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.