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10 Beauty Books From the Pros That Will Help You Master Makeup

You learn a lot about beauty by practicing, but what’s the next best way to become a cosmetics pro? Reading about beauty. Whether you’re searching for makeup and skincare advice, hairstyle ideas, or just want a good read, check out our favorite beauty books written by professionals.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual by Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is a makeup mogul, and this book demonstrates her 25+ years of expertise in the world of costmetics. Whether you’re a makeup newbie learning how to apply eyeliner or you’re a professional looking for tips for making a portfolio, Bobbi has answers.

Homemade Beauty by Annie Strole

Add this one to your cookbook collection: Your skin, hair, and body will look (and feel!) beautiful with the help of ingredients found right in your kitchen. All-natural recipes in this beauty book include a strawberry teeth whitener and lemongrass bug repellent.

Make Up by Michelle Phan

YouTube superstar Michelle Phan is known for her extraordinary costume makeup artistry, but her practical makeup advice is on point as well. Michelle has compiled her makeup wisdom with entrepreneurial advice into a book for her fans to enjoy.

The New Braiding Handbook by Abby Smith

Whether you’re heading to the grocery store or walking down the aisle, this braid bible has you covered. Everything from fishtails to buns to crown braid hairstyles is taught in this book, and with a little practice you’ll nail each one in no time.

The Makeup of a Confident Woman by Trish McEvoy 

Go beyond step-by-step makeup lessons with a book that shows you how to find beauty from the inside, teaching the importance of self-positivity. This feel-good book will be released in February, so pre-order your copy now!

The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho

If you’re looking to introduce yourself to Korean skincare but don’t know where to start, this book is for you. Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam gives endless tips on Korean-approved skincare techniques, products she can’t live without, and step-by-step tutorials for your best skin ever.

Your Beauty Mark by Dita Von Teese

Red lipstick, blue-black hair dye, a powdered face: Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese has left her mark on the world of fashion and beauty, and we can’t look away. Don’t be afraid to add a bit of eccentric glamour into your everyday life and learn more about Dita’s fashion, beauty, and health advice.

About Face by Scott Barnes

Have you ever wondered how J-Lo gets that beautiful, golden glow? Celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes can be held accountable. This book is brimming with before-and-after makeup transformations thanks to the help of Scott’s talented hand.

Everything Eyes by Bobbi Brown

Another Bobbi Brown volume, this eye-focused book demonstrates everything from creating a showstopping eye look to wearing makeup with glasses. The hardcover is pretty enough for your coffee table!

Absolute Beauty by Pratima Raichur with Marian Cohn

Ayurvedic skincare is the principle that how your skin looks on the outside directly reflects everything that happens on the inside of your body. Pratima isn’t talking about just food, either — she demonstrates that the way we breathe, think, and express emotions has a direct effect on how we look. Pick this one up if you’re looking to find inner harmony.

via BHG Style Spotters