I had a great find over the weekend- the books "Designing Your Face" & "Styling Your Face" by makeup artist Way Bandy!
I have been looking for these out of print books for years, ever since my idol, makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, mentioned that Way was his inspiration when starting out. I even bought "Designing Your Face" off eBay once and the seller stiffed me, which led to sadness and lots of emails to get my dollars back. Anyway I was perusing the aisles of Goodwill and spotted one of the books, I instantly grabbed it and couldn't believe my eyes. Then- a few shelves down, the second book! I was in shock, after all this time both books in my hot little hands, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! I was afraid someone was going to come up to me and steal them away or tell me I could only buy one (I know, I get a little dramatic sometimes). But I got both titles and brought them home to live on the bookcase next to all my other favorite makeup artists.
The books are admittedly a little out of date and the drawn illustrations don't really show much, but some of the info inside is obviously groundbreaking, including contouring and lighting tips that I still see now in the latest magazines and makeup tips for men, and this was back in 1981! The guy was so ahead of his time.