“The closest I had to a wedding was a party my family threw for me when I got leave from the military in 1983,” said Sharon. “I was pregnant and wearing a borrowed maternity dress.”
Sharon may not have had a wedding day, but last month she certainly was queen for a day. As the M-O-B makeover winner, she won a head-to-toe look for Erin’s wedding including makeup and hair styling from Senses New York Salon & Spa and a style consultation with designer-to-the-stars Kay Unger.
HAIR: We turned to Antonio Rosa, owner of Senses New York Salon & Spa to work his magic. “I didn’t know if he’d go real short. I’m happy with the direction he went,” said Sharon. “The length will give me the option of wearing my hair up. I haven’t worn my hair up since prom.”
Used a single-process hair color in medium blonde (Level 7) by Organic Color Systems. He brightened it up and added depth and contrast with blonde (Level 9) highlights.
“We kept the length intact but added layers for movement,” said Antonio. “Sharon’s going to be able to wear it up or down for the wedding and not be limited to one style at all.”
MAKEUP: Adam Maclay is a makeup artist with Senses New York Salon & Spa and also does makeup for WE tv’s show “My Fair Wedding.” He gave Sharon a wedding-worthy look and armed her with tricks to replicate the look on the big day.
“Adam did an excellent job with the makeup,” said Sharon. “He was sensitive to the fact that I normally don’t wear makeup and kept it very light and natural looking. I’ll try to replicate the look as best I can for the wedding.”
For moisture; Skin Medica TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer + SPF20 applied with a Foundation Brush by Mac
For reducing redness; Green concealer by Makeup Forever
For concealing blemishes and evening skin tones; Foundation by Temptu applied with an airbrush or Face and Body Foundation by Mac
For filling in eyebrows; Creamy Brow Pencil in “Blonde” by Lorac
For definition; Technakohl Liner in “Brownborder” by Mac
For color; Shadow in “Swish,” “Retrospeck,” “Expensive Pink,” and “Woodwinked” with a touch of “Crystal Avalanche,” by Mac. “I used the darker colors on the outer corner of the eye and peaches and pinks on the inner corner then blended with a blending blush,” said Adam.
For volume; Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof by Maybelline. “Waterproof is necessary especially on wedding days.” He recommends going over it with a brow brush if it’s clumpy.
For curl; Eyelash curler by Tart. “She should look into false lashes for the day of the wedding,” said Adam.
For definition; Lipliner in “Natural Blush” by E.L.F. “I filled in the outer corners so as the lipstick wears off there is still color.”
For color; Lip gloss in #27 by Makeup Forever. “Everyone should own this color,” said Adam. “It goes with every skin tone.”
For shine; Lip Buxom by Bare Escentuals
DRESS: Then it was off to Kay Unger’s NYC Fashion District showroom to meet the world-famous designer herself. Kay pulled different looks for Sharon to try on based on her measurements and Erin’s wedding color scheme of aqua, peony, ivory, and green. Read on to see the winning look (and a few runners up too!)
Look 1: One Shoulder Coral Dress
“This one shoulder, is very interesting and a lot of fun on you,” said Kay. “You don’t have to hold your stomach in and the pockets give you some place to put your hands!
“I really like the color of this one,” said Sharon. “It would be fun to dance in because of the full skirt. But, maybe it’s a little too young and might not marry well with the pink poppies Erin may use for the wedding.”
Look 2: Satin & Jacquard Sheath Dress
“It’s a very unique fabric,” said Kay. “I think of all the dresses we’ve given you, you’d be most likely to wear this again. Whereas the coral dress you might not. It’s something to take into consideration.”
“It’s such an elegant dress but maybe the color is a little too close to white,” said Sharon. “I’m just not comfortable wearing something so close to white to a wedding.”
The Winning Look: Green Strapless
“You look most comfortable. It’s so pretty and you look very, very slim in this dress,” said Kay.
“Green is one of my very favorite colors. Even my house is decorated in green,” said Sharon. “It’s a simple, elegant design. Often, strapless dresses are too revealing but this one comes up high enough that it’s actually quite tasteful. This is the one, I love it!”
-Drop earrings or diamond studs
-Colorful cocktail ring with green gems
-Dressy, delicate silver watch
Stay tuned…FOF will follow up with Sharon after her daughter’s wedding next Spring and report back!
Do you like the dress Sharon chose? Comment below and tell us what you think!