Sali Hughes 'Pretty Powerful'
This is the book for those who want to know why it is that you need that type of foundation for that type of skin. Sali details everything you should know about make-up and the best steps to take for the best results. I personally love this book for the explanations on how to dress my oily skin to make it look gorgeous, and if it wasn't for this book, I now know that powder foundation is a holy grail for my skin type.
For anyone wanting to know the ins and outs of skincare routines and bb creams, this book is definitely for you.
Raw Morris 'Express Makeup'
Pages and pages of glamourous makeup looks that you can copy yourself, whether you create it using drugstore dupes or highstreet luxe, this book is for the person wanting to try amazing new looks knowing the best steps to take to get the best results.
I personally love this book for the simple yet extremely useful way of creating the looks in the book, I mean who knew cellotape would work wonders for winged eyeliner, well I do now!
I honestly cannot explain how great this book is. From using subtle colours to create the most amazing looks, I can definitely agree that this book is for the person who wants to try something new or take their makeup skills that extra step further.
G.M. Reyna 'How to be a Professional Makeup Artist'
I love this book so so much. It has taught me everything I could ever know about being a makeup artist and I am so thankful. There are hundreds of helpful tips and tricks of working in the beauty industry and how they can help further your career.
Before I read this book, I just expected everything to come to me straight away. I wanted to be the best makeup artist with all the skills and to be recognised already. But this book has taught me to be patient and to expect highs and lows on my journey as it can't always be a great path.
This book is ideal for the person who is starting as a makeup artist as it can really better your knowledge.
These books are definitely my go to books when I am in need of answers for why my primer isn't holding my foundation down as well as it should, or why that lilac eyeshadow doesn't look good with bright lipstick. For everything you need to know about beauty, these books are for you.