These are all books that I’ve enjoyed immensely as a primary self-taught makeup artist, licensed esthetician, and believer in glamour and constant self-improvement and reinvention.


Complexion Perfection! by Kate Somerville
The Complete Beauty Bible by Paula Begoun
The New Science of Perfect Skin by Daniel Yarosh
Skintervention by Scott-Vincent Borba
The Skin Type Solution by Leslie Baumann

Be Who You Want by Chris Prentiss
Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Eccentric Glamour by Simon Doonan
Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone
Karl Lagerfeld Diet by Karl Lagerfeld
Normal Gets You Nowhere by Kelly Cutrone
Wacky Chicks by Simon Doonan