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Makeup: The Ultimate Guide [Paperback]

Rae Morris
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1 Jun 2008

Rae Morris has been described as one of the world’s most creative artists, but her work is not hanging in museums, it’s seen on the faces and bodies of some of the best-known international models and actors. In Makeup: The Ultimate Guide, Rae brings the world of fashion makeup to you. With her simple step-by-steps she makes even the most sophisticated and creative makeup easy to achieve. She also reveals all the tricks, techniques and trade secrets you always wanted to know. Discover all the essential makeup tools you’ll need, how to find the right product at the right price, which eye shadow colours work best for you, how to achieve the perfect eyebrows, all about false eyelashes, contouring and highlighting your face and ten-minute makeovers for days, evenings and the morning after. This luscious ultimate guide to makeup contains everything you ever needed to know about makeup and is written for ordinary women of all ages.


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Apple Press (1 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845432665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845432669
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Multi award-winning makeup artist Rae Morris is highly sought after by all the leading fashion magazines. Rae has worked with a who’s who of international models, actors, designers and celebrities and her credits include Vogue, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar just to name a few. Rae regularly presents sell-out seminars for L’Oréal and is well known for her ability to communicate with ordinary women.

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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars indispensible 5 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is truly excellent. From the way it is put together, the style of writing, the quality of the photography - everything has been so well considered and finished to such a high standard. It's a joy to read, but much more importantly the information is super useful, fabulously detailed and really, really effective. I would say that any aspiring make up artist, like myself, simply cannot afford to be without this book. I consider it my bible, as it absolutely does what it says on the cover - it is indeed the ultimate guide!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 29 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
What a fantastic truely inspirational book for make up, would be ideal for both novices and professionals. Fantastic imagery & photography highlight the make up and techniques. Easy to follow steps make it easy to recreate the looks illustrated in the book. The book covers which tools are essential to apply make up, info and tips about false eyelashes, the shadows colour chart that illustrates which colour eyeshadows suit particular eye colours, skin prepping, bronzing etc. Easy to read and inspirational would definately recommend to all my friends. This is the best book i have ever bought! Seriously.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best make up book 17 Nov 2010
By Culture Enthusiast TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book some time ago and I have been using it expensively. This book is the best make up book I have ever purchased: better than Bobbi Brown (acually I do not like her techniques, too basic and dull), Jemma Kidd and more useful than Nars and Laura Mercier.
Rae goes throught the various make up techniques in detail and gives some amazing tips of the trade (from avoiding using primer and foundation, to using a gold highlighting shade on the cupid bow, how to prep the skin and eyes, how to cover blemishes and create your own exfoliator with water based cleanser and bicarb of soda). She does not try to sell any brand (even if she is beauty Director for L'Oreal Australia) and the pictures in the book are amazing - they are not retouched: what you see is what you get when you follow her advice.
The section on contouring is to die for, the best I have ever seen. I really liked the section on make up tools, on how to shape your eyebrow, on how to apply false eyelashes and pictures of the different effects. The section on eye make up is super comprehensive (it covers also asian eyes and over 40). There is a chart with the best colours for the different eye colours, in addition to metallics, enhancers and eyeliners. I am very impressed and would buy this book as a Christmas present for some friends. I have already pre-ordered Express Makeup (her next book) on Amazon!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book for everyone! 15 Aug 2009
By Maz
Format:Paperback
This book is a must have if you want to update your make-up or want inspiration!
Even if you don't need any help with make-up, just looking through the beautiful images are enough to make you want to go out, experiment with different looks and buy a whole new make-up kit!

My mother found it very useful too, as it has a chapter on make-up for the over 40s - right in the middle of the book and not crammed into the back like most make-up books do.
The amazing photographs and combined with very useful tips of just about anything - from eyebrows to applying fake eyelashes, as well as which colours suit you.

Well worth the price!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not great for beginners 10 May 2009
Format:Paperback
this book is nicely laid out and has nice nice pictures and other tips but if your not amazing at make-up already i dont suggest it. i am not awful at make-up but im not a make-up artist either and i havn't tried any of it out. Also a lot of it is not at all wearable and is the thing you see on models at photo shoots but there are some nice ideas!
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book really is the Ultimate Guide. Rae is very generous and gives you fantastic tips. I love her no nonsense approach; she is honest and doesn't try to push any particular brand (which is refreshing). I was looking for something that would help me improve my skills to achieve a proffesional finish and introduce me to more looks. I have to say that this has done the trick and friends have already commented on my skills.
Rae's step by step guides are very easy to follow, the layout is perfect and easy to read and the pictures are fabulous. This woman knows what she is talking about.
So if you are looking to really improve your skills this is the book for you, I cannot recommend it enough, buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love this! 22 Dec 2010
By sarah
Format:Paperback
This is an incredible book, packs so much useful info into relatively little space and has many gorgeous eye looks as well as great contouring help.
It's also got a great chapter for asian eyes, and pages on different eye colours and what shadow colours look good with them, which I found really useful; although I've seen this kind of thing in other books, there's a much better, more specific range of colours and more detail in this book. It's my no1 guide for makeup, I'm a beginner to make up and it has step by step pictures and explanations, which I love.
If you can't decide between bobbi brown's new book and this, GET THIS I looked at the copy of bobbi brown's beauty rules my friend has and was so glad I got this book instead. Can't wait for rae morris' new book!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book! 6 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
I am a student on a cosmetic make-up course and wanted a book that gave me inspiration and information as well as step-by-step instructions. This book does that, Rae Morris has years of experience and writes in a very clear and interesting manner. This is definately helping me on my course.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Having read the reviews I thought I would have a look at this - and for me it stood up to the good reviews. I am a beauty therapy student and find this book useful.
Published 14 days ago by Susanna
5.0 out of 5 stars All women of all ages need to own a copy of this book
I purchased this book to supplement a btec level 2 that I'm doing in makeup . At 37 and having wore makeup from the age of 12 I was amazed at all the tricks I didn't know . Read more
Published 29 days ago by Jules wisdom
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, missing some basic info
Really nice book but assumes prior knowledge of some basic things / techniques which I wanted information on as I'm not a professional make up artist. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. J. Sampson
5.0 out of 5 stars Brought two
I brought two of these books at Christmas for presents.they are lovely and are very informative. would recommend them to a friend.
Published 1 month ago by Carol
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book.
All in all, a good book and generally easy to follow the steps and advice so would recommend it generally.
Published 2 months ago by Vanessa Bright
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading!
A book that is written in a very interesting way, with lots of good tips and some humour in it. Good illustrations and step by step instructions. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Inga Solodilova
5.0 out of 5 stars Great make up book
I got this for my 15 year old niece who knows a lot about make up techniques already but she loved this book … so did I, I am going to get one for myself :0) The photos are... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tracey White
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Bought for 13 year old daughter to learn how to apply make up well. She read it from cover to cover the day it arrived. Read more
Published 3 months ago by sewy66
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
this is actually very good introduction to make up, loads of helpful advices. great edition and very good pictures. This is very glamorous book.
quick delivery.
Published 4 months ago by Agnieszka
5.0 out of 5 stars Got as a gift
Very quick delivery
Book was alot better than i thought it would be as i had a quick flick through it before i wrapped it .
I recommend this book
Published 5 months ago by Jasmin Summerson
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