Glamour Gurlz: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Great Make-up and Gurl Smarts by Joanna Schlip ($19.95) is a lighthearted and fun guide to makeup for young women. Joanna, a successful makeup artist (she's the exclusive makeup artist for Physician's Formula) and author, was inspired from her own unfortunate accident (a cup of hot tea spilled on her face causing second and third degree burns). After that incident, she realized that looking beautiful begins with feeling beautiful on the inside.
Not only is book chock full of gorgeous and simple makeovers, how-tos and helpful hints about skin and brows, but many young A-List ladies have contributed their own encouraging and insightful words about beauty.
And get this - all of the proceeds from the book will go to j-gurlz fund, a foundation created by Joanna which matches young girls with mentors to help build and improve their fragile self-esteem.
This is the perfect gift for a sister, niece or even a great idea for an afternoon of experimentation for mothers and kids. What Bella Donna wouldn't enjoy and day of beauty bonding with Mom?
Glamour Gurlz features over 25 celebrities and 30 models and young women including Hilary Duff, Sophia Bush and Hayden Panettiere. To see some of the incredible work that Joanna has done on celebs and in the fashion world, click here.