I’m a beauty addict and an avid reader. I’m sure I’m not alone. Some of my favorites books have been based on the idea of self-improvement. I love reading books that promise to help me become a better person and feel better in my own skin.
If you and I have that in common, you’re in luck. I’ve assembled a list of my top five books for beauty addicts. Read on for my spectacular recommendations!
1. Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous by Carmindy
As an unapologetic fan of TLC’s What Not to Wear, I’ve been in love with Carmindy for several years now. She’s a firm believer in natural beauty and using makeup to enhance your features, not to hide them. Her book offers simple solutions for looking and feeling more confident without obsessing over your appearance. This book is my favorite out of all the ones on this list. You definitely need to read it.
2. How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Way to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better by Charla Krupp
Let me start off by saying that I haven’t read this book. I’m only in my twenties, so it isn’t necessarily pertinent to me. Based on the reviews I’ve read, though, this book is excellent for anyone willing to make some simple changes to feel better about themselves. No matter what your age, Krupp promises to have you feeling fabulous in no time flat.
3. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro by Bobbi Brown
This book is the first book I read about makeup. It taught me the basics of application and even some more advanced techniques, which makes it perfect for beauty addicts of all skill levels. Brown covers everything from skincare to color choice to tools and tips of the trade. Unlike the other books on this list, it also includes a section to help you break into the makeup business if you want to be an artist.
4. The Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age by Lois Joy Johnson and Sandy Linter
This book is another one that I haven’t read yet because I don’t feel old enough to appreciate it. Geared toward women age forty and up, this book will help you minimize your flaws and maximize your beauty. You can age gracefully. This book will show you how.
5. Lauren Conrad Beauty by Lauren Conrad and Elise Loehnen
It’s no secret that the lovely Lauren Conrad is a contemporary style icon. Although I would say that this book is better for women who are learning the basics, Conrad’s tips and techniques will help you rethink your approach. Bonus: Conrad provides step-by-step illustrations to go along with her lessons.
No matter what your age range, skill level, or area of expertise, it’s easy to find a book to suit your beauty personality. These five books will have you on your way to looking and feeling like a goddess. Buy one today and see what you think!