Since I did a post on my favourite art books it seemed fitting to do one on my favourite makeup books too. Just like my art books selection, there will be some which are not the kind of books everyone will appreciate. But hopefully there will be at least one in this video that you like.
Makeup Makeovers by Robert Jones (**)
If you’re a makeup artist or a bride planning their own wedding this book is a fantastic resource. It has a really good selection of models of different skin tones, ages and eye shapes which is fantastic considering it’s something a lot of makeup books overlook.
Express Makeup & Makeup: The Ultimate Guide by Rae Morris (**)
So far I have two of Rae Morris’s books. Express Makeup and Makeup: The ultimate guide. Of the two, as far as tutorial book goes I prefer Express Makeup, they both have extremely similar information, the only difference really being the pictures and layout.
Face Forward & Making Faces by Kevyn Acoin (**)
These books are one of my favourites! The layout and makeup is slightly, dated but they’re still fantastic books by a man who was the best in his field. Making Faces is the kind of book I would recommend for someone just starting makeup and Face Forward for anyone already aquainted with makeup to get a little inspiration from the transformation photos.
Special Effects by Richard Rickitt (**)
This one is a little more geared towards anyone studying film or special effects. It does have a small section on makeup but it’s generally about the history of makeup and, for me at least, it’s facinating!
The Winston Effect by Jody Duncan (**)
Another book that not everyone is going to appreciate, but anyone who’s seen Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Interview With a Vampire (ok I’ll stop now cause the list is loooong) will love this book!
Alex Box by Rankin (**)
Unfortunantly this book is a little rare now (so expensive). I bought this book about 2 years ago at IMATS, it was the last book they had there so I was over the moon to be able to get it! This book, along with Makeup is Art (which I somehow managed to forget to include in this video).