Bobbi Brown Make Up Manual is the first beauty book I owned, and I read it from front to back immediately. It's perfect as it covers everything and as it says on the front 'For everyone from beginner to pro'. Although I'm pretty sure if you're already a professional, you wouldn't need this book.
The book covers things from what to have in your make up collection, to how to create the perfect smokey eye and which colours suit your eye colour, hair colour and skin tone. The step by step guides with clear images make everything super easy to learn., and there is something in there for everyone regardless of age, skin colour, and preferences. There are little hints and tips that I never realised would make the biggest difference, and even though I've read it, I find myself looking back over it all the time.
There's also a section for those of you who wish to become a make up artist, with tips on how to do it, and what you'll need. Although it's quite a big chunk of the book, it's not a waste. I don't have any intention of being a make up artist, but I still felt that there is enough other information in the book to make it worthwhile.
I actually love this book, and it really helped me grasp the basics of make up, and taught me things I never knew. Before this, I considered myself to be quite knowledgable when it came to beauty and make up, but this book taught me that there is always something new to learn, and that it's great to try new things.
The book retails at £20.00 but you can buy it on Amazon for cheaper here
What are your favourite beauty books?