I love this book, and have flipped through it countless times since I got it around Christmas last year. Not only does it cover makeup to do for certain effects, it also covers how to make masks, and how to make molds and accessories. For each look that it covers it gives a step-by-step guide on how to achieve the look as well as any materials or tools you will need. When I first got it, I honestly thought that it would be specifically addressing makeup and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it covered the other things as well. If anyone is looking for a good book to start practicising with (either at home or somewhere else) I reccommend this one!