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Beauty: The New Basics

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Big, ebullient, brimming over with know-how and passion, Beauty by Rona Berg is the only beauty book you'll ever need-a one-size-fits-all, 500-page guide of information, anecdotes and attitude. Illustrated throughout in two-color and featuring a 96-page full-color section, Beauty is filled with step-by-step how-tos, professional techniques, brand and product comparisons, a ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Workman Publishing Company
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Katie/Doing Dewey
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Like wishing to be more creative, I suspect that wishing to be more beautiful is pretty common. Personally, I’m not unhappy with how I look; it’s more that I wish I knew more ways to do my hair than a pony tail, could put together outfits that look like I just stepped out of a catalog, and had some idea where to start with eye makeup. Some people just seem to know these things naturally – my sister, for instance, seems to have it all figured out – while other people have a mother or friends who ...more
Jeanette
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Lots of details, a few good tips, but mostly basic knowledge.
Ulrich
Nov 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Great reference if you're having trouble with any aspect of your appearance and worth a flip through of someone else's copy if you aren't the type who obsessively experiments with new beauty regimens. *cough*

Brimming with cheap tricks, product recommendations, and luxurious treatments for every budget this is worth a look for anyone who has skin. Or hair. Though if you manage to have hair without skin you must be very odd indeed.
Beka
Sep 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
My first real lessons in the art of beauty. This book has some great tips and ideas for how to take care of yourself and apply makeup.
Claire
Dec 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book is a nice read. It's like a fashion magazine, only less trendy. Also, it reccommends products in all price ranges. I especially liked the history timelines.
Susan
May 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: beauty beginners
This was the makeup book I was looking for--it has instructions for everything: hair, makeup, skincare. I regret that it's a library book because it's far too much information to absorb at once.
Kimberly
Mar 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
Tons of advice, "recipes," even beauty history, very fun & educational.
Ramona Matta
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great tips from a beauty insider. It's like having a beauty consultant at your service, and in the comfort of your own home.
Cee Cee H.  Caldwell-Miller
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Pretty good book for topic covered.
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