Must-See Mommy Makeovers!
Time for a change? These three women said "Yes, please!" and took the plunge with mommy makeovers at the Frédéric Fekkai Fifth Avenue salon in New York City. Check out their wow-worthy transformations, and get inspired to make your own.
The Style Squad
Sadah Saltzman, NYC-based makeup artist
Gina Feld, 42
Beauty Bummer: Gina was stuck in a ponytail rut due to her self-described "lack of a style." A hair-coloring virgin, she was ready to do whatever it took to hide incoming grays.
The Big Fix: It's all about the lob—stylist speak for long bob—with soft layers to add movement. The versatile style can be worn air-dried with a few styling products, or blow-dried smooth for a more polished take.
Reyad created a subtle sun-kissed look by leaving Gina's base color and adding caramel highlights around her face. Using a technique called balayage, highlights are painted on, boosting overall color while camouflaging gray hairs.
Sadah kept Gina's makeup soft and simple, perfect for a low-maintenance lifestyle. She brightened her eyes with a champagne shadow, black mascara and clear brow gel. The finishing touch was a sheer reddish-brown lipstick, ideal for day to night.
What Gina Had to Say: "It's Gina 2.0! I can finally wear my hair down. Plus, the cut was easy to style, which as a working mom of two is exactly what I need."
Get the Look: Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow, $5, Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer, $10, CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Amazing Auburn, $9, Almay Intense i-Color Volumizing Mascara in Plum for Brown Eyes, $8, Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème, $20, Oribe Smooth Style Serum, $49
Video: Pretty Daytime Makeup Look
Lisa Gold, 45
Beauty Bummer: With a blossoming career in screenwriting, Lisa needed a serious overhaul of her soccer-mom style. The catch: Lisa's new look had to take her from back-to-school night to movie showing in no time.
The Big Fix: Hos transformed Lisa's hair with long layers and side-swept bangs. His go-to helpers: body-building mousse, a medium round brush and sheer hairspray. Reyad brightened her cool blond shade with highlights, using the balayage technique, to complement her chic cut. Cherry-red lips are the focal point of this sophisticated makeup look. Sadah added a peachy-pink blush for balance. A strip of false lashes and black liner make Lisa's eyes pop.
What Lisa Had to Say: "Wow, wow, wow!" was Lisa's initial reaction, in between taking selfies to send to her husband. "Hollywood, and my boys, won't know what hit them."Get the Look: Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush in #3, $22, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, $26, Ardell Press On Lash, $8, Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray, $7, Fekkai Full Blown Volume Lightweight Styling Whip, $20
Video: Fun Evening Makeup Look
Katie Rondeau, 33
Beauty Bummer: Katie's lengthy morning routine had always consisted of heavy makeup and blond extensions. She was anxious to pare down with minimal makeup to better suit her on- the-go schedule as a dance teacher.
The Big Fix: Less is more when it comes to daytime makeup. The bare necessities: sheer tinted moisturizer, neutral eye shadow, rose-colored lip balm and a chocolate-brown brow pencil. Reyad removed the extensions and softened Katie's hair color to a subtle ombré. He applied a dark base color first, then added both highlights and lowlights to create balance and depth.
What Katie Had to Say: "Talk about a time-saver! This easy three-step process will cut my morning routine in half and give me more time to spend with my two boys."
Get the Look: Marc Anthony True Professional Dream Waves Beach Spray, $9, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare CC Cream SPF 18, $36, Maybelline New York Eye Studio Brow Define & Fill Duo, $8, Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry, $9