Buying a ton of makeup can be a shame if you don’t know how to use any of it. So that every girl’s beauty bag of tricks can include more than just her go-to smoky eyes look, Francois Nars published “Makeup Your Mind” in 2001. This best-selling beauty manual contained before-and-after photographs of models overlaid with clear acetate sheets containing instructions on how to get their look. Taking it one step further this year, the beauty maestro has released “Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself.” For the second book in his series, Nars shot real women (not models) of all ages and ethnicities and shows readers more advanced makeup techniques. So go ahead and buy that new eye-shadow quad; you’ll be painting yourself pretty in no time.
A peek inside:
Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself, $45, www.narscosmetics.com