Ever feel like you’re stuck in a beauty rut? Want to be inspired? Then it’s time to start building up an epic beauty bible collection. Fill your bookshelves or decorate your coffee table – trust us, they couldn’t look more beautiful.
Here are some of the best new beauty books – treat yourself or someone you love…
The industry hero
Sam is known in ‘the beauty biz’ as one of the nicest guys around, and the other thing he’s famous for is having one of the most prolific careers as a hair stylist. This book is an anthology of his many shoots, shows, videos – you name it. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic styling; think Madonna, David Bowie, Lady Gaga and every designer you can name. This is THE coffee table beauty book.
Hair by Sam McKnight, £35
The one every woman should read
If you love lipstick, you’ll love this tome. Curated by Poppy King, the woman behind luxe lippy brand Lipstick Queen, it takes you on a journey of all things lips, whether you’re a beauty aficionado, fairweather lipstick wearer or somewhere inbetween. There’s a lot of practical information in and among the beautiful illustrations, from application techniques, how to choose the right colour and much much more…
The A-Z of Lipstick by Poppy King, £8.99
The one we all need to memorise
Their YouTube channel is addictive viewing and now all those tutorials, tips, tricks and advice from Sam and Nic Chapman are in this page-turner tome. It’s fully illustrated and gives you step-by-step advice on every beauty topic under the sun. The hardcover book looks great on your coffee table, but you can also take their know-how with you on the go, as the book is linked to an App with even more juicy beauty content for you…
Face by Pixiwoo, £16
The journey through fashion
If you love beauty bibles then this one, packed with over 500 images charting the incredible career of makeup artist Francois Nars, should be on your beauty lust list. Nars’ work with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Marc Jacobs and Charlotte Rampling, to name a few is all here. Like his eponymous makeup range the book is bold and fearless, and it contains some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years.
NARS by Francois Nars, £65
The practical one
Beauty is just one facet of this super style guide. This tome is full of hacks, tips, tricks and advice on how to live your best life. From making better beauty buying decisions, finessing your wardrobe and some handy lifestyle tips too, it’s everything you want and more from one of YouTube’s most successful vloggers.
Fleur de Force The Luxe Life, £18.99
The one with a little bit of everything
Estée covers a lot of ground in this coffee table book and the section on beauty covers her extensive knowledge of all things skincare and makeup. Her website is a go-to for anyone who wants to know what’s at the cutting edge of the beauty business, and this book puts this at your fingertips every time you put your feet up.
Estée Lalonde Bloom: Navigating Life and Style, £16.99