I love to read as it is, so when you put makeup into that equation I'm ready to snuggle up in a onesie and hibernate for hours with the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual in my hands. I actually got his for Christmas 2/3 years ago now, way before I even considered makeup. Still, the pictures had me drawn in and there's something about fresh, crisp glossy pages I couldn't resist.
As far as I'm concerned, if you are going to buy one makeup related book, let it be this. Seriously, it's the ultimate guide to general cosmetics, as well as the beauty industry. My favourite part of the book has to be a section at the back, which entails many famous beauty companies, who started them and when in the 'Memorable Makeup Moments and Legends' section, Chapter 12. Another area I love is the section on brushes, which is called the 'Tool Guide'.
Also very useful are the detailed step by step tutorials, for all skin tones, eye shapes and more. No one is left out in this book which is what I love!
Whenever I need to know something, this is the place I turn. It also looks great displayed in your bedroom - even more the reason to pop this on your letter to Santa this year!
(I even saw this book in TKMaxx for £7.99. Ladies and gents, grab your purses and run to find one!)