Simply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill

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I don’t normally accept books for review, but I couldn’t resist when I saw this book by Gary Cockerill. Gary is known for working with celebrities such as Eva Longoria, David Beckham, Isla Fisher, Melanie Griffith and more! In this book, he talks about the alleged ‘rules’ of beauty and how some of them just aren’t true. Then, there are thorough explanations on how to get the perfect look for your face.

The book is about the size of a coffee table book and is full color. The photography is gorgeous and the step-by-step instructions are very easy to follow!

Simply Glamorous is available on Amazon starting in October, but you can pre-order it now. It looks like it’s selling for about $15 which is an absolutely incredible price for such a large, full-color book! (That’s the current price on Amazon as of this writing. The price on the back cover says $26.99 USD / $31.50 CAN)





The book (or really I should say ‘manual’!) is divided into face, eyes, and lips to give you a full overview of how to master each part of the makeup routine.



I was highly impressed with how much diversity there was in the models – the women range in ethnicity, age, and face shape. I’m used to seeing either all white models or mostly white with a few black women scattered through. Gary Cockerill clearly took a lot of time planning out his models. I guarantee you, you will find someone in this book that looks like you!



I really enjoy the writing style of the author. It’s easy to follow and the tone makes me feel like he’s talking directly to me.


I had plans on bookmarking different looks I wanted to try, but I found myself marking nearly every page! There are so many great ideas. This book would be an excellent gift for someone just starting out in makeup but it’s also fabulous for someone who’s been obsessed with makeup for years! It’s always good to refresh your skills and get new ideas.

Author: Anne

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