Do you read beauty/makeup books?


Do you read beauty/makeup books? Love ’em? Hate ’em?

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When I have the time, I like reading them, but I more often just look at the photos!

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I LOVE THEM! I have 2 Kevyn Aucoin books, an Eve Pearl book, and a Bobbi Brown book. i’m still trying to get my hands on the Francois Nars book.

Out of all the books i have, the Eve Pearl book is really the most helpful. Plastic surgery without surgery.

gotta catch em all!

I love beauty books! For others, they might be waste! Dont get me wrong, but who cares? For me, they are ego-satisfying! I have Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual and Jemma Kidd Beauty Bible 🙂

Love the Kevyn Aucoin books for when I’m feeling uninspired! I will be checking out the other ones mentioned in this post so thank you, other posters 🙂

I find ones on history, periodic styles, etc. interesting. General beauty books? Not so much. I’d rather pick up a Vogue, and eyeball all the designer advertisements, or search online for make up artists portfolios.

Don’t read them. Honestly when I have a beauty question or need a recommendation I log onto Temptalia. You give great advice and so do your many viewers. Thank you all.

Yippee! Another question by me! XD Thanks Christine!

Sometimes I’ll read beauty books. I tend to stay away from them because they can be dated, hence I never purchase them. But I do look through them for pictures and inspiration.

I love them!! I have the book, “Thalia: iBelleza!” (think I spelled that right.) It gave me soo much information that I actually used. I learned how to contour and highlight from this book. It gave different face types (heart, oval, round, square) and showed where to contour, highlight, and blush each type of face. =)

Nars, Bobbi brown, Laura mercier, Thalia, Jemma Kidd, carmindy…. And some more….
The best one I have read is Jemma Kidds new one- although it is alot of the same info, the pictures and directions are very useful

I do, and I own so many of them. I love Bobbi Brown makeup manual. So much useful info.. also loves Jolie Nadine beauty confidentials…. fun to read.

Not anymore. I might have like 4 or 5 books on beauty (My favorite is from the editor of Allure). Honestly I find myself going through the pictures and doing less reading, and I realized that I learn more from online blogs and youtube videos than from the books.

I absolutely love them! Yes, there are endless amounts of information on the internet, but sometimes you need that information with you, at that moment. I have way too many to name, & still collecting. I love Eve Pearls Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery & both bobbi brown books the most.

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