This is a wonderful book for the make-up user beginner as it simply explains how to use products and tools. It also has excellent tips and suggestions from Sephora make-up artists and experts (usually the creators of their most popular make-up brands). The product suggestions may be reputable but the fact their creators are quoted frequently in the book makes me a bit leery. It's a goregously, big, colorful book. A plus in any beauty/fashionista's library, but she probably won't learn anything new.