(ESP//ENG) Reseña: Libro de Maquillaje de Cindy Crawford - Tu segunda Piel // Review: Cindy Crawford's Makeup Book - Your Second Skin
Although many do not remember it, or did not live it, there was a time when there was no internet, or social networks where today we can find countless tutorials on almost anything, such as makeup. So, most of those things we learned in fashion magazine articles or, in something where the information could be more specific and extensive although less common to find about topics like makeup.... That's right, books!
To give you an idea, the internet as we know it today, came into our lives in 1993, with only 100 sites on the World Wide Web and growing to 200,000 by 1997. The beginnings of social networks were around the year 2002.source
The book I present in this post was published in 1997 and for me it was a great discovery when I happened to visit a bookstore. I was in my teens and like most girls my age, I felt that social pressure to wear makeup on some occasions. So, even though I have never been passionate about makeup, this book helped me at the time to achieve a fairly natural and nice finish, without excesses. And the fact is that I was and I am an advocate that, if you don't know how to apply makeup and use the endless gadgets that exist (as is my case), it is better to limit yourself to the basics before looking like an abstract and exaggerated painting.
And this is more or less what this book written by Cindy Crawford, supermodel of the 90s, who appeared in multiple advertising campaigns in various media and catwalks worldwide.
In the first pages, she talks a bit about her beginnings in the modeling world and how her father did not let her use makeup, which brought her some inconveniences in her first jobs where she had to learn to do it by herself and with the support of some colleagues.
Throughout the 106 pages of the book, she provides very encouraging and positive advice while giving tips to achieve a makeup that gives you confidence and the attitude that every woman carries inside.
She shows us the variety of powders, lipsticks, shadows and foundations that existed at the time, because the range of products has expanded a lot in recent decades. And of course, she shows the best way to use them and how to choose the right ones for your skin type.
I have always been captivated by Cindy's (Crawford) naturalness, spontaneity and attitude and in these pages she reflects all that and more. The book is perfectly complemented with photos of the model, super fresh and impeccable. There are even a couple of pages with caricatures depicting her in situations that many people could identify with.
Nowadays makeup has evolved, becoming much more complex but also wonderful, even breaking down gender barriers. But, we should try not to become addicted to makeup, and remember from time to time, the beauty of the basics and the essence of the natural. And, as Cindy Crawford says, "If all else fails, SMILE."
Thank you very much for joining me in this review. I look forward to your comments.
Las fotos fueron realizadas por mi con mi celular Samsung Galaxy S7.
The photos were taken by me with my Samsung Galaxy S7.