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 Jacobs
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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.
This is really interesting for those who like reading about beauty and make-up.Published 10 months ago by Carol A
I bought this book for my teenage sister for Christmas and she has not been able to drop the book. It gives you all sorts of tips and breaks down myths of beauty and promotes well... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Cindy Rojas
I enjoyed the read but think an update would have been good. Some of the advice was not good/current (such as use Parsol for sunblock). Read morePublished 18 months ago by Canary
thanks for the book! i've gone through it several times and now i can't find it.... must be in storage somewhere!!! I NEED IT!!!Published 19 months ago by Kai-Niambi D'Espyne
This book had some great tips. I was especially glad I learned the combination of skin care products I was using was counterproductive. That alone will save me some money.Published on February 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I love this book! I am very new to the beauty world (makeup)... I knew a lot about skin care from the trainings I got at the store I used to work at... Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Paulline
If you are use to reading up on make-up and skin care etc...
This book will just sound like a repeat to you.
But if you are a new comer to this you will learn alot.
Loved this book! I bought it on spec, not really knowing what I was getting, but found it to be interesting and well written. Shipping was quick and price was a steal!Published on October 14, 2010 by HisNoble1
I've loved this book expecially for the first part that is about skin routine, the different types of products to use for the different types of skin and so on! Read morePublished on October 2, 2009 by Laura Sala