Beauty is often perceived as such a visual art, but for me true obsession comes from knowledge.
I believe that an important part of my journey as a makeup artist is immersing myself in the journeys of those before me, and as Melbourne turns cold I've found myself reaching for some of my favourite beauty bibles.
Each of these books serves a different purpose: some classics, some new discoveries, some educational, some challenging - each inspirational.
Stunning images and timeless techniques.
This book is one of the living legacies of an industry icon, the late Kevyn Aucoin. A true classic no beauty fanatic should be without in their collection.
A magical series of 50 before and after transformations with blueprint overlays and step-by-step guides. This book demonstrates the true creative and technical genius behind NARS.
Whether you're a pro or novice, this book has something for everyone. Bobbi's 25+ years in the industry really shine as she so clearly helps you to navigate first steps with technique, products and the industry.
This book provides the perfect balance between how to tackle the everyday beauty concerns of women inside and out, and how to cleverly and sparingly use makeup to enhance women's natural beauty.
Australian treasure, Rae Morris gives you a look inside the inner workings of her brain. She reveals her own techniques and trade secrets against the a stunning backdrop of her unedited work.
This is a different kind of beauty book. It's a comprehensive, no holds barred guide on real beauty for real women. It's smart, funny and and reminds us that beauty should be creative and fun.
Let me know what books are the staples in your collection.