5 of the best… Beauty Books
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So this is the second in the series of my new feature called ‘5 of the best…’ where I do a quick review of my 5 favourite items in a specific category and explain why I like them and who each one would suit. My first review in the ‘5 of the best’ series was Hot Cloth Cleansers, did you read it?
Today I’m going to be looking at books about beauty, I’m a bit of a bookworm and I love reading about all things beauty, especially books about natural beauty products or those with step-by-step guides and tutorials. I’ve read so many over the years so I’m going to narrow it down to my top 5.
5 of the best… Beauty Books
Easy On The Eyes is a fabulous book released a couple of years ago, written by Benefit Head Make-up & Trend Artist and all-round beauty guru Lisa Potter-Dixon. It is an eye make-up manual that shows you step-by-step how to create over 20 different eye looks in 5, 15 or 30 minutes. The looks are suitable for all ages and all abilities and whether you want to create a basic smokey eye, the perfect eyeliner flick or something a bit more daring there’s something for you in this book.
No More Dirty Looks is a bible of beauty product ingredients, explaining why many of the ingredients in our favourite beauty products can be toxic and harmful to our bodies and how to choose more natural alternatives. Formaldehyde, known carcinogens and poisons are in a lot of our everyday skincare, bodycare, fragrance and make-up products, and this book helps you to decipher ingredients lists and make the healthy choice. I’m forever referring to this book when I’m buying a new product, it’s a must have if you’re choosy about what you put onto your skin.
This is the definitive make-up guide by beauty guru Bobbi Brown. The Bobbi Brown philosophy is all about making you a better version of yourself by highlighting your features using make-up, without necessarily trying to completely change the way you look. Bobbi’s Makeup Manual is perfect for beginners and make-up artists alike, including sections on skincare and top-to-toe beauty as well as loads of useful hints and tips and step-by-step guides to make-up application.
Sam and Nic Chapman began their Pixiwoo YouTube channel in 2008 as a way to educate women and men of all ages in the art of make-up. Now, they have compiled their extensive knowledge into one book, and it’s top of the wishlist of beauty bloggers everywhere. Face includes loads of tutorials and techniques to make up your skin, brows, eyes, lashes and lips, plus I just love looking at the fantastic images they’ve used too. The best thing is it’s LESS THAN A FIVER if you buy the Kindle version!
There have been several versions of the Beauty Bible written by Josephine and Sarah over the past couple of decades, I loved the original but it is sadly outdated now, and this fabulous successor is another great offering from the expert duo. The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible isn’t just for older women, there is so much useful advice for younger women too on how to prevent your skin and body from ageing prematurely. The best thing about all of the Beauty Bibles is the trademark ‘tried and tested’ reports on scores of health and beauty products – reliably tested by over 5,800 women – so you can find out what products REALLY work, whatever your age.
What do you think of my choices?
Have you already read any of these books? Are there any other great ones that you can recommend that I’ve missed out? I’d love to know what you think!
Prices of books correct at time of writing.
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