Join Club Momme for exclusive access to giveaways, discounts and more!

Sign up

Stuck in a Style Rut

Pearson Brown, 49, lost her job last November when the PR agency she worked for closed its doors. Pearson, a mom of a 5-year-old boy, says that while she's been trudging away at finding a new job, the interviews have been far and few between.

"It's hard to keep a positive outlook," says Pearson, who feels like the situation has made her more of a shut-in. "I have become a hermit in my own home. ... I sit working at my desk in my bedroom from 7:30 a.m. (when my son leaves for school) until 5 p.m. at night wearing sweatpants, my hair in a ponytail, glasses and no makeup." To make matters worse, Pearson says she has put on 10 pounds just from snacking. "I’m such a mess, I am embarrassed even to open the door for the UPS guy!"

Enter! We enlisted the help of our makeover guru, Diane Goldenberg, to work her magic on Pearson and give her a much-needed confidence boost. Goldenberg, the founder of Style-Over, a makeover consulting firm in Miami, Fla., selected Pearson from a group of applicants because she was drawn to her story.

"When I first saw Pearson, I wanted to lift her spirits and add some color to her life," said Goldenberg, who worked with a talented team of hair and makeup artists to help Pearson feel good about herself again. "She needed a confidence boost to help get her back into the market, and there's no better way to do that than with a makeover." Pearson agreed: "I think if I had a makeover it would energize me and help reflect the person I really know myself to be—smart, successful and social."

Click here to see Pearson's amazing before and after!

Photograph by Daniel Montoya

Explore More: clothes, the makeover
More from lifestyle