Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion by Sali HughesPretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion by Sali Hughes

Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

bySali Hughes

Paperback | April 12, 2016

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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 TaylorBeauty 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models with wholly-unachievable-to-most women looks, product review-heavy volumes which become almost instantly outdated, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like how to make an unproven face pack from organic molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats.Not anymore.In Pretty Honest,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.
Sali Hughes is a journalist and broadcaster with over 15 years experience, who used her experience as a makeup assistant to George Michael, The Pet Shop Boys and Belinda Carlisle to launch her own beauty column in 'Guardian Weekend'.
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Title:Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty CompanionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007549814

ISBN - 13:9780007549818

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend Of all the make-up, self care books I've read (which is a lot), this is honestly a truly useful book. Sali mentions several products but if that's more what you're looking for then I'd recommend her book 'Pretty Iconic' which is all recommendations. However, this is more of the basics with expert knowledge sprinkled liberally throughout, spanning from acne, perfume, foundation, to being a working gal and how to deal with being on the go, but looking fabulous.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Sali and Loved this book I've loved Sali for her no-nonsense real woman beauty advice for years now so I knew I would at least like her book. I really enjoyed reading her stories about working on sales floors (anyone who's ever worked in retail will appreciate!) and her plain jane approach to ingredients lists. She talks about some of her all time favourite beauty products, working with some of the best makeup artists in the trade and her advice doesn't come off as repetitive or patronizing (ie there isn't a ton of 'less is more' and ' blush should look like the way your face blushes naturally' crap we've all heard a million times). If you're a beauty lover, you'll love this!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice! This is a great book filled with amazing beauty tips. If you're a beauty enthusiast you'll love this book. You'll also appreciate this book even if you don't have a passion for all things beauty related because there are great skincare tips. You're bound to learn something from reading this. Everything is straight forward and honest.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! Sali Hughes writes like she's your friend. This is definitely a fun read for any beauty lover who's interested in learning more about beauty and skincare.
Date published: 2016-12-02

Editorial Reviews

'Britain's best beauty writer . This book is equal parts sass, sense, lipstick and laughs' Lauren Laverne'If it's on my face, it's because Sali recommended it.' Caitlin Moran'Sali is a total joy to read. She writes about beauty with love, authority and honesty. I trust her completely' Marian Keyes'Obey Sali. She knows her stuff' India Knight'Sali decodes beauty for any woman with smart, simple and practical advice' Bobbi Brown'Basically your BFF in book form . what Sali doesn't know about beauty wouldn't fill a Chanel powder compact . everyone in your life would benefit from a copy' Grazia'It covers everything . and is full of knowledge, tips and how-tos that even the most seasoned cosmetics pro can learn from' ViviannaDoesMakeup'I can't imagine anyone not finding this book useful; whether you're a seasoned cosmetics addict or a total beauty disaster-zone you'll be hooked from the very first sentence' AModelRecommends'OK I'll make this quick. If you are female and have skin you need this book' Caroline Hirons