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Our beauty and make-up books have been hand-picked to help you learn about beauty, make-up and skin care. We have books for anyone in need of inspiration for a new look and even a selection for budding make-up artists.

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Beauty & Make-Up Books

Our beauty and make-up books have been hand-picked to help you learn about beauty, make-up and skin care. We have books for anyone in need of inspiration for a new look and even a selection for budding make-up artists.

  • The Make-up Manual

    Lisa Potter-Dixon

    Product Code: CAVIR
    Hardback
    A comprehensive make-up manual that details all aspects of make-up application, solutions to common problems, as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time. Starting with Skin Secrets, make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon teaches you everything you need to know about skincare and perfecting your base. In Beautiful Brows, Lisa explains how to enhance your brows, before styling a Natural, Full, Ombre and Feathered look. In Go with the Glow, she explains why we add colour and takes a look at Contouring, Strobing, Blushing and Bronzing. In The Eyes Have It, things really get interesting, with looks for Smokey, Colourful, Nude, Smudged and Glittery Eyes. And in Luscious Lips, Lisa helps you understand the difference between types of lipsticks, pencils, glosses and all that's in between before teaching you how to achieve the perfect lip, no matter what your style. Finally, Lisa offers up Looks to Dazzle, from Extreme Glitter to using sequins, feathers and transfers, as well as enhancing your look with accessories. Whether you're looking for a fun and youthful, elegant and sophisticated or one-off look, Lisa will show you how to make the most of your facial features and complexion in this Make-up Manual.
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  • The Miracle of Vinegar

    Emma Marsden

    Product Code: BTLYM
    Hardback
    150 simple ways to use this amazing, low cost ingredient. Cleaning, cooking and everything in between! * Make delicious dips and marinades * Soften your towels * Do away with dandruff * Descale your kettle * Discover sumptuous slow roasts * Tone greasy skin * Freshen your beauty brushes * Create the perfect pavlova Brimming with tips, tricks and recipes for everything from ferments to fresheners, salad dressings to skincare. Let this book show you the true miracle of vinegar. Whisked along with the no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek voice of Aggie MacKenzie, of How Clean Is Your House? fame, you'll soon discover the hundreds of uses for vinegar beyond being scrumptious sprinkled over your fish and chips!
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  • How to Wear Makeup: 75 Tips + Tutorials

    Mackenzie Wagoner

    Product Code: AYHRT
    Paperback
    From applying a sultry smoky cat-eye to a flawless red lip, How to Wear Makeup is an essential guide to perfecting any beauty routine. Here is advice on the best products to include in a makeup bag, tips for seasonal skincare tips and the best techniques for transitioning looks from day to night--a must-have for anyone seeking fresh and simple ways to wear makeup. Covering everything from foundation and contouring basics, eyeshadow and eyeliner tutorials, finding the best shade of lipstick for any occasion and tips for eyebrow shaping, How to Wear Makeup is the perfect pocket reference, gift wrapped in an irresistible package.
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  • 5-Minute Hair

    Jenny Strebe

    Product Code: CBLJW
    Paperback
    Whether you're heading to work, a party or out with friends, 5-Minute Hair has fifty looks that are perfect for busy women everywhere. Hairstylist Jenny Strebe compiles the best classic and modern styles - from a retro bouffant ponytail to a hip stacked side plait - all simple enough to do in under five minutes. With plenty of options for all hair types and lengths, it has never been so easy to try something special, even when you're in a hurry. Packed full of easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous step-by-step photographs and handy timesaving tips and tricks from the professionals, 5-Minute Hair is the perfect book to help you achieve maximum style with minimum fuss.
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  • Nail Candy

    Ginny Geer

    Product Code: BRYAH
    Hardback
    Great ideas for creating a professional-style manicure at home, from tough leather-and-spike looks to sweet and simple polka dots, from hilarious comic-book nails to far-out galaxy 'dos, this book will teach anyone how to give themselves truly creative manicures--without a trip to the salon. Nail Candy is a breath of fresh air for nail-art enthusiasts--it's sassy, fun, and full of DIY nail art tutorials that anyone can do. It contains more than 50 ideas presented in full-color photographs and cute line-art illustrations that show readers exactly how to achieve a certain style, ranging from arty to girlish to hardcore and more. Readers will learn how to mask their nails off to create simple patterns, use simple tools like striping brushes and dotting tools, add studs and decals for edgy flare, and create more ambitious paintings that rival works of art. Selected ideas include: Sunset Silhouettes Stained Glass Sailor Knots Tiny Tuxes Geeky Video-Game Mani Laser Nails Harajuku Style Mirrorball Nails Dia de los Muertos Manu Splatter Paint Ikat Style Wingtip Mani Feathery Fingertips
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  • Supermodel Tips

    Carly Hobbs

    Product Code: AUOGG
    Hardback
    "Twist up your hair after you've washed it and let it dry like that. When you let it down, it will have a gorgeous natural wave." (Naomi Campbell). "After applying your lipstick, blot your lips with your fingers and then pat the remaining colour on your cheeks for an instant glow." (Kate Moss). "Use intensive masks on your tresses and have it trimmed regularly, I also take vitamin supplements to keep my hair healthy from the inside out' Eva Herzigova From Kate Moss to Gisele Bundchen, Cara Delevigne to Suki Waterhouse, this beautifully illustrated book is crammed with insider tips and ingenious tricks on all aspects of looking great, from the world's legendary supermodels. Find out how these runway stars achieve perfect make-up precision, keep fit and prepare for those all-important events in this essential guide for all fashionistas.
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  • Curly Girl the Handbook

    Lorraine Massey

    Product Code: ABFBF
    Paperback
    CURLY GIRL is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It's all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine's no-more-shampoo epiphany-handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It's not what you take off; it's what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine's Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous 'dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicultural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A's, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there's no such thing as a bad hair day.
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  • Fresh Face

    Mandi Nyambi

    Product Code: BYZGJ
    Paperback
    We all deserve to look our best, every day, and this lovely guide to skin care offers countless ideas, tips, and tricks for maintaining healthy, radiant skin. With more than 30 stressfree routines for every skin type-dry, oily, combination, aging-and for every moment in life-prepping for a big event, calming a breakout, traveling on a long flight, indulging on a night in-plus advice on how to care for your skin from the inside out, this freshly illustrated handbook has just the thing for every face. With its emphasis on accessible skin care that will appeal to both the barefaced and the cosmetics obsessed, this is a sweet and simple beauty bible for women of all ages.
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  • Danielle Collins' Face Yoga

    Danielle Collins

    Product Code: BYGQF
    Paperback
    Have you ever thought why every workout you have ever done stopped at the neck? Or wondered why traditional yoga calms the mind, tones the body but forgets the face? Are you looking for a natural way to look and feel younger and healthier?Danielle Collins, TV's Face Yoga Expert, believes we should all have the opportunity to look and feel the very best we can for our age and to care for our face, body and mind using natural and holistic techniques. Her method requires just 5 minutes a day and could not be easier to get started. Integrating practical facial exercises with inspirational lifestyle tips, including diet and skincare, Danielle Collins' Face Yoga is a revolutionary new programme to help you achieve healthier, firmer, glowing skin.
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  • Insta-glam

    Hani Sidow

    Product Code: BXHIW
    Hardback
    Taking the perfect selfie is no easy task but with Hani's make-up tips and hacks, it's never been more enjoyable and stress-free. Hani's inclusive and friendly tutorials will help you create the perfect look every time. Unlock your selfie potential with 15 achievable styles covering everything from how to highlight and contour to creating the perfect nude lip, as well as picking up invaluable make-up hacks, such as using Sellotape to create the perfect brow, how you can make your lip colour last and why you should apply your make-up in the right light. Hani will also help you choose the right products for your skin. Discover how to test the colour of a concealer, whether to choose an oil- or water-based foundation and how to find a mascara that suits your budget. Insta-glam wouldn't be complete without a quick tutorial on how to take the ideal selfie to show off your immaculately applied make-up. Find your best angle, pull the perfect pout, and get snapping!
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  • How to Look Great on Any Budget

    Katherine Wright

    Product Code: BVYQX
    Paperback
    Looking good, and feeling great, is within the reach of most people as long as they have right products, diet, attitude and discipline. Beauty is no longer something possessed by a blessed few. Modern beauty products mean that improving your looks is nothing like the chore it used to be, and few things put a spring in your step like knowing that you look well-groomed, glowing with health and dressed to impress. Many thousands of people have had surgical procedures to enhance their breasts, lift sagging skin and tired-looking features, and subsequently report increased happiness and confidence. But it might not even be necessary to go that far - the answer to a fresher face and more confident outlook could be in your beauty or hairdressing salon, bathroom cabinet, wardrobe or even your fridge! And sometimes the answer is in your head! Confidence starts in the mind. This book gives practical advice on how to makethe best of the way you look - face, hair and body - whatever your budget.
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  • The Holistic Gardener: Beauty Treatments from the Garden

    Fiann O Nuallain

    Product Code: BUZKV
    Paperback
    A handy guide to natural skin, body and beauty remedies derived from garden, pantry and kitchen sources. From natural shampoo to home-grown teeth whitener, cures for common ailments to tips on healthy nourishment, this book demonstrates the advantages and simplicity of natural beauty treatments. Fiann brings his singular knowledge of plants' properties to bear in showing us that there are easier, healthier and cheaper ways to have good skin, great hair and an all-over glow of well-being. By using the resources around us and understanding the value of what we grow, Fiann shows how combining plants with the right ingredients can make us healthier, wealthier and wiser about our skin and bodies.
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  • Alternative Ageing

    Suzi Grant

    Product Code: BUYWA
    Paperback
    'Suzi Grant knows the secrets of youth' - The Times Ever wanted to turn back the clock? Alternative Ageing is the natural way to feel young again. Suzi Grant is in her late sixties but you wouldn't know it. Still living life to the full, she knows the secrets of looking and feeling fabulous for ever. A leading blogger and researcher into ageing, Suzi has created this easy Alternative Ageing action plan to give you more energy and vitality. Inside you'll discover: - What foods to eat and avoid - How to keep your skin glowing - How to naturally boost your hormones - Easy fitness exercises - Simple stress busters - An average alternative-ageing day Follow the tips in Alternative Ageing and you'll soon discover a new you who looks and feels great and runs rings around your children - and even grandchildren. It's time to feel young all over again.
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  • Whole Beauty: Essential Oils

    Shiva Rose

    Product Code: BULXO
    Hardback
    Whole Beauty: Essential Oils features easy recipes for powerful, nontoxic essential oils for daily home use and beauty regimens. Harness the power of essential oils through easy, nontoxic recipes for daily home use (dishwashing liquid and a bleach alternative), beauty (toners and essential oil perfumes), and more.
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  • Whole Beauty: Masks & Scrubs

    Shiva Rose

    Product Code: BULXJ
    Hardback
    Whole Beauty: Masks & Scrubs offers natural recipes for total body decadence, featuring everyday household ingredients. Enliven the body and tap into the full force of female energy with these natural recipes for total body decadence, including Rose's Lustrous Lakshmi hair mask, Revitalising Body Scrub, and Nourishing Face Oil, each made from everyday household ingredients.
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  • Making Soap

    Kathrin Landmann

    Product Code: BUADY
    Paperback
    Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seasoned soap-makers as well, the recipes use only natural ingredients that are kind to the skin and our environment. From olive oil to juniper and cucumber to honey, there are lots of gorgeous fragrances and colours to satisfy everyone. With comprehensive information on where to start and what you need, the book includes essential tips on utensils, safety issues to consider, and by a step-by-step guide to making soap. There are also useful sections on fragrances and natural colourings and additives such as coffee and cinnamon. This book tells you everything you need to know about making your own hand-crafted soap, using tools most people already own An addictive hobby, you will find yourself making lovely, personalised soap ideas for gifting.
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  • How to Wear Glitter

    Naomi Pike

    Product Code: BQXWA
    Hardback
    Live life with a little more sparkle. This is your one-stop guide to glitter and how to wear it. Includes only the best biodegradable and ethical brands (please glitter responsibly!). Features 30 gorgeous step-by-step looks from all-sparkle lips to intricate eye make-up, glitter braids and beards, to full-on body art or a perfectly simple glitter lash line. Halloween, Christmas or festival season just isn't the same without a little sparkle and shimmer. Also includes glitter inspiration from the runway to Instagram, your basic eco-glitter beauty kit, fashion and accessories to complete the look, sparkling stockists and top tips from the experts, including make-up artists, drag queens, celebs, stylists and fashion designers. Grab your glitter, because you deserve to shine!
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  • The Little Book of Modern Grooming

    Rufus Cavendish

    Product Code: BQXVC
    Hardback
    From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural alternatives to keep costs down and tackle bathroom bottle clutter. With this advice-filled book you're just a page-turn away from looking great and feeling even better.
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  • Natural Beauty

    Karen Gilbert

    Product Code: BQXAI
    Hardback
    In Natural Beauty, natural skincare and fragrance expert Karen Gilbert shows you how to make your own lotions and potions at home, using readily available, natural ingredients and home-friendly methods that are designed to be kind to your skin and the environment. Most of us use a huge variety of beauty products on our skin and hair every day, but the majority of these products contain a variety of chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to you and to the environment. Now you can create your own beauty essentials with these pampering recipes for face, body and hair. From a neroli hydrating spritz to a macadamia and jojoba moisturiser, a mango and lime body butter to lemon and tea tree foot balm, bergamot and grapefruit wake-up wash to cocoa butter lip balm - the hardest part is choosing which of the pampering projects to try first! Each recipe has clear step-by-step photographs to guide you, comprehensive lists of equipment and ingredients, as well as easy-to-follow instructions. With numerous variations to try, you'll wonder why you ever bought beauty products in the first place!
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  • Natural Beauty Masks

    Caroline Artiss

    Product Code: BOKUH
    Hardback
    A collection of recipes for all-natural beauty treatments for face, body, hair and nails to make and use at home. Caroline Artiss presents homemade masks, packs, scrubs and lotions that will leave you radiant and nourished from top to toe. The first chapter, Face Masks, includes an Avocado and Banana Face Mask. Avocados are packed with vitamins A, C and E all of which are essential for healthy, glowing skin and bananas are a rich source of potassium and keep skin moisturized and plump. Next, Body Scrubs features a Mocha Body Bliss, an invigorating scrub made from coffee grounds, cocoa powder, sugar and coconut oil which not only gently exfoliates but also softens the skin and restores moisture. From the Hair Masks chapter, try Caroline's Rosemary and Coconut Hot Oil Hair Treatment on thin, lifeless hair. The stimulating effects of rosemary oil help increase blood circulation which encourages hair to grow thicker and stronger and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help keep the scalp healthy. Further chapters include Hands & Nails, Foot Treatments, Eye Treatments and Lip Remedies. From tired, puffy eyes to sun-damaged skin there's a natural treatment or mask here to meet all your beauty needs.
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  • Baking Soda for Health

    Britt Brandon

    Product Code: BMKUX
    Paperback
    New in the popular For Health series, a guide to the affordable, all-natural healing, wellness, and beauty benefits of baking soda.Baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations, but its uses extend far beyond cookie recipes and as refrigerator deodorizers. With its adsorptive and alkaline properties, baking soda is the perfect natural remedy for numerous health and beauty needs. Recent medical studies continue to reveal how baking soda contributes to good health by combatting chronic diseases, including cancer and kidney disease. It also provides all-natural relief for common ailments like the flu, coughs, sore throats, urinary tract infections, muscle pain and fatigue, stomach pain, and heartburn. Plus, baking soda can treat skin irritations, bug bites, and sunburn and naturally prevent body odor. Similar to apple cider vinegar, baking soda is an affordable, all-natural, non-toxic cure-all for body and home. Its all-natural beauty uses are renowned and widely celebrated and can whiten teeth, brighten and exfoliate skin, reduce acne, cleanse hair, treat split ends, soften feet, remove stains from fingernails, and more. With Baking Soda for Health, you will discover all the benefits this all-natural powder can bring-without dangerous chemicals or costly procedures.
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  • Feed Your Face

    Jessica Dr. Wu

    Product Code: BLRDZ
    Paperback
    Each year the average woman spends hundreds of pounds on skincare products, only to be disappointed when the hype outplays the performance. Empowering women to break this cycle, Dr Jessica Wu shares the secrets to transforming your skin from the inside out.Feed Your Face is an easy-to-use, 28-day diet plan that will help you banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds and generally feel better - in your clothes and in your skin. Along the way, you will learn how to separate skincare fact from fiction, as Dr Wu explains why:* A slice of pizza and a glass of Cabernet can prevent an impending sunburn* Milk doesn't always do a body good - dairy products are a major cause of acne* Almonds can ward off grey hairsPacked with patient testimonials, entertaining illustrations and celebrity anecdotes from stars including Katherine Heigl, Feed Your Face is as entertaining as it is informative.
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  • Beauty Hacks

    Aggie Robertson

    Product Code: BLEHB
    Paperback
    Do you wake up in the morning and think, `I wish there was a quicker way to put on my make-up?'Do you find yourself getting so frustrated at nail varnish smudges that you've given up even trying?Do you hate spending your hard-earned money on hair and beauty products, but still enjoy expressing your style? These and dozens of other hair, skincare, nail and make-up dilemmas are solved with this compendium of ingenious beauty hacks. This fully illustrated manual covers everything from DIY face masks and time-saving make-up cheats to quick and easy styling tips - everything you need to look good, feel good, and still have time for the other fun things in life! Once you hack, you won't look back!
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  • Easy on the Eyes

    Lisa Potter-Dixon

    Product Code: BKPWQ
    Paperback
    Lisa Potter-Dixon's Easy on the Eyes: The Pocket Book of Eye Make-Up Looks has all the make-up know-how you need to take you from desk to dancefloor. The first section, Prep, Prime, Perfect covers all the best beauty secrets and info on how to achieve the perfect base for an Insta-worthy finish. Lisa helps you to create the perfect brows to frame the eyes following step-by-step photographs. Whether you're looking for a fun and youthful or elegant and sophisticated look, Lisa will show you how to make the most of your eyes, with hints and tips to suit all eye shapes, colours and styles. Smokin' Eyes is packed with ways to master stunning smoky eyes in 5, 15 and 30 minutes. Liner Looks has a selection of quick liner looks from which to choose the perfect look for you - from the classic flick to statement graphic. Finally, it's time to bring on the Wow Factor with a section on super-creative looks from high-gloss lids to using high-impact glitter. Lisa's fail-safe techniques and advice accompanied by amazing photography make this the beauty book you won't want to be without.
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Whether you’re searching for some assistance in creating some beautiful new makeup looks or you’re a professional makeup artist looking for some inspiration, we have a book for you. Browse our range of brilliant beauty books now.

Show your artistic side

Express yourself with an arty and creative makeup guide, giving you suggestions for a variety of new looks. Make your own canvas and try out the techniques you'll find in our makeup books.

Helping you be kinder to your skin

Find loads of tips and advice on improving your morning and evening routines with a soothing new skin care book.

Hairstyle inspiration

Whether you’re an amateur or a professional hairdresser, there is something for everyone in our range of hair style guides. If you’re looking for a whole new look or just need some inspiration we have the perfect book for you.