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7 Great Makeup Books ...

By Sophia

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, makeup books can help you perfect the art of giving good face. Applying makeup is a learning curve and makeup books can be the perfect source material to guide you through the process. These days you’ll find a range of makeup books available, written by anyone from makeup professionals to reality TV stars. The following are just a few makeup books worth checking out.

1 Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

Bobbi Brown Makeup ManualIf you’re going to trust anyone for makeup advice it might as well be a professional. Bobbi Brown has made a living from makeup and has 25+ years of makeup styling experience up her sleeve. This book covers every aspect of facial makeup from skincare to which tools to use. This is one of those must-have makeup books to start off your collection.

2 Making Faces

Making FacesThis book is full of makeup secrets from makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin. This book is both informative and illustrative, with over 200 colour photos and sketches included. The book explains everything from the basics of makeup application, techniques, and how to create a range of different looks. Despite being released in the 1990s, many of the looks in this book are timeless.

3 Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass

Jemma Kidd Make-up MasterclassJemma Kid is a leading international makeup artist and has a makeup school, product line, and several books to her name. With this book, she aims to demystify the art of makeup, making it more accessible to the masses. The book is full of informative bits and pieces and step-by-step instructions to help you master the art of makeup.

4 Face to Face

Face to FaceWhile Scott Barnes makes his living working with celebrities, this book is designed for the everyday woman. Unlike the other books on this list, which cover things like technique, this book is about creating unique makeup looks for a range of occasions. Step-by-step instructions are coupled with before and after photographs, providing you with plenty of inspiration to try the looks out yourself.

5 Makeup: the Ultimate Guide

Makeup: the Ultimate GuideThe title of this book says it all, really. Written by former model and makeup artist Rae Morris, this book is packed with tips, tricks, and trade secrets. The book also features plenty of high-fashion imagery shot by Steven Chee, making it a glamorous addition to any bookshelf or coffee table.

6 Amazing Face

Amazing FaceThis makeup book is written by Zoe Foster, who was a former beauty editor for Harper’s Bazaar Australia. The book is described as being a ‘beauty extravaganza’ and is full of makeup and beauty advice. The book covers everything from clever beauty tricks, must-own products, and helpful how-to guides for every occasion and skin type.

7 Lauren Conrad Beauty

Lauren Conrad BeautyShe spends most of her life in front of the cameras so it makes sense that Lauren Conrad knows a thing or two about perfecting her look. This makeup book by Lauren Conrad reveals all her beauty secrets as well as plenty of beauty advice. Along with makeup tips and tricks, this book also covers a range of exercise, health, and wellness advice.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the art of applying makeup or are just after a couple of glossy books for your coffee table, then these are a few makeup books worth checking out. Do you have any other makeup books that you’d like to recommend?

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