Our cover model is a woman of many moods, as she revealed at this month's special two-in-one cover shoot: For daytime Oprah got cozy in a chunky H&M sweater; for evening she emerged from the cocoon and went into full dazzle mode, with a glittery dress, glitzy jewels, and rich nail polish. Oprah's makeup artist, Derrick Rutledge, performed his own quick-change act, sculpting our model's features with contouring, the strategic placement of darker and lighter shades of foundation (look inside the cover for his tips). The effects may be dramatic, but you can try the technique long before the sun goes down, says Rutledge: "Just blend it, blend it, blend it." Oprah was impressed by the magical power of contouring: "If you have a pumpkin face, you'll look like an almond," she said. A transforming experience indeed.

Photo: Ruven Afanador

Photo: Alec Kugler

Photo: Ruven Afanador

Nailed It
Nothing adds polish to an outfit like a manicure. Opt for muted hues during the day and deep, dark shades in the evening. Short on time? "Apply a coat of a translucent sparkly polish over your current color to instantly jazz it up," suggests manicurist Roseann Singleton.

Slip on colorful gemstones for an easy, everyday look.
1.Janis by Janis Savitt, $135 each; JanisSavitt.com

2. Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color in Love Hangover, $20; DeborahLippmann.com

3. $48; JCrew.com

4. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Ballerina, $28; Chanel.com

5. $2,700; JohnHardy.com

6. OPI Nail Lacquer in Inside the Isabelletway, $10; Ulta.com

Add some glam after hours with edgy, geometric jewels.
7. Pandora Jewelry, (from top) $60, $50, $125, and $85; Pandora.net

8. Essie Nail Polish in Tribal Text-Styles, $8.50; Essie.com

9. Stella & Dot, $29; StellaDot.com

10. Lancôme Vernis in Love in Rive Gauche, $16; Lancome-USA.com

11. $2,990; HeartsonFire.com

12. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Can't Beet Royalty, $10; drugstores

Photos: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.


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