Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Carmindy’s Get Positively Beautiful ($21.99) provides more than just beauty tips and how-tos, and it is this different approach that makes the book remarkable. I know when I was in high school, and even on my worst days, I suffered from low self esteem when it came to my looks. “Carmindy Vision” is all about retraining yourself to believe that you *are* beautiful. She offers insights on how to discover and find your best and favorite features, and these are the features you should focus on. Instead of dwelling on [what you think is] a too-large nose, think about your high cheekbones and lush mouth. The book can be summed up with this line she writes, “I believe looking good starts with feeling good.”

Of course, the book is filled with great beauty tips and tricks, as well as some step-by-step walk-throughs of how to get the most out of your makeup application. She also includes shopping lists for all types of products ranging from foundation to eye liner, and she offers budget options as well as more high-end products. I’m by no means new to makeup, but I appreciate Carmindy’s take on beauty and achieving real beauty. I enjoyed the shopping lists (I love reading what others rank the top of the top) and the photography and layout of the book were both well done. Overall, this is worth checking out! I know on Amazon it’s only $14.95, and believe me, that’s a steal when it comes to a hardcover filled with all-color pages!

Read this? What’d you think?

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10 thoughts on “Carmindy Vision in Get Positively Beautiful

  1. beverley

    can’t wait to get this book! I love carmindy….she’s the best part of the show! do you like this book better than the cosmo beauty one?

  2. I love Carmindy! She’s super talented and a really genuine person it seems. I just wish they would extend What Not To Wear and show her doing the entire face start to finish, instead of a 2 minute snippet haha!

  3. Alexa

    i read the book. i thought it was okay, but nothing special. i thought her last book (i think it was called the 5 minute face) was much better. i expected it to be more makeup related

  4. Liz

    Ulta was giving this out free with a purchase of her Sally Hansen product.

  5. MYXA

    Hi, Christine!
    Have you tried the famous spray foundation Carmindy uses? It’s supposed to be the Era foundation.

    Heard good/bad things about it? I am tempted to try it (either Era, or similar by Dior).