BTS made me read it... but I'm really glad I did.
**Thank you to the publisher and Bookish First for providing me with a free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.**
I think it's safe to say that I don't read a lot of nonfiction - or pretty much any. But this was not dull like a textbook, it was pretty and sparkly and kept me entertained even though I'm a straight cis woman who doesn't even wear makeup or put much effort into her appearance. I was fascinated by the historical tidbits that I wouldn't have even thought of to research on my own. And it was all told in a down-to-earth, approachable, chatting with my bestie style that really made this a good time to finger through the pages.
I admit I did end up glossing over the actual beauty tips after a certain point because I'm just not going to use them, but that doesn't deter from how I enjoyed the book.
I also really liked the illustrations and, of course, I flipped out fangirling when I saw the whole glorious chapter on BTS. I even texted my boyfriend (a Jungkook stan lol) screaming with pics of our boys in the book. xD Note: I hope they fix the typo in the spelling of BTS' name before publication. It's Bangtan Sonyeondan not Sonyeondang. Ddaeng. lol Sorry.
Another thing I appreciated was that the book showcased how makeup + men does not always equate to queer. It can mean that, but it spread the message that makeup should be for everyone and anyone who wants it, regardless of who they are or how they identify. I'm a girl who loves equality and this book didn't leave ANYONE out. So yay.