Aimed at those who are thinking of doing a course on the subject or starting up their own business, this book offers expert advice on all aspects of being a make-up artist. An introduction to the equipment needed kicks off the book followed by a section on the perfect base, which includes information on skin cleansing, toning, and moisturising for different skin types. Eyebrow shaping, brow bleaching and tinting, lash tinting and perming, along with facial waxing, tips on sun care and self-tan make-up all offer invaluable advice on how to achieve a professional, groomed look. Contra-indications to make-up, hyper-pigmentation problems, skin disorders and common skin complaints are also dealt with. Dealing with nervous clients isn't always easy. A chapter called The Venue offers expert advice on how to make your client feel relaxed and what facilities the venue should offer. Eyes, lips and cheeks are all covered in detail and a chapter on male make-up rounds off the book. Whether you're looking to improve your own style or wishing to make a profession out of offering make-up advice, this book provides all the advice, skills and answers.
Rosie Watson has been in the beauty industry for 11 years. She is currently head of the beauty department at a leading London college. She has made her own branded skincare products has opened spas in the most fashionable areas of London. She also lives in London.