Find the Right Look for You
Want a free makeover? Get online! Here are four sites that might inspire you to make the changes you're considering.
Contributing associate beauty editor Kate Sandoval bravely tries out four new looks on DailyMakeover.com
(that's her au natural
on the top left). Here's how to get started
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offers thousands of hair, makeup, and accessory choices: You can even whiten your teeth. Or check out how you'd look in new eyeglass frames. (The first photo upload is free; for $15, you can use more photos; choose from more hairstyles; and print, save, or post your makeover.)Especially good for:
Playing with options. There's hardly any look you can't approximate on this site.
Photo: Courtesy of Clairol.com
to try any of Clairol's 235 shades—no mess, no cost, no commitment. Especially good for:
Avoiding unfortunate mistakes. Choosing hair dye at the drugstore is often a gamble (do you want natural light brown? medium neutral brown?). But when you upload your photo and actually see your entire head of hair in a different color, the perfect one seems immediately obvious.
Photo: Courtesy of MaryKay.com
If you want to try a complete makeup line all in one place (or if you're a Mary Kay fanatic), MaryKay.com
is your go-to site. Select your lipstick, lip liner, gloss, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and cheek color.Especially good for:
Seeing how a pro makeup job looks on you. Click on Get Makeup Artist Looks to try different trends (like a "spring" or an "urban" palette).
Photo: Courtesy of LiftMagic.com
Have you ever wondered how you'd look after having a little work done? Check out LiftMagic.com
, where a program allows you to manipulate your features to (approximately) mimic a neck lift, nose reduction, or lip augmentation, for example.
Especially good for:
Figuring out whether you'd like a consultation with a plastic surgeon.