Beauty-themed coffee table books for quarantine reading

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Beauty-themed coffee table books for quarantine reading

'Hair' by Sam McKnight

If you're social distancing and looking for creative, informative reads, then check out some of these classic beauty-themed tomes.

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup
Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge's exploration of the history of makeup offers a fascinating insight into the human practice of decorating our bodies and faces, as well as looking at the way makeup is made and the impact it has had on modern society.

Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair stylist Sam McKnight's glittering career has seen him craft looks for everyone from Madonna to Princess Diana. This book offers an overview of some of his most iconic work, meaning you'll never lack for hair inspiration again.

Dior: The Art of Color
Legendary French fashion house Dior takes us on a spin through the creative world of color through the prism of cosmetics in this tome, which is an ode to the hues white, silver, nude, pink, red, purple, blue, green, yellow, gold, gray and black. Featuring past beauty campaigns and key makeup looks, the book will make a joyful addition to any coffee table.

It isn't, strictly speaking, a beauty book, but Rihanna's visual tome "Rihanna" is a must-have for fans of the singer, fashion designer and makeup entrepreneur. Featuring more than 1,000 photographs, the book charts some of the star's world-famous red carpet fashion and beauty moments.

Bobbi Brown: Pretty Powerful
Makeup artist Bobbi Brown is both a celebrity go-to and a household name, so it stands to reason that her beauty manual "Pretty Powerful' would walk the line between both worlds. The book sees Brown share stories about beauty from women from all walks of life, as well as tips for achieving their looks.