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Portions of the book that discuss personal & business interactions are very interesting. However, far too much print is dedicated to the political activities of Schueller during... Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Dona Fridae
Very dry. Not well written. Started out as interesting, but then became boring. Did I care about these people? No.Published on May 5, 2013 by Ladybug
Ruth Brandon showed sparks of good writing and a flair for an interesting subject with Helena Rubinstein in Ugly Beauty, but the rest of the book falls flat for me. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by C Wahlman
I thought that this book would be about the tricks and nastiness that the cosmetic industry has been up to over the years, and how they essentially package perfumed mud and charge... Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by K. Varraso
I recommend this book all the time when someone asks me about a good book. Helena Rubenstein and Estée Lauder come from such different backgrounds yet end up in the same... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by L. M. Williams
OK, this is the strangest glitch I've experienced on Amazon--my review went live but had the text of someone else's review of a different product instead of what I'd written. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by Kelly (Fantasy Literature)
Ugly Beauty attempts an important subject: The contrast between the outward glamour conveyed by the beauty industry and its less obvious, but distasteful, aspects. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by A. J Terry
Ugly Beauty is the story of makeup, the major players and the sordid history of the beauty industry. Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by Kristine Lofgren
I struggled through this book. It's just not that interesting. As others have noted, the writing seems unfocused, but I have to wonder if part of my disappointment could be that... Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by NuJoi