Who better than makeup artist and cosmetics designer François Nars to write a book on beauty? Next to none. Yes, dear readers, François Nars has taken pen to paper to write Express Yourself, a how-to manual celebrating the creative process of creating and using cosmetics.
Inside, you will find a slew of “before and after” makeover photographs. Each set demonstrates how to use makeup as a form of self expression, using different techniques and color palettes to create new looks. Perhaps more importantly, each set demonstrates how to choose the right cosmetics and colors for your age, race, or skin tone. A transparent overlay is inserted over each photograph to show the before and after effects. Alongside each set of photographs, you will find a narrative that describes the lesson in detail. The best part? Every model is a “real” person, as opposed to a professional model.