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Makeover: A fresh perspective for the new year

Makeover: A fresh perspective for the new year

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

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

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Nimeera has been growing back her hair after chemo treatment and the texture is different than it used to be. She previously coloured it and wanted to revamp it. To start, we applied foil highlights in a starburst placement to brighten up around her face. We followed by deepening her background foundation colour to a beautiful deep-coffee brown.

We cleansed her hair with Oribe — Beautiful Color Shampoo and Conditioner then added a pea-size amount of Oribe — Supershine Moisturizing Cream for added hydration and heat protection. I then proceeded to reshaped her haircut by eliminating unwanted bulk and length. I tightened up the back and sides of the hair and chipped into the top by texturizing it and creating a fun and versatile short pixie.

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


Nimeera has gorgeous facial features and lovely skin so we wanted to play it all up. We started by evening her complexion with a sheer foundation and concealer to brightening under the eyes. We contoured her face with bronzing powder and blush and on her eyes, we chose beautiful warm honey-brown and ginger-copper tones to enhance her eye colour and compliment her skin tone. We filled in her eyebrows to create a natural yet defined arch then finished with a sheer lip tint.

Makeup Used:

Primer: MIFA All-Over Oil

Foundation: Benefit — Hello Happy Foundation #8

Concealer: Benefit — Boi-ing Creaseless Concealer

Eyeshadow: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Burnished Brown with Natasha Denona Mini Nude Palette

Brows: Benefit — Precisely My Brow Pencil

Bronzer: NARS — Casino Bronzer

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful

Lip: Glo Skin Beauty Lipgloss in Whisper

Finishing spray: MIFA Vitamin Sea Essence