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Good beauty advice is hard to come by these days. Women are constantly inundated with products that promise to remove wrinkles, reduce puffiness, highlight cheekbones, hide blemishes, and make them look younger, healthier, tanner, and even thinner–but do these products really work? Are they worth the time, money, and effort? Carmindy, makeup artist on TLC's popular show What Not to Wear, believes that the secret to a great look is to focus on the positive: learn how to enhance your best natural features with sheer washes of color rather than hide under layers of artificial–looking makeup. In The 5–Minute Face, Carmindy shares her beauty philosophy, offering a practical, easy, and always–successful makeup routine that works for all ages and skin types.
The steps for achieving the five–minute face–from smoothing on foundation, to slicking on lip color–are simple. But as Carmindy demonstrates, many women don't know which product is right for their skin tones, or are clueless on how to apply makeup for optimal results. Throughout every chapter, she provides valuable advice on perfecting the makeup technique that is right for your face, including product tips and accompanying "toolbox" sections that describe which tools to use with each type of makeup.
No matter what your age is, or whether you have porcelain skin or rosacea, Carmindy will help you look fabulous. In addition to the 5–minute makeover, she discusses:
•How to Get Brows That Wow: Learn what brow shape best frames your face
•What's Age Got to Do with It?: Tricks and trade secrets that keep every woman looking beautiful, from teens to women fifty and over.
•Beauty Comes in All Colors: Freckles? Blemishes? Carmindy solves the problems that make finding the perfect makeup for your skin tone difficult. Also includes tips on lash dying for those fair lashes, and lash perming for those who want permanently curled lashes.
•The 10–Minute Face: Carmindy shows how to build on the 5–minute face for special occasions. Everything from sexy dates–looking right in all white at your wedding–to the perfect look for a job interview.
Accompanied throughout by Palma Kolansky's beautiful photography, The 5–Minute Face is every woman's guide to enhancing their unique and beautiful features with the perfect makeup routine.
You're only five minutes away from your most beautiful face—and celebrity makeup guru Carmindy is here to show you how to make those minutes fly!
The key to a gorgeous face isn't expensive cosmetics, complicated makeup regimens, or cluttering your bathroom counter with bottles and tubes—it's using the right products in the right places to enhance your own unique, natural beauty. We know what you're thinking: "Sounds simple, but how do I know what's right and where to put it?" Carmindy, makeup artist on TLC's hit show What Not to Wear, knows exactly what and where—and she's here to share her secrets.
Carmindy believes that the key to a great look is learning how to enhance your best features with sheer washes of color rather than hiding under layers of artificial-looking makeup. In The 5-Minute Face, Carmindy shares her beauty philosophy, offering a practical, easy, and always successful makeup routine that works for all ages and skin types.
The steps for achieving the 5-minute face—from smoothing on foundation to slicking on lip color—are simple. In each chapter, Carmindy provides easy step-by-step instructions on perfecting the makeup technique that's right for your face, including tips on how to decide which products fit your skin tone and how to apply them for optimal results. In addition to the 5-minute makeover, she discusses:
- How to Get Brows That Wow: Learn what brow shape best frames your face.
- What's Age Got to Do with It?: Tricks and trade secrets that keep every woman looking beautiful, from teens to women aged fifty and over.
- Beauty Comes in All Colors: Freckles? Blemishes? Carmindy solves the problems that make finding the perfect makeup for your skin tone difficult.
- Building on the 5-Minute Face: Carmindy shows how to build on the basic face for special occasions, covering everything from sexy dates, to looking right in all-white at your wedding, to mastering hot trends like smoky eyes and metallics.
Accompanied throughout by beautiful photography by Palma Kolansky and Devon Jarvis, The 5-Minute Face is every woman's guide to enhancing their unique and beautiful features with the perfect makeup routine.
About the Author
Carmindy was raised in Southern California, where she started doing makeup fifteen years ago. Today she is featured on TLC's What Not to Wear, and has worked with celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Isabella Rossellini, Heidi Klum, Björk, and Christie Brinkley. Her work can be seen in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue, GQ, Essence, Details, Marie Claire, and InStyle. She lives in New York City with her husband.