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How to Fake Real Beauty: Tricks of the Trade to Master Your Makeup

How to Fake Real Beauty: Tricks of the Trade to Master Your Makeup

by Ramy Gafni

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Celebrity makeup artist and TV makeover specialist Ramy Gafni knows no one is born perfect, not even his famous clients. In How to Fake Real Beauty, the makeup guru shares his secrets to enhancing a woman's natural beauty while "faking" what she doesn't have.

Some people are thought to be born with flawless features, but many of these gifts are acquired, and the quickest, easiest way is to create the illusion using makeup and a little moxie. The power of makeup goes a long way toward helping you fake anything -- a clear complexion, fuller lips, brighter eyes -- whatever you want! It's all a matter of knowing how!

In How to Fake Real Beauty, Ramy shares the tried-and-true tricks of the trade. So prepare for the red carpet -- whether it's the one in your head or an actual awards show. This guide will teach you how to get ready for your close up and confidently take center stage in any situation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762456109
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 105 MB
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About the Author

Ramy Gafni is a professional makeup artist who has worked with celebrities from Taylor Swift to Britney Spears and Rihanna. Ramy opened his New York City salon in 2004, and has since launched his own brand of cosmetics. His ability to select the ideal colors for people and his gift for eyebrow shaping have been featured in the pages of top magazines, including Vogue, Allure, InStyle, Lucky, and People, and on television shows, such as Fashion File, Today, and the Rachael Ray Show. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

The Beauty Equation 9

Chapter 1 How to Fake a Perfect Complexion 14

Solutions to Achieve Blemish-Free Skin 17

Addressing Poor Pores 20

Fake It with Makeup 21

Facing a Full-Scale Breakout 24

Chapter 2 Faking and Maintaining a Youthful Face 27

Care for the Skin You're In 29

Injectables: The Pros and Cons 32

How to Fake the Look of Fillers Using Makeup 34

How Makeup Can Be Used to Fake a Younger Face 35

My Youth Recipe Blush 41

Faking Younger Eyes with Makeup 44

A Youthful Brow 46

Youthful Lips 47

Chapter 3 Faking Big, Beautiful Eyes 48

10 Steps to Your Very Best Eyes 51

Line Up for Great Eyes 56

The Dos and Don'ts for Big, Beautiful Eyes 57

Care and Maintenance for Youthful Eyes 58

How to Fake Luscious Lashes 59

How to Use False Eyelashes 62

Chapter 4 How to Fake Enviable Eyebrows 64

Ramy's Golden Rules for Eyebrow Shaping 68

How to Shape Your Eyebrows Yourself 73

Faking a Perfect Eyebrow 76

Addressing Your Eyebrow Issues 77

Eyebrow Myths and Truths 82

Chapter 5 How to Fake Contouring 84

Playing Hide-and-Seek 87

Contouring Your Nose 88

Contouring to Slim Your Face 89

Contouring Your Cheekbones 89

Contouring a Wide Forehead 90

Contouring Your Décolletage 91

Using Bronzerto Contour 92

Chapter 6 How to Fake a Perfect, Glowing Tan 94

How to Use Self-Tanner 97

How to Perfect Your Spray Tan 100

A Note on Tanning Beds 101

The Magic of Bronzer 101

Chapter 7 How to Fake a More Radiant Smile and Brighter Teeth 104

6 Steps to Luscious Lips 107

Lip Injections: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous 108

Your Brightest, Most Confident Smile 110

White, Whiter, and Whitest 111

How to Fake Brighter, Whiter Teeth 113

Makeup Choices That Can Help Brighten Teeth 114

Chapter 8 How to Fake Gorgeous Hair 116

Nunzio's Dos and Don'ts for Beautiful Hair 122

Solutions for Thin/Flat and Coarse/Frizzy Hair 125

Ramy's Dos and Don'ts for Beautiful Hair 126

Getting Out of Your Hair Rut 127

Coloring Your Hair at Home Like a Pro 130

Chapter 9 The Classic Day Face 133

Day into Evening 140

Afterword: Less Is More 142

Products and Tools Used to Achieve the Looks in This Book 145

Acknowledgments 150

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