7 books every beauty lover needs to read: Making Faces
Glance at any beauty lover’s bookshelf (or coffee table) and you’ll find this classic. In it, the late makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin shares a wealth of insider tips and uplifting advice. Here's one of beauty director Vanessa Craft’s favourite quotes from the book: “Beauty is about perception, not about makeup. You can’t put on your makeup or dress yourself or do your hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction." Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin ($26), at sephora.com. READ MORE: Could dry shampoo be ruining your hair?
7 books every beauty lover needs to read: Sex and the Single Girl
This modern women’s playbook, written in 1962 by Helen Gurley Brown, was ahead of its time. Forty years later, its meditations on beauty and fashion as well as love and independence remain deliciously relevant. (Editor's note: we don't advocate following all of her advice!) Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown ($42.09), at amazon.ca. READ MORE: Hair upgrades for every comfort level
7 books every beauty lover needs to read: Bobbi Brown: Teenage Beauty
Whether you’re a tomboy dipping a tepid toe into makeup or born with a knack for drawing the perfect cat eye, this book has a wealth of age-appropriate looks and techniques for teens. Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need to Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy and Awesome ($18.53), at chapters.indigo.ca. READ MORE: 7 beauty secrets from Gisele’s makeup artist