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I have the Allure beauty book (“Confessions of a Beauty Editor”) but I don’t refer to it at all. I was drawn in by the super slick photos. The Kevyn Aucoin ones are stunning!

i love jemma kidd’s book :the make up school (that is the name i switzerland, there may be an other one in the states)

i also own bobbi brown’s make up manual.. but i think this is only meant for people who don’t have any experiences with make up!!

Yes Kevyn Aucoin’s two or three books that came out years ago were very nice. He was so talented especially Making Faces where he made a whole bunch of celebs like actresses, singers and models look like famous historical people, silver screen early 20th century actresses, or other late 20th century celebs. That was cool and he gave you instructions on how he did those looks.

Sam Fine’s Fine Beauty book, and Paula Begoun’s Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me books. And yeah Bobbi Brown does good books to help people who want to start with makeup but don’t know where to start from what I saw last.

i actually really like the jemma kidd “make-up masterclass” book. it’s a basic book but i think it’s a good one and i still use it as a reference tool all the time.

Same here. Even though it’s the only beauty book I own, it’s timeless. I can always go back to it whenever I need advice!

Oh, I also love Kevyn’s books. I have 3 of them. It’s such a waste that he died prematurely. His makeovers transcend simple makeup artistry.

I like Confessions of a Beauty Editor by Allure mag, Iman’s Beauty of Color, and all of Kevyn Aucoin’s. I know I’m forgetting others but these are my go-to guides.

What perfect timing! I actually just ordered a book by Bobbi Brown, the Makeup Manual, and it’s arriving in the mail today as I write this. Definitely looking forward to people’s recommendations!

Also I read Face Forward by Kevyn Aucion, loved it.

Well since ur posts are my dictionary to make up…i consider this to b as good as a book.I just wish we could ask you questions somewhere..like i seriously need help between kaska beige and beiges de chanel quads..which shud i get? I went for Guerlain foundation bt no shade in parure gold so went in for parure aqua,seems a bit watery?my shade was 05.Thanx for all your help Christine.Do you mind us asking questions in unrelated posts?

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