For her latest helpful How-To, beauty maven Bobbi Brown was inspired to write a new kind of makeup guide that starts not with the usual suspects (your skin tone, current hair color, blahblahblah) but who you are and how you see yourself: natural, radiant, strong, classic, authentic & bold.
Each section spotlights women who naturally exude a particular quality, including philathropist Lauren Bush (Pretty Natural), Gabourey Sidibe (Pretty Radiant), model Nancy Donahue (Pretty Classic), Lee Woodruff (Pretty Authentic), boxer Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells (Pretty Strong) and the singer Estelle (Pretty Bold) - in all, more than 70 cool chicks.
Brimming with a gazillion makeover ideas, secrets & tricks, Bobbi has also dishes on her fave products, the best tools and shares a holiday-makeup-palette's worth of expert tips. "Over the years I've worked with countless women who have inspired me with their stories," she explains about what inspired to write her seventh (!) book. "Beyond makeup, we've talked about life-altering events; everything from the joy of being a new mom to dealing with homelessness and divorce. With each conversation, these women have shown that when you have the will and the heart, almost anything is possible - and that's what "Pretty Powerful" is all about.
- Lesley Scott