How To Be Beautiful

HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL:
The Thinking Woman’s Guide (Vermilion)

First published in 2003, How To Be Beautiful is a collection of interviews and anecdotes from those who make the beautiful people more beautiful. Featuring conversations with Eve Lom, Sam McKnight, and Charlotte Tilbury to name but a few it’s packed with practical information from the beauty industry’s best connected.

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REVIEWS

”The world’s first clever beauty book.”

The Observer

”From Botox to Brazilian bikini waxes… This is an excellent source of down-to-earth beauty facts and tips.”

Vogue

”Beauty books are not normally known for humour and honesty, but Kathleen Baird-Murray’s How to Be Beautiful turns the genre on its head. [Kathleen] looks set to do for lipstick what Nigella did for pancetta. Her “tell it like it is” style is aimed at those who dosn’t mind – shock, horror – a book without pictures that quotes Dorothy Parker and Oscar Wilde. The result is a refreshingly quirky read, with everything from the Sex and the City stars’ beauty secrets to the truth about miracle face creams. Myths are exposed and make-up artists interrogated. Riveting.”

Sunday Times

”It is not your usual boring beauty manual but a charming easy to read book written by a lady who is in touch with the experts. She has a lovely way of writing and the book is a pleasure to own. If you would like to know what the experts think about Botox, what it is and how long it takes to work or how to disguise dark rings under your eyes and 101 other questions, this is the book for you. I am just ordering one for my sister before she pinches mine.”

jennie b (Reader Review, amazon.com)