Mommy Makeover August 2011
Tonita Cody participated in our August 2011 Mommy Makeover
Photo By John Harpring
Tonita Cody, 42, is a wife, mother of two and pastor of Parks Grove F.B.H. Church in Lincolnton. Between caring for her family and ministering to her church members, Cody’s busy schedule leaves little personal time.
A Mommy Makeover was the perfect opportunity for Cody to get some fashion and makeup tips as well as freshen up her hair color and Cody began her day at Dillard’s Augusta Mall with a foundation fitting with Jessica Pach, a fit specialist and business manager of Dillard’s lingerie department. Like most women, Cody was wearing the wrong size bra. Pach explained that building a good foundation with your undergarments makes a huge difference in the way your clothes hang on your body. She also fitted Cody in a TC Shaper body suit/full-body shaper.
Pach explains that foundation fitting is a service Dillard’s provides to everyone. While customers can get a fitting at any time, she recommends calling the lingerie department to schedule a fitting to ensure that the fit specialist has sufficient time to spend with you.
Cody likes to wear skirts and dresses and Dealynn Fryer showed her which silhouettes looked best on her. Cody chose a MSSP Women’s rose and cream peasant-style dress, rose gold metallic leather Michael Kors shoes and Badgley Mischka bag for her “after” photo shoot.
“This look is fresh and youthful, very angelic,” says Fryer.
Cody’s next stop was with master stylist Felicia Lamar at the Dillard’s salon. Lamar’s first step was to do a color cleanse, which is the application of a combination of Aveda Shampure shampoo, water, lightener and 10-volume developer. She washed the color cleanse out and then used Aveda hair color in a brownish-blonde shade.
Lamar used the following Aveda products when styling Cody’s hair: Color Conserve shampoo, Damage Control conditioner, Smooth Infusion style prep and glossing lotion and Confixer liquid gel. She styled Cody’s hair by having her sit under the hair dryer and then used a flat iron on the top to provide some spiky curl and finished her look with some Aveda Defining Whip.
Cody’s last stop before her photo shoot was a skincare and makeup consultation with Estee Lauder makeup artist Keith Harrison. Harrison used the following steps and Estee Lauder products to complete Cody’s look:
1. Preparing the skin. Harrison applied Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, Estee Lauder’s newest breakthrough product that reduces discoloration and Day Wear Moisturizer lotion.
2. Foundation. Harrison used a foundation brush to apply Double Wear foundation in rich ginger. He says to start application on the cheeks and then brush it in towards the nose and out onto the rest of the face. He followed with powder in new soft chestnut.
3. Eyes. Harrison began with Double Wear eye shadow base in café au lait. The base can be used to prime the eye for eye shadow or it can be used alone as an eye color. He then applied blazing bronze and berry burst shadows over the lid, intense violet in the corners of her eyes and satin just beneath the brow. He used a dark brown shadow to fill in her brows, lined her upper lid with Double Wear gel eyeliner in stay onyx and finished with MagnaScope mascara.
4. Finishing touches. Some nude nuance powder blush was applied mostly on the apples of the cheeks and then brushed over the cheekbone. For Cody’s lips, Harrison applied Lip Conditioner, lined and filled in her lips with tea rose liner followed by Pure Color lipsticks in a combination of pink and brown tones and finished with a little gloss.
Want a makeover? Send a recent photo, contact information and a letter describing why you deserve a makeover to: Karin Calloway, editor, Augusta Family Magazine, P.O. Box 1405, Augusta, GA 30903 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications also may be submitted at www.augustafamily.com.
Mommy Makeover August 2011 - Terrific Tonita