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The African American woman's guide to successful makeup and skincare
Fornay, Alfred.
Personal Author:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2002]

Physical Description:
viii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"An Amber book."

Includes index.
Format :


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The Ultimate Guide to Successful Makeup and Skincare for Every Woman of Color Who Wants to Look and Feel Her Best
* A complete listing of cosmetic products, tools to use, and professional techniques to design your best look
* The best products for your skin type and the best colors for your complexion
* What corrective beauty products to buy and what regular skincare regimen to follow
* Solutions to your beauty problems, including nutrition, nail care, and hair care
* Great advice from the women whose looks you love

""This is the book we've been waiting for. Fornay is a master.""
-Susan Taylor, Essence magazine

""This wonderful book will empower you to be knowledgeable, well-groomed, confident, and successful. It's the ultimate guide for every woman of color who wants to radiate her beauty.""
-Upscale magazine

""Alfred Fornay has exemplified perfection in the beauty and fashion industry. His style, e'lan, and foresight have been emulated by countless others.""
-Naomi Sims, superstar model; author, All About Health and Beauty for the Black Woman

""Before black women knew which way to turn, where to look to affirm their beauty, and find the tools to enhance their beauty, there was Alfred, setting the pace.""
-Constance White, former style reporter, the New York Times; author, Style Noir

This internationally acclaimed makeup and skincare handbook and guide has shown thousands and thousands of women how to successfully present their own unique beauty.

Author Notes

ALFRED FORNAY, a graduate of the State University of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the City College of New York with degrees in merchandising and marketing, is one of America's foremost authorities on skincare and makeup. He was Creative Director for Revlon Cosmetics' "Polished Ambers Collection"; Marketing Manager for Clairol; Training Director for Fashion Fair Cosmetics; Beauty Editor for Ebony magazine; and Editor in Chief of Ebony Man. Fornay also served as the first male Beauty Editor of Essence magazine. He is also the author of Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide (Wiley).

Table of Contents

John LedesAlfred Fornay
Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vi
Chapter 1 How Your Skin Protects Youp. 1
Chapter 2 Nutrition and Your Skinp. 11
Chapter 3 How to Touch Your Facep. 21
Chapter 4 Facial Hair, Blemishes, and Other Facial Conditionsp. 31
Chapter 5 Know Your Skin Typep. 41
Chapter 6 Your Skincare Regimenp. 49
Chapter 7 The Oily Skin Classificationp. 57
Chapter 8 The Dry Skin Classificationp. 63
Chapter 9 The Combination Skin Classificationp. 69
Chapter 10 The Sensitive Skin Classificationp. 75
Chapter 11 Coloring Your Skinp. 81
Chapter 12 Foundations for Your Skin Typep. 87
Chapter 13 Blending Your Foundationp. 95
Chapter 14 The Beauty of Color--Flawless Makeup Reviewp. 105
Chapter 15 Viva la Difference! Great Transformations--A Study of Skin Color and Makeupp. 109
Chapter 16 Face Powdersp. 113
Chapter 17 Your Eyes and the Use of Colorp. 119
Chapter 18 Blushersp. 129
Chapter 19 Your Fabulous Lipsp. 139
Chapter 20 Your Hairp. 149
Chapter 21 Your Hands Are Lovelyp. 163
Chapter 22 Quick Tips for the Look You Wantp. 169
Chapter 23 Skincare and Grooming for Menp. 175
Conclusionp. 180
Acknowledgmentsp. 181
Indexp. 183