Cosmopolitan Virtual Makeover 2 offers 300 hairstyles (short or long, casual or glamorous) for men and women along with hundreds of cosmetics and accessories. The software gives a beauty quiz to determine the look best suited to your coloring and preferences and offers ways to showcase your results.
A mouse and monitor get you through the makeover's three easy steps. First, select and size a photo to work on, either your own or a photo supplied with the software. The second step consists of several sections. After taking the beauty quiz, you're offered a selection of styles that can be applied to your photo. Clicking on a hair tab lets you resize and adjust hairstyles until they're properly placed on your photo. You can also change hair color and streak on highlights. Clicking on the cosmetics tab brings up more categories to customize: foundation, cover-up, eye shadow lid, eye shadow crease, eyeliner, lip liner, lipstick and beauty mark. The third step allows you to choose accessories including hats, glasses and contacts. Once finished with your selections, you can "preview the new you" and compare the results to your starting photo.
Use of familiar brands such as Cover Girl, Luxotica and Clairol help you recreate your virtual makeover in the real world. To help the process, Cosmopolitan Virtual Makeover 2 will compile a list of the products you used in the "See a New You" area. Finally, you can show off your makeover by printing it, sending it to friends and family or by featuring yourself on a design-your-own Cosmopolitan cover.