I’m terrified of makeovers. Ever since I got my face “done” by some etiquette charm school my mother sent me to at the age of 16, I’ve been absolutely bona fide terrified of makeovers. I still shudder when I see photos of it to this day.
Of course, that was back when Caucasian American makeup artists painted your face pink and tried to give you “depth” in your non-existent crease. (Even if you had an Asian crease in your eye, that usually wasn’t anything like the crease of a Caucasian eye. Ugh.)
On the other hand, if I could get a makeover today, with all the plethora of skill and talent and knowledge out there about the Asian eye, hell, I’d go for it in a sec.
One person I would love, love, love to give me a makeover (if only I lived nearby) is Taylor Pham of Thi Cosmetics. She is an utter and complete genius when it comes to making over the Asian face.
You’ve seen her work within our pages, most recently our Spring wedding issue, where she transformed former Miss Thailand (like she needed any help) into a ravishing bride.
And now’s your chance to get your own personal makeover by Taylor, just in time for the new year! Not only will you get a hair cut, styling, makeup and wardrobe by Taylor and her team, you then get to be the star of your own photo shoot with a renowned San Francisco-based photographer.
All you have to do is submit 1,000 words about why you are oh-so worthy for the makeover of the century. Just email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a couple of lo res photos of yourself, name, address and email address. (Oh, and you have to get yourself over to the Bay Area, but hey, isn’t a new you sooo worth it!)
Hurry! The deadline’s January 15, 2010.