The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 162 pages
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As one of the first women of colour to become a supermodel, Iman found that most makeup artists had little idea how to handle her unique skin tones. Neither did the available beauty products take into account the wide range of skin tones that defy categorization whether African, Latina, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or ethnic mixes. In both her products and this book, Iman embraces skin of all tones, and teaches her readers how to work with colors and skin care regimens targeted to their exact skin tone and type. The book itself is a work of a beauty, with stunning colour photographs and images on every page, comprising five main sections: Skin Care: everything you need to know about cleansing and caring for skin of colour; Makeup: from foundation to eyes, lips and cheeks, for every tone from light to very dark; Remix: nine special looks you can create from Ghetto Fab to Screen Queen to Masai Gamine; Celebrity Sightings: 17 photo profiles including Tyra Banks, Venus Williams, Padma Lakshmi, and Eva Mendes; and Most Wanted: ten makeovers, two each for women in their teens, 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's.

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This book teach you everything about your skin and make-up. It's a very good book. I would truely recommend this book to anyone. Read full review


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Iman, the daughter of an African diplomat, was born in Somalia. She was raised speaking five languages, and was studying political science at the University of Nairobi when she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, who arranged for her to seek a modeling career in the United States. She quickly became the most successful black model and an international star on runways and in magazines. Iman remained at the top of her field for fourteen years, appearing in countless publications and advertising campaigns. In 1994 she started Iman Cosmetics for skin of color and in 2000 launched a second line, I-Iman Makeup. She is the author of I Am Iman, an autobiographical sketchbook of her working life. The mother of two daughters, she is married to musician/actor David Bowie.

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