Looks like big things are coming for celebrity makeup artist, Scott Barnes!

Scott, who is best-known for creating Jennifer Lopez’s to-die-for bronzed skin and pale lips, will be releasing a new book, About Face, in January. The book will feature Jennifer Lopez as cover girl and include makeovers on real women with step-by-step instructions, beauty rituals/must-haves and celebrities Scott has worked with.

A new collection of makeup and body care products under Scott’s name is also to set to launch within the next year to 18 months. I wonder how it will compare to Scott’s best-selling bronzer, Body Bling.

Just saw Makeup Makeovers : Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations by Robert Jone (~$14) at Borders last night and it is definitely one of the best books on makeup out there – trust me I have read a ton (Kevin Aucoin, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Sonia Kashuk, Iman etc.)

Not only does it have a glossary of cosmetic terms, clear step-by-step instructions but also a detailed section on different makeup products. It also shows people of different ages, races and skin tones plus unlike some of the books, this one does not try to sell you certain products. The before-and-after pictures are also very inspiring and some of them are just stunning (I was drooling over them at the bookstore). So run to your nearest bookstore to grab a copy for yourself!

*Robert Jones is an international makeup artist who has worked on Sherly Crow, Leanne Rimes and Dixie Chicks. His other works include Simple Beaute and Beaute’ Made Simple.