Bobbi Brown Living 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,...

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Overview

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.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446581295
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 414,933
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Foreword   Debra Winger     viii
Introduction: The Living Beauty Philosophy     xii
Role Models: Words of Wisdom from Women Who Have Come of Age Beautifully     1
Skin Savers: What a Good Dermatologist Can Do for You     19
The Makeup Face-Lift: Surgery-Free Ways to Wipe Away the Years     43
Your Crowning Glory: How a Cut and Color Can Lift Your Look     95
Instant Updates: Unexpected Ways to Turn Back the Hands of Time     111
Menopause: Dealing With "The Change"-Beautifully     125
The Real Fountain of Youth: Eat Well and Break a Sweat     143
Head-to-Toe Makeovers: Fresh Ways to Modernize Your Look     167
Beautiful Inside and Out: Women Who Get It     179
Conclusion: Create Your New Ideal     202
Resources     204
Acknowledgments     206
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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    Tips

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    Bobbi Brown should stick with what she knows

    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.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Great for middle aged women

    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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