October 16th, 2008 | Jennifer Zalitack

Popular TV makeup artist, Carmindy Bowyer, talks about new book



Carmindy Bowyer, What Not To Wear’s makeup artist, was recently in Toronto to promote her latest book, Get Positively Beautiful.


Simply known as Carmindy on the popular TLC show, the California native was in town to talk to women about the astounding effects of a positive attitude. In her book, she discusses and addresses women’s insecurities.

The New York based artist/author reportedly said this about why she wrote her newest book: “I was on my first book tour for The Five Minute Face … and I would meet a lot of women, and I would say, ‘Gosh, you have such beautiful skin,’ and she’d say, ‘No, look at my pores.’
“Or I’d say, ‘Your eyes are so pretty,’ and she’d say, ‘But tell me how to make my lashes longer’… They were so ready to embrace the negative…..So this book is my manifesto, it’s my voice to really shake women up and start a beauty revolution … you’ve got to look in the mirror every day and say something positive, because words are very powerful.”

In her book, Carmindy teaches women how to focus on their best features and demonstrates easy makeup techniques. To maintain her positive attitude mantra, she uses thoughtful key words such as “enhance” and “highlight” instead of “fix” or “cover up”.


Real women are used in one chapter; their perceptions of beauty and how they use makeup. She reportedly explains her reasons for using them: “Those are real women and their stories about how they dealt with their beauty issues and how they feel now, and then ‘Carmindy Vision,’ how I see them the minute I walk through the door. With a lot of them, it was really fun because they never saw some of the things that I saw.”

She has been in the business for over a decade and worked with many magazines including: Cosmo, Marie Claire, Glamour and Elle working on their models.

She stands by her number one beauty secret; a positive attitude. The blonde artist reportedly said:  “It doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s not easy. But if you (look in the mirror and say) … ‘I’ve got a great smile,’ and walk away, then that attitude will change everything.”






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    October 25th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

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