Our list of some of the best Makeup Application books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- 1. Face with A Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014)
- 2. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro (2011)
- 3. Hooded Eyes Makeup Manual: A practical eyeshadow application guide for lovely ladies with hooded eyes. (2018)
- 4. Theatrical Makeup: Basic Application Techniques (2015)
- 5. How To Apply Make Up Guide (Speedy Study Guide) (2015)
- 6. Mature Makeup Application Made Simple (2017)
- 7. Robert Jones’ Makeup Masterclass: A Complete Course in Makeup for All Levels, Beginner to Advanced (2017)
- 8. 5 Minute Makeup: The Beginner’s Guide to Beauty Basics and Makeup Techniques (2013)
- 9. Professional Makeup Artistry (2018)
- 10. The Making Of Beauty: A Personalized Guide To Skincare & Make-Up Application (2011)
- 11. A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup – Volume 2: Introduction to Dark Fantasy and Zombie Makeups (2018)
- 12. Foundations of Stage Makeup (2019)
- 13. Everyday Makeup Secrets: Tips for Choosing the Best Makeup for Your Unique Features (Idiot’s Guides) (2015)
- 14. How to Wear Makeup: 75 Tips + Tutorials (2017)
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Face with a Heart is the new #1 international bestselling method of makeup application. Its innovative techniques and product suggestions are designed for all face types and lifestyles. It teaches both the theory and practice of the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® method. Applicable to both the end user and makeup artist alike, Face with a Heart redefines and simplifies beauty makeup forever. Convenient online companion video tutorials accompany this book to ensure that when you choose to use makeup, you feel authentically beautiful. #655,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #473 in Style…
Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup-from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Plus, Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on “Hands and Feet” and “Body Skin Care.”Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi’s expert, yet assuring, advice….
3. Hooded Eyes Makeup Manual: A practical eyeshadow application guide for lovely ladies with hooded eyes. (2018)
Do you have hooded eyes? If you struggle with eyeshadow makeup application, this book is for you! I walk you through different ways to make the most of your hooded eyes. I also include a guide brushes, blending techniques, and tutorials to make things easy for you. #289,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #205 in Style & Clothing #35342 in Self-Help (Books) #46769 in Textbooks Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
In many theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to apply their own makeup, with minimal or no instruction. Theatrical Makeup clearly and concisely explains the basics of theatrical makeup techniques to allow stage actors to put their best face forward! You will gain understanding of the physiology of the human face and, using cream based makeup, as well as commercial cosmetics, learn how to contour it to suit your character with the use of highlight and shadow. Hundreds of full color images and step-by-step instructions illustrate how to visually manipulate bone structure and apparent age, apply simple facial…
The first thing us ladies need to do is be sure we are starting off with a clean slate prior to applying make-up! Be sure to use skin care regimen formulated for your skin type. Next you will want to make sure to match your foundation. Now is not the time to give yourself an insta-tan! If your foundation shade is off it will ruin your entire look. Be sure to pick colors that enhance what you already have! You are already beautiful, just enhance what you already have! For business and everyday look, less is more! #478,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2732 in Study Guides (Books) #1279 in Grooming &…
6. Mature Makeup Application Made Simple (2017)
“Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that.” –Eartha Kitt Let’s face it: the aging process can impact your self-esteem and compromise your ability to put your best face forward. As women age, they look for help in applying makeup to achieve a more natural and bright look. Mature Makeup Applications Made Simple is specially written for the women who want to transform their appearance and enhance their innate beauty. By understanding how years of experience and wisdom is reflected in our face, Jennifer Stepanik teaches us how to embrace those memories, appreciate the life we’ve lived, and…
7. Robert Jones’ Makeup Masterclass: A Complete Course in Makeup for All Levels, Beginner to Advanced (2017)
This all inclusive guide to the makeup brush is a full beauty education for women (and men!) of all ages and skill levels. Robert Jones' Makeup Masterclass features ; from the “makeup-challenged” to those who are ready to take their skills to the professional level. This guide book includes: Robert Jones’ Makeup Masterclass is about more than dramatic transformations. It’s for and for a beautiful result. #63,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #162 in Grooming & Style Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
“If your day makeup takes longer than five minutes to do then you are wearing too much,” a magazine once quoted Cindy Crawford as saying, and let’s face it, she should know. The problem? Many women have been given the hard-sell by department store beauty consultants and returned home having purchased a truck load of products which they have no idea how to apply. Inevitably, it all ends up in a drawer somewhere never to see the light of day again. What a waste of money! Not only that, but life has got so hectic that they don’t even have the time to put the…
9. Professional Makeup Artistry (2018)
Getting paid to be a professional makeup artist is a rewarding career that other people will envy. Regardless of the fact that most women wear makeup, a makeup artist is needed for many occasions and in many industries. There are many opportunities to do makeup and the prospects are limitless. Turning your love of makeup artistry into a career can be a smart decision and with the Professional Makeup Artistry book, you will have the right guide to show you how to apply makeup as a professional and teach you how to launch your new career as a makeup artist. #981,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2361 in Grooming &…
A personalized guide to skin care and make-up application. Including: Skin Care Basics 101, Make-up Basics 101, Fifty Professional Beauty Secrets and Make-up Tips, Fifty Real Life Beauty Q&A’s. Provides essential beauty tips and helpful information for beginners as well as make-up divas. #11,198,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #615525 in Self-Help (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
11. A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup – Volume 2: Introduction to Dark Fantasy and Zombie Makeups (2018)
This book contains step-by-step instructions, with hundreds of photos, from makeup artist professionals who have worked on films such as Alien vs. Predator and Land of the Dead. Whether you are a beginner preparing for a Halloween party, or interested in more complex techniques, this is THE definitive guide.Volume 2 incorporates everything from basic facial makeup styles, and simple scars and gashes, to masks, molds and cast-making: everything you need to know to create vampires, zombies and other fantastical characters.Previously only available as a…
12. Foundations of Stage Makeup (2019)
Foundations of Stage Makeup is a comprehensive exploration into the creative world of stage makeup. Step-by-step makeup applications paired with textual content create an enriching experience for future performers and makeup artists. Students will learn relevant history, color theory, makeup sanitation processes, and the use of light and shadow to engage in discussions about the aspects of professional makeup. Those foundations are then paired with a semester’s-worth of descriptive, engaging makeup applications. Old age makeup, blocking out eyebrows,…
13. Everyday Makeup Secrets: Tips for Choosing the Best Makeup for Your Unique Features (Idiot’s Guides) (2015)
The cosmetics industry rakes in a whopping $42 billion annually and for good reason. Women love how makeup can make facial features pop and can hide flaws. Idiot’s Guides: Everyday Makeup Secrets shows readers how to achieve everyday looks using reasonably priced makeup. Ideal for any age range, skin type, or skin color, this book features large, full-color photos showing step-by-step application for lips, cheeks, and eyes. It also includes helpful tips on correcting flaws, weather-proofing makeup, caring for skin, and creating the most popular looks….
14. How to Wear Makeup: 75 Tips + Tutorials (2017)
From applying a sultry smoky cat-eye to a flawless red lip, How to Wear Makeup is an essential guide to perfecting any beauty routine. Here is advice on the best products to include in a makeup bag, tips for seasonal skincare, and the best techniques for transitioning looks from day to night—a must-have for anyone seeking fresh and simple ways to wear makeup. Covering everything from foundation and contouring basics, eyeshadow and eyeliner tutorials, finding the best shade of lipstick for any occasion, tips for eyebrow shaping, and more, How to Wear Makeup is the perfect…
Best Makeup Application Books You Must Read
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Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.