Last week I picked up a copy of Paul Starr on Beauty: Conversations with Thirty Celebrated Women ($22.76) and I've already read it cover to cover. Paul Starr is a celebrity makeup artist whose hands have touched dozens of star studded faces including Pamela Anderson, Salma Hayek, Michelle Pfeiffer, Angelina Jolie, Meg Ryan and one of his personal favorites Jennifer Garner. In the early 80s, he moved to Los Angeles without having any formal makeup training and by 2002 he became so successful that he collaborated with Estee Lauder on a collection.
The book contains oodles of flawless close-up shots, a blurb about each celebrity and a series of interview questions. The topics include everything from what the celebs carry in their makeup bag, how they feel about plastic surgery, how they define beauty, and their personal fountain of youth.
In addition, celebrity looks from the book have been broken down and are accompanied by highlighted diagrams so you are clear about which part of the face he is referencing.
Since the book contains 30 separate interviews, you can pick it up and put it down without losing your place. It's an easy and entertaining read that anyone who loves beauty and beautiful famous women would enjoy reading.