Makeover Magic + Humor

makeoverWe all love a good makeover story! I know I do because two of my favorite movies of all time feature just that: Clueless and Pretty Woman! Essence featured a few shots that show the power of makeup… just be sure to take it all off!!! Click the image to view the gallery!

Need a few more tips? Glad you asked! ABC featured a segment on dirty little makeup tricks, all under $10

Secret Beauty Tricks

  1. Bobbi Brown, makeup guru: Coconut oil. Brown says coconut oil from the grocery store works for everything — from a hair conditioner to dry skin for your body.

  2. Gretta Monahan, style expert: Warm water and salt. In a spray bottle, mix five parts warm water to one part salt. Monahan calls it “an automatic volumizing tonic” that will give you “that beachy feel in your hair.”

  3. “GMA”‘s Elena George, makeup artist: A spatula. Use a spatula to get to the bottom of beauty products that the pump won’t get.

  4. “GMA”‘s Dora Smagler, hair stylist: Smagler’s secret beauty trick didn’t focus on a product, but a method: For people who want to wear their hair straight but who still want it to have lots of body, just iron the tips only.

Go-To Products Under $10

  • “GMA”‘s Lisa Hayes, makeup artist: Hayes says lashes are key. Lashes open up the eyes and “they will polish you up in a second,” she said.

  • “GMA”‘s Valerie Johnson, makeup artist: Preparation H. Johnson called the product “the perfect thing for puffiness under the eyes,” and said people can mix it with their favorite eye cream. She said it should not be used every morning.

For a little makeover humor, checkout the hilarious video of men trying to do what we ladies do best, courtesy of Mashable! LOL!