After checking out my shortlist of ways to put some pep into wedding pics, reader Ky suggested I check out Taaz. Can I just say I love synchronicity? It just so happens that I was planning on posting about Taaz, which describes itself as a “fun, easy-to-use website that gives women the opportunity to ‘try on’ the hottest makeup and hairstyle looks from the convenience of their homes.”
I’m interested in anything I can try on without having to battle my way through throngs of fellow shoppers, so I gave it a go. My original wedding day look is on the left, and my plasticized look is on the right.
But while I love makeovers as much as the next femmey-femme, I had no intentions of discussing how one might use Taaz to try on different makeup colors and hairstyles. Nor was I planning to wax poetic about the site’s product recommendations — circumstances dictate I be a Bare Minerals girl as much as I might want to worship at the altar of Chanel.
No, I want to talk to all frazzled and fried brides-to-be about Taaz’s potential as a stress reliever. Seriously…I just spent a hilarious forty-five minutes uploading snapshots of friends, family, and pets so I could make them look like geishas, freaks, and cross dressers. No one was spared the cruelties of my dastardly broad makeup brush.
You say your intended isn’t shouldering their share of the pre-nuptial burdens? Give them the big hair/blue eyeshadow treatment and post their makeover to Flickr for all the world to guffaw over. Your kitties are pissing you off? Dress them up as starlet clones and send their snapshots to Cat Fancy. Your mother is meddling again? Turn her into the witch you sometimes think she really must be!
While the best way to try on wedding day looks still involves going to the makeup counter at Bloomies or test driving stylists, signing up for Taaz is a great way to shake off some of the tension that pre-nuptial planning can cause. Better yet, settle in with Photoshop or The Gimp and really go to town.
NOTE: That’s my girl Justine on the left and The Beard on the right.