Collection: Beauty Books

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Beauty books are limited edition makeup palettes that come in book form. They open up to a mirror and tutorials on the left side, and makeup on the right side. The books always feature plenty of eyeshadows, and other makeup items such as eyeliner, lipgloss, and bronzer. The books are usually accompanied by separate, matching makeup sets, and other accessories such as cosmetic bags. I found my first beauty book about two years ago at Walgreens, which is where my entire collection is from. The books and matching makeup sets were originally manufactured by e.l.f. cosmetics. Now Walgreens makes their own beauty books and makeup. Each book and matching items are usually dedicated to Disney characters, or other famous characters. I try my best to get my hands on all of the beauty books I come across. They are great collectibles and a lot of fun. This post is dedicated to my full beauty book collection, swatches included.


 e.l.f. Beauty Books

Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Book

This is my all-time favorite beauty book. I'm such a sucker for the mermaid theme. The packaging and accompanying goodies are beautiful. My favorite shade is Siren Song. As you will note, the e.l.f. palettes are decently pigmented. Not the best I've ever seen, but it's typical e.l.f., and I'm ok with that.

e.l.f. ariel treasure within beauty book

e.l.f. ariel treasure within beauty book

e.l.f. ariel treasure within beauty book swatches

Elsa Snow and Ice Beauty Book


e.l.f. elsa snow and ice beauty book

e.l.f. elsa snow and ice beauty book

e.l.f. elsa snow and ice beauty book swatches

Snow White The Fairest of Them All Beauty Book

e.l.f. snow white the fairest of them all beauty book

e.l.f. snow white the fairest of them all beauty book

e.l.f. snow white the fairest of them all beauty book swatches

Belle An Enchanted Tale Beauty Book

I love using this book to create a brown/nude shadow look to match my Charming Charlie leopard peasant dress.

e.l.f. belle an enchanted tale beauty book

e.l.f. belle an enchanted tale beauty book

e.l.f. belle an enchanted tale beauty book swatches

Vampire Beauty Book

The final e.l.f. beauty books are actually Halloween themed. I think the colors are perfect for their themes, and I'm impressed by how many products I got for the price.

e.l.f. vampire beauty book

e.l.f. vampire beauty book

e.l.f. vampire beauty book swatches

Diva Beauty Book

Check out that gold eyeshadow! I've used it for an all-over gold lid look, and it's super impressive!

e.l.f. diva beauty book

e.l.f. diva beauty book

e.l.f. diva beauty book swatches

Walgreens Beauty Books

Ariel Dare to Dream Beauty Book

The Walgreens eyeshadows are pretty well pigmented for cheap eyeshadow. I recommend using your favorite eyeshadow primer with these in order to get optimal results (to prevent fading and creasing). I like wet n wild's eyeshadow primer, or Urban Decay's primer potion. The only disappointing note that I have about the eyeshadows is that the shimmery shades have a glittery overspray. I really look down upon eyeshadow made with an overspray- if you want it to be shiny and impressive, then just manufacture it well.

walgreens ariel dare to dream beauty book

walgreens ariel dare to dream beauty book

walgreens ariel dare to dream beauty book swatches

Pocahontas Dare to Dream Beauty Book


walgrens pocahontas dare to dream beauty book

walgreens pocahontas dare to dream beauty book

walgreens pocahontas dare to dream beauty book swatches

Mulan Dare to Dream Beauty Book


walgreens mulan dare to dream beauty book

walgreens mulan dare to dream beauty book

walgreens mulan dare to dream beauty book swatches

Villains Ursula Cast a Spell Beauty Book


walgreens villains ursula cast a spell beauty book

walgreens villains ursula cast a spell beauty book

walgreens villains ursula cast a spell beauty book swatches

Villians Evil Queen Cast a Spell Beauty Book


walgreens villians evil queen cast a spell beauty book

walgreens villians evil queen cast a spell beauty book

walgreens villians evil queen cast a spell beauty book swatches

Villians Maleficent Cast a Spell Beauty Book


walgreens villians maleficent cast a spell beauty book

walgreens villians maleficent cast a spell beauty book

walgreens villians maleficent cast a spell beauty book swatches

Wonder Woman Beauty Book


walgreens wonder woman beauty book

walgreens wonder woman beauty book

walgreens wonder woman beauty book swatches

I have to tell you, making this post was a lot of fun! My arms looked like a complete mess after doing all of these swatches, as the eyeliners and lipglosses just didn't want to wash away! But, I do it for you all because I love you. Do you have any of these beauty books? Which books and colors are your favorites? Let me know down in the comments. Also, please share your thoughts about the blog's new summer theme with me. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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