Favorite Beauty Books

  1. A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients by Ruth Winter, M.S. This is a great book to have for any person, regardless of if they are a beauty product lover or not. This is because this gem of a book breaks down everything (and I mean everything!) when it comes to cosmetic ingredients found in products, including those found in things we all use like shampoos, fragrances, and soaps. It also addresses how companies use marketing to condition us to believe we NEED to have certain products in our lives, as well as tackling issues like how the FDA works when it comes to cosmetic ingredients, and the lack of regulations. Simple, easy to read and understand, this book is an absolute must have for everyone, and will change the way you purchase products. A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients $18.99 is available at www.barnesandnoble.com
  2. Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin, This is a book that I’m sure you’ve heard of, and if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve heard of the author. From famed celebrity makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, this book is an essential for any makeup lover and working artist alike. With easy step by step instructions on looks as well as an unconventional take on the worlds of beauty in the past, present and the future, this book is one you will find yourself rereading over and over again. Face Forward $22 is available at www.kevynaucoinbeauty.com
  3. Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge, Being a bit of a history buff, I have to say that this book is, perhaps, one of my favorites. Informative and all about the history of makeup, but in a fun and easy read! This book covers everything from ancient civilizations like Egypt to Old Hollywood and everything in between. Chock full of fascinating stories and breathtaking glossy illustrations, this 8 x 10 inch hardcover masterpiece is the only coffee table book you’ll ever need! Face Paint: The Story of Makeup $29.95 is available at www.lisaeldridge.com
  4. skinCARE: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide by Caroline Hirons, Being one of the leading authorities in skincare, this is the first time Caroline Hirons is sharing her knowledge with the world in a tell-all book. This book tells you what you need and don’t need, and helps you get the best skin you can...on any budget! It explains the facts and debunks plenty of skincare myths, and has so many simple tips and tricks to get the glow you want. It also comes with her signature cheat sheets, as well as breaks down ingredients and how to choose products that are right for you, making this book essential for any beauty lover! skinCARE: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide $29.99 is available at www.harpercollins.com