How do you like to learn about Beauty and Makeup? Most people turn to youtube, but I’ve always been the type of person that likes to curl up with good book or a movie and just indulge. I’ve always been into Makeup but I really didn’t turn to books until I started working as a MUA while living in North Carolina. Though it came out after I left North Carolina my favorite book of all time has to be the Makeup Your Mind Express Yourself by Francois Nars. What I love the diversity of this book and how it uses the overlays to help show you how the makeup look was created. Kevyn Aucoin one of the masters in Makeup Artistry’s Face Forward is one of the most epic books I’ve ever read. If you are interested in more than just Makeup Application and want to know about Artistry this is a book you must pick up. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual is a great book for tweens and those interested in learning the basics about the applying makeup it is a great read for young girls.
My favorite Beauty video is definitely Sam Fine’s “The Basic of Beauty”, Sam Fine is a master of his craft, trained under Kevyn Aucoin, his video delivers tips and tricks for women of color that you can’t afford not to learn. Every time I watch the video I learn something new. Fundamental Beauty by Dynessa Myricks movies pretty quick but it teaches you exactly what the title says the “Fundamentals of Beauty”. Dynessa is a celebrity Makeup Artist whom I’ve had the pleasure of taking classes from. You can purchase her products from her site IMYB.com. What are your favorite Beauty Books and Videos?