Paul Starr: On Beauty

Greg and I were at Shangri-la for dinner last night and we decided to check out the PowerBooks sale while waiting to be seated at Cyma. There were a lot of good deals (especially on the classics!) but Greg spotted this coffee table-type book by Paul Starr–a Hollywood make up artist– featuring interviews with 30 famous women and beautiful photographs of them, too. The women share their thoughts on make up, what they carry in their make up bags, beauty in general, and even their feelings on plastic surgery. It’s a very interesting book, and the best part is that it was on sale for only 150.00php (under $3.00) where originally it was approximately 1000.00php. That’s the price of a magazine! It is slightly old (published in 2005), but it’s a lovely book nonetheless.

Read on to see some of my favoutite pages! :)

Kate Hudson is one of my favourite celebrities. I love everything about her, and I love how she carries so much of her mother, Goldie Hawn, in her. An excerpt from the interview [on watching her mother apply make up]: “I loved watching the whole transformation. It was the ’80s, and she always had the greatest Alaia outfits, and she always did her own make up when she went out. She’d put on her mascara and I was just transfixed: ‘Oooh, lashes.’ Mascara changes everything.” Totally agree about mascara!

Rachel Weisz – what a classic beauty. I wish I had her curves. 

Michelle Pfeiffer – this woman has aged so gracefully.

Ellen DeGeneris – someone who truly, truly shines from deel within. An unconventional beauty whose personality only spreads happiness!

The book has a great range of women–from supermodels and young stars to older women and Dolly Parton (because she deserves a category of her own). I’m glad Greg spotted the book. What a steal! I will definitely enjoy flipping through the pages and reading the interviews again and again. Check out a Power Books branch soon if you think you might want a copy! I’m sure they’ve some left. :)

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