Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

Sali Hughes

Language: English

Pages: 202

ISBN: 0007549792

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster.

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together” Elizabeth Taylor

Beauty books. Exquisite coffee-table affairs featuring improbably beautiful models with wholly-unachievable-to-most women looks, product review-heavy volumes which become almost instantly outdated, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like how to make an unproven face pack from organic molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats.

Not anymore.

In Pretty Honest, Sali Hughes draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup’s physically and emotionally transformative powers. Covering everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, botox to bridal make-up, sickness to good health, it's a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup – in a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.



















exercising the underlying muscles to create better scaffolding for the skin above them. (See Anti-ageing for more on this.) If the situation is drastic, you have three choices: plastic surgery, self-acceptance or lovely cashmere polo-neck jumpers. The third seems most appealing. SALON ETIQUETTE ‘I think that the most important thing a women can have next to talent, of course, is her hairdresser.’ Joan Crawford I have always loved going to the hair or beauty salon. Chiefly because I spent my

MINERAL FOUNDATION POWDER Suitable for Sensitive skins, those with rosacea, acne or women who have neither the time nor the inclination to cleanse thoroughly before bed. Not suitable for Dull skins. Mineral foundations have become massively popular in the past decade. Made of crushed-up natural minerals and other cosmetic ingredients, they’re applied with a large brush and buffed into moisturised skin. They fill a previously neglected gap in the market, servicing women whose skin is

is too cheap. Save up or leave it. Don’t go there. BROWS ‘You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.’ Jack Black Well-shaped eyebrows will change your face more dramatically than any product ever could. They sit there, quietly being the most important feature on your entire face, while everyone obsesses over the more showboating eyes and lips. When shaped well, brows act as an optical illusion, opening up eyes and making them appear more awake, your face more perky and alert, even

probably prescribe topical steroids, which are very effective in the short term but should not be used for a long time as they cause damage to the skin. You’ll also get emollients for washing and applying to dry skin afterwards. Having been on the receiving end of many of these prescription creams for many years, I will say that I find them less effective than great-quality creams made by non-pharmaceutical brands. This, I believe, has more to do with cost and budgetary restrictions than the

a good, celebratory and universal option for all skin colours. Pocket atomiser A genius and cheap gadget that everyone should own. You simply press it down on the uncovered lid of your full-sized perfume spray and the atomiser magically fills with enough scent for about a fortnight, allowing you to travel without breakages. Travalo and John Lewis make them. Tweezers A really brilliant pair of tweezers is a gamechanger. You have no idea how crap most are until you own some decent ones. Rubis

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