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Bobbi Brown Living Beauty
     

Bobbi Brown Living Beauty

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by Bobbi Brown
 

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Bobbi Brown began the trend toward natural-looking cosmetics with a simple philosophy: Women want to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident. Today, top editors at elite fashion magazines--including In Style, Vogue, Allure, and Harpers Bazaar--revere her, and celebrities and millions of regular women throughout the world swear by her beauty

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Bobbi Brown began the trend toward natural-looking cosmetics with a simple philosophy: Women want to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident. Today, top editors at elite fashion magazines--including In Style, Vogue, Allure, and Harpers Bazaar--revere her, and celebrities and millions of regular women throughout the world swear by her beauty advice. Now Bobbi Brown has written THE book redefining beauty for women over 40, BOBBI BROWN LIVING BEAUTY. In this refreshing look at beauty and aging, Bobbi offers specific makeup tricks for a stunning face--showing how makeup can solve most of the flaws that many women go under the knife to fix. In fact, the right makeup can create an even skin tone, lift the cheeks, plump a smile...even take years off any woman's face. The key is to use makeup to enhance each woman's best features and showcase her natural beauty. With step-by-step makeup instructions and quotes from beautiful women like Marcia Gay Harden, Vera Wang, Susan Sarandon, and Lorraine Bracco, Bobbi Browns natural, celebratory approach to aging will enlighten and inspire women everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

In a society where youthfulness is a crazy obsession, aging seems almost a sin. Now safely past the half-century mark herself, makeup artist and cosmetics CEO Bobbi Brown possesses the proper credentials to counsel other women on looking good without a surgeon's help. This production draws on celebrity wisdom and beauty shop workshops to lift aging faces and spirits. Bobbi Brown Living Beauty presents a healthful mix of advice covering hair, clothing, and makeup but not neglecting diet and exercise.
Publishers Weekly

This artful, well-meaning book on beauty tips for women of "a certain age" might make a nice gift, but has little more depth than a glossy magazine. Now in her 50s, international makeup artist and beauty writer Brown celebrates female faces that have laugh lines. She encourages women to "age gracefully" without unnecessary plastic surgery by living healthy, taking care of their skin and utilizing a few tricks with makeup, hair and clothing. The first section features "Words of Wisdom" from older celebrities, such as Susan Sarandon, Vera Wang and Lorraine Bracco—most of which prove to be pretty thin. But it's Bobbi's suggestions on how to minimize problems particular to older women, (such as sunspots, baggy eyes and dull skin) that give the book an anchor. Subsequent chapters sensibly cover clothes and hair, then into menopause and hormone replacement therapy, plus diet and exercise. A final chapter celebrating "Women Who Get It" might have been fun, but the successful women profiled are not famous enough to merit much interest (e.g., the president of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, the vice chairman of Burberry and the CEO of Brooks Food Group). One of the most engaging aspects of the book are the photographs. Whether of beautifully aging faces, makeup that looks good enough to eat or healthy food that looks good enough to eat, the photos make the book coffee-table worthy. (Apr.)

Library Journal

Brown, a celebrity makeup artist and CEO of the successful cosmetics line that bears her name, here offers surgery-free beauty solutions aimed at women over 40. As in her other books, she takes a candid look at beauty and aging and suggests makeup tricks to mask the flaws that affect women as they grow older. Chapters cover skin care, makeup, nutrition, and fitness, along with plenty of before-and-after color photos of real women. Brown's tips and advice are practical, with clear step-by-step makeup instructions to correct such problems as uneven skin tone and droopy eyelids. Also included are inspirational quotes from female celebrities of a certain age like actresses Susan Sarandon and Vanessa Williams. If readers enjoyed Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution: A Guide to a Lifetime of Beauty, then they'll appreciate this book as well. Recommended for large public libraries.
—Christine Holmes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446552233
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
546,449
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Bobbi Brown is an internationally renowned makeup artist and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Her products are sold in more than 400 stores and 20 countries worldwide. BObbi is also the exclusive beauty editor of NBC's TODAY show and a frequent guest on E! and the Style channels.

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Bobbi Brown Living Beauty 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
The best way I can describe this heavy volume is to list the chapter titles: The Living Beauty Philosophy Role Models, Skin Savers The Makeup Face-lift Your Crowning Glory Instant Update, Menopause The Real Fountain of Youth Head-to-toe Makeovers Beautiful Inside and Out Create Your New Ideal That's a comprehensive list, and this is a book that every woman interested in aging gracefully would appreciate owning. The author states, "It's not about looking younger, it's about looking as great as you can look for your age" (21). Stunning glossy full-page color photographs of celebrities and products by Henry Leutwyler accompany step-by-step tips.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book about beauty. Also important: how to use AGE APPROPRIATE make-up to bring out your natural beauty. Very good make-up application tips.
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As a healthcare provider, I was disappointed in misleading and inaccurate health information contained in this book. Was glad I checked it out from a library, and did not pay for it! I'm not surprised to see it on the bargain shelf already. the makeup information (which is what she should be considered expert) was sparse and uninspired.