The world of makeup is exciting, but also bewildering, with new products and fashions constantly appearing. The Makeup book offers both advice and inspiration to make sense of your beauty needs and the looks that are right for you. The title covers 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 11 step-by-step accounts, with photographs, 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 makeup mistakes.
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.