As a young makeup artist back in the late 80's, early 90's, there was no such thing as YouTube. I'm secretly happy about that. Why? Because to get published back then, you had to be credible. No fake news! (sorry, I had to!)
Today, anyone (myself included) can be a publisher and “expert” on any subject. As we are seeing, that isn't always a good thing. If you're looking for solid, no bullshit information, here is my list of some of the best books for makeup artists. If you're an aspiring professional makeup artist, this post is for you!
The books I am going to share with you today are masterful. Juicy. Inspiring. Full of wonderful tips and techniques that no matter how old the information is, they are the “foundation” (pun intended) of your learning experience. Sure, watching videos is more fun, reading from seasoned pros will give you nuggets of wisdom that most YouTube Tutorials are missing. If you're paying attention.
While many of these books are old, the information in them is gold. Sorry, I know reading is difficult in a fast-paced digital world, but I promise, if you read a little each night before bed, you will be so happy you did.
Best Books for Makeup Artists
These books will erase all the bad things you may have learned in today's social media filled world. They are truly an investment into your future.
Check back often as we add books as we read them.
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