If you love makeup, you probably figured out already that this is the perfect time to start practicing (new) techniques or playing with different colors, etc. But while we have to stay inside, it’s also the perfect time to start reading some beauty books to learn new things. I’ve summed up 5 beauty books that are on my ‘to read’ list!
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This is the perfect time to start reading books so why not try books which are beauty related? I mean, it’s a win-win situation right here. By reading a book, you’ll have a nice break from social media and you’re learning new techniques, tips and tricks, etc. which you can practice after reading as well. You won’t be bored when staying inside for sure!
Sadly, I haven’t read any of these books myself yet but these are the books I’ve gathered while I was looking for new books to read. I thought it would be helpful to share the books that caught my attention so we can read the books together!
If you need more stuff to read, I would recommend checking out my post with 25 beautiful beauty quotes.
The 5 Best Beauty Books
Face Forward – Kevyn Aucoin
I heard Tati Westbrook (GlamLifeGuru on Youtube before she changed it to Tati) talk about this book in one of her videos. This book is released in 2000 so it’s an oldie but I think it’s still a very precious book! In this book, contouring and bronzing got introduced to people for the first time and it explains exactly how to beautifully contour and bronze your face.
Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success – Michelle Phan
If you’re new to the beauty community you might not know Michelle Phan. She’s one of the bigger beauty Youtubers but she left Youtube for a while. As of right now, she’s back on Youtube again! Anyways, I always loved watching her beauty videos and I would totally want to read her beauty book which got released in 2014. The book is full of tips about contouring, how to do a smokey eye, etc. but Michelle also covers the ‘influencer’ part of being a beauty blogger/Youtuber. I think that’s very interesting to read for my fellow beauty bloggers/YouTubers as well as for me!
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro – Bobbi Brown
You might already know about the brand Bobbi Brown but the founder also wrote a book. I actually saw a couple of them when I browsed through the beauty books but this one seemed to be my favorite. I like how this is a manual for everyone, it doesn’t matter if you’re pro or just starting with makeup. Bobbi Brown’s twenty-five-plus years of makeup styling experience put into one complete, gorgeous book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup.
Beauty – Lauren Conrad
I loved watching The Hills and Lauren were my favorite. I knew she brought out a book a while ago but I somehow never got to read it. I’m still very interested in reading her book to see which tips she has to share. Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential. From tips for creating a strong foundation and maintaining healthy skin and hair through diet, exercise, and all-around wellness to everyday makeup techniques and tricks of the trade for special-occasion looks
The Skincare Bible – Dr. Anjali Mahto
Dr. Anjali Mahto is one of the UK’s leading consultant dermatologists. Personally, I’ve never heard of her but she’s equipped with years of expertise, she sets out to cut through the noise and distinguish the nuggets from the nonsense. Tackling common complaints such as acne and dryness, rosacea and aging, The Skincare Bible is a definitive companion to your body’s biggest organ. Clear, concise and packed full of tips on the best products and routines, will help you discover what works for you and find confidence in your own skin. This is your expert guide to great skin – pure and simple. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Have you ever read one of these 5 books, if so, did you like it? If you haven’t read one already, are you going to? I would love to know so please leave a comment below! 🙂