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See below for a selection of the latest books from Cosmetics, hair & beauty category. Presented with a red border are the Cosmetics, hair & beauty books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cosmetics, hair & beauty books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

5-minute Facial Workout 30 Exercises for a Naturally Beautiful Face

5-minute Facial Workout 30 Exercises for a Naturally Beautiful Face

Author: Catherine Pez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

More than 50 muscles make up the structure of the human face and to a large degree these muscles determine facial appearance. The muscles of the face can be exercised and toned just like skeletal muscles. With this new programme a marked difference in appearance will be developed and will potentially eliminate the common desire and need for invasive plastic surgery. Too much sun, cigarette smoking, the degradation of collagen layers and poor skin create sagging facial muscles. Facial gymnastics in this programme on a regular basis will reverse a variety of concerns such as 'empty' looking cheekbones, floppy jowls, relaxed eyelids, uncomely wrinkles and too much unwelcome elasticity. Catherine Pez prescribes a 'facial gym' at home to exercise the muscles in the face with no special equipment - just some diligence and discipline. The smile works more than twenty five muscles on the face - so smiling is an important first step. The small and important Risorius muscle is in the corner of the mouth and if well stimulated, will correct a drooping mouth. This muscle also stimulates the other mid-face muscles thereby inflating the cheeks and nothing is more fresh and young-looking as well-accentuated cheekbones. The book has three easily identifiable sections with the 30 exercises that address common signs of facial ageing: Lower Face; Middle of the face; The top or 'high' part of the face. Each exercise has clear instructions, with photographs that demonstrate the movements, so performing each exercise is easy and straightforward.

Homemade Living: Home Apothecary with Ashley English All You Need to Know to Create Natural Health and Body Care Products

Homemade Living: Home Apothecary with Ashley English All You Need to Know to Create Natural Health and Body Care Products

Author: A. English Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Ashley English, author of the popular Homemade Living series, provides a primer to creating all-natural body-care and wellness products--complete with 40 accessible DIY recipes to try at home. Ditch store-bought health- and body-care products with their synthetic ingredients! Instead, create your own natural versions with this accessible, carefully curated collection from Ashley English. It features simple, tried-and-true recipes that she and her family turn to again and again, including: A rosemary and apple-cider vinegar hair rinse for dry scalp A moisturizing hand salve of beeswax, olive oil, and coconut oil A gentle and refreshing rosewater toner An aloe vera-based sunburn soother A stress-relieving tincture of fresh lemon balm and roses. English also provides information on where to source high-quality materials (most of which are readily available), the benefits of her chosen ingredients, and safety tips. From skin-care classics to first-aid essentials, you'll soon fill your cabinets with products that you'll feel good about making and using.

Manic Panic Living in Color A Rebellious Guide to Hair Color and Life

Manic Panic Living in Color A Rebellious Guide to Hair Color and Life

Author: Tish Bellomo, Snooky Bellomo, RuPaul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Reveal your inner Aurora Borealis with Manic Panic Living in Color, the audacious beauty-and-lifestyle handbook from punk rock pioneers Tish and Snooky Bellomo, founders of the iconic hair color and make-up brand. With a colorful foreword by RuPaul -- a customer/fan/friend and dye-hard for decades -- Manic Panic Living in Color is both the rollicking origin story of the sister's punk rock roots combined with a fearless guide to finding your color in the rainbow. This guide provides unique and fail-proof methods to achieve the perfect shade or combinations of colors that express the inner you, as well as maintenance, effects, tips, products, remedies, and attitude. With hundreds of inspiring photographs, Tish and Snooky will inspire you to show off your unique sense of style whether you are Red Passion, Bad Boy Blue, Electric Banana -- or all three! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; min-height: 17.0px}

Back Chat Beauty The beauty guide for real life

Back Chat Beauty The beauty guide for real life

Author: Sophie Beresiner, Lisa Potter-Dixon Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

The perfect book for anyone who wants to know the secrets to always looking fresh-faced with minimal effort. Beauty and Style Director at Buro and formerly of ELLE magazine, Sophie Beresiner, and makeup artist and podcast host, Lisa Potter-Dixon, join forces to share their knowledge of skincare products and makeup brands, offering advice for every issue. First up, The Backchat: Sophie and Lisa introduce their specific brand of no-nonsense beauty advice; they're not here to endorse products or get advertising, this is real advice for real women (and men!). Focusing on what affects the appearance of your skin, from diet to sleep, inflammation to environment, Sophie and Lisa offer up solutions to help you tailor-make a routine that works! In The Basics, they cover everything from your eyebrows down. After that, they share their tips for creating make-up looks for every day as well as for when you need to wow! There are chapters on The Good Times that list occasions when you want to look your best as well as a focus on The Disruptors for when life can get in the way, complete with mini `Saviour' kits for dealing with periods, heartbreak, rain and the rush hour! Last up it's time to get Out of the Office and discover how to manage your beauty care away from home. There'll be holiday prep for all your spray tan tales, advice for taking it to the city or beach and a run down of the best ways to protect your skin from sun damage. Together, with their no-nonsense approach, they walk you step-by-step to feeling confident in your own skin. There isn't a product around that Lisa and Sophie haven't personally tried or are willing to test and you can join them LIVE on their weekly Instagram Stories #backchatbeauty!

The Make-up Manual Your Beauty Guide for Brows, Eyes, Skin, Lips and More

The Make-up Manual Your Beauty Guide for Brows, Eyes, Skin, Lips and More

Author: Lisa Potter-Dixon Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

A comprehensive make-up manual that details all aspects of make-up application, solutions to common problems, as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time. Starting with Skin Secrets, make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon teaches you everything you need to know about skincare and perfecting your base. In Beautiful Brows, Lisa explains how to enhance your brows, before styling a Natural, Full, Ombre and Feathered look. In Go with the Glow, she explains why we add colour and takes a look at Contouring, Strobing, Blushing and Bronzing. In The Eyes Have It, things really get interesting, with looks for Smokey, Colourful, Nude, Smudged and Glittery Eyes. And in Luscious Lips, Lisa helps you understand the difference between types of lipsticks, pencils, glosses and all that's in between before teaching you how to achieve the perfect lip, no matter what your style. Finally, Lisa offers up Looks to Dazzle, from Extreme Glitter to using sequins, feathers and transfers, as well as enhancing your look with accessories. Whether you're looking for a fun and youthful, elegant and sophisticated or one-off look, Lisa will show you how to make the most of your facial features and complexion in this Make-up Manual.

Palette The Beauty Bible for Women of Colour

Palette The Beauty Bible for Women of Colour

Author: Funmi Fetto Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'This ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind book is not only destined to become the beauty bible for women of colour everywhere, it is also a significant, relevant and influential voice in the conversation around inclusivity. Essential reading' Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue UK The idea for Palette came to Vogue Contributing Beauty Editor Funmi Fetto after years of being asked by friends, family and strangers on the street for advice on products suitable for women of colour, who often find themselves excluded from mainstream beauty coverage. Following on from her career in journalism where she has extended the beauty conversation in publications such as the Observer - for whom she writes a weekly column - and written in an honest, elegant and engaging style, Fetto covers all the hair, skincare, makeup and body products available today which really work for women of colour. 'If anyone is going to decode beauty's most inclusive and brilliant products, it should be Funmi. This woman really knows her stuff and delivers it in such warm and chatty way. It's a bit like going shopping with your very beauty savvy best friend who happens to have a wicked sense of humour' Lisa Eldridge

ProMakeup Design Book

ProMakeup Design Book

Author: Lan Nguyen-Grealis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Following on from the success of Lan Nguyen-Grealis's first book, Art & Makeup, this book invites the reader to use their artistic flair and get hands-on with practical application. Hundreds of stunning photographs provide inspiration and advice for creating key looks for magazine editorials, celebrities, fashion shows and advertising campaigns. Organized by technical themes, dozens of different looks demonstrate how to use embellishments, glitter and gloss, colour and graphic lines to produce stunning results for the camera or catwalk. Includes 30 face-chart templates for testing out and adapting your looks, and advice on application and professional presentation.

The Skin Nerd 2

The Skin Nerd 2

Author: Jennifer Rock Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin Nurture Your Skin Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics for Clear and Luminous Skin

Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin Nurture Your Skin Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics for Clear and Luminous Skin

Author: Paula Simpson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Skin microbiome is a buzzy topic in the beauty space; mainstream companies like Dove are dedicating entire sections of their website to explaining the skin microbiome Trendy brands like Mother Dirt and the London-based Gallinee are dedicated solely to taking care of the skin microbiome Books in this space sell well: the comp The Beauty of Dirty Skin has sold over 11,000 copies since its 2018 publication Includes skincare routines and DIY beauty products Author known as a skin microbiome expert and has been quoted in health and beauty publications like Allure, InStyle, Mindbodygreen, PopSugar, Reader's Digest, Refinery 29 and more

Plant-Based Beauty The Essential Guide to Detoxing Your Beauty Routine

Plant-Based Beauty The Essential Guide to Detoxing Your Beauty Routine

Author: Jess Arnaudin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The essential guide to detoxing your beauty routine. Plant-based beauty is part of a growing global movement that is not just about the food we eat but the choices we make when it comes to what we wear and the beauty products we use. We are more aware than ever that our personal actions have an effect both on our own levels of wellness and the health of the world around us. Plant-Based Beauty is a practical companion to your daily routine, helping you to truly understand the ingredients you are putting on your skin and replacing them with self-care rituals to look forward to. Jess Arnaudin helps to de-code the language, myths and science surrounding natural ingredients and shares recipes and her favourite beauty foods as part of her philosophy of 'Inside Out Beauty'.

True Roots What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

True Roots What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

Author: Ronnie Citron-Fink Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Like many women, Ronnie Citron-Fink dyed her hair, visiting the salon every few weeks to hide grey roots in her signature dark brown mane. She wanted to look attractive, professional, and most of all, young. Yet as a journalist covering health and the environment, she knew something wasn't right. All those unpronounceable chemical names on the back of the hair dye box were far from natural. Were her recurring headaches and allergies telltale signs that the dye offered the illusion of health, all the while undermining it? So after twenty-five years of coloring, Ronnie took a leap and decided to ditch the dye. Suddenly everyone, from friends and family to rank strangers, seemed to have questions about her hair. How'd you do it? Are you doing that on purpose? Are you OK? Armed with a mantra that explained her reasons for going grey--the upkeep, the cost, the chemicals--Ronnie started to ask her own questions. What are the risks of coloring? Why are hair dye companies allowed to use chemicals that may be harmful? Are there safer alternatives? Maybe most importantly, why do women feel compelled to color? Will I still feel like me when I have grey hair? True Roots follows Ronnie's journey from dark dyes to a silver crown of glory, from fear of aging to embracing natural beauty. Along the way, readers will learn how to protect themselves, whether by transitioning to their natural color or switching to safer products. Like Ronnie, women of all ages can discover their own hair story, one built on individuality, health, and truth.

Japanese Skincare Revolution, The: How To Have The Most Beautiful Skin Of Your Life - At Any Age

Japanese Skincare Revolution, The: How To Have The Most Beautiful Skin Of Your Life - At Any Age

Author: Chizu Saeki, Hirokazu Takayama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

Japanese women are renowned for their beautiful skin, but until now there has been no book in English that reveals the secrets of the typical Japanese beauty routine. The Japanese Skincare Revolution is the first guide for women of all ages and races who want to have beautiful skin like the Japanese, and don't want to spend lots of money on cosmetics and treatments to achieve it. Author Chizu Saeki is a practicing aesthetician and beauty consultant whose dream is to teach ordinary women how to become more beautiful. To this end, she writes books, teaches, and tours