Making Faces, by Kevyn Aucoin
“When I first became a makeup artist, 16 years ago, and I was just out of my training, I carried this with me everywhere. I didn’t always know which makeup suited certain features, so the book was my backup. If you’re interested in makeup artistry, it can show you how to actually change people’s features. It provides what I call ‘old-school training,’ from the era before Photoshop, when makeup had to be perfectly blended.”
Recommended by Jemma Kidd, a makeup artist and the author of Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass ($26, amazon.com) and Jemma Kidd Make-up Secrets ($25, amazon.com).
To buy: $22, amazon.com.