It’s never too late to say hello to a new year in style. Stylist Melissa Chataigne and beauty expert Kim Gravel gave two lucky TODAY viewers a makeover to help them have their best year ever.
Jen Ka is preparing to celebrate her 40th birthday and prefers to dress more conservatively, so Chataigne wanted to push her out of her comfort zone. Jen recently had a baby and moved, so Gravel gave her a beauty routine that’s easy but polished.
Sharon Cross has recently experienced difficult losses and wants to claim 2021 as her year by feeling powerful and stylish, like her style icon Gabrielle Union. Chataigne helped Sharon’s outfit feel more put together while Gravel gave her a more bold makeup look.
Read on to learn how Chataigne and Gravel glammed up these two women.
Prefer pants over dresses? This jumpsuit provides the best of both worlds. Featuring a v-neckline that’s not too revealing, the jumpsuit also comes with a belt that hits the smallest part of Jen’s waist to accent and balance her curves. The flowy wide-leg portion of the jumpsuit is meant to balance the proportions of her 6-foot frame.
Jen doesn’t wear much color, but Chataigne says to stick to cool or jewel tones when in doubt, since they flatter almost everyone. This jumpsuit is on sale for $89.99, but you can take an extra 50% off when you add it to your cart.
Sparkles are always a girl’s best friend — and can help complete any outfit. Made from gold-toned metal and rhinestones, these versatile hoop earrings can be dressed up or worn down. Get a deal of 25% off when you add them to your cart.
Pelle Moda Monroe 2
You can still look glam without all the inches of a stiletto. These strappy sandal heels come in a snakeskin foil color while sitting on a chunky two-inch heel to keep you stable and comfortable.
This sweater dress is a versatile closet staple. Chataigne chose this dress for its length, which hits just above the knee to help Sharon show off her favorite assets — her legs. The dress is on sale for $69.99, but you can get an extra 50% off at checkout.
These earrings help add a delicate touch to Sharon’s outfit. Made from silvered metal wire, the hoops come with dangling fake black crystals. It’s currently on sale for $14.99, but you’ll get an extra 50% off when you add it to your cart.
Practical doesn’t have to be boring, and this bag is anything but. Made with faux leather, this purse has an unconventional hexagon shape yet is versatile enough to be worn as either a crossbody or clutch. Get an extra 25% off at checkout.
To add playfulness, Chataigne dressed Sharon in bright yellow heels, made with soft-to-the-touch suede. While the pair is on sale for $54.99, you can get an extra 50% off when you add it to your cart.
Jen and Sharon’s makeup
Tarte Face Tape Foundation
This Tarte foundation helps give more complete coverage, with a formula that’s not only hypoallergenic but also helps give a matte appearance.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
Blemishes, scars and dark circles are no match to this concealer. Made with a vegan formula, this concealer is so popular the brand claims one is sold every 12 seconds. Gravel says concealing should go on next to last in your makeup routine. When applied before the foundation, you compromise coverage. When used last, it gives you a highlighted look that can erase any application mistakes.
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Setting Powder
When you’re on-the-go the last thing you want is your makeup fading. This setting powder was made to help Sharon and Jen’s look last all day long. The formula also works to brighten skin and comes with a little applicator so it can be applied practically anywhere.
Get that sun-kissed appearance year-round. This bronze aims to provide a glowing appearance (without looking orange). Made with swirls of liquid pigment baked on terracotta tiles, the powder self-adjusts to help give the appearance of a natural bronze.
Tarte Sketch and Set Brow Pencil & Tinted Gel
For a quick natural-looking brow, this two-in-one comes with a pencil for precision and a tinted gel to help brows stay in place.
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
Versatile eyeshadow shades can turn a casual look sultry in a matter of seconds. This palette comes with 12 different matte shades including cream, pink, brown and black. The warm and cool tones can be mixed and matched for any desired look.
This black liquid eyeliner, which is from Kim Gravel’s beauty line, was made to easily swipe and glide onto your lid to help your eyes pop and complete your makeup look.
Laura Geller LashBoss Major Length Mascara
Give off the appearance of longer lashes with a lengthening mascara. This formula was designed to provide volume and lift lashes for a bold and full appearance.
Create an eye-catching lip that lasts more than an hour. Designed to stay on all day, this lipstick comes in 28 different shades from a bold red to a soft nude. The formula was made to hydrate with a creamy finish and add a pop of color to even your most basic makeup looks.
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