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Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 2, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm serious, this is about as detailed as this book gets -- they don't mention ANY product names or lines, so please don't waste your money and get this book. I agree with an earlier poster who said this is a complete waste of time, and I have to wonder at reviewers who gave this a good review. I don't get it.
What the book does deliver is solid, basic advice on makeup and hair and a lot of pretty pictures.
The recommendations for color choices are accurate and useful. Many women will be able to relate to Ms. Wells' affinity for a natural look. All things considered, this book is more helpful than most of it's kind. It would definately be of most use to newcomers to the world of makeup. There isn't much here that someone experienced with makeup wouldn't know.
The photographs in the book are beautiful. Previous reviewers point out that the models in the book are all young and mostly white. This is true. Most books on makeup and hair have some tips for women of color and older (meaning over the age of thirty) women. To me, this lack of diversity in this book's models is a real shortcoming.
I would recommend this book to a teen-ager, early twenty-something who doesn't know much about makeup, or to someone who just likes pretty picture.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is really interesting for those who like reading about beauty and make-up.Published 19 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 on March 6, 2014 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 on February 12, 2014 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 on January 14, 2014 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