Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Book Review :: Simply Glamorous: Make-up Transformations to Make You Look and Feel Fabulous by Gary Cockerill

i'm SO excited to bring you today's post! i was given the opportunity to receive a galleys copy of Simply Glamorous: Make-up Transformations to Make You Look and Feel Fabulous by Gary Cockerill to review... and i couldn't send my address fast enough after reading the synopsis. once i actually got the book in the mail... it was even better than i'd hoped for! how often does that happen?!

i wanted to post this review today as it's the official release day of Simply Glamorous! it's recommended retail price is $26.99... but get it now HERE on Amazon.com for $15.14 :D i already bought a copy for my sisters... this is the book i've been searching for to really give them a solid foundation in beauty. can't wait for them to get it!

Simply Glamorous takes you from identifying your skin type and tone to how to apply dramatic full face makeup looks. while it's ideal for beginners, i also believe it to be an excellent reference for those well-versed in the beauty world. if for nothing else... the photos are INCREDIBLE and excellent inspiration for your own looks.

let's get into the book itself! all the following photos are taken of content from Simply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill. Copyright © 2015 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin. please do not use without proper credit!

here's a look at the front cover... right away, drop dead gorgeousness! perfection as a coffee table book.




and the back cover :)




i love that there is a really fantastic index page making it easy to find what you're looking for.




each of the three sections starts out with a beautiful two page spreads... first up is Face!




lots of helpful information in the Face section, it really speaks to the foundation of all makeup... skin!

i really love these skin tone identifying pages... i also love that it goes all the way from ultra fair to ultra dark.




the book walks you through step-by-step... including how to prepare your skin for makeup!




the next section is Eyes!




some of the eye looks covered in this section also come with full face directions as well... one stop shopping :)




these pages show how to get the perfect flick with eyeliner... definitely one of my go-to looks!




not only is there everyday makeup, but also much more colorful and fun looks! which can, of course, be everyday if that's what you're in the mood for :D




last up... Lips!




the pages on lip shapes really helps give an idea on what exactly to do to make it easy to work with what you have... no lip injections needed :) {the Eyes section has a few pages dedicated to doing the same thing with your eyes and brows on pages 94-97!}




if you've had trouble picking the right red for your skin tone... Gary Cockerill has you covered!




here... is my dreamland, the land of nude lips! i love how in depth the tutorial is on how to get the PERFECT nude lips :)




the Lips section also has some full face looks... loving this one with a purple smoky eye and red lips!




in the final couple pages before the Index, Gary Cockerill gives an overview of his favorite products... i LOVE seeing what pro makeup artists choose to use!




hope you've enjoyed this look into Simply Glamorous: Make-up Transformations to Make You Look and Feel Fabulous by Gary Cockerill... as you can probably tell, i'm just in love with it and so appreciative of the opportunity to receive a galleys copy. 

if you pick it up, please let me know what you think and if you love it as much as i do... remember, it's on Amazon.com HERE for $15.14!

Happy Tuesday! Ria :)


:: this book is a press sample/galleys copy that was provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

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