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Become a Beauty Queen Through Your Machine

Techstination feature for Friday, September 17, 1999

What would you look like with a different hair color? Or a totally different style? See for yourself on your computer. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Broderbund has had a hit for the last couple of years with a program called Cosmopolitan Virtual Makeover. When you have something that's a success, it doesn't take long for the competition to move in. And Sierra has improved on the idea with a CD ROM called iStyle Personal Makeover....

"It's a makeover product where you can actually put a photo of yourself in there. And you can play around with different hair styles. We have over five hundred different hair styles that you can drag and drop and put on your photo. And then you can look at different looks with makeup. We have different brand names of makeup in there. We have over eight different brand names of makeup plus our own color pallettes so you can play around with different color shades. Wear eye color, eye liner, blush, lipstick."

Sierra's Paula Bynan. There are videos of tips and tricks from beauty experts and an online component for sharing your finished products...

"If your friend has the program, you can see what she's doing and she can see what you're doing and you can actually chat and talk about your makeover."

Your makeover pictures can be printed and saved in standard formats. The price... under forty dollars. You can find more information on the web at