Season 9: Beckie’s Makeover

posted: 08/29/11
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The personal assistant to two successful women -- Jenny McCarthy and Cheryl Burke -- Becky claims she doesn't have time for herself.
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Personal Assistant Needs Style Assistance

Contributor: Becky

Body Type: Curvy

Problem: Becky, as the personal assistant to two beautiful and successful women - Jenny McCarthy & Cheryl Burke - say she has very little time to take care of herself, and is unhappy.

Intro: Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke and actress Jenny McCarthy have nominated their personal assistant, Becky. Becky is a single 37 year old and a die-hard Chicago sports fan that moved to Los Angeles two years ago to reinvent herself after a painful divorce. The divorce left her with a negative self-image that has her hiding in boxy t-shirts and sports jerseys. Jenny's sister and Cheryl's make-up artist JoJo McCarthy convinced Becky to take a chance on Hollywood, but Becky is about to quit her job and run home to Chicago because she feels she doesn't fit in. Hopefully, this experience will help her realize how much her friends care about her and she'll reconsider.

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The personal assitant to two successful women -- Jenny McCarthy and Cheryl Burke -- Becky claims she doesn't have time for herself.

Becky's Fashion Don'ts

  • Don't think that people look at you and think, "She looks comfortable." Because they actually are thinking, "She looks like a slob."
  • Don't look like you've thrown it on to cover yourself up.
  • Don't let your paranoia get in the way of dressing yourself properly or working with what you have, because the world doesn't see what you see. They're worried about their own ankles!
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Though concerned about the texture of the top because it would draw attention to her bust; Becky likes the look.

Becky's Fashion Do's

  • Wearing cute things and taking compliments are things everyone deserves; you shouldn't shy away from them.
  • Finding casual clothing that has visual interest and fashion is easy, but you have to look for it.
  • The flat ruffle keeps the volume down on your upper body and when combined with a v-neckline gives you an elongated body image.
  • Small efforts can create a visual sense of confidence that can translate into an internal sense.
  • When your body has shape you find shapes that work with it.
  • Use a defined waist to emphasize the smallest part of the body and a flowy skirt that doesn't hug your hips or thighs to make you feel lighter.

Get This Look!

  • White cardigan by Cable & Gauge from Lord & Taylor
  • Purple knit top by U-Knit from Lord & Taylor
  • Dark denim jeans by Not Your Daughter's Jeans from Lord & Taylor
  • Silver/turquoise necklace by Martine Wester Jewelry from Shine Media
  • Gold/pave bracelet by Jennifer Miller from Jennifer Miller
  • Brown beaded wedge by Kelly & Kate from DSW
  • Blue weave tote by Carla Mancini from Carla Mancini

Ted's Hair Transformation

Ted thinks Becky has some natural texture which is "really nice," so he's going to release some of it and create fullness and volume. He also thinks some red coloring will punch it up a bit.

What Ted Did:

First, a three-step color process:

  • Fill highlighted hair with L'Oreal Professional demi-permanent hair color from line of demarcation to ends. Processed for 15 minutes.
  • Rough dried hair, then applied L'Oreal Professional permanent hair color from root to line of demarcation. Processed for 15 minutes. Then applied L'Oreal permanent hair color from line of demarcation to ends. Processed for 15 additional minutes.
  • Finished with L'Oreal Pro Richesse demi-permanent gloss.


  • Used Ted Gibson Color Clarity Shampoo and Conditioner.
  • Applied Ted Gibson Hair Sheet to preserve color, and add vitamins and antioxidants to hair.
  • Applied "Ted Gibson Volumizing Spray" to scalp to provide lift.
  • Styled with Ted Gibson round boar/nylon brush to give volume and tame fly-aways while blow-drying.
  • Finished with Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray

Carmindy's Makeover

Carmindy wants Becky to look like a rock star. She's going to give her a smoky-eye look and Becky is all for it!

Carmindy's Step-by-step Makeup

  • Apply foundation to entire face
  • Apply concealer under eyes
  • Dust on powder
  • Fill in eyebrows
  • Apply black eyeliner along the upper lashes
  • Sweep the lid shade across lid from lash line to crease and under lower lash line.
  • Use the contour shade above the crease
  • Ue the highlight shade under the brows, on the inner corners of the eye, on top of cheek bones, around lips, on collar bone, and on the arms
  • Apply black mascara to top and bottom lashes
  • Sweep blush on the apples of cheeks
  • Sweep on lip gloss

All makeup is Sally Hansen Inspired by Carmindy

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A neutral cardigan with a print and a grey trouser?! Becky's lookin' chic.

Professional-wear Take-away Tips

Becky feels like she got over the mental hurdle that was holding her back and this outfit really has a nice formula for her. Straight leg trousers and a top with great shape over a print makes it look very "done."

Get This Look!

  • White half cami by Leelee's Valise from Leelee's Valise, $26.00
  • Red knit cross top by Leelee's Valise from Leelee's Valise, $88.00
  • Raw black denim by Not Your Daughter's Jeans from Lord & Taylor, $108.00
  • Tan Beaded Sandal by Maria Shariapova for Cole Haan from Lord & Taylor, $76.99
  • Black cardigan by Michael by Michael Kors from Lord & Taylor, $140.00
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With the sparkle on the bust paired with the right accessories Becky is ready for anything!

Day-wear Take-away Tips

Becky looks at this and feels like she can go out and be more social, work hard for her bosses and for herself while still looking good. "I'm ready to get back to LA, call everyone and say, 'Let's go out!'"

Get This Look!

  • White denim jeans by Lauren by Ralph Lauren from Lord & Taylor, $95.00
  • Silver teardrop earrings by Nine West from Filene's Basement, $14.99
  • Tan beaded sandal by Maria Shariapova for Cole Haan from Lord & Taylor, $76.99
  • Shiny dark snakeskin top by Calvin Klein from Lord & Taylor, $89.00
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Becky in a dress? Stacy and Clinton almost can't believe it.

Date night Dress Take-away tips

Clinton: "Your body is like bang, bang, boom!"

Stacy: "It's like wham. POW."

Becky feels sexy, she's got a print, a dress and a heel - all things she didn't think she could do. "My curves are good! I've learned that my curves are good... I got out of my own head, took risks and embraced it."

Get This Look!

  • Navy Dress by Leelee's Valise from Leelee's Valise, $248.00
  • Tan beaded sandal by Maria Shariapova for Cole Haan from Lord & Taylor, $76.99
  • Gold cuff bracelet "Stackable Look" Leelee's Valise from Leelee's Valise, $140.00
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Becky had a life-changing experience

Notable Quote

"This has absolutely changed how I view myself and how I view others. If I could pinpoint it and describe this experience to anyone out there, I would call it 'life-changing' and add five or six more adjectives onto that."

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