Books make great gifts, and beauty books make even better gifts – at least for the makeup mavens in your life. Here is a list of some of my favorites this year. (And yes, if you buy from these links you’ll be contributing to my beauty book fund for next year!)
A list of beauty books has to start with a book of pure makeup porn – the kind of makeup you might never wear, but whose mere existence …
Posted in Book Reviews
Tagged A History of Makeup, Advanced Style, Alex Box, Andrea Lustig Pomerantz, Ari Seth Cohen, Ayami Nishimura, Beauty Bookstore, Besame, Calssic Beauty, Caroline Saulnier, Gabriela Hernadez, History, How to Look Expensive, Hunger TV, Julie Morris, Meli Pennington, Rankin, Superfoods Kitchen, Tim Walker, Tim Walker Story Teller
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 falls apart: things start drooping or wrinkling, our natural coloring fades, we gain or lose weight. We look in the mirror and we’re looking at a different face – and not necessarily one we were wishing for!
Recently there has been more honest dialogue about aging and vanity, and women’s real interest in enjoying both their …
We all know people who get by on their looks. For women, that has often been the only way to get ahead. But when feminists fought for greater legal and professional rights for women, did they inherit a patriarchal devaluation of feminine beauty and sexual power – and in doing so neutralize a natural advantage? And if they did, should women take back this advantage, and use their looks and sexuality to get ahead?
This is part of the premise …
Also posted in Beauty and Culture
Tagged Anna Nicole Smith, beauty, Catherine Hakim, Charm, culture, Feminism, London School of Economics, Meli Pennington, Pierre Bourdieu, Ron White, Sexual capital
There is a moment in every woman’s life when she passes a mirror and doesn’t recognize the person looking back. Maybe it’s too many fine lines, maybe sagging, maybe the midlife pounds have crept up until we can’t ignore them.
What do we do when this happens? Do we run to the nearest salon, surgeon or diet center in a panic? Should we cling as tightly as possible to our youthful looks? Or should we just hang it up – …
Posted in Book Reviews
Tagged aging, appearance, beauty, Face It, fear, Jill Muir Sukenick, Meli Pennington, Michele Willens, Vivian Diller, women, youth