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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company; New Ed edition (31 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316287059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316287050
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 1.3 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is an engaging familiarity about Aucoin's anecdotal introduction to each of his subjects... And Aucoin offers a similarly personal and captivating note about each icon whose look he has chose to mirror in this re-invention process... Amazing, really, what can be achieved with some carefully applied powder. When, that is, you have the Aucoin know-how. (GLASGOW HERALD)

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An inspirational and how-to guide to make-up from one of the most sought after and successful make-up artists working today.

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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Yuki on 22 Aug. 2002
Format: Paperback
Face Forward is his most recent publication, after "The Art Of make up" and "Making Faces". He has a huge celebrity following and you can see why. His work is dramatic but subtle at the same time; he works with each individuals face and some of the transformations are breathtaking. He dosent do the "lets do our best to be subtle and let blemishes show through", no he gives everyone the full whack, and they look amazing. And why not? Face Forward is split into two halves, the first is dealing with some basics, such as shading and contouring, basic make up brushes and cosmetics which are handy. He does not name specific brands, there is no plugging in this book, he tells you that cheap can be and often is as good as expensive. The first section he shows women and one man (his partner!)with what make up suits them, and like I said some of these transformations are amazing. He chooses women he meets on the street, they are not all young and model like, they are a mix of black, white, asian, old, young etc. The looks he creates are not done with trendy colours only, they are the kind of looks you can imagine doing on yourself.
The second half consists of dramatic make overs on celebrity friends such as Tina Turner, Calista Flockhart, Winona Ryder and so on. They are transformed into other superstars, Audrey Hepburn, Cleopatra and so on. These pictures are fab for inspiration, if your going to a party, yes you could try and replicate them fully, but personally, I can imagine plucking the lips from one image, the eyes from another. Thats one of the best things about this book; it is not a step by step guide, because they never work perfectly; rather it inspires you to create your own looks.
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Jan. 2004
Format: Paperback
I read about Aucoin in a glossy magazine and thought I had to get one of his books on makeup. From the reviews in Amazon, this one looked the best option. And it has pros and cons, that's why I can't give it more than 3 stars.
First, the good news. It's beautifully edited, with big size pictures (even if yes, they're digitally or airbrush-ly enhanced)and clear explanations, step-by-step dos, etc. I liked the fact than Aucoin doesn't give any specifical brands -which I hate to see in magazines, as it's always very expensive brands they recommend and you get the feeling that you can't achieve the look unless you spend a fortune. Also, you can copy or develop a certain part (eyes, skin, and so on) of every picture. It's a very nice book for starters, but when you've read half the book the steps are beginning to repeat themselves a bit.
On the other hand, what I didn't like at all was all the "personal" stuff: Mr Aucoin telling us about how wonderful every woman -and some men- in the book are. It's just boring. He must have been a wonderful human being and all that, but when I buy an expensive book on make up by a professional artist, I want to read about make up, not about how he met so-and-so. I think it's the American stuff about "being yourself" and "look within" and so on, which they never actually use on real people and real life. For me all the small talk and gossip it's just booooring, and I think the book would improve if they had keep all the personal histories apart.
Thus said, I liked the book in the whole but maybe you can find better books by this same author, more about make up and less about his friends. Unless you really enjoy to know the stories behind the faces -if you do this book is for you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Octillio on 15 Dec. 2006
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I bought this book following on from Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin which I love. Having read some of the reviews beforehand, I was dismissive of the 'air brushing' and went ahead and got this book anyway. Whilst the content is of interest, the other reviewers are correct, when you come across an airbrushed photograph - and there are quite a few - you can really tell it. There are also some photos which I found quite disturbing - Gena Rowlands as Madame Butterfly being perhaps the most so. Whilst I enjoyed his script in Making Faces, I found the 'so and so is such a great person...' comments became a bit wearing after the first few pages in this book. That said, Kevyn Aucoin was a fantastic makeup artist and whilst I think this book isn't as good as Making Faces, it is, nonetheless, fascinating to flick through.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Edwards on 4 Jan. 2001
Format: Hardcover
Well my jaw hit the floor when I opened this book up! Being a make-up artist myself, it is a necessity to have at least ONE of Kevyn Aucoin's books in your collection. I think this is his best book to date; not only has he made-up some of the most beautiful women in the world, he shows us his versatility by performing some amazing makeovers on every-day women too, including several on his 62 year old mother! This book will be an inspiration to all women (and maybe some men too!!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Oct. 2013
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I really liked this book but I think it is more orientated towards the make-up professional. I would have liked more details on Kevyn Aucoins tricks for applying different foundations and blending - it is taken for granted that the reader already knows these skills. However, I loved the photographs, the stars and Kevyns' quirky and fun writing style. I was also very pleased with his "getting started" section on what brushes, foundations, colours etc that you need! It has to be said that he is so amazingly talented, I love the transformations he has done on friends and aquaintances who are not "stars" but how he has made them look like superstars! His talents are out of this world, I just wish I knew how to repeat that talent on myself!
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