Kiss and ‘Makeup’
While shopping at Costco last month, this weighty book caught my mascara-ed eye:
I flipped through the book–it’s huge and comprehensive–but couldn’t warm to the idea of parting with almost $30 for it. Serendipitously, I came across the book the very next day at my library.
I positively adore makeup and the magic it can work on my face. I buy cosmetics by the truckload–drugstore mascara, department store blush, specialty store lipstick. Sephora is a wonderland to me; I own one of their makeup cases and it’s filled to brimming.
But here’s the irony: Despite my arsenal of beauty products, I rarely wear a full face of makeup. Most days I just moisturize and wear concealer under my eyes, a hint of neutral eye shadow, a swipe of brown mascara, a touch of blush, and tinted chapstick.
But back to the book. Begoun is nothing short of thorough in her research and presentation. This book, the 8th Edition, is easy to use and offers great buys at drug stores, department stores, and specialty stores. Begoun also dispels many beauty myths–including this one that I’ve been (literally) buying into for years:
Eye moisturizers are virtually no different from face moisturizers; they just have different packaging and price tags!
Begoun’s information is also available on her website, Beautypedia, but there is a membership fee to join. On the plus side, it’s more current than a book ever could be.
Don’t Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me is a great reference tool, and I picked up some valuable information.