Whether you struggle to get your makeup look just right, or you simply need some pointers every now and then, we all could use a little help with our daily makeup routine. Sometimes, those tips and tricks can come from family and friends. But other times, it’s best to call in the experts.
Of course, the easiest (and cheapest) way to do exactly that is to read their books. That’s why, with the help of the skincare and beauty researchers at Adore Cosmetics, we compiled the must-read books you need to take your makeup game to the next level.
#1 Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
On most experts’ list of beauty books, this tome is generally regarded as the “makeup bible.” It provides virtually everything you need to know about every product and how to apply them. It’s presented with down-to-earth and easy-to-follow instructions, along with very useful photography.
#2 Makeup Makeovers in 5, 10, 15 and 20 Minutes
Let’s face it: We don’t always have time to go all out with our makeup. This book by Robert Jones was written with exactly that in mind, and it explains how to add beauty with the four amounts of time mentioned in the title. It’s a very handy guide for busy people on the go who still want to look their best.
#3 Express Makeup
Rae Morris’s book is like a nice compromise between the two mentioned above. It provides hundreds of tips and tricks for getting some amazing looks that are both elaborate and simple. Some of the looks take awhile to pull off, while others can be done in just a few minutes.
#4 About Face
If you’re ready to take things to the next level and go avant-garde with your makeup look, then Scott Barnes’s book is the one to take a look at. It features dozens of beautiful photographs of celebrities who have gone through amazing transformations. But beyond that, it breaks the looks down in depth with clear instructions, so that you can achieve them on your own.