No matter how much of a beauty obsessive you consider yourself, there's always more to learn, right?
From Pixiwoo to Francois Nars, all of our favourite beauty gurus have transferred their vast knowledge into print, serving up books filled to bursting with tips, tricks, anecdotes and snippets of beauty history, not forgetting a whole host of stunning images you could wonder at pretty much all day.
Check out the beauty bibles no self-respecting coffee table is complete without.More
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Written by journalist and make-up guru Sali Hughes, Pretty Iconic proves that beauty can actually be a poignant concept. It's filled to bursting with funny and warm anecdotes that you can really identify with, including how MAC's Spice Lip Liner accompanied her to raves, gigs and on dates and her long-standing relationship with the one and only Chanel No.5. NARS' Orgasm Blusher - 120 of which are sold every hour - and Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair are also a few fantastic products that make the cut (rightly so), and the tricks, how-tos and snippets of history surrounding each product make it both a useful and fascinating read.
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If you haven't heard of husband and wife duo Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami, they are the brains behind French apothecary, L'Officine Universelle Buly (you can shop the Insta-worthy, vintage-inspired products on Net-a-Porter, FYI) and they've not long unveiled this absolute masterpiece of a book. Complete with beautiful illustrations you could pore over for hours on end, it's a nod to the recipe books of yesteryear and teaches you about how seeds, herbs, flowers and fruit can shape a natural beauty regime. It'll make you want to go green ASAP.