Way Bandy, who is unfortunately deceased, was THE celebrity makeup of the 70’s and 80’s. As a former literature instructor, he used his teaching skills to write a book to help people understand the bare bones of makeup theory and application techniques – literally!
Way was a firmly believe that you should know your face … that is, you should be well acquainted with your bones and your facial structure, so you could understand exactly how and where to place makeup.
It’s fascinating, really, to see how he approached makeup applications. Very precise and he didn’t really use that many products. He just knew what needed to go where in order to maximize the final effect. There aren’t any photos of his actual clients, but there are plenty of diagrams to tell you what goes where.
Now, there’s one thing that always bothered me, which is the products he used. Transparent fluids? Where the heck are you supposed to get those? They may be products that are no longer available, but still ….
Designing Your Face is no longer in print, but it’s not hard to locate used versions on Amazon.
Have you read any Way Bandy books before?