Whether you’re new to makeup or not, a great place to pick up new techniques and find inspiration for looks is in makeup books. Back when my love affair with makeup first started, there were no blogs or YouTube videos. All we had were books. I remember purchasing my first Kevyn Aucoin book and reading it in entirety from beginning to end in 1 hour. There is just so much you can learn from these pro artists. On top of that there are a ton of fun transformations to look at. Most of all I love them because they are written by artists that have worked over 20 years to master their craft. Here is my list of the Top 5 makeup books:
Kevyn Aucoin- Making Faces. Every makeup artist’s bible. Amazing transformations and tons of great inspiration in this one.
Kevyn Aucoin- Face Forward. More stunning transformations and inspiration and cool celeb transformations as well.
Bobbi Brown- Makeup Manual. This book in particular is great for beginners.
Scott Barnes- About Face. I love this book when I am stuck with a particular technique or I want to challenge myself.
Jemma Kidd- Makeup Master Class. Tons of great tips in here.
What’s your fav makeup book?