Makeup, Skin Care, and Fashion Books to Read Now, According to Ishonest Editors

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

There is nothing quite like curling up with a good book, but it's obviously even better when that book is about something you passionately adore. And what do we love here at ishonest headquarters more than fashion and beauty? Nothing, folks, nothing. Lucky for us, there's a laundry list of fashion and beauty books to choose from — among our favorites include a deep dive into the dos and don'ts of skin care by a famed aesthetician, a history lesson on how a beloved brand got started (hello, Manic Panic), and a guide to how to get your shopping habit under control. Of course, there's more where that came from, too.

Considering the state of the world, it's safe to say there's no better time to cozy up at home with a great new read than now. With this in mind, we went ahead and rounded up the fashion and beauty books that we could read over and over again. Ahead, check out 12 amazing reads that are worth adding to your collection, according to ishonest editors.

Glow From Within by Joanna Vargas

If you want a book that will tell you exactly how to care for your skin type and also get you up to snuff on the latest and greatest products on the market, then Glow From Within is definitely for you. In it, famed aesthetician Joanna Vargas deep dives into subjects like what makes a solid skin-care routine and what to do when you're dealing with a skin-care emergency. It's a great beauty read whether you're a skin-care beginner — or a bonafide connoisseur.

Classic Style by Kate Schelter

Classic Style is a great guide to creating and defining your personal aesthetic. If you're looking for a little help on how to realize your inner fashion influencer and share it with the world, this one is for you.

Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin

This book is a total classic. Legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin covers the basics of makeup and helps you figure out how to recreate looks that have stood the test of time, including the iconic Marilyn Monroe-esque Old Hollywood vibe to the Biba that dominated the '60s.

D.V. by Diana Vreeland

Who better to talk about the former Vogue editor in chief's fabulous life than the woman herself? The late great Diana Vreeland's autobiography is a must-read for the fashion-obsessed.

Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe

This book is all about paying attention to what you're putting in your body. Renowned makeup artist Wendy Rowe shares the tea on all the food that will give you gorgeous glowing skin, a list which includes red wine. Excuse us as we immediately add this to cart.

Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin

Before Michelle Phan was turning herself into Lady Gaga on YouTube, Kevyn Aucoin was making celebrities look like other celebrities. Aucoin's book covers the transformative power of makeup at a time before crazy transformations were going viral.

Teenage Beauty by Bobbi Brown

If you're a teen just getting into beauty, Bobbi Brown's Teenage Beauty is a great book to have on your shelf. It outlines how to look your best, even when it seems like your hormones won't let you be great. Whether you're dealing with zits or want to wow everyone at prom, this book has it all for the under-20 crowd.

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