The world of make-up is exciting, but also bewildering, with new products and fashions constantly appearing. The Complete Make-up and Beauty Book offers both practical advice and inspiration to make sense of your beauty needs, and the looks that are right for you. The author draws on a wealth of experience as a model, stylist and beauty editor, and on the talents of leading make-up artists, to present a fresh look at the subject. As well as offering tips and suggestions, The Complete Make-up and Beauty Book is filled with spectacular photography. The chapters first cover the basics: taking care of your skin and ways to keep the signs of ageing at bay. The author looks at tools and techniques, the basics of foundation, concealers and powders, and approaches making up the face in three parts: eyes, lips, and cheeks. The last chapter contains eleven step-by-step accounts, with accompanying photography, of how to achieve a variety of 'looks', from sun looks and natural to teenage, mature and high fashion. Fact panels touch on topics including application mistakes, face faults and correcting them and ten basic make-up mistakes. The book covers a wide variety of skin colours and types.
Leigh Toselli has over 25 years experience in the fashion and beauty industry. She started out as a model, soon developing an interest in fashion design. While modelling, Leigh cemented a career as freelance make-up artist, stylist and fashion co-ordinator, working for a variety of magazines and large retail companies. She has been the beauty editor for Femina, Elle and Pace magazines, and Make-up Director and Head of Department on SA Fashion Week. In 2000, Leigh conceptualized and launched a quarterly beauty publication, GLOSS. She continues to freelance as beauty editor and stylist for the South African editions of Oprah, Longevity, FHM and Elle magazines. Patrick Toselli is one of the top fashion photographers in South Africa and does much work in the fashion capitals of the world. A selection of his work can be viewed at www.toselli.co.za. Consultant Beryl Barnard FSBTh. MPHYS. ATT is the Education Director of the London School of Beauty & Make-up.