Makeovers in the Movies

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Makeovers in the Movies: Pretty Woman

There are makeover movies I love to love - and some I love to hate. Pretty Woman is definitely one I love to hate:...

Makeovers in the Movies: Working Girl

  Makeovers always hold the promise of a better life - new beginnings, being accepted into a better crowd, or finally measuring up. But what...

Makeovers in the Movies: Miss Congeniality

There's a special genre of movie makeover: the Tomboy Makeover. Smart, goofy, and somewhat grimy, the Tomboy has lived her early life free from the...

Makeovers in the Movies: The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito)

As January ends, it's occurred to me that I haven't posted anything about makeovers. And since January is National Makeover Month (in the US...

Makeovers in the Movies: My Fair Lady

Every makeover holds some small promise of a new life - as we try a new hairstyle or outfit we might hope for renewed...

Makeovers in the Movies: Now, Voyager

Makeovers are so often dismissed as superficial - nothing more than a quick romp through some stores and a beauty salon. But quite often...

Makeovers in the Movies: Vertigo

Makeovers in the movies are so often about brightening up the place: prettifying a nerdy girl, replacing a boring wardrobe - even spicing up...

Makeovers in the Movies: Grease

There's nothing like the vicarious thrill we get when we see a makeover in a movie. In the blink of an eye, a made-over...

My Writing

A Week Without Mirrors

What would a day be like without looking at ourselves in a mirror? The idea of seeing our own reflections - first thing in...

War Paint

Do you watch Vikings? I'm totally hooked, and between the violent clashes between cultures (and the costume details), I've been musing about Floki's eyeliner.   Fierce...

Faces: Thérèse Le Prat

As a makeup artist, I love faces - that goes without saying. But I don't just love a pretty face with makeup on it...