Makeup application is a process that, if done properly, can provide amazing results, but sometimes it requires a lot of detail work and it's difficult to find new, easy techniques. Well, don't panic! If you need professional help, the following 3 books are the best beauty and makeup literature you will ever find.
Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin In this book, makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin describes the variations between different types of foundation (cream, liquid, powder) and their use. There are many distinct techniques and basics to learn on choosing various products. Aucoin teaches us on how the colors work and how we can create looks. Get it here.
Bobbie Brown Makeup Manual by Bobbie Brown This book encompasses the full body of work of Bobbie's 25 years in the makeup world. There are references to all levels of makeup and you can find tips on how to apply eye shadow, lipstick and blush. You can also find what's the right makeup color for every skin tone. Richly illustrated, step by step. Get it here.
Be Your Own Makeup Artist by Jerome Alexander and Roberta Elins Do you have any questions about makeup? Like "what can I do for oily skin?" or "how can I cover the scars that I have on my face?". You can find all the answers in this book. There are details, step by step, on how to achieve a perfect result and a flawless makeup look. Get it here.