Mission Makeover

Shannon, before and after her Mission Makeover ambush. Photo: Kristin Burns

Los Angeles, California is known as the "City of Dreams." Yet, never in million years did Shannon dream anything like this would happen.

Innocently strolling down Melrose Avenue in search of coffee, wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants with zero makeup, she was the ideal Mission Makeover candidate. After some persuading (and a little begging), Shannon agreed to a total transformation.



Inside the Mission Makeover trailer, makeup artist Roberta Inez gave Shannon an easy, everyday look.

She applied a sheer foundation and a touch of concealer under the eyes, which offers enough coverage to even the skin tone but allow Shannon's natural beauty to come through.

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Shannon gets a face-framing hairdo. Photo: Kristin Burns

On the lids, she swept three neutral shadows -- brown, beige and gold-- to make Shannon's blue eyes pop. To keep the look wearable, she used a brown shade to line the upper and lower lash lines. Using eye shadow as opposed to a pencil or liquid eyeliner creates a softer effect. A few coats of brown mascara rounded out the eyes.

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Shannon after her Mission Makeover transformation. Photo: Kristin Burns

On Shannon's cheeks, Inez used bronzer to define and warm up her complexion. To create a natural-looking contour, lightly sweep just under the cheekbones and up towards the ear. Choose a bronzer that's on the lighter side for a delicate definition. To finish, Inez smoothed on a pale lip gloss onto Shannon's pout.

Inez gave Shannon's shapeless hairstyle a modern edge by cutting a slight angle at the front, blunting the ends, and then filling in the fringe. She used a flat iron to smooth and show off the sharp lines.

Stylist Jordan Feldman slipped Shannon into a little black dress. The scooped neckline and darted waist accentuated her slim physique, which was hidden underneath her shapeless sweats.

The final result: pretty dreamy.

For more stylish makeovers for every body type, check out our My Body My Style series!