A plain jane makeover can be achieved by looking at Beyonce’s makeover. If you were a roadie on Beyonce’s concert tour, you would get to see on a nightly basis one of the greatest acts. No it would not be the booty shaking, high notes hit, or the wind blown hair. It is the nightly transformation from mild mannered Beyonce Knowles to her alter ego Sasha Fierce that is able to command a stage performing for thousands. As Beyonce says, "I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I get nervous I know I’m going to have a good show." In other words, Sasha Fierce is at her fiercest when she is the most nervous, despite the number of people assisting with the transformation.
Beyonce has hair stylists, makeup artists, and wardrobe people to assist with this makeover. However can the ordinary plain jane reading this in front of her computer also attempt such a monumental makeover on a meager budget and her own two hands. Why of course. All you have to do is turn up the volume.
Let’s start with hair. The plain jane would have a nice sleek classy ponytail. That is what the soft spoke Beyonce Knowles wore to a fundraising dinner hosted by Michelle Obama. However, Sasha Fierce would kick the volume up and have a BIG ponytail that is wild and full.
Next is makeup. The plain jane would have a natural look. The "I’m sitting down with Oprah to discuss my latest project" makeup. It is very polished and very chic. Sasha Fierce makeup would have an edge to it. Eyelashes (fake or real), would be a little longer, fuller, and more dramatic. Eyeshadow would be smokier and eyeliner gets thicker or goes out past the corner of your eye. And of course, there is always sparkle. A hint of sparkle, glitter, and sheen that will elevate your style.
Last, but not least is wardrobe.The plain jane sticks to simple fabrics, textures, and colors. Not Sasha Fierce. The question to be asked is where are my sequins, rhinestones, leather, and fur?
So here’s the makeover plan:
1. Big hair
2. Dramatic eyes
3. Exotic wardrobe
If you want to experience a Beyonce makeover on your own start mixing in Sasha Fierce elements into your everyday life. Wear jeans and a t-shirt with a big ponytail that is wild and big. Wear eyeshadow with a hint of shimmer in the daytime or wear a bodysuit with just a pair of heels. The bodysuit might be one step too far, but we can all throw on a sequined tank top with a pair of black pants for a day at the office. Plain Jane or not, we could all learn a thing or two from Beyonce aside from knowing when to "put a ring on it".