Things have certainly changed in the 40 plus years since Dionne Warwick’s song “Don’t Make Me Over,” was the number one song on Billboards top records hit chart.
Today just about every magazine, TV show, newspaper and newly launched beauty book author, are all singing – if not shouting – at the top of their lungs: “Please… let us make you over!” As I am writing this, I googled the word “makeover” and up came 3,810,000 hits! Almost 4 million website pages with makeover information– that is incredible.
I have to admit that there is something magical in watching someone go from frumpy to fabulous seeming before our eyes, that is both fascinating – as well as encouraging – “if she can look that good, then I certainly can too!” It is no wonder that the ‘Before and after Makeover’ has been around since 1980 (almost 30 years!) when the TV show, Sally Jesse Raphael, debuted the Makeover concept on her national TV show. Even today millions of women, including myself, still turn on, tune in, or turn the pages, to see what we can do to change ourselves from ‘glum to glamorous’ in just a few easy to do steps.
A ‘Makeover,’ can be a good thing. What I call a ‘Fakeover’is NOT the same ~ by any stretch of the imagination,
and is always a bad thing. Fakeovers are makeovers gone crazy ala ‘extreme’ ~ while it may work for TV ratings, and magazine sales, in real life, I gotta tell you that I, nor any of the gals I know are dying to get lifted, lipo’d, lasered, beached, or teeth capped while on national TV. Plus these crazy, some of the over the top TV shows, have gotten so extreme, that in my opinion, the recipients could qualify as a new witnesses in a government protection program. You have seen them. The curtain opens, the newly altered ‘after’ appears, and the loved ones are stunned, gapping mouths, with a ‘just who the heck is that woman? And what have they done to my wife, mom, sister, etc.’ look on their faces.
Makeovers on the other hand are subtle ways in which you enhance your appearance yet are still able to recognize yourself in the mirror. Perhaps it is a new haircut, or adding highlights, or just a couple of updated makeup tweaks that help you look your best. A good makeover doesn’t require a full overhaul in most cases, but rather just a couple of refining methods to keep you looking and feeling radiant.
Most of us learned to put on our makeup in either high school or college, and even though we are not wearing the same clothes, driving the same car, or living in the same place as we did way back then, somehow we get stuck in a makeup time warp. If you have not changed your look in the last five years ~ girlfriend, it shows!
You can go to any department store cosmetics counter, spa or salon makeup artist and schedule a makeover appointment with an expert. It won’t cost a lot of money, only about one hour of time, and the new updated techniques could take a few years off your age, bring out your sparkling eyes, or accentuate your luscious lips – now that is priceless!
If you want to see a makeover in action, I have created four free mini makeup videos to walk you through the how-to process. Each focuses on a different part of the face: skin condition; foundation, blush and powder; eyes; and the lips. I invite you to sit back, relax, watch and learn how you can bring out your personal beauty best in a matter of minutes! Click here to begin your beautiful makeover: http://susiegalvez.com/beauty_tips.php
Enjoy! And remember to always surround yourself with beauty!