Beauty Books for Christmas Gifts

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There have been some fabulous beauty books released this year. Sali has of course written her second book, Pretty Iconic (available from Amazon and other bookstores, £12.49). When my copy arrived I’d planned to read it slowly, a few products at a time, but ended up devouring it with a plan to revisit in depth between Christmas and New Year. It’s a beautifully written trip down beauty’s memory lane, part memoir, part love note to iconic products past, present and future.

 

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Sali also recently interviewed Sam McKnight for our In The Bathroom series, and his book Hair by Sam McKnight, £35, is a sumptuous journey through four decades working at the very top of his profession with some of fashion’s biggest names. Highly recommended for a fashion or beauty aficionado who wants to leaf through stunning images created by the very best in the industry.

 

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Make-up artists and vloggers Sam Chapman and Nic Haste, aka Pixiwoo, have released their first book, Face (£9.99) this year. It’s a brilliant how to guide, which cleverly links to video tutorials via an app so that you can recreate the looks in the book. Fantastic for anyone getting into make-up, whether a beginner or someone who wants to stretch their skills.

 

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Poppy King of Lipstick Queen has written the A to Z of Lipstick, £8.99 – a charmingly illustrated guide to all things lip. This would be a lovely little book to give as a stocking filler.

Debra Brock

Debra Brock is co-founder of salihughesbeauty.com and a contributing writer.

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