Starting with regular beauty makeup (far upper left), Bobbi demonstrates how she did this avante garde look using colored powder pigments while letting the reader unleash his or her own creativity.
Aside from makeup for everyday, Bobbi gives tips on how to do makeup for teenagers, older women, brides, and women of different races making this book a book for all ages and races.
However, makeup 101, skin care, and application is just a part of the book. Bobbi writes this book with startup makeup artists in mind. She answers questions on how to book work, career inquiries, and even gives a brief history on makeup. She illustrates that makeup differs on how you apply it - on a celebrity, model, or actress. Makeup for TV, HDTV, and photography are different and she shows you the different techniques for each of them. She even lists down short biographies of makeup industry icons as a source of inspiration to would-be makeup artists as well as addresses and websites of various agencies and makeup artist unions (However, this applies to makeup artists residing in the United States).
I like what Bobbi Brown said in her book to always be pleasant, that even if her work was just okay then, she got called back because people loved her. This is something that should really be imbibed in every makeup artist, to always be grounded and have a pleasant aura with no diva attitude. Maybe that's why Bobbi's so successful until now - her positive energy and neverending quest to share what she knows and even goes to the extent of listing beauty supply shops' addresses and websites for her readers - all good karma and positive vibes.
Although this book teaches the basics, I sure was able to pick up a thing or two. This is useful to makeup artists who are venturing life abroad. The makeup industry abroad is tougher since requirements are stricter, for example, in working for film, you need union membership. Some require training and certifications and a very strong portfolio. I recommend this book not just for makeup artists and makeup lovers, but for anyone who wants to learn a thing or two. This is a beauty book PLUS.