‘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.
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: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion
- ‘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
- ‘Basically your BFF in book form … what Sali doesn’t know about beauty wouldn’t fill a Chanel powder compact … everyone in your life would benefit from a copy’ Grazia
- ‘It covers everything … and is full of knowledge, tips and how-tos that even the most seasoned cosmetics pro can learn from’ ViviannaDoesMakeup
- ‘I can’t imagine anyone not finding this book useful; whether you’re a seasoned cosmetics addict or a total beauty disaster-zone you’ll be hooked from the very first sentence’ AModelRecommends
- ‘OK I’ll make this quick. If you are female and have skin you need this book’ Caroline Hirons