Makeup Makeovers ($13.83) is more of a 184-page beauty guide than a fluid, novel-like read. Written by Robert Jones — a makeup artist for famous faces and the founder Simple Beaute` — this book takes a step-by-step approach to achieve your beauty potential through makeup alone, without the need for plastic surgery or spa treatments.
Inside, you'll find a plethora of before-and-after makeovers, which any woman can attain easily. I personally use this book all the time; it's kind of like my beauty encyclopedia.
Makeup Makeovers offers simple techniques to get gorgeous by using the right colors for your skin tone. It has some great lessons on how to correctly apply makeup, how to use the proper tools, and how to shape your brows correctly. There's also a guide to figuring out your eye and face shape and what colors to wear to enhance your eyes.
It is a fantastic guide to the basics of beauty, and the book is very well organized, so it's easy to refer back to when necessary. It is also available as a limited-edition hardcover for $39.95.