Beauty Books

Before there was YouTube, beauty blogs, and even Instagram, there were beauty books. If you wanted to learn how to master eyeliner or to shape your eyebrows, you turned to a good beauty book. And lately, I have been turning to some of my favorite to get inspiration so I thought why not share with some of my favorites!

Ultimate Make-Up & Beauty by Mary Quant - Mary Quant is a London fashion icon who dived into the make-up world.  My mom gave me this book as she loved Mary Quant when she was a teenager. This book is great for individuals who are starting out in make-up and beauty as it has a simplistic way of explaining how to do everything from contouring and applying foundation to nails and skin care.  

Making Faces & Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin - Every make-up artist needs to own both or at least one of these books. Kevyn Aucoin was a make-up genius and a complete inspiration as a make-up artist. The looks in these books are so perfect and it was amazing what Kevyn could do with make-up. Making Faces was one of the first make-up books I received and one of the reasons I wanted to become a make-up artist.

Lastly, a new favorite is Makeup Manual by Bobbi Brown. This book covers everything and anything about make-up. It gives you the basics about skin care, the different types of make-up brushes, basic make-up applications as well as the business side of being a make-up artist. I'm still reading my way through this book but the moment I flipped through it in Barnes & Nobles I knew it would be a favorite!

I'm always on the hunt for more beauty books to add to my collection. What's your favorite?

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