On the eve of her 50th birthday, bestselling beauty-book author and cosmetics industry icon Bobbi Brown offers expert makeup tips that can redefine beauty for women in midlife, with more than 200 full-color photos illustrate her advice.
Bobbi Brown, CEO of a major cosmetics company bearing her name, began the trend toward natural-looking cosmetics and has gathered a loyal fan base of top editors at elite fashion magazines, including InStyle, Vogue, Allure and Harper's Bazaar. Celebrities such as Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon, and Oprah--as well as millions of "regular" women throughout the world--swear by her beauty advice.
Just in time for her 50th birthday, Bobbi Brown has written THE book redefining beauty for women over 40, BOBBI BROWN LIVING BEAUTY. In this refreshing look at beauty and aging, Bobbi offers readers specific surgery-free solutions for a stunning face, showing how makeup can solve many of the "flaws" that many women go under the knife to fix. In fact, the right makeup can create glowing skin, lift the cheeks, plump the skin...and take years off a woman's face. Bobbi demonstrates how it's done.
With step-by-step makeup instructions and inspiring essays by role models like Susan Sarandon and Lorraine Bracco, Bobbi Brown's natural approach to aging will enlighten and inspire women everywhere.
This artful, well-meaning book on beauty tips for women of "a certain age" might make a nice gift, but has little more depth than a glossy magazine. Now in her 50s, international makeup artist and beauty writer Brown celebrates female faces that have laugh lines. She encourages women to "age gracefully" without unnecessary plastic surgery by living healthy, taking care of their skin and utilizing a few tricks with makeup, hair and clothing. The first section features "Words of Wisdom" from older celebrities, such as Susan Sarandon, Vera Wang and Lorraine Bracco most of which prove to be pretty thin. But it's Bobbi's suggestions on how to minimize problems particular to older women, (such as sunspots, baggy eyes and dull skin) that give the book an anchor. Subsequent chapters sensibly cover clothes and hair, then into menopause and hormone replacement therapy, plus diet and exercise. A final chapter celebrating "Women Who Get It" might have been fun, but the successful women profiled are not famous enough to merit much interest (e.g., the president of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, the vice chairman of Burberry and the CEO of Brooks Food Group). One of the most engaging aspects of the book are the photographs. Whether of beautifully aging faces, makeup that looks good enough to eat or healthy food that looks good enough to eat, the photos make the book coffee-table worthy.
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Realistic look at maturing beauty
This book looks at the beauty of women through the eyes of a woman who has surrounded herself with beauty physically, emotionally, and mentally. It's a realistic look at maturing beauty that belongs not only to models or actresses but to everyday women who have jobs, families, and worries about aging. I enjoyed the humor and the truth with a guide to looking my best. I would highly recommend this book to any woman young and young at heart.