Nov 19, 2009 7:08 AM
Remember back when you were just starting out with makeup - the layers of too-bright eye shadow, the foundation you put on with a garden trowel, the subsequent photos you've since destroyed. While those "character-building" nightmares make for great stories over adult beverages it is possible to help our little sisters/daughters/nieces/cousins avoid those facial faux pas. The Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro ($21) is like the Physician's Desk Reference for facial makeup. It goes over everything from basic skin care to runway-ready looks with all the tips, tricks, and expert secrets you could ask want. The photos are fab and the instructions are easy to follow.