Beauty Book Reviews

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Photographing a World of Everyday Beauty

It's not really news that there are beautiful people everywhere, is it? And not just because we're surrounded by Photoshopped images of perfection, either....

Last-Minute Gift Book Ideas for the Beauty Maven who has Everything

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Probably not, unless you're incredibly organized. And even so, there are always a few people who aren't that...

Book Review: Toss The Gloss

Andrea Q. Robinson knows a lot about beauty - she's a legend in the cosmetics industry. As a student in an all-women's Catholic college,...

Book Review: The Power of Glamour

You'd think that after working in the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries for ages, I'd have a lot to say about the subject of...

Painted Ladies: Madame X

  To us in the 21st century, masterworks in painting convey a classicism and elegance that seem nonexistent in the modern world. But in the...

Cult Favorites: Miss Craig

It's easy to make fun of vintage beauty regimens - any beauty fiend who's watched George Cukor's 1939 classic The Women is mesmerized by...

Faces: Thérèse Le Prat

As a makeup artist, I love faces - that goes without saying. But I don't just love a pretty face with makeup on it...

Wild Beauty Booklist: Awesome Beauty Books to Give (or Keep!)

Books make great gifts, and beauty books make even better gifts - at least for the makeup mavens in your life. Here is a...

Book Review: The Makeup Wakeup

It's easy to assume that the makeup tips we pick up over time will accumulate into an always-better look. But after 40, that assumption...

Book Review: Erotic Capital

We all know people who get by on their looks. For women, that has often been the only way to get ahead. But when...

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Beauty Archetypes: Whores

Whore! It may be the lowest insult that can be hurled at a woman. Yet prostitution and promiscuity thrive as archetypes in beauty and...

Makeup as Ritual: The Sadhus of Nepal

Living in the Western world, it's easy to take our participation with cosmetics for granted. Whether we use makeup to smooth and conceal, or...

Painted Ladies: Victorine Meurent, Manet’s Modern Muse

She was the Kate Moss of her day, her face ushering in a realist art that shocked the Paris bourgeoisie. But who was she?...