Miriam Wells - Sydney mobile makeup artist and hairstylist
This was my first makeup book- I was in my late teens as my mum officially forbade me wearing it until I was 16. Over the past 25 years or so, it has hardly dated. It is still an excellent introduction book for a teenager.
In a world where faces are her canvas, Rae Morris is the Picasso of makeup, a true visionary. I love Rae Morris Makeup Masterclass books. Unfortunately it's not available on Amazon except at a greatly inflated price ($500+). I also have some other books of hers and this is my second favourite 🙂
Liz Kelsh is an Australian makeup artist who works with top Australian fashion designers and publications. This is a great book if you want top tips on achieving more conventionally beautiful makeup looks but you will need to know some other basics such as transition shades as she does not always detail every step she has used to achieve the look.
Jemma Kidd's Makeup Masterclass book is a comprehensive guide to makeup artistry, providing expert techniques, tips, and step-by-step tutorials, empowering readers to enhance their beauty skills and achieve professional-looking results.
Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual is a comprehensive guidebook by renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown. It covers skincare, makeup tools, application techniques, and product selection. Emphasizing natural beauty, it offers step-by-step tutorials, tips for different looks, and recommendations for various skin types. An essential resource for makeup enthusiasts at all levels.
This is my go- to bridal makeup book for both the bridal party and the mother of the bride/groom. Robert shows you how to achieve soft , glowing and absolutely beautiful makeup looks
Kevyn Aucoin's Face Forward: Your ultimate guide to transform into a glamourous diva, with makeup tricks and stunning transformations that will leave you awestruck!
Lisa Eldridge's book "Face Paint" takes you on a captivating journey through the history of makeup, exploring its cultural significance and the transformative power of cosmetics across centuries and civilizations.