This is just one of many interesting books about modeling. Many are helpful, not just as modeling guides but to inspire you to reach higher than you thought possible in the network. Read the short Beauty of Color book review and then make up your own mind as to whether it can help in your model career.

ASIN: 0399532846

African Beauty Models Are Born from this Source! Get Empowered for Modeling Excellence with this Beauty of Color Book Review

Kenyan beauty Imam helped break the color barrier for black models. Two decades later, she launched a special line of cosmetics designed specifically for women of color.

Now, in this beautifully designed large-format pictorial, she addresses the cosmetic needs of African-American women, Hispanic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian women.

Photos with Tyra Banks & More in the Beauty of Color

The hardcover edition of Beauty of Color covers skin care, makeup, and makeovers and features 17 photo profiles on women of color including supermodel Tyra Banks, Venus Williams, Padma Lakshmi, and Eva Mendes.

Rather than categorizing women by ethnicity, the book offers advice based on exact skin tone and type.


From the beloved fashion icon and cosmetics entrepreneur, the first book to embrace global beauty and women of all ethnicity origins.

Few faces are as instantly recognizable as that of Iman’s. She’s been a groundbreaking supermodel for the world’s top designers and a muse for beauty photographers, and she is the founder of the world’s most popular cosmetic brand for skin of color.

Now, in an era when the face of beauty has changed-and the most celebrated women in Hollywood include such stars as Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, and Lucy Liu-Iman delivers a new approach to makeup and skin care.

Women of Color Can Feel Better about Themselves – The Beauty of Color Sees To It!

Beauty of Color book reviewWith The Beauty of Color book, she revolutionizes the way women of color can think about the way they look and feel. Iman resists categorizing people according to ethnicity, and instead embraces the whole range of skin color-light to dark.

This is the first beauty and makeup book to truly address skin tones across the spectrum-Latina, Black, Asian, Indian, Native American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, as well as women of mixed ethnicity.

Inspired by her two illustrious careers-first as a world-class supermodel and then as founder of two of the world’s top cosmetics lines-Iman is uniquely aware of the difficulties women of color have always had with skin care and makeup.

In The Beauty of Color, Iman teaches readers how to work with skin care regimens and palettes targeted to their exact skin tone and type.

With stunning color photographs and images on every page, the book itself is a work of beauty, featuring Salma Hayek, Tyra Banks, Venus and Serena Williams, and other celebrities, as well as ordinary women of all ages. Unique, informative, and creative.

Other Reviews of Beauty of Color I Found

There were lots of positive reviews for the Beauty of Color. I’m listing a couple below to help you with your buying decision.

Coffee Table Book?

First, Lily seems really impressed with this modeling guide. She writes;

“I really love this book! It’s full of beauty tips that I can really use when applying my makeup or trying out a new look.

I especially like the combination of models Iman chose to photograph, from “real-life” people like me to celebrities such as Salma Hayek.

Even the book itself is beautiful. I have it sitting on my coffee table for my friends and family to enjoy!”

The next reviewer is Panda and she was surprised at what she received from the book. Her review says;

I read a few reviews of this book not having a variety of brown women, so I was hesitant to get it. However, when I opened it up, I was pleasantly surprised that they were wrong. This book is one of the first I’ve seen with quite a large range of colored women.

This book is about skin color and how to find makeup that goes with warm toned colored skin.

It has every shade from the white-looking yet olive skinned blonde, to the very dark African. (At first I too was shocked by the blonde Brazilian, but she is a warm toned, very light skinned person that probably runs into issues since most people with skin that light have a pink tone.)

It is true that there is not every single shade of every ethnicity of woman available. But, there cannot possibly be a book that has every shade between white and black for Hispanics, Asians, Middle Easterners, South Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Africans, and every mix in between.

My Final Review of Beauty of Color Book 4.3 Stars

This Beauty of Color book review shows it is not only the first publication to show women of every shade how to look their very best, but is also a landmark celebration of global beauty.

I give it 4.3 Stars out of 5Get your copy here today.

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