Skin Deep: Women On Skin Care, Makeup, And Looking Their Best by Bee ShapiroSkin Deep: Women On Skin Care, Makeup, And Looking Their Best by Bee Shapiro

Skin Deep: Women On Skin Care, Makeup, And Looking Their Best

byBee Shapiro

Hardcover | September 12, 2017

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In this collection of more than 40 columns, New York Times beauty writer Bee Shapiro gets the world’s most photographed people to share their most intimate rituals: daily skin care regimens, opinions on makeup, hair care, diet and exercise, and the way beauty has evolved for each person over the course of his or her life.
 
Beauty—unlike fashion—is something almost anyone can participate in and still have stellar results: the moisturizer that Emma Roberts buys at Whole Foods is just as accessible to any other 26-year-old.Skin Deep is an in-depth look at the surprising role that beauty plays in our lives, the large or small amount of work it involves on a daily basis, the money spent, the time taken, and what it means to everyone from ballet dancers to musicians, models to powerful entrepreneurs. You’ll learn how Kylie Jenner gets Instagram-ready; the preferred face mask of supermodel Natalia Vodianova; what beauty staples Olympian Allyson Felix uses off the track; and exactly what makes Martha Stewart’s skin-care regimen cost $2,000.
 
Including 10 new subjects, alongside favorites like Gwyneth Paltrow, Priyanka Chopra, and Anna Kendrick, plus sidebars and photography, Skin Deep takes an intriguing look at contemporary beauty, not only through entertaining celebrity interviews, but with in-depth guidance from names like Christophe Robin and Patrick Ta, as well as other beauty experts, and through Shapiro’s own look at popular trends—for both a sense of context and a wealth of applicable beauty advice.
Bee Shapiro is a columnist for the New York Times, and the founder of Ellis Brooklyn, a luxury natural fragrance and bodycare line.  
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Title:Skin Deep: Women On Skin Care, Makeup, And Looking Their BestFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 × 7 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9 × 7 × 1 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1419726668

ISBN - 13:9781419726668

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Read I had wanted this book for Christmas and my husband bought it for me. I'm a big beauty junkie and have a couple of different books, two on the history of makeup and a Kevyn Aucoin how-to makeup book. I thought the book Skin Deep would have a few celebrity excerpts but mostly focus on skin care with professional opinions from doctors. Most of the book consist of celeberties talking about the products they buy both high end and drug store buys. The book has a good variety of Hollywood stars ranging from younger to older and I was pleased that professional athletes were included (ballet, basketball, surfing) but would have enjoyed more in depth interviews. The special topics were all done by hairdressers and the only two I really found interesting talked about botox. There were no special interviews from dieticians or makeup artists unless you include the celebrity insert from Bobbi Brown. This book is an easy read and the photography is great but a little boring. Anna Kendrick talking about beauty could have easily been taken right from a two page spread from Cosmo magazine. So if you're looking for in-depth knowledge of beauty skin care this isn't the book I would recommend. But if you like celebrity gossip and want a pretty book that is easy to read and flip through than this is a good book for that.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Celebrity Obsessed While this is a nice deviation from the usual beauty book, it is by-and-large a celebrity 'suggestion' book. Not that I think they told the celebrities what to like, on the contrary they all have a great variance of product, and even tell you when they were a face for a brand. But the main purpose of the book is to showcase what the celebrities are using, which in turn acts as possible buying suggestions. Each celebrity will outline their general 'feel' and preferences for Make-up, Skin, Fragrance, Other Services, Hair etc. And each woman has a different take, however, I did find, since I am more interested in fragrances and 'other services' (facials, acupuncture etc.), I began skipping past the Skin, Hair, and Make-up sections. All in all it may be worth a buy for some, but I don't see myself going back to a book that is essentially a bunch of interviews with some product suggestions.
Date published: 2017-10-09

Editorial Reviews

“This book is a powerful force in beauty with some of the most inspiring and talented women and men. I’m honored to be part of it and am excited for the accessibility that it offers. We should use this as an opportunity to celebrate each other’s beauty.”