Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Book Review: Make Up by Michelle Phan

Make Up by Michelle Phan is a beautiful book. I smiled as soon as I removed it from the shipping package. If you are at all familiar with Michelle Phan this should not come as a shock. Make Up was released on October 21, 2014, and is available as a hardback or eBook.

Make Up is a beauty guide as well as a style and success guide. The contents seem to be targeted towards readers in their teens and twenties, but at thirty I still loved it. There is something in this book for everyone, even those who have an established beauty routine and career.

The book begins with an introduction to Michelle's life so far. Her story is wonderful and shows how following your dreams can pay off. In the beauty portion of the book she breaks down the basics of what you need to know. She discusses skin care, makeup, hair, and nails over the course of seventy-eight pages. Somehow, Michelle seems to hit on every topic I could want in a beauty guide.

When the book moves on to fashion, Michelle instructs readers on building a wardrobe. She covers dressing for your type, for different occasions, and how to accessorize.

The "success" portion of the guide covers digital dos and don'ts, finding a job you love and keeping it, turning something you love into a career, and modern manners. This section of the book contained two of my favorite chapters. 'Digital Dos and Don'ts' and 'Modern Manners Made Easy' covered some very important topics on etiquette both online and off.

Overall, I loved Make Up and believe it is a great book. I cannot wait to read it again with all my beauty products and tools in front of me.

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own and are completely honest.