Packed full of beauty wisdom, Pretty Iconic takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson’s baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.
Considering which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz, and who they might be best suited for, in Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty – from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today.
Delving into the products that are simply the best at what they do, the inventions that changed our perception of beauty and the launches that completely broke the mould, Pretty Iconic is a treasure trove of knowledge from Britain’s most trusted beauty writer.
Reviews of Pretty Iconic
‘Sali’s new book is a wonderful mix of beauty nerdery, know-how, nostalgia and memoir’ Lauren Laverne
‘Beauty writing of the highest order’ India Knight
‘Funny, witty and wonderfully engaging, it’s more than an edit – it’s an encyclopaedia of beauty knowledge from one of the most trusted voices in the industry that should take pride of place on any beauty fan’s bookshelf’ Get the Gloss
‘Hughes corners the market in lively, practical advice, remaining as in touch with high-street as high-end brands’ Guardian Guide
‘Compulsive reading’ Alexandra Shulman
‘This book gives me serious nostalgia! Inside this beautiful book you’ll find 200 of the most iconic products to ever grace the world of beauty. It’s full of beautiful photos of some of my most loved lotions and potions, all of which Sali describes and discusses in her signature witty tone of voice. I love this book and I have no doubt that you will too’ Estee Lalonde
‘An anthology of the industry’s bestselling items, it’s educational for even the most learned of beauty insiders. Swot up now’ Vogue