Makeover: a new perspective for the new year

Nadia Albano gives a 53-year-old woman a new look after chemotherapy treatment

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Nimeera Shamji is a 53-year-old executive director of a long-term care facility, who is recovering from chemotherapy treatment and wanted a fresh look to start the year with a fresh perspective.

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Nimeera has grown her hair back after chemotherapy treatment and the texture is different than it was. She had previously colored it and wanted to give it a makeover. To start, we applied foil highlights in a star-shaped placement to light up her face. We then deepened her foundation color to a gorgeous deep coffee brown.

We cleaned her hair with Oribe – Beautiful Color Shampoo and Conditioner, then added a pea-sized amount of Oribe – Supershine Moisturizing Cream for extra moisture and heat protection. I then proceeded to reshape her haircut eliminating unwanted volume and length. I tightened the back and sides of the hair and chipped the top texturizing it and creating a fun and versatile short pixie.

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I dried her hair with a denman brush and styled the look with KMS – Molding Paste for texture with a modern, natural finish.


Nimeera has gorgeous facial features and beautiful skin, so we wanted to play it all. We started by unifying her complexion with a transparent foundation and a concealer to lighten under the eyes. We shaped her face with bronzer and blush and on her eyes we chose beautiful warm honey brown and ginger-copper tones to enhance her eye color and compliment her skin tone. We filled in her brows to create a natural yet defined arch, then finished with a sheer lip tint.

Makeup used:

Primer: MIFA integral oil

Foundation: Benefit — Hello Happy Foundation #8

Corrector: Advantage — Boi-ing Creaseless Concealer

Eye shadow: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Bruni Bruni with Natasha Denona Mini Nude Palette

Eyebrows : Advantage — Precisely My Brow Pencil

Sunbathe: NARS — Casino Sunbather

To blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful

Lip: Glo Skin Beauty Lip Gloss in Whisper

Finishing Spray: MIFA Vitamin Sea Essence

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