10 Beauty books every girl should read
Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend, or a good read for you, there’s always something new that you can learn from a good beauty book. In this list, we have picked ten of our favourite books that cover all the essentials that every girl needs. Every page of these books is packed full of useful beauty tips, guides and techniques that will show you how make yourself look even more gorgeous. Here’s our list of ten wonderful beauty books every girl should read.
This is the definitive guide to makeup by the professional makeup artist Bobbi Brown. There are plenty of, never before seen, tips and ideas, as well as reminders of some of the basics too. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions, beautiful illustrations and explanatory drawings. This book gives away some of the secrets that only the pros know and it’s a great read for the makeup expert and novice alike.
Former model, Victoria Nixon, shares her secrets on style, makeup, hair and skincare in this amazing guide that includes tips from the likes of Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, and Sophie Dahl. There is advice on everything from, what types of clothes will make you look taller, to how to keep cellulite away. There are also sections on what food to eat and how to choose clothes that will suit your body shape.
3. Your Beauty Mark
Dita Von Teese is the American burlesque dancer and model. In her book, “Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour”, she gives us her own tips on selecting perfume, skin-care, exercise and techniques for creating amazing makeup and bombshell hair styles. There are hundreds of photos and guides all designed to help you make your own beauty mark.
Mathilde Thomas, the cofounder of the French Skincare company Caudalíe, explains some of the natural beauty techniques that she learned growing up in France. She wrote this book after she found how different the American approach to beauty was from the French way of doing things. Her approach to beauty is not a quick fix; it’s more about a relaxed and pleasurable way of life.
Beauty editor and writer Kathleen Baird-Murray provides a refreshing look at beauty with her great read, How to be Beautiful: The Thinking Woman’s Guide. The book is absolutely packed with information on hairstyles, skin care routines and has tips from some of the world’s best makeup consultants. This is the book for you, if you want to that little bit more special.
This book isn’t about beauty tips at all, but it is about the beauty of lips. Author Alice Harris takes a fascinating look at works of art that feature the lips and delves into why and how they have been depicted in paintings and pictures throughout history. The lips of beautiful women like Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, and Audrey Hepburn are all featured in this book. You’ll never look at a pair of lips in the same way again!
7. Miles of MAC
If you love MAC cosmetics then you are going to love this book. Miles of MAC, by James Gager, with photographs by Miles Aldridge, takes you into the wonderful world MAC makeup. Since it was founded in 1984, MAC, have revolutionised the world of cosmetics. This book, which has over 200 glorious colour photos, covers the entire range of MAC advertising campaigns of the past and is backed up by the stunning photography of Miles Aldridge.
Guido Palau is an inspirational hair stylist who has over thirty years’ experience of creating new and exciting hairstyles for models on the runways of designers like Versace, Alexander Wang, and Marc Jacobs. For this book, Guido Palau has created 70 new looks to inspire your own creativity with your hair. The styles may be a little over the top, but, it will certainly give you some ideas of what can be done.
Fashion photographer Kenneth Willardt has captured the beauty of well-known celebrities for top magazines and he publishes a superb collection of his images in this large volume of his work. He has become friends with many of his subjects and that creates an intimacy in his photos that you don’t usually see.
In his book “Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin” dermatologist to the stars, Dr Harold Lancer, explains the truth about how you can stay looking younger for longer through lifestyle choices, exercise and diet. This is a full roadmap to beautiful skin and it also provides an honest opinion of some the beauty and anti-aging treatments that are available in the stores.
What are your favourite beauty books every girl should read?