Do you ever have loads of post ideas, but no idea what order to post them in? That was my problem; until Twitter told me it was World Book Day. Obviously, that makes this post the perfect choice!
I’m not really a bookish person at all, but I make an exception for books about makeup (and fashion, but that’s for another day/post!) I absolutely love reading all the useful makeup information, hints and tips about everything from products to application. My family usually buy me at least one book like this for Christmas or my birthday, so I have a pretty big collection now!
Sali Hughes – Pretty Honest
This is the latest book in my collection; one that I actually bought myself on a whim in Waterstones. It was new on the shelf (trust me, I know all the books in that section of my Waterstones!) so I picked it up, had a flick through and decided I liked the look of it. It wasn’t until a few days later that I actually realised there was a bit of hype about this book! I’ve only just started to read this, but I can tell its going to be one of my favourites – I’ve already learnt so much. I’m 50 pages in, but I’d already recommend it to anyone. There’s less in the way of pictures, and more in the way of hard facts.
Lauren Conrad – Beauty
How can you not absolutely love Lauren Conrad? She’s one of those people you just want to be best friends with! This book is gorgeous, much like Lauren, and full of her advice for everything makeup, hair and nails. And if it helps me look a bit more like her, I’ll take it!
Jemma Kidd – Makeup Masterclass and Makeup Secrets
I won’t lie to you, I bought Makeup Masterclass simply because I used to have this really great Jemma Kidd lipgloss. It was so good, that it was all the convincing I needed to buy her book. And that was so good, I didn’t hesitate to grab Makeup Secrets as soon as I saw it. Both books are brilliantly detailed and packed full of so much useful information, especially for teaching you about how to makeup work for you and your skin type/complexion/features etc.
Rae Morris – Makeup: The Ultimate Guide
I feel like the cover of this book doesn’t really do it justice; the makeup, and the photography, are just beautiful. The cover’s really nice, so imagine what it’s like inside. It’s incredible. I love it. The best bits are definitely the gorgeous makeup looks and tutorials, and the contouring advice.
Bobbi Brown – Makeup Manual, Beauty Rules, Teenage Beauty and Everything Eyes
I’ve loved Bobbi Brown since I first found Teenage Beauty in my sister’s bedroom. This book taught me all I needed to know when I was first discovering makeup; how to apply it, and crucially, how not to overdo it (and keep it age appropriate!). The emphasis is on natural beauty, as it should be in your early-teen years. If you, or someone you know, need a place to start with makeup: this is where to start.
Since discovering her, I’ve bought every new Bobbi Brown book I’ve found! Beauty Rules is very similar to Teenage Beauty, but for all ages, so it’s a great all-round guide. Everything Eyes is pretty much speaks for itself – it’s a cute little book all about eyes and eye makeup. Out of all of them, Makeup Manual has to be my favourite. It covers the full spectrum, from the basics right up to information about becoming a professional makeup artist. I used this book to help design my makeup for Prom, and it sat next to me when the time came to get ready!
So, that’s it: my (current) beauty library! Let me know if you have any favourite makeup and beauty books, I’ve always got my eye out for new ones!
Panda Eyes xx