Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor

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Published to coincide with "Allure" magazine's 15th anniversary, the editor-in-chief shares the best tips, tricks, and secrets she has acquired on the job.

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Published to coincide with "Allure" magazine's 15th anniversary, the editor-in-chief shares the best tips, tricks, and secrets she has acquired on the job.

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The confessions of Allure founding editor-in-chief Linda Wells aren't about the beauty magazine business -- they're about beauty. Fifteen years at the helm have taught Wells hundreds of professional beauty and grooming tips that not even every supermodel knows. This large-format book contains valuable chapters on skin care; skin problems; face; eyes; lips; nails; haircut and color; hair care and style; salons and spas; and body care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821257791
  • Publisher: Bulfinch
  • Publication date: 10/2/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,327,079
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 10.37 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Wells is the founding editor-in-chief of Allure. She began her journalism career at Vogue before joining the New York Times, where she was the beauty and food editor. Her work has helped redefine the once highly traditional genre of women's magazines.

Allure is the only magazine dedicated to beauty. The award-winning Conde Nast magazine has been widely recognized for its intelligent, groundbreaking coverage of beauty. Their circulation is over 1 million.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    Linda Wells, the founder and editor-in-chief of Allure magazine, has put together a book filled with the best beauty secrets, tips, and tricks that she's come across since the magazine's launch fifteen years ago. Although Allure isn't an actual teen magazine, the beauty, style, fashion, and makeup tips that it contains are perfect for anyone who wants to look their best. <BR/><BR/>ALLURE: CONFESSIONS OF A BEAUTY EDITOR is broken down into ten separate chapters, which makes it so easy to find the section you're looking for. Categories include Skin Care, Skin Problems, Face, Eyes, Lips, Nails, Haircut & Color, Hair Care & Style, Salons & Spas, and Body. <BR/><BR/>What I found truly helpful about this book was the fact that every tip, whether it be how to keep your nails looking their best or how to help problem skin, is spelled out step-by-step to help you get the results you're looking for. Sure, we'd all like to look as glamorous and beautiful as the women pictured in the book; the fact of the matter is, that with the information Ms. Wells provides, we actually can! <BR/><BR/>This is a great book for every female, regardless of age. The truth is that not everyone has the time, money, or expertise to magically look great on their own. But by using the guidelines given to us by Allure's editor-in-chief, anyone with a few minutes to spare and a copy of ALLURE: CONFESSIONS OF A BEAUTY EDITOR can look as if they just left from a day at the spa.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2007

    Decent

    I'm an avid Allure reader and as such I think this book is decent. You could get the same information if you collected the 'How To' section from each magazine and bound them together. Add that with some input from Linda Wells and you have this book. I love her writing style but this is nothing totally new. However if you are a newbie Allure reader etc then I would highly recommend this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    I can't believe I didn't snatch this book up right away

    I can't agree with every detail, but the advice is great. I especially loved the way the book dispelled common beauty myths. And many of the 'beauty 911' fixes are really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2007

    a reviewer

    Linda Wells, the founder and editor-in-chief of Allure magazine, has put together a book filled with the best beauty secrets, tips, and tricks that she's come across since the magazine's launch fifteen years ago. Although Allure isn't an actual teen magazine, the beauty, style, fashion, and makeup tips that it contains are perfect for anyone who wants to look their best. ALLURE: CONFESSIONS OF A BEAUTY EDITOR is broken down into ten separate chapters, which makes it so easy to find the section you're looking for. Categories include Skin Care, Skin Problems, Face, Eyes, Lips, Nails, Haircut & Color, Hair Care & Style, Salons & Spas, and Body. What I found truly helpful about this book was the fact that every tip, whether it be how to keep your nails looking their best or how to help problem skin, is spelled out step by step to help you get the results you're looking for. Sure, we'd all like to look as glamorous and beautiful as the women pictured in the book the fact of the matter is, that with the information Ms. Wells provides, we actually can! This is a great book for every female, regardless of age. The truth is that not everyone has the time, money, or expertise to magically look great on their own. But by using the guidelines given to us by Allure's editor-in-chief, anyone with a few minutes to spare and a copy of ALLURE: CONFESSIONS OF A BEAUTY EDITOR can look as if they just left from a day at the spa. **Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka 'The Genius'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2007

    very helpful

    This book is well written, with easy to follow steps. Lots of helpful tips and advice. Really easy to understand and lots of great pictures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2007

    Good advice

    I agree that you can gain all this info just from reading allure. They are repeating. I was really hoping for some new info that I could learn. I guess it is good if you have no beauty knowledge at all, or don't read allure mag. I want them to go more in depth with perfume. Read Carmindy's book instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2007

    its a compilation of the monthy articles!

    Their is nothing really in this book that isn't in the monthy Allure magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2006

    Funny, and fab with all the makeup advice you'll ever need!

    I had seen this book several times whilst looking through the shelves at Barnes and Noble, but I had never thought of picking it up. But one day, I just bought it. In a matter of hours I had devoured the entire book. It is crammed with information on everything, and has helpful hints and tips on every imaginable makeup dilemma. Also, it dispels those rumors that everyone believes, even the totally ludicrous I absolutely recommend this book to any woman of any age. The tips can be used by anyone, and with chapters laid out in a sensible manner, it makes it easy to find the perfect shade of eyeliner or the right brush for your powder. An all around success!

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