Toss the Gloss

Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+

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Fully updated with new recommendations, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to looking great at age 50 and beyond.

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$18.00 USD
September 2016
216 pages
7" x 9"
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Trade Paper

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ISBN: 9781580056212

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ISBN: 9781580056496

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Toss the Gloss

Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+

By Andrea Q. Robinson, Illustrated by Chesley McLaren

$18.00 USD, Trade Paper, September 2016

“Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” says Andrea Q. Robinson. “Good makeup reclaims you.” Robinson, whose illustrious career has included positions such as the chief marketing officer of Estée Lauder, president of Tom Ford Beauty, beauty editor of Vogue, and president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, is the ultimate industry insider. Now, she shares her decades of experience in this honest and straightforward guide for women fifty and over.

In Toss the Gloss, you will learn:

  • Why the right cosmetics, not anti-aging skincare, will help you look your youthful best.
  • How to recognize the seduction of beauty-industry tactics designed to get you to spend more money than you need to.
  • Gimmick-free tips and easy-to-follow shortcuts to make the most of your features.
  • Up-to-date recommendations on which products to choose and which to skip over.

With this inspiring book as a guide, women will feel more natural and more confident—at any age. Includes illustrations by Chesley McLaren.

About Andrea Q. Robinson, Illustrated by Chesley McLaren

Andrea Q. Robinson, author of Toss the GlossAndrea Q. Robinson is known for her many leadership positions in the cosmetics industry. She directed and served as president of several of the industry’s most outstanding luxury brands, including Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Prescriptives, Ultima II, Helena Rubenstein, Germaine Monteil, Alexandra de Markoff, and Bill Blass. She also served as Chief Marketing Officer of Estée Lauder and consulting CEO for a line of cosmetics in development for one of the world’s most well-known makeup artists. Prior to her corporate positions, she was a magazine editor for Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Seventeen, where she created and reported on both beauty and fashion trends and discovered and developed several of the industry’s biggest talents, including makeup master Kevyn Aucoin.

Andrea’s mission in the beauty business has always been to help women look like and be themselves—only better. This concept has driven her creation of revolutionary industry trends and fostered her passionate interest in cosmetics for her generation. She has been recognized as an innovative business leader whose skill set has helped redefine the concept of beauty for the modern woman. Andrea has served on the boards of Cosmetic Executive Women and The Fashion Group International and has received multiple awards such as Cosmetic Executive Women’s “Legends and Leaders” award, Women’s Wear Daily’s “Marketing Innovator of the Year” award, and several back-to-back FiFi awards (the Oscars of the beauty industry) for “Fragrance Star of the Year.”

Andrea has two children and lives in New York City.