From a pot of her mother's face cream to a multimillion dollar cosmetic empire, the late Miss Rubinstein engagingly revealed...

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MY LIFE FOR BEAUTY

From a pot of her mother's face cream to a multimillion dollar cosmetic empire, the late Miss Rubinstein engagingly revealed the chutspah which drove her for 94 years. Her entire adult life from her late teens was spent peddling skin creams in swank beauty palaces; she opened the world's first beauty shop in Australia, branched out to London, Paris, New York and wherever women had more money than self-confidence. Singlemindedly, she instigated the breakthrough from rice powder to the foundation mask, then appointed her younger sisters to hold the forts and defend the tills. Along with her genuine dedication to skin care, she hawks such fragrant soft soap as, ""All the eye make-up on the market can not illuminate eyes that have lost their interest in the world..."" Unlike many of her customers, she has no self-indulgence and writes without an ounce of flab.

Pub Date: April 27, 1966

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1966