Here at HuffPost Style, we're big fans of the make-under. In an age of spray tans and fake lashes and raccoon eyeliner, the most savvy beauty experts can cut through the gunk and prove that less really is more.
xoJane is also a fan of the make-under, so much so that they undertook a major beauty challenge in the form of Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola of "Jersey Shore" fame.
Sammi, as anyone who's seen the show knows, is a pretty girl -- but like her fellow cast members she is a devoted worshipper at the Temple of Bronzer. And Eyeliner. And Falsies. And Flatirons. Basically, any makeup temple you can think of.
So xoJane's Cat Marnell and makeup artist Shannon Grey Williams of Ford Artists took the bronzed reality star and stripped away the layers, leaving just a few hints of color: a bit of brow pencil, a rosy tint on the cheeks and lips, a coat of mascara and a quick swipe of Dior's Radiance Booster pen.
The result? It probably goes without saying, but Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola looked like a whole new woman.
See the drastic transformation below -- and check out all the makeup details and behind-the-scene pics at xoJane.com.