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The top 10 best beauty books

9 December 2015
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Whether you're obsessed with all things beauty, or want to find the perfect gift for the make-up fan in your life, there are some great books for tutorials, tips, and inspiration.

We take a look at the top 10 best beauty books - click through for the full list...


Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual – by Bobbi Brown

Celebrity make-up artist Bobbi not only counts stars from Kate Upton to Kim Kardashian as fans, but she has firmly established herself as a beauty power figure with her range of cosmetics. Now, with over 25 years of experience, Bobbi has revealed her advice for everything from skincare basics to finding the best foundation to suit your skin type. Plus, there are never-before-seen tips on blushers, bronzers, lipsticks and more. A must-have for any beauty addict.

Published by Headline Springboard.


Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour – by Dita von Teese

There's no doubt that Dita Von Teese is one of the world's most glamorous women, and now the burlesque dancer has divulged some of her biggest beauty secrets from how to rock a statement red lip to finding the perfect eyebrow shape. Along with handy tutorials, the star also shares her diet and exercise tips, as well as how to get her flawless complexion.

Published by HarperCollins.


Braids, Buns and Twists! – by Christina Butcher

Struggling to master the halo braid, or want to add a twist to a simple top knot? Plaits and braids are one of the biggest hair trends but can be tricky to master – luckily Christina has found 80 classic and contemporary styles with simple how-to illustrations so you can experiment with new styles no matter what your hair length!

Published by Chronicle.


Lauren Conrad Beauty – by Lauren Conrad and Elise Loehnen

We’ve been coveting Lauren's Pinterest-worth hair and make-up looks from the moment she hit screens on The Hills with her winged eyeliner and flawless skin. Now the reality TV star has shared all of the beauty secrets she's picked up behind-the-scenes from beauty experts, from creating a strong foundation to step-by-step guides for special occasions.

Published by HarperCollins.


The Perfume Bible – by Josephine Fairley and Lorna McKay

If you love all things perfume and fragrance, this is a must-have to add to your bookshelves. A guide on how to choose the perfect fragrance, as well as its aftercare, Josephine and Lorna explore the world of perfumery. Bonuses include the 'Top 100 Scents to Try Before You Die' section, as well as recipes to make your own all-natural perfumes.

Published by Kyle Books.


Making Faces – by Kevyn Aucoin

Renowned make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin has worked with stars from Cindy Crawford to Liz Hurley, so beauty fans around the world were delighted when he unveiled this book which contains all of his tips and tricks. Illustrated step-by-step guides make it super-easy to recreate the most glamorous beauty looks.

Published by Little Brown.


Miles of MAC – by James Gager and Miles Aldridge

This coffee table-worthy volume is more about high fashion beauty inspiration rather than tutorials. Striking images shot by Miles Aldridge and compiled by MAC's James Gager, delve into the world of the cosmetic giant's most dazzling campaigns, adverts, and make-up. Filled with vibrant images, you're sure to find your next look.

Published by Rizzoli International Publications.


The Ultimate Hairstyle Handbook: Everyday Hairstyles for the Everyday Girl – by Abby Smith

Looking to try a new hairstyle for a formal event, or simply want to add a bit of glamour to your daytime look? With 40 styles including braids, knots, buns, loose curls, it's almost impossible not to find what you're looking for in Abby's tutorials. Plus, she shares handy tips for getting rid of split ends or growing out short hair, making this one of our must-have haircare bibles.

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


The WAH Nails Book of Downtown Girls – by Sharmadean Reid

Nail art fans looking for cool inspiration will love this book. There's everything from simple patterns to 3D nail art, ranging from easy to difficult levels whether you're a nail art novice, or wanting to up your manicure game. As a bonus there's interviews with nail technicians and some of the industry's coolest people who share their style and beauty tips.

Published by Hardie Grant Books.


Nails, Nails, Nails! – by Madeline Poole

Discovering the world of nail art? This handy guide includes 25 easy to advanced tutorials for colourful, DIY manicure ideas. Often hailed as the ultimate starter kit, the bright designs are super easy to recreate thanks to the step-by-step instructions, and offer loads of extra ideas if you want to keep expanding your portfolio!

Published by Chronicle.

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