Books You Should Own

Pro Advice

I’m often asked which books I consider great reference guides and how they’ve impacted my makeup artistry.

Let me preface by acknowledging there are many exceptional books available, but (I feel) every serious makeup artist needs to be aware of the books I’ve listed below. They offer essential information you’ll need when beginning your career as a makeup professional.

The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre


Making Faces By Kevyn Aucoin


Fine Beauty by Sam Fine


Makeup Is Art: Professional Techniques for Creating Original Looks


Fashions in Makeup: From Ancient to Modern Times


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