Brooke – Makeover Monday

When Mandi came down to photograph my incredible makeup room she was kind enough to bring Brooke with her, I was thrilled to finally  meet the genius behind the Allthingsthrifty blog and  just as thrilled to get a chance to play up her STUNNING eyes and glowing smile (among other things):


Isn’t she LOVELY?!

What Idid:

For her foundation I used Maskcara 3D Foundation (which includes: highlighting, contour & blush)
I used the contouring foundation around the adges of her face, down the sides of her nose and beneath her cheekbones. The blush color in the apples of her cheeks and the highlighting foundation beneath her eyes, down the bridge of her nose, on her brow bone and on her chin.
For her eyebrows I used Brun. OK, I have to tell you this eye shadow is a chameleon! It doesn’t matter who I use it on, this magic powder adjusts color to match their brows perfectly! It’s so weird.
She actually has plenty of brow hair they are just very fair so I just filled them in and MAN did it make a difference.
For shadow I covered her lid and brushed a shadow on her under eyes with Taupe from the Lorac Palette. Then I deepened the crease by brushing on Sable in a windshield wiper movement with an egg shaped brush. I brightened up her inner corner with gold (all from the Lorac Palette) and then lined her tear line with loreal gel liner in blackest black. Finally I applied Benefit They’re Real mascara to her lashes.
For her lips I used Covergirl Perfect Mink to line and contour (blending in A LOT) then I glossed her up with Revlon Lip Gloss in Peach Petal

Happy Monday!


  • TINA

    30.09.2013 at 04:56 Reply

    She IS lovely! Even her smile looks whiter in the after picture.

    • Cara

      30.09.2013 at 15:50 Reply

      haha Thank you! I wish I could take credit for her teeth but we just did the makeup in the morning so it was brighter by the time we were done! :)

  • Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)

    30.09.2013 at 04:57 Reply


    • Cara

      30.09.2013 at 15:50 Reply

      Thanks girl!

  • Susan

    30.09.2013 at 05:18 Reply

    She’s beautiful before the makeover-and a knockout after! Lovely, lovely makeover.

    Please give us some detailed instructions on how to use the ‘mink’ eyeliner as a lip liner. I love the pink/nude lips you do-but I can’t get the mink to look good…even with lots of blending. If you’ve ever done a tutorial, I must have missed it.

    Also-for the oily skin chicks like me…Tarte Dollface powder blush is a good, matte dupe for the dewy Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink. I always loved the color-but the formula just doesn’t work for my skin. Tarte blush is wonderful for oily skin girls.

    • Raechel

      30.09.2013 at 08:08 Reply

      Go to the beauty index and look up her HAC or highlighting and contouring videos. I watched one yesterday where she goes into detail about it.

  • Wendy Walsh

    30.09.2013 at 05:43 Reply

    She looks amazing both before and after! A little jealous of her freckles..
    Thanks for posting, you explain everything so well!

    • Cara

      30.09.2013 at 15:56 Reply

      I know, I’m a little jealous of those freckles too!

  • Cathey

    30.09.2013 at 05:56 Reply

    Beautiful girl and beautiful job as always, Cara!
    I’m loving her earrings! Do you by any chance know where they’re from? Thanks so much!

    • Brooke @ All Things Thrifty

      30.09.2013 at 06:37 Reply

      Cathey! Thank you so much. Since Cara was so kind to do my makeover, I thought I would answer your question! :) My earrings are from Old Navy! :) xoxo

      • Cathey

        30.09.2013 at 06:55 Reply

        Thank you, Brooke! They’re so pretty! As are you :)

  • Chantel

    30.09.2013 at 05:59 Reply

    I can’t get enough of this new layout! Xo

  • Patti Rogers

    30.09.2013 at 06:13 Reply

    Stunning before and dazzling after!

  • Rachel P.

    30.09.2013 at 06:23 Reply

    oh my goodness, GORGEOUS!! i love how you have tried ‘n true “chameleon” products that you use time and time again, it really shows versatility in those products and how they look on different skintones, ages, etc!

    also, i am SO EXCITED you have updated us on your makeup line release (come november, you’d better believe i will be either first in line or making an order!) will your line be in stores, like a supermarket or ulta or sephora? or will it be an online-only kind of thing?

    • Cara

      01.10.2013 at 00:10 Reply

      Thank you so much! I am so excited about it! I’m hoping to get it in some of the bigger retailers at some point but this first round will be available on my site. I want to offer it to you guys first thing!

      • Rachel P.

        01.10.2013 at 05:13 Reply

        that is FABULOUS!! i am actually relieved it is starting online, because i am frequently on your blog anyway so it will be so easy to find/order! :) thanks for the update!!

  • Jenn

    30.09.2013 at 06:49 Reply

    Hi Cara, I love how your make overs look so natural – it’s amazing! Can you tell me if you use the gel liner on the upper lids at all and/or where? Thanks again!

    • Cara

      01.10.2013 at 00:12 Reply

      Thank you! Brook has eyelash extensions which are very thick at the root and totally look like liner already, so I skipped the liner on the top!

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  • Christina J. BeautyLove02

    30.09.2013 at 06:53 Reply

    Wow, Brooke you are beautiful! Beautiful anyway, but especially so with the brow powder–it brings out your gorgeous eyes in a very natural way. Cara did wonderful makeover here! She looks like the same person, but more sculpted, natural, and just gorgeous! BTW Cara, your website is awesome now! Honestly sometimes I would get frustrated trying to navigate on your old site and I’m sooo happy you did this! I will now be on your site for days reading all of your old posts! :)

    • Cara

      01.10.2013 at 00:13 Reply

      YAY! Thank you so much! I would get frustrating navigating it before myself so I KNEW it had to be improved, so glad you like it!

  • Shannas

    30.09.2013 at 06:59 Reply

    Wow Brooke! What a knockout you are! You now have movie star eyes! Amazing job Cara!

  • Jamielyn Nye (@iheartnaptime)

    30.09.2013 at 07:00 Reply

    GORGEOUS!! Love that Brooke!

  • Mandi @ Vintage Revivals

    30.09.2013 at 07:01 Reply

    My 2 favorite people in the entire world!! MUAH!

  • Tricia

    30.09.2013 at 07:06 Reply


  • April

    30.09.2013 at 07:27 Reply

    I love me some Brooke! You do incredible work but it probably didn’t take much more than lip gloss for this beauty. She’s beautiful!

  • Madie

    30.09.2013 at 07:46 Reply

    Gorgeous!! Love your work maskcara! And your beautiful Brooke!

  • Angie Nilsson

    30.09.2013 at 07:49 Reply

    You do look fab Brooke:)

  • Tara

    30.09.2013 at 07:50 Reply

    Gorgeous in BOTH pictures but wow what a difference eye brows make!!! I am THRILLED about your upcoming makeup release!!! Tell us where we will be able to buy it! *please*

  • Daneylle Gutierrez

    30.09.2013 at 07:54 Reply

    Cara, I’m SO sad I haven’t been receiving emails letting me know you’ve had posts. So, when I logged on today, I was quite a bit behind. I’m sure it’s because you’ve pitched this new site (which is WONDERFUL AND beautiful, by the way). I’m SO excited for your make up line coming out! I cannot wait to buy some!! EEKK!

    • Cara

      01.10.2013 at 00:17 Reply

      SO sorry about that! My jetpack is all confused and the customer serveice over there is gone until OVTOBER 7TH!? I am so stressed about no one getting their emails!!

  • Cindy

    30.09.2013 at 08:35 Reply

    Gorge. I love me some Brooke. xo

  • understatedclassics

    30.09.2013 at 08:36 Reply

    Wow! I never thought that eyebrow coloring would have made a huge difference. Brooke looks like a completely different person- and apparently, this process was so simple! Thank you for explaining how you did it- I’d be lost without those instructions! Looking fierce, Brooke!

  • Natalie

    30.09.2013 at 08:37 Reply

    I’m just beyond excited about your new line coming out this year!! I can’t wait to make my purchase! And the website is looking great :)

  • melissa*320 sycamore

    30.09.2013 at 09:09 Reply

    Brooke, you look gorgeous! I especially love the pink that brings out your natural tones and your EYES! ow ow ow!

  • Ana

    30.09.2013 at 09:41 Reply

    I love that you leave some freckles showing! I can’t wait for the release of the 3D :)

    Can you please do a tutorial/makeover on someone with epicanthal folds? Being part asian, I have a moderate fold.. not so much in the actual lid; more like I don’t really have a visible inner corner to brighten :/

  • mrsbrookeh

    30.09.2013 at 09:43 Reply


  • Christie

    30.09.2013 at 09:52 Reply

    great example of what a difference brows can make. I was inspired by your blog & just had my first “brow intervention” at my local salon. what a difference!

  • Karen

    30.09.2013 at 09:54 Reply

    Gorgeous! Is it just me or is Brooke channeling Kathleen Turner circa 1980? Not too shabby! Brilliant, and love the new make up room!

  • Maddy Cane

    30.09.2013 at 09:58 Reply

    Such a beautiful look, you are a wizard in bringing out the best in people! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  • Melanie

    30.09.2013 at 10:09 Reply

    Brooke looks awesome, and I am so excited for your makeup to come out! As others have asked, where will it be available? Another question… every time I’ve tried They’re Real I get a lot of transfer to my brow bone area throughout the day. Any suggestions for preventing this? Thank you!

  • Jessica

    30.09.2013 at 10:16 Reply

    I love Brooke’s blog! Learned so much from that woman! I could die and go to heaven if my face was done by you! Fab!!

  • Mindy

    30.09.2013 at 10:33 Reply

    Nice! You already looked great before the makeover.

  • KatieP

    30.09.2013 at 10:39 Reply

    Uh Muh Guh! Brooke you look amazing! I follow your blog and just recently found Maskcara…yes I was living under a rock. A wonderful transformation!

  • Laya

    30.09.2013 at 11:13 Reply

    So lovely! I am SO excited for your new product line, Cara!!! I can’t wait to buy me some 3D Foundation! 😀 I am really scared to ask this, but will your products be drugstore or department store prices? :/

    • Cara

      01.10.2013 at 00:20 Reply

      haha don’t be scared! It won’t be drugstore prices (I would love to get to that pricepoint eventually but since I am doing it myself the cost is higher for a start up!) It’s still going to be cheaper than what you’d pay at the department store. it’s really important to me that I keep everything affordable for everyone!

  • Wendy

    30.09.2013 at 11:32 Reply

    Love your makeovers that you do! I’d be interested in seeing this makeover on youtube. Do you plan on ever doing that?

  • teresa

    30.09.2013 at 11:43 Reply

    I’m sure this looks great, but since you updated your site and made it “fancy” I can’t see any of the images in your posts, past or present. Total bummer. I guess I need a new computer as this is the second time it’s happened this month.

  • Bobbi C.

    30.09.2013 at 12:22 Reply

    Can’t wait to get my hands on your Maskcara 3D foundation, Cara, and your new site is lovely!

  • Einav

    30.09.2013 at 12:28 Reply

    Hi Cara, Love your simplified way of makeup! Please pay attention that the new layout is harder to read (I am not an English native, I am from Israel). It was easier for me to read in the old layout – spreader and paragraphed. Anyway, Good Luck! Einav

  • Allison

    30.09.2013 at 13:14 Reply

    Brooke, you look awesome! Cara, I love the new layout, but I have a hard time knowing when/where there is a new post. Am I missing something? I would LOVE a “newest posts” section. Thanks!

  • margie

    30.09.2013 at 13:20 Reply

    why can’t i see any pictures anymore? can someone help me?

  • yamileth fuentes

    30.09.2013 at 14:32 Reply


  • lacyville

    30.09.2013 at 14:50 Reply

    Hello! I just wanted to stop by and tell you that you were nominated for Post of the Year for your Soft Neutral Makeup post at Hello Lovely Awards and Conference! Congrats! Today is that last day for open nominations so please let us know if there are any blogs or bloggers you would like to nominate

    Hello Lovely Awards and Conference

  • skinrx4less

    30.09.2013 at 18:45 Reply

    LOVELY – seriously, you have the perfect touch…you know just how far to go with everything. I love how your makeovers are everyday wearable…gives me hope haha

  • meganmarie013

    30.09.2013 at 19:47 Reply

    Phenomenal as always! You are a genius – can’t wait to try the Maskcara line!

  • Crazymamaof7

    30.09.2013 at 21:29 Reply

    SOLD! she is GORGEOUS! she looks amazing! i need a make-over and i totally want your maskcara line. i’ll be waiting with baited breath for it.

  • Mia

    30.09.2013 at 22:12 Reply

    Love the makeover and all of your work. I especially love how you do eyebrows and eyeliner. Can you describe how you did the liner here and what you used?

  • Lauren

    30.09.2013 at 22:48 Reply

    Brook looks amazing!!!

  • giselle

    01.10.2013 at 04:46 Reply

    I’m central american. Looking to see if you have worked on that skin type and tone?

  • Mindy

    01.10.2013 at 08:00 Reply

    Brooke, you look hot!! Great job Cara!

  • Barbara

    01.10.2013 at 14:40 Reply

    My hair is long but it could use some fullness. I would love to have these clip ons to add that!

  • jennifer

    02.10.2013 at 05:50 Reply

    wow!! I didn’t realize how easy that was! :) I always find myself in a conundrum whether to have my hair long or short. someone suggested hair extensions to me, but I wasn’t to keen about the upkeep of it and it seems more “permanent”. being a mom and someone who works odd, long hours, this sounds like a great way to look great without trying to hard! :) thanks cara and lacy! :)

  • Gloria Phillips (@simplygloria1)

    02.10.2013 at 14:03 Reply

    She’s gorgeous! It’s amazing what make up can do. Can’t wait until the product comes out next month…keep us updated!

  • Nikki

    03.10.2013 at 19:06 Reply

    I am dying for the 3D foundation when is it available and can I get on a list?

  • Amara

    06.10.2013 at 18:27 Reply

    beautiful!!! i’m the same way with fair brows but as soon as i fill them a little they look nice and thick!

  • Angel

    07.10.2013 at 15:26 Reply

    OMG Becky!!

    so good!!!

  • Molly Gardner

    07.10.2013 at 17:13 Reply

    I’m so excited for your makeup line to come out!! Where will you be selling it?

    Molly –

  • Lee

    28.11.2013 at 20:21 Reply

    Simply gorgeous! What shade of the foundation and blush did you use on Brooke? I have very similar coloring and want to purchase a HAC pack tonight!

  • Jayne @ The Naptown Organizer

    30.11.2013 at 17:13 Reply

    I’d also love to hear what color blush this is! :)

    • Cara

      01.12.2013 at 21:44 Reply

      Shortcake! 😉

  • Wendy

    04.12.2013 at 22:13 Reply

    Ditto what Lee said! Foundation/blush shades, please? :)

  • Sarah

    07.12.2013 at 13:57 Reply

    Hi! For the contouring did you light or medium?

  • Tara

    08.12.2013 at 03:20 Reply

    So is Brooke wearing the medium IID?

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  • cassie sousa

    07.04.2015 at 18:09 Reply

    Pinned it!!!! Fingers crossed! I’m in love with hac pack!

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