´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models with wholly-unachievable-to-most women looks, product review-heavy volumes which become almost instantly outdated, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like how to make an unproven face pack from organic molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats.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.
About the Author
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.