I must admit, I'm partial to a bit of beauty reading, bet you didn't expect me to throw that curveball at you, heh? and when I'm not reading my favourite blogs online, you can probably find me flicking through the pages of a solid beauty bible. So I thought that I would share my top 3 with you.
Lauren Conrad, Beauty - She hands down wins the most enviable hair award, so how could I not want to know her secrets. The style is very reminiscent of The Beauty Department with step-by-step guides on creating some of her signature looks and nail art too, and whilst it may not be the most informative of reads, its definitely a lovely one to flick through. Also worth an honourable mention is her Style book which is presented in much the same format as this.
The Art of Makeup - This has to be may favourite of the lot, it covers it all from high fashion looks and how to create them on clients, to the most simple of makeup tricks. The photos are all stunning, and whilst some of them may be a little too out-there to even dream about attempting, it does offer great advice and teaches you the basis of makeup application.
Bryant, Fashion Drawing; Illustration Techniques for Fashion Designers - Whilst not strictly a 'beauty' book, I thought this one deserved a mention as I have found it so useful over the years. As many of you probably know, art is one of my favourite subjects at school and I am really interested in fashion design and have therefore incorporated it a lot into my projects. This book has served as a really informative guide which offers a lot of information, but with lots of pictures and diagrams too, so it doesn't look too daunting! I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about fashion illustration.
And on my wish list ... Jemma Kidd Makeup Secrets, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, Francois Nars Make Up Your Mind, Express Yourself , Alexa Chung It
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