Many years ago, when I first started doing makeup, a friend gave me a book by the makeup artist Way Bandy. His book was filled with valuable information and quirky illustrations. I poured over his book, trying the things he suggested and stocking my kit with the basics he listed. I still go back to his book and look at what he had to say. He was fashion's first superstar makeup artist. (Kevyn Aucoin idolized him.) You can find his book on ebay or sometimes in a great old bookstore. He worked with Scavullo all of the time, so any Scavullo book also features his brilliance.
Genius quote from wikipedia:
Bandy also authored a book, Designing Your Face, to teach his signature style of heavy, all natural makeup application.
Here are a few images of his.