Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The World by Sali HughesPretty Iconic: A Personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The World by Sali Hughes

Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The World

bySali Hughes

Hardcover | November 8, 2016

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Over 200 iconic products that are among the best and most influential in the beauty world - past, present and future.'Sali Hughes has created a universe filled with galaxies of beauty secrets' Charlotte TilburyPacked full of beauty wisdom, Pretty Iconic takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson's baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.Considering which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz, and who they might be best suited for, in Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty - from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today.Delving into the products that are simply the best at what they do, the inventions that changed our perception of beauty and the launches that completely broke the mould, Pretty Iconic is a treasure trove of knowledge from Britain's most trusted beauty writer.
Sali Hughes is a journalist, broadcaster, Guardian columnist and founder of the award-winning A former magazine editor, she has written for many publications including Grazia, the Observer, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Glamour. She is Contributing Editor on Red magazine and Beauty Editor on the Gu...
Title:Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pagesPublished:November 8, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:000819453X

ISBN - 13:9780008194536


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Good Read by Sali Hughes I bought this after reading Pretty Honest and found that this was a great read. While Pretty Honest was the application of beauty products, Pretty Iconic is more of a history of iconic make up and perfume products. It was fascinating to learn the story behind some products I own. I would most definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iconically Useful Hughes writes a review mixed with stories and history for each product from The Icons, to The Nostalgics and The UpComing Icons which takes you from Britain to France and back across the pond to the Americas. There is a good balance between beauty products and skincare alongside perfumes; many of the items you can still find today which is perfect. Hughes is an even toned narrator who is engaging and honest on each product, whether she likes it for herself or not. I can easily say you could pull this off your shelf for a fun read or reference over the years, a solid purchase.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as promised! I actually remember each of the moments linked to buying MANY of these products. The reviews are perfect, hilarious, and, USEFUL.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I liked this book even more than I thought I would! It is written in such a fun way. Highly recommend to those who love fashion and beauty.
Date published: 2016-12-23

Editorial Reviews

'Sali's new book is a wonderful mix of beauty nerdery, know-how, nostalgia and memoir' Lauren Laverne'Beauty writing of the highest order' India Knight'Funny, witty and wonderfully engaging, it's more than an edit - it's an encyclopaedia of beauty knowledge from one of the most trusted voices in the industry that should take pride of place on any beauty fan's bookshelf' Get the Gloss'Hughes corners the market in lively, practical advice, remaining as in touch with high-street as high-end brands' Guardian Guide'Compulsive reading' Alexandra Shulman'This book gives me serious nostalgia! Inside this beautiful book you'll find 200 of the most iconic products to ever grace the world of beauty. It's full of beautiful photos of some of my most loved lotions and potions, all of which Sali describes and discusses in her signature witty tone of voice. I love this book and I have no doubt that you will too' Estee Lalonde