Celebrity make-up artist Gary Cockerill is best known for his glamorous, sultry make-up style. Much in demand for his ability to make women look and feel fabulous, he regularly travels the world to get clients ready for red-carpet events, photoshoots and television appearances. Here, he proves that with a little knowledge and practice, everyone can use make-up to enhance or disguise so they feel confident in their appearance. Demonstrating make-up's amazing ability to transform, by applying four different looks to one face, he shows how the same ‘blank canvas’ can be natural, sophisticated, glamorous or dramatic. Featuring 15 breathtaking makeovers on women of all ages with step by step instructions for re-creating the looks, this gorgeous beauty guide illustrates every aspect of make-up, from contouring, to false eyelashes, to wearing colour, and include the iconic looks that Gary is always asked to create – the smoky eye, the fifties flick and the red lip. Follow Gary's tutorials to learn more about skincare, foundation, contouring, application techniques for eyes and lips and much much more, as he demonstrates the transformative power of make-up and explains how to create looks to suit different face shapes, features, skin tones and ages.
GARY COCKERILL is one of the UK's most successful celebrity make-up artists with a repertoire of work spanning stage and screen, editorial, events and advertising. Much sought after for his super-sexy, glamorous make-up style, Gary has an extensive client list that includes male and female stars of all ages – Kelly Brook, Martine McCutcheon, Jerry Hall, Eva Longoria, Honor Blackman, Isla Fisher, Katie Price, Rachel Hunter, Melanie Griffith, Rupert Everett and David Beckham, to name a few. Gary's attention to detail and drive for perfection result in some of the most exquisite imagery. His philosophy – ‘external beauty promotes inner confidence' – means that he strives to make every client look and feel amazing.
In his expert capacity as one of the country's leading make-up artists, Gary has made several television appearances, both presenting and in guest roles on high-profile shows. He is a regular guest speaker and consultant for make-up brands on product development, and has had many roles as a brand ambassador. He is currently working on an exciting new colour cosmetics collection for launch in 2016. Gary has written one other book, his autobiography, From Coal Dust to Stardust.