The 10 Most Iconic Makeup Books That Deserve a Spot on Your Coffee Table

I know we can learn so much from platforms like TikTok and YouTube about makeup tips and trends. However, the coffee table book is an OG resource that will never go out of style. There are a wealth of makeup-related reads that have been coveted resources since their publishing, and rightfully so. Famed makeup artists such as Kevyn Aucoin and François Nars are trailblazers who put their artistry into stunning makeup coffee table books that are a true feast for the eyes. And of course, they deserve a special place in your decorating MO alongside our favorite fashion coffee table books.


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Many of the books on this list have been a part of my personal archive since I was a preteen. I learned so much about makeup from them well before my mom gave me the okay to wear a hint of foundation when I turned 17. With picks from beauty icons Iman and Aucoin, I've rounded up 10 iconic makeup books that will continue to educate and inspire you. Keep scrolling!


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