About Me & FAQ

About Me and The Beauty Look Book

The Beauty Look Book started in 2009 as a way for me to feature photographs and reviews of high-end luxury beauty brands that I fell in love with. It started as a hobby while I was in grad school and has continued since then. This blog has evolved to include swatches, comparisons and reviews of beauty products.


You can contact me via e-mail at sabrina (at) thebeautylookbook.com (although I still check my other address, sabrilina (at) thebeautylookbook.com). Please note that at this time, due to the large volume of requests, I cannot provide additional swatches, photos, comparisons aside from what I've featured on the blog.

Where are you located?

I live in Southern California.

What's your skintone?

I have medium-toned skin. My favorite foundation was Chanel Shell Teint Innocence (sometimes Beige in the summer). Since it was discontinued I've fallen in love with Dolce and Gabbana and Koh Gen Do. I'm equivalent to what's in between MAC NC30-35, leaning more towards the lighter side in winter months.

What kind of camera do you use?

I use a Sony Cyber-Shot Carl Zeiss 8.1 Mega Pixel digital camera, I'm not sure of the exact model but the top says DSC-N1. The lense says 2,8-5,4/7,9-23,7. It was given to me as a gift around 2005. Photos are taken with either the auto or forced flash settings. Photoshop is used for all photo editing. As of late 2011 some photographs have been taken with an iPhone 4S. As of late 2012 some photos were shot with an iPhone 5.

Where else do you post?

I am a member of The Purse Forum (Lina), Makeupalley (Lina) and Specktra.net (Sabrilina). I am also on Twitter @BeautyLookBook and Instagram @BeautyLookBook, you can also find me on Bloglovin: The Beauty Look Book.


All work is covered by copyright. Any use, copying, republication, reposting, uploading or duplicating of content, photos and material is prohibited without express permission from this blog. Please do not use my content on your blogs, websites, message boards, ebay accounts etc. without receiving permission. It takes hours of time in research, testing, swatching photographing and writing to complete reviews. Please be considerate of the work others have invested time and effort to create on their own.


All posts written are based on my own personal experiences and opinions. The information contained in the blog are for general informational purposes only. Although I strive to be as detailed and accurate as possible with photographs, please note colors, textures, pigments, longevity, experiences etc. of products may vary per computer screen and will differ from person to person. I am not a medical expert or licensed professional. Your mileage may vary with each product featured and I recommend trying a product before purchasing to determine how it will work for you.

Press Samples

Most products featured on this blog were purchased on my own. Occasionally various brands, retailers and PR companies contact The Beauty Look Book to send products and samples free of charge for consideration for review. I do not accept samples from every offer and products sent are not guaranteed to be reviewed. Press samples do not affect reviews on the product. Each item is tested before a review is published. The Beauty Look Book does not accept payment or sponsorships to write reviews. All posts containing press samples are clearly disclosed.

Advertising/Affiliate Partnerships

As of February 2013, The Beauty Look Book has begun to utilize affiliate links which are partnerships with various brands and retailers. Posts containing affiliate links generate a small commission only if a purchase is made from clicking directly from this blog to the online retailer within a short period of time. Clicking through to retailers does not add to your cost, commissions are paid directly from the retailer to The Beauty Look Book. Utilizing these links will help support this website which readers have been able to read and enjoy many years for free.

Last updated March 2013.

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