Pretty Honest

Sali Hughes

‘Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together’ Elizabeth Taylor

Think of beauty books – cue immediate images of coffee-table photographs of ludicrously beautiful models with few clothes and fewer time restraints, works inundated with ‘up-to-date’ reviews that may as well be Edwardian or holistic mumbo jumbo on how to make a face mask with molasses and some roughly hewn porridge oats.

Not anymore…

Covering everything from teenage skin to that milestone 80th birthday, botox to no-botox, celebration to grief, Sali Hughes, leading journalist and broadcaster, shows real women how to make the most of makeup’s physically and emotionally transformative powers in a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup – whilst employing a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.

Reviews of Pretty Honest

    • ‘Britain’s best beauty writer … This book is equal parts sass, sense, lipstick and laughs’Lauren Laverne
    • ‘If it’s on my face, it’s because Sali recommended it.’Caitlin Moran
    • ‘Sali is a total joy to read. She writes about beauty with love, authority and honesty. I trust her completely’Marian Keyes
    • ‘Obey Sali. She knows her stuff’ India Knight
    • ‘Sali decodes beauty for any woman with smart, simple and practical advice’ Bobbi Brown