Books about beauty, fashion and style

We all have had those moments when the lack of inspiration hits. Sometimes it’s hard to think of new ideas or techniques to better our beauty routine and we need a little help. That’s where books come in. Today I put together my favorite books that have inspired me in my makeup journey.

The first one is Face Paint: The Story of Make-Up by Lisa Eldridge. Makeup has been commercially available in the last 100 years but applying decorations to the face and body is one of the oldest global social practices. Lisa Eldridge, one of the world’s famous makeup artists, with millions of followers on YouTube, has written the first real history of the Makeup. Lisa explains the reasons behind makeup’s use, the ingredients that were used, the impact of makeup on women’s life’s, and her vision about the present and future of makeup. I love this book because along with amazing photos, this is about women’s history through the prism of makeup. Besides all of the mentioned above, the book has an amazing colorful cover, the pages are super-stylish, so it’ll look great on top of your coffee table.

My other love, besides makeup, is skincare. Nowadays K-beauty is a big trend and we are all in love with sheet masks, double cleansing, and snail mucin, but there is so much more to learn about Korean skincare. The Little Book of Skin Care is a fun concentration of all K-beauty secrets. Charlotte Cho is a licensed esthetician and she has been known for popularizing the 10-step Korean skincare routine all over the world, she will guide you through every step of beauty. For all skincare addicts, you’ll enjoy this read.

The last book of Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out focuses on wellness and confidence with lots of makeup tips. The first part is more about nutrition advice, recipes, workouts, and relaxation tips. Then she moves to the outside, covering skincare, beauty treatments and of course, makeup basics. Last but not least there are interviews with iconic women like Hannah Bronfman, Maye Musk and Elle Macpherson.  I really liked that she spreads the message that the beauty comes from within.

Another book from my collection is Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. She has written about the most popular topics as how to pick a foundation, how to get Botox and how to choose the right makeup shades. There’s also guidance on mature skin, teenage skin, bridal beauty and beauty in illness. For me, this book is more like a straight-talking beauty companion that guides me along the beauty counters when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I think that every beauty fan needs to read this one.

Lastly, I’m going to share with you my favorite book about style and fashion: The Cool Factor by Andrea Linett. This book is like a guide on how to find your personal style, which staple items should form the foundation of your wardrobe; how to layer strategically; and how to express yourself through imaginative combinations and accessories. So, if you’re looking for real-world tricks for everyday dressing, you will enjoy reading and learning from this book.

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‘Till next time,

XO