Most people need a little help learning how to apply makeup, and even if you're an expert, a little refresher course can't hurt. That's why I like Makeup Assignment ($29.95), an instructional DVD that shows you how to create a flattering, natural look from start to finish.
The 47-minute DVD is hosted by makeup artist Monique Powers, whose friendly disposition makes her a great host. She's natural in front of the camera, narrating each step in an easy-to-understand manner. Novices will appreciate how she demonstrates the proper way to apply foundation, the best way to camouflage blemishes, how to apply false eyelashes and more. The "lessons" are done in real time, so you won't miss any of the little details.
Is your interest piqued? Check out some of Monique's makeovers to get an idea of her abilities. As you can see, she works with a diverse group of real people, so women of all skin tones are represented in her portfolio and on the DVD.