Maybe I could use the tips?

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

carolsnotebook said...

I have to admit to loving makeup but being leery at the same time, so I think this book would be perfect for me. Thanks for entering me in this great giveaway.

djecse at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

I really want to read this. Bobbi Brown is so talented, and her make up is great. Please enter me.
Sararush at hotmail dot com

Michele said...

Please enter me! I can use all of the make-up help that I can get...so I would love to win this book!

Anna said...

I'd love to win this book for my sister, who's another makeup junkie. She'd love this! I personally never wear makeup, mainly because I get up at 4 am for work everyday and couldn't be bothered! LOL

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I totally need makeup lessons, but ... no need to enter me. I need one-on-one lessons or else I'm hopeless.

I'm mostly dropping in to say hi and thanks for the e-mail; I've got this posted for you at Win a Book.

Alyce said...

I want this book because I am not good at anything but the most basic makeup application. I would love to be more adventurous with my makeup - right now I only wear foundation unless it's a special occasion.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kelsey said...

I'm a beginner with makeup, slowly progressing but this would really help me =]

kmg1128 @live.com
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mo said...

I don't wear makeup often, because I don't know how to properly apply it. I'd love to learn how so that I can wear makeup and look great. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm horrible with all things makeup, but my sister loves to wear it, so this would be great for both of us!!!

thanks,
lauren

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Janel said...

Well, I could definitely use some help. Now that I'm getting older I could use some tricks to look younger!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Paulina said...

I'm entering again because I blogged about this on my own personal blog!

Here's the link in case you wish to make sure: http://veggout.blogspot.com/2008/12/fall-comfort.html

(Be sure to scroll down on the entry)

Katy said...

I loooove Bobbi Brown and makeup in general, so that's why I want this book! :)
legallyvegan [AT] gmail [DOT] com

AmandaSue said...

This sounds like a fantastic book expectually since its by Bobbi Brown! I'd love to have this book because I'm always looking for ideas to improve or change up my makeup! Thanks for entering me!

unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT Com

shelby said...

I would LOVE this book! I used to wear so much makeup and buy it all the time...in fact I still do. I would love to get the book so I could see how to use less makeup and find out the essentials.

sdearborn18@yahoo.com

Thanks!!

kimmyl said...

I love makeup but never know what colors go with what.

Saramarg said...

I'm 59 and trying to look natural, only better (it can always get better!). I think I'm doing an OK job but can always use help.

mbunting@sbcglobal.net

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm back again to say that I blogged about this too:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/11/win-it-sunday-doesnt-have-same-ring.html


-Lauren

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

The Giveaway Diva said...

ooo please sign me up for this amazing prize!!!

katelin said...

ooo I'd love to win this!! please sign me up!!

glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

Charis said...

Ooh, enter me...I love learning new techniques and fun stuff...I'm such a girly girl. :)

Becca said...

Please Enter me! I love makeup and fashion, I look at magazines to catch insperation for a new look. IN every detail there is insperation so I end up looking for a very long time, haha I love getting new ideas for makeup so this would be awesome to have:]

shelburns said...

I blogged about this here

Karlie said...

As a new mom, I could use a pick me up with some makeup advice.

Anonymous said...

Count me in for the contest! I have a difficult time knowing what a fair-skin red-head should do with make-up colors. Any help would be appreciated from the book.
mrauch819 AT juno DOT com

Lisa N. said...

This looks like a great book. I could use the tips on how to use makeup better as a I rarely wear it. Thanks for the chance to win!
rocket_kay AT hotmail DOT com

bison61 said...

great book I've seen her on TV apply makeup and it always looks natural

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

ruth said...

This would be so great to have. Need it badly. Thanks.

mothra and ezza said...

ohh, i've been looking for a good foundational book in makeup for a long time--I'm a college student and love to play around with makeup but have no clue what I'm doing! At any rate, I've heard great things about Bobbi Brown.

thompson.dvs@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

we could use that book in my household! I have four younger sisters, and our shared makeup stash consists of two dusty bonne bell lip smackers and some wet and wild glitter nail polish from 6th grade. suffice it to say, we need help.

hcline@lclark.edu

ChristyJan said...

I could use some "everyday makeup advice"

hawkes(at)citlink.net

ddurance said...

I'm always up for some new make-up advice, how-tos and tips.

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

Ginny said...

I'm a big fan of Bobbi Brown, I think she is very classy. I'd love to read her book!

tammy said...

I have read some of Bobbi's other books and would love to read this one. Thanks.

Prairie Girl said...

this could seriously help me out. I love a little makeup, but am never quite sure how to use it properly.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lace-c@live.com

Linda said...

this is basically a makeup bible--would love it!
linda[at] downes[dot] net

Sue A. said...

You'd think at my age I'd have figured it out already.
Please enter me into the draw as I still need help.

magenta2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
(please remove all spaces)

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow please enter me! i need all the help that i can possibly get!! i'm hopeless!! =(

nicolemarielum(at)gmail(dot)com

thanks so much!

Michelle said...

wow this would be an awesome present for my daughter! she loves make up!

papalum(at)hotmail(dot)com

katelin said...

wow i love bobbi brown makeup!! please enter me in!!

glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melly said...

wow i'd love to win this please! i love experimenting with make up!!

swt_babe321(at)hotmail(dot)com

christinemm said...

I'd love to receive a copy of the book. I use some Bobbi Brown products. I'm in a rut wearing the same eye shadow color for 10 years now. Perhaps there is new advice that I should learn before buying some new makeup. And I still can't find a lipstick shade that looks non-clownish on me.

Thanks!
christinemm at snet dot net

dolls123 said...

Would help with putting on makeup

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

GirlTrooper said...

This book could be the answer for me! I'm a 58 year old female just retired State Trooper. (Finally!) This book could hopefully ease my transition back into the real world and give me a heads up on make-up after 25 years of wearing an "attractive" BROWN uniform. (If not the book can I have Bobbi Brown for a day?) Thanks.

GirlTrooper said...

Whoops! GirlTrooper forgot to leave her address: Moussehill@aol.com (Sorry)

CJBH said...

Since I'm now in my 50's (please don't tell!), I can't seem to get my makeup right anymore. What worked a few years ago just doesn't seem right now. I need HELP!
cbedigrew@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.
Blogged about it here:
http://c-alexis.livejournal.com/31072.html

Thanks,
Carmen
carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

Amber said...

I'd love to win this for my sister, she is going to school to be a makeup artist. Thanks!!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

mgood222 said...

I'd love to win this book, my makeup is so outdated. As I get old I seem to get more clueless.
Maryellen
Mgood222@gmail.com

photoquest said...

What a wonderful book! I would love to win this for my 2 daughters, they are starting to wear makeup and they would really enjoy this!
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Vivian Deliz said...

I have been wanting this one for a long time.. I NEED this one!!

Beeb said...

I'm a makeup junkie, so I'd LOVE to win this book! Thanks so much!

-Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

Emmi said...

Oh wow I could totally use this! Thanks so much for the chance !!

perfectpunkin(at)yahoo(dot)com