Love, Lashes, and Lipstick by Mally Roncal

20588647From A-list celebrity makeup artist and Mally Beauty founder Mally Roncal comes an inspirational 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. – Goodreads

This was a fun book to flip through. When it comes to makeup and life guides, I’m not really a page-to-page kind of gal—I prefer to pick the chapters I’m most interested in and save the other parts for last.

This was exactly what it claimed to be—a book about beauty how-tos and personal stories on how to live a positive life. Also, lots and lots of mascara. I’m personally a huge fan of mascara, so I knew my chances of liking this book were pretty high.

Mally Roncal is a celebrity makeup artist who works with A-list names like Queen Bey, Mary J. Blige, T-Swift and more. She has a faithful fan base of Mallynistas and her own cosmetics line. Basically, she’s a pretty kick-ass lady.

My main qualm with the book was how it was written. You’re probably asking, “How can you mess up a technical how-to guide?” and I would say, “There are many, many stories and blocks of text”…that felt as if it was written by a fifth-grader. It’s also very life lesson heavy, which came off more preachy than if it were subtly worked in to her life stories.

I did enjoy the makeup looks—though some were a bit too much for my typical laid-back style, I’ve definitely used several of the tips since reading the book.

Overall, if you’re looking for a positive, light read about beauty, this is your ticket!

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I received a free copy of Love, Lashes, and Lipstick from Birchbox as part of their Birchbox Bloggers program. 



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