A makeover book specifically for the concerns of women age 45 and over, Christopher Hopkinss guide offers women the tools, techniques, and the dos and donts of transformative fashion, cosmetic, and hair application. Women are guaranteed to look vibrant and healthy, and will obtain the confidence and pride in knowing they can enter a room with ...
A makeover book specifically for the concerns of women age 45 and over, Christopher Hopkinss guide offers women the tools, techniques, and the dos and donts of transformative fashion, cosmetic, and hair application. Women are guaranteed to look vibrant and healthy, and will obtain the confidence and pride in knowing they can enter a room with allure.
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Lots of ideas for helping us older women be the best we can be (still). I've always been interested in presenting myself in the best possible way, so this is good support to continue doing so. The book itself is beautiful, too.
Some of the makeovers were so dramatic that the women didn't look like the same ones in the "before" photos.
Jun 17, 2009
A real winner . . . what a great resource
This book is fabulous! Hopkins is a hair stylist and makeup artist who really knows his stuff. His tips about how to find a great hairdresser and to get the best cut are invaluable, as is the information on what clothing styles and shapes flatter (or don?t) common body shapes/problem areas for those of us ?of a certain age.? Hopkins's direct, simple writing style and the useful photos and drawings make this book a real winner.
Oct 11, 2008
make-up over 45
Christopher Hopkins does a great job with this book. He uses pictures of real women over the age of 45. He shows great before and after pictures. I wish there were some "during" pictures so you could see how the technique is done rather than just reading about it.
Publishers Weekly, 2008-04-07 Hopkins, known as "The Makeover Guy," explains fashion dos, don'ts and oh-no-she-didn'ts for women in the "second act" of their lives. A quiz helps the reader identify which of six "Image Profiles" suits her tastes ("Casual," "Romantic," "Innovative," etc.); clothes, hair and makeup tips follow accordingly. Hopkins is encouraging and helpful: he does not simply tell women to clean their closets of any unsuitable clothes. He provides a checklist of "what you'll need," a 10-step to-do list and a questionnaire to determine which clothes to keep and which to toss. Benefiting from this book requires a certain amount of dedication--this is no quick-fix beauty mag article. There is even a "revival guide" journal in the back where readers can mark down outfits that worked or didn't work, collect contact information on their personal "beauty team" and keep track of daily, weekly and monthly beauty tasks. Hopkins's constant self-marketing can get annoying: irrelevant photos of himself litter the pages, and he wastes space touting his fashion victories over difficult clients. But his appearances on Oprah, the book's attention to detail and some astounding before-and-after photos attest to Hopkins's expertise. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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