EASY GLAMOUR: The Black Woman's Definitive Guide to Beauty and Style by Barbara with Vicki Lindner Walden

EASY GLAMOUR: The Black Woman's Definitive Guide to Beauty and Style

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Barbara Walden's Glamour is not so easily obtained--30 minutes a day for skin care alone--but her ideas on beauty and style are distinctive, and they are tailored for a black clientele. For example, there are tips for removing melanin stains (lemon water), an explanation of why black women have shorter eyelashes than white women, and ""Heritage Secrets"" (frequently from Egypt) scattered throughout. Separate chapters cover the usual contents--skin care, makeup, hair care, dress--and a brief section takes up ""Star Quality."" ""Natural"" is not the attraction here: Walden, who once peddled her preparations door-to-door in Watts, opts for makeup all the time, and favors dramatic looks--body glitter, bright aqua stockings, hair ornaments made from cowrie shells or painted chopsticks. A lively, look-at-me voice here, confident and well-tuned.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1981
Publisher: Morrow