Erase myths like "dabbing toothpaste on a zit will make it disappear." Remember that face cream, once opened, has only six months to live. It's this type of credible, proven information--and dozens of other tidbits--that'll make anyone's eyes open wide, not shut. From the editorial brains of Allure
magazine and its editor in chief, Linda Wells, this candid, no-holds-barred book provides data in an easy-to-digest manner--provocative headlines ("Tricks of the Trade," "Beauty Myths"), 1 commandment for each of 10 chapters, three- to five-step how-tos for basic beauty chores (for instance salon waxing or shaving)--in short, a practical treasure trove from experts. Every page, in fact, should elicit a surprised look, an ah-ha
. Antiperspirants do not cause cancer--or Alzheimer's. Shape nails in "squoval" fashion (squared-off ovals). And long hair should not extend past breasts. Skin, facial, and whole-body advice for any age. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About 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.