I recently read a WSJ interview with famed Collectista Agnes Gund and yelled “Brava!” in a room all by my lonesome. Aggie has pluck for saying she mostly collects art that is “beautiful.” (I must note here that, as a child, I got a Chinese fortune that said, “A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck,” at no less than a dozen Sunday-night dinners. At the time, I felt gypped. Now, I love using the word whenever remotely applicable, and totally get it. But I digress….) The point is, we shouldn’t be ashamed that we are attracted to beautiful things. Beauty can be as viscerally moving as disturbing, grotesque, or angry works. Accordingly, I have been thinking about what defines “beauty.” Since the answer is in the eye of the beholder, I examined some art I personally think is beautiful enough to bring to life. Along with top beauty artists, I have reproduced my own version of favorite art faces and hair, and even dabbled in Nail Art History. If you start feeling jealous along the way, you can also shop for the best under-eye concealers and get the best spray tan.
 

MAYBE YOU WERE BORN WITH IT: MAYBE IT’S ART

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LIFE IMITATING ART: HAIRY PAIRINGS AND DIY DEEP CONDITIONING

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THE GREAT CONCEAL REVEAL: THE BEST UNDER-EYE COVERAGE
 

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GET THE GLOW: THE BEST NATURAL SPRAY TANS

 

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MAKE NAIL ART HISTORY: SUSI KENNA’S GUIDE TO MUSEUM-QUALITY NAILS
 

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