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The Makeup TransformationWith her smooth, shiny hair adding a discernable spring to her step, Courtney met makeup artist Barbara Farman whose artistry would add the finishing touches to her makeover.
"Courtney has great skin," Farman said, adding that she did very little to even it out, concentrating instead on making her beautiful blue eyes pop.
"I decided to make it all about violet, taking a deep dark shade (try Nars Single Eye Shadow in Daphne, $32) and going right into the center crease of the eye and making a V in the whole crease and doing a paler violet shade (try MAC Eye Shadow in Digit, $24.99 on the inside," explains Farman who has worked on innumerable celebs including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Heather Graham. She then applied black liquid liner (try Almay Liquid Liner, $8) and lots of mascara (try Flirt! Far Out Mascara, $16) to Courtney's lashes and ran a line of dark brown (try NYX Single Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown, $5) inside the bottom lid ("don't use black, it's too harsh," she warns) before smudging out the violet line under the eyes.
Rosy mauve lipstick (try Urban Decay Lipstick in Rush, $22) and tawny bronzer (try Jane Iredale Twice Blushed, $26) applied where the sun would naturally hit her face completed the chic look.
"I feel incredibly glamorous," Courtney said, admiring her new look in the mirror. "Going to have to make my husband take me out tonight, it'd be a shame to waste this on a mac and cheese dinner with the kids!"
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