Sunday, October 08, 2006

Beauty Bookshelf - Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor

Linda Wells, editor of Allure Magazine, just published a book called Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor.

If you like the girlfriend-to-girlfriend, not too serious tone of Allure magazine, then you'll like this book. While there is some new material, the book is more of a reference guide containing the best info that the magazine has provided. That's great news for me - I can finally throw out my two-foot high pile of back copies!

The book is organized into chapters like Skin Care, Face, Lips, Haircut & Color and Body. Within each, there are Tricks of the Trade, Beauty Myths debunked, 101's (how-to and step-by-step instructions), Beauty 911, and age-specific recommendations. Each chapter ends with the 10 Commandments - the key lessons boiled down into easy-to-remember aphorisms, like "More isn't always better. A pea-size amount of face cream is enough".

Plus, it's attractive: this hardcover, large size book is filled with gorgeous photography and is definitely vanity-top worthy. Keep it handy to reference professional advice that can keep you looking your best from head to toe.


At 9:51 PM, Blogger marykate said...

I must check this book out - I'm a big Allure fan, also known to save back issues forever (especially the October ones).

Speaking of beauty editor books, have you read Jean Godfrey-June's offering?

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Beauty Chick said...

Oh, yes - "Free Gift With Purchase: My Improbably Career in Magazines and Makeup"... that's definitely on the reading list. And I'm planning to make Beauty Bookshelf a regular thing on the blog, so check back!


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