How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank
Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
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Glamour's "Beauty Sleuth" reveals tricks of the trade to help you look fabulously high-end—in any economy.
Andrea Pomerantz Lustig has spent twenty years as a beauty editor, and her contact list is packed with the names of the most exclusive stylists in the business.In How to Look Expensive, she combines her own experience with highly coveted secrets she's learned from the experts to help readers achieve buttery highlights, luminous skin, flawless makeup, and more, all on a budget. Delivering red-carpet looks without putting readers in the red, tips include:
• How to get expensive-looking hair color at an inexpensive salon
• Superluxe DIY skincare cocktails for less than $20
• The cheap cosmetic secrets of expensive makeup artists
• Tips for princess-perfect skin on a pauper’s budget
• “Work Your Beauty Budget” sections that help you make the most of every dollar
With How to Look Expensive, every woman can afford to get gold-card gorgeous, and reap the self-confidence that comes with it.
dark circles—theskin’s thin veins play peekaboo. Dermatologists recommend eye creams to help plump up skin so you can’t see the veins and to protect the area from losing moisture, a prime cause of crow’s-feet. Dr. Ellen Marmur tells me the eye cream you choose doesn’t matter and suggests going to the drugstore for this product, because the main goal is to prevent natural moisture from evaporating and any eye cream on the market will do that. THE SKIN CARE SPANX: TREATMENT AND ANTIAGING PRODUCTS
High-end for Oily Skin: Bobbi Brown Oil Control Lotion SPF 15, $48 High-end for Normal to Dry Skin: Murad Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15, $68 Natural for Oily Skin: Aubrey Organics Natural Herbal Maintenance Oil Balancing Moisturizer, $14.15 Natural for Normal to Dry Skin: Alba Botanica Even Advanced Sea Moss Moisturizer SPF 15, $16.99 Drugstore for Oily Skin: Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV Lotion SPF 15, $5.99 Drugstore for Normal to Dry Skin: Aveeno Positively
glossy or too matte. But the right color is tricky to find. In fact, so many women cheapen their look with the wrong nude lipstick—it can drain all the color away from your face. To find your perfect nude, look for one that makes your face light up and look awake, not tired. It may take some swatching to find the right one, but if you have to question that it looks good on you, it probably doesn’t. Here are some guidelines from Talia Shobrook to help you choose. If your skin is light, go for a
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always “Go for it.” There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Hard work gets you everywhere. Helen, your wisdom inspires how I live my life every day. As I said in the dedication of this book, the biggest beauty secret of all is surrounding yourself with love, and for that I have my family to thank: Mimi and Sandy Furman, Laura and John Pomerantz, Barbara Lustig, Susie Davis, Marnie and Neil Maclean and all the Lustigs, Davises, and Orels, I am forever grateful for your love and support while I