Calling all beauty geeks! Get insights from the experts with these must-read books

Interested in the beauty industry’s inside knowledge? Look no further! Read on to find out what beauty books you need to be reading!

Skincare – The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide by Space NK by Caroline Hirons

£20

Globally qualified advanced aesthetician Caroline Hirons wrote this guide to let you in on the beauty secrets. Skincare is her speciality and for the first time, she is sharing her knowledge and expertise with the world. This book is for every skin type and people of all ages who want to feel and look good. Caroline reveals the best skincare out there for all budgets alongside busting skin myths. She offers, as it says in the title, no-nonsense advice. After reading this book, you’ll have the knowledge to attain the perfect complexion. Additionally, choosing the right products for your skin type and understanding your skin’s needs. Get your hands on this book as soon as you can!

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Palette: The Beauty Bible for Women of Colour by Funmi Fetto

£25

Vogue’s contributing Beauty Editor, Funmi Fetto wrote the wonderful book Palette. Funmi came up with the idea for Palette after years of being asked by friends and family for advice on what products are suitable for women of colour. This is because women of colour often find themselves excluded from mainstream beauty coverage. She covers all aspects of beauty, such as makeup, hair, skincare and body products that do work for women of colour. Engaging and honest, this book will keep you gripped from start to finish.

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Glow from Within by Joanna Vargas

£17

Written by the celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas, the most sought-after insider, she reveals her secrets to gaining glowing skin. Joanna is known for her cutting-edge beauty treatments and her famous clients. Throughout this book, you will learn the importance of a good skincare routine and sticking to it. Furthermore, Joanna teaches you how to create a skincare routine best for you and your skin type. You will learn the science behind products such as retinol and vitamin c. It is important to understand what it is you are putting on to your skin. She explains how achieving beautiful skin is not just buying the best products. Other factors come into such as good sleep! If you are beauty-obsessed, then this book is a must.

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Back Chat Beauty: The Beauty Guide for Real Life by Sophie Beresiner and Lisa Potter-Dixon

£10.99

Inside, Sophie Beresiner, style director at Buro joined by makeup artist Lisa Potter-Dixon. Sharing with you the secret to a minimal effort, fresh face. In this book, you will learn about their knowledge of skincare products and advice for any issue. Alongside this is all there is to know about their favourite makeup brands. The pair have made it clear that this is a no-nonsense book they are not here to endorse products or get advertisements. Find out about their tips on creating everyday makeup looks, what products to take away from home as well as how to deal with periods and heartbreak. Undoubtedly, this is the ultimate book, covering every beauty basis. Join them on Instagram using the hashtag #backchatbeauty.

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The Makeup of a Confident Woman by Trish McEvoy

£13.99

The internationally recognised makeup artist and entrepreneur, Trish McEvoy has written the transformational read you have been looking for. In this book, she reveals her revolutionary system that teaches every woman how to achieve beauty confidence and security. An empowering read, this will inspire you to have a positive self-image, a can-do attitude all with a sense of grace. After reading this, you will start to notice that you are becoming the best version of yourself. Not only this but also being able to apply makeup like a pro!

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Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge

£16.99

Lisa Eldridge is one of the world’s foremost makeup artist and now the first person to have written the history of the subject. Makeup may have only been available commercially in the last century. However, applying decoration to the face and body is an old global social practice! Discover all about the materials used for manufacture purposes. Besides, the different icons that people emulate right through the future of makeup. Face Paint is the best book out there if you want to delve into all there is to know about the beauty industry.

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Not only will you be a beauty expert after reading these books, but they will look great on your shelf or coffee table!

By Eleanor Coleman