A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster.
“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together” Elizabeth Taylor
Beauty books. Exquisite coffee-table affairs featuring improbably beautiful models with wholly-unachievable-to-most women looks, product review-heavy volumes which become almost instantly outdated, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like how to make an unproven face pack from organic molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats.
In Pretty Honest, Sali Hughes draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup’s physically and emotionally transformative powers. Covering everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, botox to bridal make-up, sickness to good health, it's a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup – in a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.
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|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Sali Hughes is a leading broadcaster and journalist with over 15 years experience, who draws on her experience as a makeup artist to George Michael, The Pet Shop Boys and Belinda Carlisle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm unsure of how to leave seller feedback now. It seems that BN has done away with it. I ordered a "like new" used copy from BookCloseouts from Buffalo NY (it shipped from Ohio though) and that's exactly what arrived early in great condition. I love Sali's column, but it's harder to find her book in the states. I'm glad BN has marketplace options for good prices. This book is filled with advice and I love the hardcover.
This is not your usual beauty book. Sali Hughes, the beauty columnist for The Guardian (among other jobs), has a great writing style: she's funny and down-to-earth. She's also opinonated, but never negative. I read the book in two sittings---it's that good. The book is both useful and entertaing---can't ask for more!