If you’re looking for a great read on style and beauty, look no further than Lan Nguyen-Grealis’ Art & Makeup (Laurence King Publishing). A plethora of work by the award-winning makeup artist is showcased in the book, many of which have drawn inspiration from the worlds of art, literature, and media. What you will find inside are exquisite color illustrations of Nguyen-Grealis’ work.
On one particular page of the book, there’s an example of a work by Nguyen-Grealis that caught my eye. The image is of a woman with a broad range of colors on her face – her canvas. This image stood out to me because it reminded me of David Bowie’s essence in the earlier days of his career. I’m not so sure if that is where Nguyen-Grealis drew her inspiration from for that particular look, but I still find it to be one of my favorites from the preview images. Other images in Nguyen-Grealis’ book that caught my eye were the Gatsby and Mad Men-inspired looks. They both stuck out to me because I’m simply fascinated with the Roaring ‘20s period in American history, and would love to recreate the iconic looks of this period. I also couldn’t help but gaze after the Mad Men-inspired look since I’m a huge Mad Men fan. Even if either The Great Gatsby or Mad Men doesn’t peak your interest, the preview images for Art & Beauty are definitely something to look at before considering buying the book itself.
Art & Beauty is a great collection of images by a talented makeup artist who puts her all into her line of work. This book would be a great gift for a beginner, casual, or even advanced makeup user. In fact, you don’t even need to use or like makeup to browse through the book. I would definitely recommend it for someone who is a lover of the arts as I am. I believe that makeup is an art form and should be appreciated as such, which this book does a great job of showcasing. Where else could you find the talent by a makeup artist who is as versatile as Nguyen-Grealis, who so easily creates facial canvases that range from history to pop culture and to the very abstract? One answer: Art & Beauty. — JOANN JEANNOT
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