Makeup has become its own craft in the past few decades. Not only does it have a strong history behind it — shaping cultures and even being a revolutionary movement at some point — but it has also established a major role in both individuals and society as a whole. With this, we decided to let you in on major makeup secrets and stories that go beyond compacts and lipstick tubes by recommending these beauty addict must-reads.
Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge
Makeup was already big before, but it has now become colossal. In fact, it has only been more or less than a century since makeup has become an acceptable aspect of society. In this book, makeup artist and Lancôme creative director Lisa Eldridge brings to light the story of the significance of makeup throughout history, from Egyptian to Classical times to the elaborate industry we know today.
Art of Makeup by Lan Nguyen-Grealis
How different is doing makeup from creating a painting? To award-winning makeup artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis, not so much. If you're fond of vivid visuals from creative legends Picasso, Warhol, and more, seeing the makeup looks in this book will be an exhilarating experience.