We’re over the expression “Not your daughter’s (fill in the blank).” However, it really does apply to this book, Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself. François Nars, makeup artist extraordinaire, worked his magic on the faces of 62 real people—then wrote clear, detailed instructions on creating each look. The result is stunning and coffee table worthy, but it’s the tips—and transformations—that make the tome worth owning ($45; narscosmetics.com).
It is with some reluctance that I write about designer Maison Martin Margiela’s first fragrance, Untitled. This scent is so unusual, uplifting, sexy (I could go on) that despite my role as More’s beauty director, I was tempted to keep it to myself. But it’s on shelves now at Saks ($100; saks.com), so, alas, word’s out. The scoop? Its green notes are deepened with white musk, and to try it is to love it. But please resist telling everyone . . .
For style mavericks, at-home (easy!) nail art livens up an everyday mani:
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips($9; drugstores) are “nail stickers” that last up to a week, are made of nail lacquer and come in cheeky patterns like Misbehaved (fishnet) and Frock Star (glitter), above.