The New Beauty by Kari Molvar (available from May 2021)
It's worth adding this book to your reading list for the painterly cover alone. Bold, bright and visually led, Kari Molvar’s The New Beauty takes a contemporary look at beauty in the context of culture and fashion, and takes the reader on a visual journey into the past, present and future of self-expression. The American beauty and lifestyle journalist explores how the art of transformation is no longer a superficial act, and shares unique insights into how beauty practices challenge gender, build communities and usher in a new era of self-care.
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Skin Deep by Bee Shapiro, $45
As a beauty writer for the New York Times, Bee Shapiro has access to some of the most photographed celebrities in the world. Skin Deep is a collection of more than 40 entertaining celebrity interviews penned by the author, which lifts the lid on some of the most intimate beauty rituals, skincare regimes and beauty philosophies of the likes of Emma Roberts, Kylie Jenner, Natalia Vodianova, Martha Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Priyanka Chopra and Anna Kendrick. Her columns are peppered with applicable beauty advice from some of the biggest names in the industry, including hair royalty Christophe Robin and makeup maestro Patrick Ta.
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