Before: Ben Goldstein. After: Sergio Kurhajec
Nanci Farruggio, 46
Real life: Suburban mom of two
The HairNanci's cut is so short that extensions would look obvious; Ken's team fitted her with a full wig instead. If your hair falls below your chin, you can get a similar look with a row of clip-in extensions.
The MakeupNanci's long blonde hair is enough of a statement, so Rebecca kept her makeup clean and simple. She defined Nanci's eyes with different shades of brown shadow (taupe all over the lids and chocolate in the crease) and lined her upper lashline with a cobalt blue liquid eyeliner (Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Moiré in #8). "A deep blue liner brightens anyone's eyes, but it's especially stunning on women with light blue or green eyes," says Rebecca. A warm pink blush keeps Nanci's complexion from looking washed-out against all that blonde.
The ClothesThe body-conscious BCBG Max Azria dress and the strappy metallic platforms (Christian Louboutin) Adam selected for Nanci fit the femme fatale bill. But the dress's cap sleeves, crew neckline, and sophisticated color palette keep the look from straying into Real Housewives territory.
Your Inner Femme FataleWhatever the length of your hair, emphasizing your mouth adds instant allure. Look for a nude gloss with a bit of iridescence to make lips appear fuller.
When you're feeling seductive, choose dark colors and jewel tones (as opposed to neons and pastels) and play up your legs or your décolletage, though not both. Also, consider a fitted, sexy le smoking–style pantsuit—the sharp, menswear-inspired look emphasizes the soft femininity of Rapunzel-like hair.
Dress, BCBG Max Azria, $278, Bloomingdales.com . Shoes, Christian Louboutin, $1,795, ChristianLouboutin.com. Bangles, Ben-Amun, $198 each, Henri Bendel, 800-423-6335.
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