Filipino celebrities nowadays started creating books for their fanbase like Liz Uy, Miriam Quiambao and Bianca Gonzales- Intal. Joining these celebrity-cum-authors is the beautiful Heart Evangelista a.k.a. Mrs. Chiz Escudero. I think Heart is one of the most beautiful actress in the Philippines. I love her subtle chinita beauty, her classy elegant style and her impeccable make-up. It is obvious that Heart is a ‘kikay’ girl so it is no surprise that she created a book on makeup and skincare.
I got the e-book with a moderate expectation that it would really be a useful one. It assumed it would be a beauty book showcasing Heart’s pretty face with the usual you-heard-thousand-times makeup basics. I previously bought a hard-bound book of Lauren Conrad about Style or was it Beauty. I am a big fan of Lauren Conrad, unfortunately the book was not amazing enough nor did it gave something new for it to be actually useful. So I was expecting a similar one with Heart’s book but I was so wrong.
I have a Bobbi Brown makeup book on my shelf and I read some other beauty book but if I am going to pick one, I would honestly choose Heart Evangelista’s This is Me, Love Marie on her make-up and skin care secrets as my beauty book guide.
The book started with Heart’s beauty evolution with photos. Then it was divided in chapters for Eyes, Lips, Face and Skin. The basics were introduced with quirky fonts and the lay-out was done in glossy magazine style. The approach was fun, girly and not textbook style or intimidating for makeup virgins. Heart’s gorgeous face was strategically used as a guide for the makeup application instead of the usually drawn woman’s face. Trusting Heart’s makeup choices or rather her glam teams’ makeup choices, it was helpful that the makeup products used were stated in the book.
It is refreshing to see Heart barefaced and her made-up face all over the book. It is also like a lookbook of Heart Evangelista as well as collection of art-like photography of her beauty.
It is nice that throughout the book there are scripted quotes that are worth-remembering and Tweet-able.
There are bonuses in the later part of the book where Heart gets to show ‘what is in her makeup kit‘ in every occasions. She also shared photos of her look during her errands, work, first date, red carpet, reunion job interview, travel and of course her wedding day where she felt ‘her most beautiful’.
Additional behind the scenes photos were added in the book. She even shared her Get Ready With Me music, her favourite movies and other random photos in her glamorous beautiful life.
I highly recommend this book for beauty junkees like me, newbies trying out makeup for the first time and fans of Ms. Heart Evangelista. It is a great reference book, a book of inspiration and a pretty coffee table book. It can be purchased in leading bookstores in the Philippines. If you want to get an e-book copy, you can purchased it through www.buqo.ph.
*all pictures in this post are photo grabs from the actual e-book