How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank

Ever wonder how certain celebrities always look so enviably luxe- ALL the time? [think Victoria Beckham!]. Their secrets have been revealed in a fun new fashiony beach read: How To Look Expensive, by Andrea Pomerantz Lustig [above],  Glamour magazine’s “Beauty Sleuth,” which is also the name of her wildly popular beauty advice column.  Her beauty tips appear regularly in Glamour, The  New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Allure, and more. For many years, KDH was a fashion editor at Glamour and I have always been a fan of Andrea’s work…


Andrea shares with KDHamptons, “With their flawless highlights, luminous skin, and paparazzi-ready but understatedly chic makeup, celebrities radiate glamour and polish. Want to know their secret weapon? An arsenal of highly-paid experts working their magic behind the scenes to make them look like a million bucks!”


Now, Andrea shows women everywhere how they too can get gorgeous~ without breaking the bank! HOW TO LOOK EXPENSIVE bridges the gap between what women want to look like, and what women can afford to look like. At a time when a tank of gas can cost more than a haircut and spending a bundle on your hair just doesn’t seem so sensible, Andrea helps readers manage the disconnect between the price of beauty and what they can actually spend on it.

How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank

KDH loves Andrea’s glamour girl illustrations and personal stationery~ so chic!


A beauty editor for two decades, Andrea believes that, “beauty is powerful– that upgrading your look is a step towards upgrading your life.” HOW TO LOOK EXPENSIVE gives readers access to hundreds of thousands of dollars of beauty advice to make them not just look, but feel like a million bucks! We love the sound of that!!


Soooo, how does a regular girl get gold-card gorgeous without spending a fortune? Andrea shares tips on how to work a beauty budget, discover drugstore finds and “worth-it” splurges [aka “blue chip beauty buys”] as well as tons of advice & tricks from the pros, including:


*The cheap secrets of expensive makeup artists
*How to makeover what’s in your makeup bag to save megabucks
*Princess-perfect skin on a pauper’s budget
*How to make your lips look luxe
*Instructions for five $500 celebrity haircuts to take to your local salon
*How to get (and maintain) the million dollar smile


Are you ready for your Hamptons summer makeover?? Andrea Shares The Four Ways To Look Luxe with KDHamptons Readers:


1. Park Avenue Pretty:

Embodies the spirit of a chic girl from NYC’s Upper East Side
Has perfectly coiffed, shiny hair
Wears flawless, understated makeup
Accessorizes with a statement necklace and/or bold nail polish
Dresses chic but understated, current but still classic instead of following the latest trends

Think: Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway



2. Hollywood Boho:

Embodies the spirit of the cool, effortless downtown hipster
Makes messy hair look chic
Plays up her features in an original way, but always stays pretty, not funky or punky
A little bit edgy, but more boho than bad girl

Think: Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, and Drew Barrymore

How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank


3. Glam Globetrotter :
Embodies the spirit of a world-traveling, no-frills goddess
The Queen of neutral, no-color makeup that never makes her look washed out.
Low-maintenance but modern hair never looks over-styled
Classic, but in a modern, Euro-chic way

Think: Angelina Jolie, Gisele Bundchen, and Kate Moss

How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank

4. Modern Movie Star:
Embodies a rags-to-riches look [normal by day, glam at night]
Her look is classic, in a stylish, eye-catching way
Turns it on big-time at night to steals the spotlight
A more contrived kind of expensive, but never overdoes it

Think: Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, and Scarlett Johansson


How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank
*Pick up a copy to find out which glam girl you are!!!! How to Look Expensive, by Andrea Pomerantz Lustig

With How to Look Expensive, every woman can afford to get gold-card gorgeous, and reap the self-confidence that comes with it.



Andrea Pomerantz Lustig is known around the offices of Glamour as the “Beauty Sleuth,” thanks to the wildly popular beauty advice column and articles she wrote for the magazine for the last decade, as well as her BlackBerry bursting with the hottest beauty pros. She started’s beauty blog and is cherished by Glamour readers for her fresh, original beauty tips, ideas, and solutions.

Prior to becoming a contributing editor at Glamour, she was pioneer editor in chief at, and before that spent ten years as beauty and fitness director at Cosmopolitan.

She regularly appears in the national media, on shows including The Early Show, Good Morning America, Today, Oprah, and Entertainment Tonight. Her beauty tips have appeared in Glamour, the New York Times, Women’s Daily, Allure, and bloggers share her tips with their audiences regularly. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City with her husband and three children.



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