I have always *loved* getting my makeup done by the pros and this time, I got to meet with Kohl’s National Beauty Expert, Kathy Snider, who has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years, for a makeover. Since I wanted something soft and wearable for the day, Kathy decided to recreate the look from Flirt! Cosmetics’ latest Green Envy Spring 2009 collection on me.

“Green is a great alternative to brown – a color we have been seeing a little too much nowadays,” says Kathy. “It can also make you look more rested by making the whites of your eyes appear whiter.” Why? ‘Cos “green counteracts redness.” So true!

After seeing the pics of Lady Gaga’s geisha-inspired lips, I decided to create my very own geisha-inspired look. But unlike the traditional geisha with chalk-white skin, eyes and brows drenched in red and carefully sculpted lips, I wanted to add in a modern twist to make it more wearable. I left the skin bare with just a bit of concealer, swapped out the red for fuchsia and dabbed instead of painted the color on.