Hi lovelies Today on the blog I wanted to share with you my favorite beauty books. These are books that I come back to again and again. That’s probably why I love going back to them so much.
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
This is the book that Bobbi Brown’s fans have been waiting for: her 25-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book.
Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup-from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Plus, Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on “Hands and Feet” and “Body Skin Care.”
Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi’s expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there’s a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who’ve wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.
Breathtaking photos of the finished faces-from everyday looks to exotic runway style-along with advice on putting it all together for every woman, make this a book like no other.
The 5 Minute Face
Carmindy, the makeup artist on TLC’s popular show What Not to Wear, believes that the secret to a great look is to enhance your best natural features with sheer washes of color, not to hide under layers of artificial-looking makeup. In The 5-Minute Face—now with an all-new updated Shopping Guide—Carmindy shares her positive beauty philosophy. She offers a practical, easy, fast, and mistake-proof makeup routine that works for all ages and skin types.
Each chapter contains valuable advice on perfecting the makeup technique that’s right for your face—and includes product tips and “toolbox” sections describing the best implements to use with each type of makeup. And there’s more:
- How to Get Brows That Wow: Learn what brow shape best frames your face.
- What’s Age Got to Do with It? Tricks and trade secrets that keep every woman looking beautiful at any age.
- Beauty Comes in All Colors: Freckles? Blemishes? Carmindy helps you find the perfect makeup for your special skin tone.
- The 10-Minute Face: Carmindy shows how to build on the 5-Minute Face for special occasions.
With beautiful photographs by Palma Kolansky, The 5-Minute Face is every woman’s guide to enhancing her unique and beautiful features.
Get Positively Beautiful
According to a recent study, only 2% of women describe themselves as ‘beautiful.’ (Dove Global Study ‘The Real Truth About Beauty: A Global Report’, 2004) The media instructs women how to ‘look ten years younger,’ ‘cover up wrinkles,’ or ‘get fuller, plumper lips.’ And even makeup products play off womens‘ insecurities, promising to conceal perceived flaws, define cheekbones, or make eyelashes fuller and longer. The underlying message? That there’s something inherently wrong with the way women look and that they have to spend time, money, and energy keeping up with all the ways they should ‘fix’ themselves.
In GET POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL, makeup artist Carmindy from TLC’s hit program What Not to Wear shows you how to change your mindset from negative fault-finding to a positive beauty philosophy. You learn how to find and focus on your best features and how to combat negative thoughts about your appearance. Carmindy demonstrates easy makeup techniques for eyes, brows, lashes, lips, cheeks, and skin, and how to adapt looks to different weather conditions and ‘beauty moods.’
Ever wonder what it’s like to have your own personal team of beauty experts, advising you on how to look and feel knockout-gorgeous every day? Or have you ever questioned what exactly goes on inside the creative minds of beauty industry heavy-hitters? Step into the pages of Sephora, where the top beauty authorities give you access to their private domains. Spend the day with Vincent Longo backstage at fashion week, create red carpet—worthy hair with celebrity hair stylist Oscar Blandi, master the smoky eye with Hollywood’s hottest makeup artists, and take a tour of Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s kitchen with his refrigerator full of skin-perfecting foods.
In Sephora: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Skin, and Hair from the Beauty Authority, fashion and beauty journalist and former Sephora beauty editor Melissa Schweiger personally introduces the people behind some of your favorite brands and fills this gorgeous book with the beauty secrets usually reserved for insiders. Each photo-packed page brims with words of wisdom and expert advice from the creators of and authorities on more than two hundred classic and emerging beauty brands sold at Sephora, including LORAC, Smashbox, Too Faced, Dr. Perricone, Frédéric Fekkai, and many, many more.
Each chapter is designed to mimic a Sephora store’s “try everything” vibe while revealing the finest beauty tips and tricks for getting creative with cosmetics. From an A-to-Z glossary of terms and ingredients and a shopping guide to the best products to detailed explanations of how to properly use cosmetic tools, Sephora is the complete beauty package that no woman will want to be without.
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