Real Woman Makeovers
Are you using the same beauty techniques, products, and colors that you used as a teenager? Or perhaps you've become lost in a sea of too many products, never really sure which ones work for you. Who couldn't use a refresher course from an expert, especially one who's styled beauties like Delta Burke, Helen Hunt, and Amy Brenneman? "It's your job to learn what looks good," say makeup artist and hair stylist Jim Crawford, "and you need to learn to use the right products correctly so they don't just sit in a drawer." Crawford gave three lucky women a personalized hair and makeup makeover so they could achieve they look they've always wanted.
Emily: Casual Gal Goes Glam
Emily, 45, a single mom of two teenage girls, wanted a glamorous new look for evening. "I wanted a new way to look sharp on an evening out," she says. "I know how to be easy and breezy so I'm comfortable walking into the drugstore. I wanted to go beyond that."
Using varying shades of foundation, Crawford added width to her face, then made her cheeks glow with an iridescent blush. Eyes got the smoky treatment with mocha shadow and dark brown liner, and lips got a sexy crimson pout. Crawford finished the look by blowing her hair straight and giving her a dramatic side part.
"I was stunned when I looked in the mirror," Emily says. "I had no idea my hair could be made to go that straight. It was a little strange. But after I stared at myself for a while, I grew to like it. My daughter suggested I go dancing -- even though it was a Wednesday night."