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Fashion Flash Book Review: Get Positively Beautiful by Carmindy
Recently I reviewed a wonderful book by Nick Arrojo, the hairstylists on What Not To Wear. This hugely popular show took average women and helped them find their own best possible style. This week, I am reviewing a book by Carmindy, the show’s make-up artist. She has the same empowering idea to bring out indicidual beauty. I just LOVED the fact that she did not use make-up to “correct” imperfection. By contrast she never describes features as problems, but looks to enhannce them. For example, she describes hooded eyes enchantingly exotic and suggests increasing their mysterious appeal with a blend of highlighting and medium tone shadows. If you have thin lips, Carmindy suggests making the must of your “sweet smile” by using shades with a pearly shimmer. If you want to play with darker reds, go for sheer glosses or tinted balms for a splash of color.
Get Positively Beautiful is packed with what Carmindy calls Mirror Mantras– eg ” You were beautiful at twenty, incredible at thirty and forty is just amazing” . She repeatedly returns to her theme that we are all beautiful and that make-up should be used to enhance, not hide. The book is packed with useful color swatches, instructional drawings and gorgeous before and after photos. But I actually had trouble reading this wonderful book. Its unfortunate that the book designer choose a very thin typeface that was printed in a medium grey ink. I had to sit under a bright light to be able to sit and read it for any length of time. But the quality of the information is worth the extra effort.