Just before I went away on holiday I was very fortunate to win a (signed) copy of Lisa Potter-Dixon’s book, Easy on the Eyes through Hen Heaven on Twitter. This book was very much on my list of must-reads and so you can imagine how delighted I was to win it!
As some of you will remember, last year I got involved with Elle Magazine a few times through their Elle Insider opportunities and I was incredibly fortunate that on two occasions I met Lisa –the first at the launch of the They’re Real Push Up Liner (here), and secondly when Benefit invited a few Insiders along to a secret event to announce the new Roller Lash mascara (here). On both these occasions Lisa was very friendly and it was a pleasure to meet her.
Easy on the Eyes is Lisa’s first beauty book and focusses exclusively on eye makeup looks varying in style, occasion and how much time you have to complete a look, in this case 5, 15 or 30 minutes. From the off, you really feel Lisa’s personality shine through the pages in both her writing and the general format and layout of the book. The tutorials are also incredibly easy to follow and through some excellent photography and images, shows you what you need and the stages in which to apply them in. Although of course the majority of makeup is from Benefit, Lisa doesn’t insist that the looks can only be created using those exact products, its stuff that every beauty lover (from the minimal fan to the extreme hoarder) has in their collection.
I can’t remember exactly what the question was that I had to reply to Hen Heaven with on Twitter, but I know that I said something along the lines of that with my wedding next year, getting the right makeup look was for me more important than my dress… and I wasn’t lying! I am definitely thinking I want something fun and a dark smokey-eye and I know that Lisa’s book will be the inspiration for my wedding day makeup. For example, I love this –
Anyway, if I haven’t convinced you that you need this book in your life already then I fail as both a Blogger and a writer, so don’t take my word for it, take Lisa’s!
Until next time xFollow