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Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook You

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Makeup Artist books.

1. Makeup Artist Face Charts (The Beauty Studio Collection) (2015)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouUnleash your inner makeup diva with your very own makeup charts just like the ones pro makeup artists use! Design and customize fabulous looks with colored pencils, markers, crayons, even real makeup! Makeup charts come with convenient note sections so you can keep track of products/colors used. Pro Tips, Tricks + Tutorials along with a User Guide that covers: Face, Eye, Lip, Brow, Bridal & Sculpt + Shape Charts #173,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #110 in Colored Pencil Guides #71 in Fashion Coloring Books for Grown-Ups #6 in Cosmetics (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): Gina M Reyna

2. The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre (2017)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouLearn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steve Jobs, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Jasmine, Star Trek, Pearl Harbor, HBO’s Looking and many other films and TV shows. This full-color, comprehensive new edition offers brand new photographs and on-the-job examples to demonstrate makeup techniques and fundamentals on…
Author(s): Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

3. Makeup Face Charts: The Blank Workbook Paper Practice Face Charts For Professional Makeup Artists (2018)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouThese face charts can be used by makeup artists to plan a look or practice at makeup classes. You can also use it to record a look done on someone for future purposes. This makeup portfolio workbook helps to keep a record of products and brushes used and can be used for professional and personal use.Create different looks for different occasions on different types of female face shapes using color pencils, crayons or real makeup. This makeup book (8.5″ x 11″) is perfect for carrying around in your handbag or briefcase. Perfect as a gift for makeup junkies, fashion savvy individuals, family and friends.Include sections for:…
Author(s): La Belle Femme

4. Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects (2018)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouColor Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and explains how these colors in paints and…
Author(s): Katie Middleton

5. Makeup Artist Eye Charts (The Beauty Studio Collection) (2016)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouUnleash your inner makeup diva with your very own makeup charts just like the ones pro makeup artists use! Design and customize fabulous looks with colored pencils, markers, crayons, even real makeup! Makeup charts come with convenient note sections so you can keep track of products/colors used. Pro Tips, Tricks + Tutorials along with a User Guide that covers: Face, Eye, Lip, Brow, Bridal & Sculpt + Shape Charts #122,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #75 in Style & Clothing #56 in Fashion Coloring Books for Grown-Ups #2 in Cosmetics (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): Gina M Reyna

6. A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup: Conceptual Creations by Japanese Makeup Artists (2012)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouAcclaimed as the best book ever published on the subject, A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup covers everything from basic facial makeup styles, simple scars and gashes, to masks, molds and cast-making; everything you need to know to create vampires, zombies and other fantastical characters. With clear step by step instructions and hundreds of color photos, it includes stunning conceptual pieces from many of the contributing artists and a section on manga/cosplay hair and makeup. Bound to thrill anyone interested in creating realistic and unique makeup effects! #94,573 in Books (See…
Author(s): Tokyo SFX Makeup Workshop

7. Makeup Artist Face Shape Charts (The Beauty Studio Collection) (2016)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouUnleash your inner makeup diva with your own face charts just like the ones real makeup professionals use! Have fun designing fabulous looks on 6 realistic face shapes with color pencils, markers, crayons, even real makeup! includes 50 blank face charts along with a note section to keep track of products/colors used. Charts come with and without brows so you have the option of adding your own! Includes tips & tricks to help you create custom looks: As an added you get 3 male face charts and 18 eye charts to practice makeup, lashes and brows! includes:…
Author(s): Gina M REyna

8. Makeup Face Charts: A Bold Blank Paper Practice Face Chart For Professional Makeup Artists (2018)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouThese face charts can be used by makeup artists to plan a look or practice at makeup classes. You can also use it to record a look done on someone for future purposes. This makeup portfolio workbook helps to keep a record of products and brushes used and can be used for professional and personal use.Create different looks for different occasions on different types of female face shapes using color pencils, crayons or real makeup. This makeup book (8.5″ x 11″) is perfect for carrying around in your handbag or briefcase. Perfect as a gift for makeup junkies,…
Author(s): La Belle Femme

9. Making Faces (1999)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouAmerica’s preeminent makeup artist shares his secrets, explaining not only the basics of makeup application and technique but also how to use the fundamentals to create a wide range of different looks. 200 color photos & sketches. #21,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #6 in Style & Clothing #10 in Celebrity Photography #20 in Portrait Photography Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Kevyn Aucoin

10. Makeup Face Charts: Blank Workbook Paper Practice Face Charts For Professional Makeup Artists (2019)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouPractice workbook for makeup artist students and professionals. This Makeup Face Charts workbook helps you keep a record of products and brushes used and can be used for Professional Make-Up Artists and personal use Make Up. You can also use this workbook to keep track of your makeup classes.Left pages have all the necessary fields to keep track of makeup used for the practice, and right pages have two faces drawn, one with opened eyes and the other with closed eyes so you can practice a makeup look in both views.This Makeup Face Charts Workbook has: Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Mimik Makeup

11. Makeup Face Charts: Face Charts For Professional Makeup Artists Blank Workbook Paper Practice (2019)

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook YouPractice workbook for makeup artist students and professionals. This Makeup Face Charts workbook helps you keep a record of products and brushes used and can be used for Professional Make-Up Artists and personal use Make Up. You can also use this workbook to keep track of your makeup classes.Left pages have all the necessary fields to keep track of makeup used for the practice, and right pages have two faces drawn, one with opened eyes and the other with closed eyes so you can practice a makeup look in both views.This Makeup Face Charts Workbook has: Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Mimik Makeup

Best Makeup Artist Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some makeup artist books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

Author(s): Katie Middleton
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2371900

The Film Crew of Hollywood: Profiles of Grips, Cinematographers, Designers, a Gaffer, a Stuntman and a Makeup Artist

Author(s): James C. Udel
Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2013, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1190909

The makeup artist handbook : techniques for film, television, photography, and theatre

Author(s): Gretchen Davis; Mindy Hall
Publisher: Focal Press , Year: 2012, Size: 106 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 901742

About Face: Amazing Transformations Using the Secrets of the Top Celebrity Makeup Artist

Author(s): Scott Barnes
Publisher: Fair Winds Press, Year: 2010, Size: 116 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1104137

Paul Blaisdell, Monster Maker: A Biography of the B Movie Makeup and Special Effects Artist

Author(s): Randy Palmer
Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2009, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1033765

The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre

Author(s): Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 416994

Plastic surgery without the surgery : the miracle of makeup techniques

Author(s): Pearl, Eve; Artist, Emmy Award-Winning Celebrity Makeup
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing;Warner Books, Year: 2004, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2085662

Face to Face: Amazing New Looks and Inspiration From the Top Celebrity Makeup Artist

Author(s): Scott Barnes
Publisher: Fair Winds Press, Year: 1 Sept 2012, Size: 56 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2389862

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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