Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Beauty Bookworm!

I thought I would share my favourite beauty books with you :) I usually ask for at least 1 beauty/make up book for Christmas or birthday. I love having a collection which I can look through when I need tips or inspiration for creating looks on myself and others. They also provide me with checklists and step by step guides to looking after myself so that my skin, hair and make up look their best. Here are my favourite 4 books at the moment and why I believe they are worth investing in:

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual - RRP £20 

Why is it worth buying? 

This book is suitable for everyone, beginner to professional make up artist. Great for people looking into make up as a career with some tips on getting into the industry with names of contacts and professional stores. Includes step by step guides with final looks. Covers skincare, diet, make up essentials and much more. Includes enough information if you wanted to invest in just one book. Especially good for those who enjoy wearing natural flawless make up.

Jemma Kidd make-up masterclass - RRP £22.50

Why is it worth buying?

This book includes tips and tricks from a professional make up artist which will help you improve your make up skills. It covers a wide range of skin tones, seasons, occasions and therefore every reader can tailor make their own personal look. Also looks at day and night looks with step by step guides and excellent photos to give the reader the full effect of the skin finishes. Also includes many close up photos which are useful when re creating eye and lip looks.

Rae Morris Makeup the ultimate guide - RRP £16.99

Why is it worth buying?

Rae Morris is a successful creative make up artist and gives her personal guide to preparation and application. Includes step by step lessons and gallery from naked skin to finished look to allow the reader to follow each step carefully. Focus is mainly on eye looks, with some incredible photographs of dramatic and creative eye looks. If you are particularly interested in how make up is used for eyes then this is the book for you. Also includes a guide on skincare, brushes and make up tools. A great book for budding make up artists or just those who adore make up.

Lauren Conrad Style - RRP £14.99

Why is it worth buying?

Something a little different here for girly girls who want a complete guide on how to look gorgeous. Being a huge fan of Lauren Conrad myself, I wanted this book because I love her style and how she always looks well presented. The book tells you all about Lauren, from how to recreate her famous winged eyeliner look to how to pose correctly for a photo. This book is also great for young women who want to know how to buy the right wardrobe for their shape, how to look after skin, and even how to customize clothes. The make up section is a quick and easy guide to creating looks and although it doesn't have step by step photos like more concise make up based books, the descriptions are easy to follow and the looks are mainly quick tutorials for girls who are short of time but want to look beautiful.

I have written the RRP of the books however it is worth going onto sites such as Amazon where many of these books are almost half price! I will hopefully be building on my collection of books this Christmas, with books by Scott Barnes and AOFM already on my wishlist! Please leave comments on your favourite books and happy reading!

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