In today’s makeover column in the Province newspaper, I feature 42 year-old, Ilona Kuligowska; a stay at home mom, who likes short hair but feels like she needs a little refresh to make her look a little more hip and stylish.

Before styling:

Cleanse hair with KMS “Silk Sheen Shampoo and Conditioner “ ($16 and $17).  Spray KMS “Silk Sheen Leave-In Conditioner”, for instant detangling and manageability ($19) and blow dry hair using your fingers to create texture.  Finished the style with KMS “Hair Play Molding Paste” ($18) for pliable texture and definition.


llona never wears makeup.  After moisturizing her rather dry skin, I applied a lightweidht foundation, followed by concealer and bronzer.  I used shades of taupe brown, slate silver and champagne around her eye.  I curled her eye lashes and coated them with black mascara and added a nude-warm blush to her cheeks and lips, and finished with a highlight shimmer on the bridge of her nose and cheek bones.

Makeup Must-haves for this look:

MoisturizerNuxe “Nirvanesque”

Clear primerMac “Prep + Prime”

FoundationMake Up For Ever HD Foundation #118 mixed with Make Up For Ever For Ever Face & Body Foundation” #32

ConcealerPur Minerals Disappearing Act in Medium

BronzerNARS “Laguna”

Brow CorrectorMake Up For Ever Brow Pencil #4

Eye Color Make Up For Ever “Eye Prime” with MAC “Arena” “Knight Divine” and “Shroom”

MascaraL’Oreal Voluminous

BlushMAC “Buff”

Lip color MAC “Naked” lip pencil with MAC “Peachstock” lipstick