Style Eyes by Taylor Chang-Babaian - $17.95 - ISBN: 978-0-399-53596-3 - this is makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian's second book. Her first book, Asian Faces, focused on makeup for Asian women. Style Eyes is for women of all ethnicities and focuses on what most of us find the most challenging - eye makeup!
This book is helpful whether you are a beginner or a pro - there are tips and tricks for everyone. The step-by-step instructions are excellent and easy to understand and there are very detailed how-tos for different eye shapes and lids which I think is something that many people find confusing. The most informative part for me was the tutorial on applying false eyelashes - which I now might finally be able to do with her help!
Style Eyes also covers how to identify and use common eye makeup products and tools, eyebrow grooming, looks for day to evening and the best looks for every age and situation, from wearing glasses to achieving an eyelift and earsing lines without surgery.
The photography by Albert Sanchez is beautiful - and it's a good thing there are lots of pretty pictures since I am planning on giving it to Christelle for Christmas and we know how she feels about too much reading...
- Lisamarie -