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On The Bookshelf – 5 Beauty Books You Need Now!

25 Feb 2016 (Updated: 21 Jan 2019)

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Whether you’re looking for a gift for a beauty lover, creating the ultimate collection of desirable coffee table tomes, or simply love beauty and want to read tips and tricks to update your look and hone your skills, these are the beauty books you need on your bookshelf now:

1.Easy On the Eyes – Eye Make-Up Looks In 5, 15 and 30 Minutes

Lisa Potter-Dixon
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From 5 minute quick fixes for the school run, to 30 minute eye makeup extravaganzas, this book is packed with tutorials showing you how to create every possible eye makeup- from feline flicks to sultry, smoky eyes. Particularly perfect for beginners and those that have never really mastered the art of eye makeup, this book uses simple instructions and clear photographs to make the looks that you’ve always wanted to achieve seem simple.

Easy On The Eyes is currently available in hardback only for £4.99 HERE

2. Face Paint – The Story Of Make Up

Lisa Eldridge

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If Easy On The Eyes is a ‘how to’ of cosmetics, Lisa Eldridge’s book, Face Paint, is less of a makeup manual and more of a history of make up. Filled with extravagantly beautiful images and incredibly detailed research it’s a joy to read and own. If you love Lisa you’ll love the way this book adopts the same chatty, warm style as her youtube videos. Buy it to savour.

Find Face Paint with 32% off the RRP here

3. Pretty Honest – The Straight Talking Beauty Companion

Sali Hughes

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There isn’t much Sali Hughes doesn’t know about beauty, and fortunately for the rest of us a lot of what she does know is shared in this no nonsense, straight talking, no holds barred guide. If you’ve ever read her all too brief columns in The Guardian, this book is the extended version of those- with tips, tricks and how to’s on every beauty subject. From how to look good in photographs, to how to find a great red lipstick, Sali has all bases covered and tells you the things even your best friend might not.

Paperback £11.89/ Kindle £5.99 here

4. Your Beauty Mark

Dita Von Teese

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If you love Dita Von Teese, vintage glamour and inspirational photography then this is the book for you. Worth the cover price for the incredible images alone, this book unveils the secrets of every aspect of how Dita creates and maintains her iconic look. From her diet and exercise regime, skin care and hair care (she dyes her own hair!) as well as tips from her make up artists and hairdressers, this book is an inspirational look about how you don’t need to conform to beauty norms to be beautiful.

Find yourself a copy of this utterly gorgeous book here

5.MakeUp Manual

Bobbi Brown

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Whilst not new to the market, this 2008 book is still a bible of all things makeup and is a must for every beauty bookshelf. Ideal for those new to the world of beauty it covers every aspect of makeup from choosing and caring for the right brushes, comprehensive step by step ‘how to’ guides to applying every kind of cosmetics, through to sections on bridal beauty and insider secrets to working in the beauty business. With such a huge range of beauty subjects covered not every section will be relevant to the every reader, but with vivid pictures and clear, concise text, this is a book that beauty lovers will refer back to again and again.

Click here to grab yourself a copy of this must have beauty manual.

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