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Fri-Yay Favs + Finds: Best Beauty Books

What’s in your library? With our busy high school schedules, it’s rare we have time for leisurely reading but I promise. If you love to learn anything about beauty like me, you’ll find these books enjoyable and an easy read (or skim – lol)!  

Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes) by Amy Galper, Christina Daigneault

This is one of my favorites! Part one is a great overview of all you want to know about how to read beauty labels, how the skin works and natural ingredients. Part 2 is a ton of beauty recipes. Make natural beauty applications in your own kitchen!

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance by Nadine Artemis

Another great book that includes recipes but also goes through common skin and health issues and solutions. In addition, the author philosophical view on beauty is refreshing and enlightening. She discusses beauty in terms of incorporating nature and unleashing your own inner beauty for a natural radiance.

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

An Atlas of Natural Beauty by Victoire de Taillac

A must have in natural beauty aficianados’ libraries, this book from the legendary Parisian beauty emporium Officine Universal Buly is “an illustrated guide to the origins, history, and practical uses of more than 80 botanical ingredients.”

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Facepaint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge

This book is a fun read and a great coffee table addition! You’ll learn fascinating history of makeup and peruse beautiful images of cosmetics and makeup.

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Milady Skin Care and Cosmetics Dictionary by M. Varinia Michalun, Joseph C. DiNardo

This is a wonderful resource to have in your library. With over 2,350 product and ingredient terms and definitions, you can decipher skin and cosmetics labels to learn what’s really in your beauty products.

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Are there any books you would recommend? Share and comment below! Happy reading! And remember, someone once said “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.”

xo, Delaney