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Jun/16/2009

I am amazed at the number of people who reviewed this book, yet have never even read it, much less purchased it. I have purchased, read, re-read and continue to reference her books before making a new make-up or skin care purchase. Does it mean I take her word as Gospel? No. However, before Paula came on the market with her reviews, keep in mind there were very few (if any) broad-spectrum …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue



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Jun/14/2009

I learned a lot while reading this book.
And it really helped me buy better products for my skin.
I can't wait for an 8th edition.

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Age

SkinOther, Other, Neutral

HairOther, Other, Other

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May/16/2009

This is OK as an intro to beauty items but the key is to take everything PB says with a grain of salt. I like to use this as a quick filter for certain types of products where I know her views and mine agree. For example, finding out which AHA/BHA products have the right ph level and sunscreen info.

She's quite biased in her opinions and doesn't give manufacturers a …
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About reviewer (256 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Kinky, Coarse

EyesBrown


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Apr/20/2009

I can understand why Paula and her books aren't taken very seriously but I found this book really helpful. I live in Australia and had heard nothing about her before buying this book and I still don't know much about her so her reputation doesn't have an impact on my review.

The book introduced me to AHA/BHA which has completely changed my skin. I have also learnt about …
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About reviewer (14 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Medium

HairBlond

EyesBrown


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Apr/10/2009

Pros: this book is ok as a general survey of what products are out there in the marketplace (keeping in mind that this is continually changing). The author has a reasonable amount of of knowledge involving makeup artistry and gives some decent recommendations in that area.
Cons: beware of Ms. Begoun's pretense of expertise in interpreting research studies. She doesn't have the …
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About reviewer (31 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairOther, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


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fromGiGi6

Apr/03/2009

I was lost in the vast amounts of skin care products that are available, and didn't know what to use, or what would be most effective for my combination (mild to moderate acne) skin. Then I came across this book one day and it provided me with guidance.

I found Paula's advice on how to tackle acne very valuable and I started a skin-care routine following it, and it is working …
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About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


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fromm331

Mar/30/2009

I loved Paula's books growing up! I even subscribed to her newsletter. When I was just starting to wear make-up and think about skin care her books made me a more educated consumer. She is the person who inspired me to start reading ingredient lists and forever changed my conception of expensive=quality.

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About reviewer (62 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


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fromouija

Mar/30/2009

This has been on my desk at virtually every job I've had, starting with the 2nd version. (I'm a beauty copywriter.) The glossary is invaluable...a listing of gazillions of cosmetic ingredients...what they are, what they do, good, bad or indifferent. I'm a big fan of the reviews as well - and like most people here - do not agree with all of them. The fact that I may hate …Read more

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About reviewer (79 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Other, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesHazel


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Mar/30/2009

Paula Who?MAKEUPALLEY ROX :P
lol

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About reviewer (67 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


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Mar/30/2009

I found paula's book very helpful...no its not the catch all to end all and this website and personal experience are also very valuable tools.

In her book and on her website she mentions that if something works for you and gets a bad rating then great keep using it and go for it...she says these are her personal opinions from her research and testing. She has lots of people who …
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About reviewer (18 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue




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