If you are new to skincare and cosmetics this manga is for you! It will answer all the questions you have regarding which products are best for you and how to properly apply them. My knowledge has always been slim when it comes to the proper procedures for both skincare and makeup. I am used to going to Youtube and finding reviews of different facial care products hoping that they might be the next best thing which, in the end, never works. This manga, unfortunately, does not review the different branded products available but it helps you recognize that there is a lot more to cosmetics than just eyeshadow and blush.
In manga, the contents are normally listed as chapters but Ikumi Rutta has labeled them as lessons showing each step to the proper application of cosmetics. At the beginning of the manga she included a story about her life, explaining how she became a beauty consultant. It was easily relatable and I was able to enjoy how the story was told from a media star's point of view, where her followers could ask common questions about cosmetics.
My favorite lesson that I've learned from this manga was, "The Four-Point Method". The author explains that the four most important points of makeup are brows, lashes, cheeks, and lips. If one is done incorrectly it could throw your entire look off! She goes on to state that balance is key when it comes to makeup. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is either a beginner or who wants to learn more basic elements of the cosmetic world.
Makeup is Not (Just) Magic: A Manga Guide to Cosmetics and Skin Care features story and art by Ikumi Rotta.
For anyone intimidated by the world of makeup, you’re in luck--a former beauty consultant turned comic artist is here to walk you through it. Join the author as she breaks down the fundamentals of cosmetics and skin care, guided by common questions from her online followers! Learn the basics and develop your own signature style! The perfect illustrated how-to book for fans of makeup tutorials online.