I’ve known Andrea Pomerantz Lustig for a few years now. I forget how we got in contact, but once I met her, that was it. There was an instant. Glamour’s “Beauty Sleuth” reveals tricks of the trade to help you look fabulously high-end — in any Pomerantz Lustig has spent twenty years as . Glamour contributing editor and author of How to Look Expensive Andrea Pomerantz Lustig lets us peek inside her never-ending beauty.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. How to Look Expensive: Glamou r ‘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 Glamou r ‘s “Beauty Sleuth” reveals tricks of the trade to help you look fabulously high-end—in any economy. 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: Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about How to Look Expensiveplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about How to Look Expensive. Lists with This Book. Oct 03, Minna rated it liked it Shelves: I was hoping for more style secrets and made one of the classic blunders although, not as classic as A getting involved in land wars in Asia or B going against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line: Not Reading the Cover.

That changed my initially disappointed viewpoint to a more-or-less satisfied one. That being said, I felt a little let down at the lack of variety in recommendations.

Lustig put what works for her, which may not work for someone with a different hair type or skin color. She definitely lets her brand loyalty flags fly: I must be the only woman on the planet for whom the much-vaunted Nars Orgasm blush really does nothing. And I definitely prefer my own brand of tinted moisturizer to the one she recommends. Otherwise it just seems like a long column full of Ms.

View all 4 comments. Sep 29, Amber Lea rated it it was amazing.

I bought this book knowing almost nothing about beauty and fashion, and I think I’m the intended audience. I already understood a lot of looo concepts in this book, but I needed some very direct guidance such as “buy this type of product, because it does this, and that matters because of this” because I just had absolutely no idea what half of the stuff out there is for or why I should care about it.

It’s also seems like it would be a good book for someone who’s in the habit of living beyond the I bought this book knowing almost nothing about beauty and fashion, and I think I’m the intended audience.

It’s also seems like it would be a good book for someone who’s in the habit of living beyond their means because there are a lot of tips on saving money if you’re a high roller.

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It’s a little less great if you’re looking to spend next to nothing. But if you’re going into it with a moderate budget, it’s perfect.

I got this book because I want to look presentable for job interviews and I spent my junior high and high school pomsrantz with my face in books and being a nerd on the internet so I have no clue about things like hair styling and make up. I knew the look I wanted to achieve, but I wasn’t quit clear on how to get there.

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So this book was perfect for my needs. I now know more than I ever wanted to know. Jul 06, Melody rated it uow was ok. A few interesting tips but mostly what I should have expected from a Glamour columnist. I keep thinking I should care more about how I look, and I buy clothes that look nice and makeup that looks nice and then I wear my yoga pants and barely bother to wash my face, let alone add a layer of anti-wrinkle cream, a layer of moisturizer, a layer of sunscreen, a layer of foundation, some eye cream, some powder.

I lose interest before I even get the fancy facial cleanser put back in the pomwrantz caddy. T A few interesting tips but mostly what I should have expected from a Glamour columnist. This book, for me, was not the triumph of hope over experience, but yet another exercise in over-reaching my natural inclination. Oct 27, Lucie rated it it was ok. A little disappointed that all the tips were basically for white women Sep 22, Lea ,ook it liked it Recommends it for: Barbie, YOLO-generation, people with too much time.

I just suppose this is really not my genre. I found this on my bookshelf, had bought it since it seduced me through pinterest. Alone based on the title I wish I ;omerantz say, someone gave it to me as a gift.

It just is as if this manual on beauty is for those who either now not to do with their time, or really have their priorities wrong. Feb 05, Pinky rated it liked it Shelves: This is a nice idea for a book and I really like Andrea Pomerantz Lustig. She’s very even in recommending beauty products and services in a wide range of price points.

That being said, a lot of her product choices do not work for me. I totally agree with reviewer Minna about Nars Orgasm.

There are now two women on earth for whom this product does nothing actually, it does something for me – it makes me look oddly goldish and cheap. I have dark brown hair, brown eyes with grey rims and pale sk This is a nice idea for a book and I really like Andrea Pomerantz Lustig.

I have dark brown hair, brown eyes wndrea grey rims and pale skin with a blue undertone and live in the Midwest. Highlights are not going to happen in any way but frightening with my hair and soft brown eyeliner and coral lipstick of any kind make me look washed out.

While many of the product recommendations won’t work for me, the advice to keep it simple is always good. And I’m keeping a running list of new moisturizers and eye creams to try. Apr 15, Joanne rated it it was ok Shelves: Somehow I thought this was a fashion book didn’t pay attention to the subtitleso was startled to find it’s an entire book about hair, skin, and makeup.

It reminds me that there are people actresses, celebrities whose full-time job is looking good. The rest of us get by on what we have time and money for, plus whatever God gave us naturally. So the book was a useful reminder of my priorities.

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Or in this case, the lack of them. It is not that I don’t at all exlensive, I just don’t care a Somehow I thought this was a fashion book didn’t pay attention to the subtitleso was startled to find it’s an entire book sndrea hair, skin, and makeup.

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It is not that I don’t at all care, I just don’t care as much as Lustig does. And given my non-beauty-centric profession, I don’t have to. Nov 18, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: Anyone who’s read a year’s worth of Allure magazine expensiv browsed the forums on makeupalley won’t find anything new here. It’s a solid guide to the uninitiated or otherwise uninterested who want to learn how to present themselves better, and it seemed well-researched, without any glaringly inaccurate missteps in terms of skincare science loo current fashion.

That said, all the information in the book can be easily procured for free online from the myriad helpful resources on blogs, message boards, a Anyone who’s read a year’s worth of Allure magazine or browsed the forums on makeupalley won’t find anything new here. That said, all the information in the book can be easily expnsive for free online from the myriad helpful resources on blogs, message boards, and online review sections.

Oct 10, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: Maybe she expensivf I needed the help? She tries too hard with the different types of women – while that might apply to hairstyles brows for glamour girl are not really different from upper east side.

There were some good product recommendations I guess and one cool mascara tip. Andfea 27, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every young woman should read this book! Andrea Pomerantz Lustig is a genius! She provides so many great tips and ways to spend money while maintaining what’s important. She keeps her advice simple, real, and most importantly, she focuses on self expensuve and true care for your body rather than sending forth a materialistic message.

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I highly recommend this book to any woman that pomeranz about her well being and how she presents pomeranntz. I plan exlensive give a copy to each of my younger cousins as they Every young woman should read this book!

I plan to give a copy to each of my younger cousins as they go off to college. Feb 01, Kari rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think I liked this book so much because 1 I know nothing about beauty, and 2 philosophically, the author thinks a lot like me. Espensive author’s commitment to understatement, priority of life over your beauty regimen, and love of white shirts resonates with me. Sep 16, Melissa rated it it was ok. I like the author’s column in “Glamour”, and I’d recommend sticking to that versus this book of rehashed beauty tips.

I did learn one or two new tricks, but overall this just seems like a glorified beauty editorial. It isn’t a bad read, but I wouldn’t spend money on it- maybe check it out from the library if you’re interested. Oct 30, Rachel rated it really liked it.