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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

book review : the craft - lou teasdale

the craft lou Teasdale book review
the craft lou Teasdale book review
the craft lou Teasdale book review
the craft lou Teasdale book review
the craft lou Teasdale book review
the craft lou Teasdale book review
the craft lou Teasdale book review
the craft lou Teasdale book review

The Craft - Lou Teasdale *

When I heard that Lou Teasdale - sleb MUA and Hair icon and Harry Styles bezzo - was releasing a book I was quite interested to see what she’d come up with. The Craft is marked as an “alternative" look at beauty. It has a real hipster/tumblr feel to it, with tons of cool look grungy girls with a huge nod to the 90’s and zine culture.

The look’s in the book are for the most part what I would consider pretty edgy/grungy. Including lot of bright colours, smudged makeup and how spider lashes should be in. She talks about a ton of products which are a nice addition to the book as it’s always nice to know what MUA’s use. The strongest part of the book is the hair tutorials, especially Lou’s advice on hair dye and chalking. I do think that’s her strong point, but it barely touched the surface. I wish there were a few more ways to create cool hair looks with an alternative vibe. I especially like the tutorials on the Bjork inspired non briesmaid updo. Im going to have to give that one a go myself!

I do feel like about 70% of the book is incredibly beginner in terms of beauty advice. It’s kinda like a Fisher Price alt girls guide to beauty, very basic. But then again there isn’t really anything out there for the punkier, grungier gals like this. While The Craft boasts 25 Alternative beauty looks, but some of them are just advice and tips. For example there's a page on how to fake tan and another on how to contour and a section on becoming a MUA… While great help, it’d been nice to see something more focused on the crazier fun beauty looks as I think there is such a gap in the market for this.

Although it sounds like I'm criticising the book, I do think visually it’s quite nice, quirky and has some decent tips. The content that's there is good, I just think it could be a little better. The Craft is the kinda book you’d see in Urban Outfitters, get as a gift and read once or twice and draw a bit of inspiration from. At £9.99 it'd make a good gift for a friend, but it isn't quite as good as it could be I think.


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THE CRAFT - LOU TEASDALE 
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This is released April 14th and available for preorder on Amazon

22 comments

  1. Wow I'd never seen a book like this! I love the way it it edited.
    Have an amazing day :)
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  2. This looks like a really fun book, but I can't see it being of any real use to me... not quite sure i'm THAT edgy.... haha xxx

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  3. love the photos and layout! definitely wish that there were more specific tutorials tho

    xx Milly

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  4. I spot Harry Styles' sister (is that too bad ?) It's such a funky looking book and great to see her doing well - i love the look of her and Sam's work especially with Bleach. It's a shame to hear it's quite minimal but hopefully there's more to come
    Lauren x
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  5. This book makes me think of the Beauty Bible. I remember pinching my sister's copy. God knows what happened to it but this book reminds me of it x

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  6. This looks lovely, shame you weren't too pleased with it x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  7. I really want to take a peek at this book! I hope I can find it in a book store soon

    xx
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  8. Looks interesting, might have to have a flick through at some point

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Aesthetically this looks like such a cool book x

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  10. As beauty bloggers, we kow the basic tips as we hear them all the time so I'm not sure if this would be worth it. I do wanna know how to chalk my hair though! I love her quirky style :)
    alicekatex ♥

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  11. I think I'm going to get this :)

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  12. gutted it's not that good! i was going to order it tonight

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  13. That's such a shame. It's so annoying when looks on pictures look amazing but then there's no detailed information on how to re-create it :( Thanks for the review!

    cosmoopolitan.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Ooh, was excited when I hear Lou was releasing a book as I love her hair and style overall. Glad I read this review first before pre-ordering - gutted that it's quite simple.

    Stella | stellashek

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  15. This book looks and sounds like it is incredible. The graphics are also absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it!



    Krystal | www.moorekrystal.wordpress.com

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  16. That looks like it would be an awesome coffee table book!!
    L x
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  17. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  18. The pictures look soo interesting, love the style of this book. Might get myself a copy :)

    Rachael Teasdill
    crystalsroses.blogspot.com

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