Make Up Secrets* by Jemma Kidd
I’m fairly cynical about the things I read in magazines so even if they’re hyped up by journalists, I’m often questioning their opinion and how honest it actually is. Before I was interested in blogs, I used to be so boring when it came to beauty products and my make up bag consisted of the same thing so when it ran out, I’d just repurchase it.
I guess I just didn’t like to venture out of my comfort zone. I was cautious with experimenting with make up because I hadn’t a clue what to do and didn’t want to run the risk of looking like a clown.
Thanks to YouTube and beauty bloggers, I am more clued up on what’s what! It’s still so overwhelming to go shopping for new cosmetics with so many types of products on the market! For instance, even knowing which complexion base to go for is a bit daunting. Primer? BB cream? Tinted moisturiser? Concealor? Illuminators? Colour corrector? Highligher? Foundation (liquid or powder? what brand to go for? which shade? Matt? Dewy? Light/medium/full coverage?!) – Heading in to the shops to find that one product is enough to put anyone off! With the help of the honest opinions from bloggers, I can usually go out and make a bee-line for a certain products knowing that I’m investing in a good product which I’ll know how to use correctly.
When I was asked if I’d like a copy of Jemma Kidd’s new book, I was like YES PLEASE! The new book is called Make Up Secrets and it is divided in to two parts. Part one is called Making Make Up Work For You and Part two is The Problem Solver. As you can see from the photos I have taken, there are some tutorials and advice. I’ve been referring to this when I do my make up this week (also wishing I looked like the girls in the book!)
This is a great book for someone who, like me, don’t know much about make up. It retails for £25.00 (might make a good Christmas present for someone who is into beauty). Every page is filled with useful information such as how to get and maintain healthy skin and how to apply make up in a way that would suit your skin tone, face, lip and eye shape. I’m enjoying reading this, and there are lots of visuals to demonstrate a process. Here are some quick tips from the book: