10 Beauty Books That Will Transform You Into Beauty Gurus
There are countless blogs, vlogs and Instagram accounts that illustrate beauty tips and tricks until the end of time. However, there’s nothing better than having a high quality beauty book that is curated by some of the most sought after makeup artists. These carefully curated beauty insights allows for a cutting edge in comparison to modern day platforms. Authors of these publications are industry experts. These individuals have paved the glamorous, glittering road to beauty industry best practices and are happy to bring their knowledge straight to your coffee table. We found the books that are the essentials in teaching you tips and tricks to makeup perfection. Be prepared to impress and enlighten your friends with new insight into the beauty world after reading these!
The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas
Not only is Mathide Thomas the co-founder of the skincare line, Caudàlie, she is now the author of The French Beauty Solution. This book includes natural, time-tested beauty secrets that are European inspired. As a native of France, Thomas moved to American and began to interview Americans about their daily beauty routine. She was shocked at the major differences between France and America when it came to daily beauty techniques. She noticed that Americans are looking for “quick fixed” when it comes to beauty. She wanted to teach a French approach to beauty that is sustainable long-term and The French Beauty Solution was born.
The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets, By Kym Douglas and Cindy Pearlman
If you want to know how your favorite celebrity does there makeup everyday and want to know which products they adore - then this is the book for you. Authors Kym Douglas and Cindy Pearlman asked A-Listers like Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Lopez to dish on their beauty secrets and they generously and happily did! The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets is sure to give you the Hollywood juicy gossip on makeup glamour that will have you feeling like a star!
The Makeup Artist Handbook, By Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall
If you’ve ever been interested in a job in the makeup industry, you’re going to want to pick up this book. Beauty gurus Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall have worked on Hollywood makeup looks and movie sets for years. They have a lot to share when it comes to makeup industry tips and tricks. Even if you’re not trying to make it in Hollywood, the full-blown makeup looks and stories are enough to intrigue anyone curious about how movie magic is made.
Beauty, Lauren Conrad
Ah, Lauren Conrad has come such a long way since drooling over her heartthrob crush, Stephen on Lauguna Beach. In her recently released book, Beauty, Conrad teaches us her tied and true beauty looks that have worked for her through the years. Conrad has always been somewhat of a style and beauty icon and there’s no stopping her now! Beauty is filled with a great deal of fashion and beauty tips with a signature California vibe that she’s known for.
Making Faces, By Kevyn Aucoin
Making Faces by Keyvyn Aucoin is the book you’ll find yourself flipping vivaciously through. This is the book to pick up when you’re looking for essential beauty looks that are timeless. Making Faces is filled with 200 pages worth of colorful makeup inspirations, superb detail and flawless looks that you can wear pretty much anywhere. Not only that, but Making Faces will look gorgeous on your coffee table as an anytime inspiration manual when you’re ready for your next legendary look!
Best in Beauty by Riku Campo
Disclaimer: you’re not going to be able to put Best in Beauty by Riku Campo down. This book is filled with unmatched techniques to follow, what tools to use for which products and advice from skincare gurus galore. Campo is a master at skincare health, so you’re sure to get some phenomenal tips and tricks upon completing this read!
Your Beauty Mark by Dita Von Teese
If anyone knows a thing or two about glamour and seduction, it’s Dita Von Teese. In her debut book, Your Beauty Mark, Dita Von Teese covers “eccentric beauty” secrets. This book is great for someone who is attracted to the pin up girl style or attracted to full-on glam makeup. Dita Von Teese’s mission in making this book is to show others the power that makeup has to transform not only your physical self, but the transformative effects on confidence, too.
Make Up by Michelle Phan
Michelle Phan rose to stardom through her electrifying YouTube channel. Since then, she’s inspired millions to be their best selves and create the makeup looks of their dreams. In her book, Make Up, Phan shows you how to pave the way to your best looks, most vibrant life and how to gain success in the beauty world. Additionally, you’ll learn how to create the ultimate smoky eye, how to get glowy skin and so much more!
The Secret of Chanel No. 5 by Tilar J. Mazzeo
If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a famous beauty entrepreneur, this is the book for you. The Secret of Chanel No. 5 by Tilar J. Mazzeo gives you the intimate details of how Chanel No. 5 gained the explosive success that it has today. Did you know that a 30 mL of Chanel has the essence of thousands of jasmine flowers? Neither did we until now. The Secret of Chanel No. 5 is a page turner you won’t want to put down.
The Skincare Bible by Dr. Anjali Mahto
If you want to up your skincare routine and overall health, look no further than The Skincare Bible by Dr. Anjali Mahto. Dr. Mahto is one of the UK’s renowned consultant dermatologists. Your body’s biggest organ (your skin) needs all the help it can get because it comes into daily contact with the outside world. This book will teach you how to best protect your skin with anti-aging techniques, best care practices and a path to glowy, heathy skin!