7 Luxe Beauty Books to Help You Put Your Best Face Forward in 2018

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup
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* Make 2018 beauty-full
* Learn from leading beauty experts to the stars
* Never-before-seen celebrity makeup tips to healthy, organic beauty recipes

Get a fabulous start to the new year by stocking up on the latest books about the wonderful world of beauty. From organic at-home beauty recipes and makeup tutorials to never-before-seen tips and how-tos from the industry’s hottest hair stylists and makeup artists, we’ve rounded 7 of the best beauty books to help you put your best face forward for 2018 and beyond.

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1. Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber

Skip the expensive spa treatments , and make your own organic beauty recipes in the comfort of your home with the guidance from Stephanie Gerber — founder and editor of website Hello Glow.

The book features a collection of Gerber’s favorite recipes from her trusted website, including over 50 recipes for your face including toners, face masks and moisturizers, along with an indulgent collection of soaps and perfumes for the body. Hello Glow also comes with decadent hair recipes to ensure you have great hair everyday with a variety of shampoo, color-enhancing masks, scalp scrubs and spray recipes.

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Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber



2. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual by Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown fans are in for a treat: her 25-plus years of experience during her career as a makeup artist have been captured in her book Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual. From finding the right color and type of foundation to suit your skin, to step-by-step directions and never-before-seen tips on makeup application, this book is everything you need to look fabulous for any occasion.

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual by Bobbi Brown



3. Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes

Ever wonder how certain beauty products become a sensation? In Pretty Iconic, author Sali Hughes uses her witty and discerning eye to look at some of the most significant products in the beauty market. From luxury classics like Chanel No. 5 to more recent cult favorite brands like Sunday Riley, Hughes dives into the products that have shaped the beauty industry and explains why customers can’t get enough of them.

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Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes



4. Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin

In his third book, Face Forward celebrity makeup artist the late makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin gives readers an up close and personal look into the past, present and future of beauty as he captures the possibilities and transformational power of makeup. Aucoin shares how he achieves the breath-taking looks on some of Hollywood’s most iconic faces including Celine Dion, Julianne Moore, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez.

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5. Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge

In Face Paint, author Lisa Eldridge details the entire history of makeup, from ancient times through the Victorian age through the golden era of Hollywood. Face Paint also explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind the importance of makeup and the materials used across generations.

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge



6. Alexi Lubomirski: Diverse Beauty by Alexi Lubomirski

New York–based photographer Alexi Lubomirski is one of the leading fashion photographers in the industry who’s worked with big name cover stars like Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman for publications like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and GQ.

Diverse Beauty came into fruition while Lubomirski was shooting Lupita Nyong’o and was struck by the homogeneity of the subjects he’d been hired to shoot throughout his career. The in-depth book examines the under-representation of women from a range of ethnicities in fashion media.It features photographs of beautiful women of every color, size, age and sexual orientation with subjects like Lupita Nyong’o, Rashida Jones, Salma Hayek, Demi Lovato, Chanel Iman, Isabella Rossellini and Tyra Banks.

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Alexi Lubomirski: Diverse Beauty by Alexi Lubomirski



7. Hair by Sam McKnight by Sam McKnight

Hair by Sam McKnight takes a memorable look at how hair has transformed women throughout the past forty years. McKnight’s book includes an anthology of looks from some of the most iconic images in pop culture history including Princess Diana’s short, slicked-back style; Tilda Swinton channeling David Bowie, and both Lady Gaga and her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone. The book includes McKnight’s informative commentary throughout with edgy styles commissioned by Vivienne Westwood, Balmain and Chanel.

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Hair by Sam McKnight by Sam McKnight