A good book will transport your mind to distant and faraway lands, but a great beauty book will help you improve and refine your life. A great book on beauty can be just as eye opening to your life, when it comes to product knowledge and applcation techniques. While we can’t all steal back stage during fashion week in Paris, or get up close and personal to beauty gurus such as Pat McGrath we can head to the beauty section of the book store and pick up a how-to on all things beauty. Some of the world’s most renowned makeup artists have dished their tips, tools and secrets to creating your perfect face, from creating an ideal lipline to highlighting for your specific face shape. We selected seven of the best makeup artist books to check out the next time you’re browsing the book store.
Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin
Before there were how-to YouTube tutorials to achieve the perfect smoky eye, there was makeup artist to the stars Kevyn Aucoin. He was one of the first makeup artists to reach celebrity status working on faces such as Cher, Tina Turner and Gwyneth Paltrow (to name a few).Also well known was his work with noted names in the fashion and beauty industry such as Vogue and Revlon. He imparts his wisdom and skill in this beautifully crafted book published in 1999, which, with it’s step-by-step tutorials, is still relevant to all beauty lovers to this day.