Love, Lashes, and Lipstick by Mally Roncal
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
About the Author
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal is the founder and president of the Mally Beauty cosmetics line, a QVC star, and a columnist for Redbook. The daughter of an ob-gyn mother and a clinical psychiatrist father, Mally planned to study dermatology but ultimately earned a degree in fine art and entered the fashion industry. One of the most sought-after makeup artists in the industry, with a client list that includes such stars as Beyoncé and Celine Dion, she has been featured in The New York Times, People, O: The Oprah Magazine, Allure, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on Today, The View, Rachel Ray, The Wendy Williams Show, The Dr. Oz ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show.
*NOTE*: Bio gotten from back of book
From A-list celebrity makeup artist and Mally Beauty founder Mally Roncal comes an inspiration guide to living a gorgeous life inside and out, with step-by-step beauty lessons and personal stories about how inner strength, a positive outlook, and plenty of mascara can empower and uplift women at every age.
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal has a message she wants to share with the whole world: What makes you different makes you beautiful! It’s the mantra that inspires her work with A-list clients (who include Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Osbourne) and every single “bulletproof” item in her Mally Beauty cosmetics line. With her warm, generous spirit, infectious energy, and deeply rooted belief that with a positive outlook and a couple of genius makeup tricks every woman can be gorgois inside and out, Mally has created a legion of fans, a.k.a. Mallynistas, who faithfully tune in whenever she appears on QVC and follow her on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
In Love, Lashes, and Lipstick, Mally tells her own story of growing up as the daughter of two Filipino doctors; smuggling blue eyeliner into her Catholic school; breaking into the business (with giant platform heels and bleached blond hair) in New York; jetting around the world with megastars; meeting her soul mate when she was least expecting it; and gradually building a full, joyous life running her own business and raising three young girls.
Along with her wise and hilarious life lessons, Mally shares the secrets to all her signature looks with easy, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous illustrations. Want to master Beyoncé’s and JLo’s sexy glow, or the ultimate smoky eye? Need to look polished but fierce for a big day at work, or fake eight hours of sleep when you only got four? As Mally would say, “It’s all here, my loves! Come and get it!”
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I was so excited to receive Love, Lashes, and Lipstick by Mally Roncal to review. As a beauty blogger I know of Ms. Roncal and of her Mally Beauty makeup line but the chance to learn more is always welcome. Love, Lashes, and Lipstick gives you details of not only how Mally Beauty came to be but also how Mally herself came to be the person she is today. From a mother who was diagnosed with cancer and never knew when her last day was going to be making the most of her time with her daughter by teaching her things at an early age, to forcing herself to try and make her way in a career that wasn’t really her calling because she felt she had to. The things I learned about Mally made me realize that not only is she an amazing makeup artist but she’s an amazing and inspirational person.
However, as a beauty blogger you know the stuff that I was tuning in for was for sure any beauty tips that this celebrity makeup artist could give. Love, Lashes, and Lipstick does not disappoint on this front. Not only are there tips about skincare, but also how to get a 2 minute face and even some of the looks she uses on celebrities. All-in-all Love, Lashes, and Lipstick by Mally Roncal is a great book that is now in my makeup room for me to look to/at for inspiration both in beauty and in life.