Before & Afters Makeup

Makeover Monday, Rachel & Glamorous Photos Contest

Today’s makeover is of a very beautiful woman named Sandra. She is my sister Rachel’s mother in law.
Originally from brazil she met her husband David while he was visiting her country, they became good friends and eventually she agreed to move to the states and marry him. I love hearing him describe the day he watched her get off the plane. She was wearing a white dress and her long gorgeous blue black hair was blowing around her smiling face. He says she is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. I believe him.


Guess what?! This makeover has one major twist!
My sister Rachel did!
If you’ve followed the blog for very long you’ve already heard a lot about my big sis (here’s her Angelina Jolie Makeover from forever ago)
She is also a makeup artist and thank goodness for her because she’s been helping me a lot of my makeup consults since I’ve been sick. She does a beautiful job and it’s nice to know that I have someone who can do it just as good, if not better. (if you’d like to schedule with her shoot an email toΒ me [email protected] and request Rachel.)
It was her obsession with makeovers and beauty that inspired mine. I’ve always known that was my beginning but it wasn’t until last week that I wondered for the first time what it was that got her into it.
When I asked she had to think for a minute and then she blurted out “I think it was glamour shots!”
Cause of course it was glamour shots. Those magical images of hair sprayed flower bang perfection would be enough to inspire anyone’s life long love beauty.
Exhibit A: One of my favorite’s from Rachel’s shoot:

Which got me thinking.
Do any of you have glamour shots locked deep down in your photo boxes that you’d like to dust off for all the world to see?
Cause I think we need to have a GLAMOROUS PHOTOS CONTEST!
Here are the deets:
Email me a copy of your glamour shot glory (either a legit one from your past or recreate one) to [email protected] titled GLAMOROUS PHOTO
I’ll pick the cream of the crop (which, heck, might be all of them!)
We will vote on the winner.
The winner will get a $100 SEPHORA GIFT CERTIFICATE!
I can’t wait to see them. (Seriously dig those babies up, cause they are joyous and need to be seen.)

Also I better let you know what Sandra’s wearing on her face:
IIID Foundation in Medium
Maskcara Pink Grapefruit Blush
Maskcara Illuminator in Pearl
Anastasia Dipbrow in Chocolate
Loreal Gel Liner in Blackest black (just on her top lash line)
M6 & M1 on her lids (from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette)
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Beautique Lip Liner in Natural (Um this costs $2.50 and it’s a new favorite of mine! Gorgeous pinky nude)
The Balm gloss in Pink My Lemonade

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    March 10, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Love it, you guys both rock πŸ™‚

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      March 11, 2014 at 12:48 am

      Thanks love! So do you:)

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    Brooke Anne Stacey
    March 10, 2014 at 6:29 am

    My mom and I did a glamor shoot together ! What a bonding experience! We didn’t know what we were getting into.. I will look those babies up !

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Oh yes!! I can’t wait to see them. Mother daughter editions were incredible!!

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        March 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

        I had a mom and daughter glamour shoot too! I hope I can find them, if my mom didn’t hid them haha!

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      August 31, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Hi there,
      I love how much better her eyebrows look in the after photos.
      Can you give some instructions (maybe a YouTube vid) in how to correct eyebrows like that (like mine ;))?
      Great work!

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    Catherine Ray
    March 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Looks like I’ll be digging this out when I’m at my parent’s house for dinner tonight! There is a really awesome cowboy hat with leopard fringe denim jacket awesome to send in. Nothing like painting up a 10 year old like a show girl.

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Hahaha they had no shame!!

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    Diana Johannesen
    March 10, 2014 at 7:01 am

    speechless, so natural and no flaws…only an artist could do this…

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Agreed πŸ™‚

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    Beth and Beauty
    March 10, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I see where you got your talent from. Your sister is very talented. She could do my makeup anytime. I hope you are feeling better. I love the Glamour Shot idea! I will be sending you one. If you and any of your readers have time my blog post today is a tip on how to curl your eyelashes while tighlining at the same time! Again, I hope you are feeling better, I am missing your blog posts and videos!

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thanks gorgeous I’ll come check it out!!

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    March 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I am too young to have my own Glamour Shots (when did they go out of “style?” but I remember my aunts!! They are hilarious, I can’t wait to see this!!

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

      I am too!!! Maybe your aunt will let you steal hers though!!?

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    March 10, 2014 at 7:43 am

    How did she transform her brows?! Help! Please! Mine look like the before and I need them to look like the after.

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

      It’s all just filled in with dip brow! I will post a tutorial!

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    Laura DAngelo
    March 10, 2014 at 8:08 am

    The brows are flawless!! I am a makeup artist who struggles with brows. Were they entirely painted on? Also, random question. Do you have a makeup room? I have room for one would love some inspiration! πŸ™‚

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    March 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Oh no! The 3-4 month ETA just about made me cry. I’m running low on my IIID foundation and have been using it VERY sparingly to try and stretch it as long as I can. On days that I don’t work or go to church I’ve switched back to using the Maybelline Dream Lumi as a highlighter but it is just not the same. I love, love, love the perfect yellowness of your IIID! Do you have any other ideas for a replacement highlighter? On the days that I don’t use the IIID I find myself looking in the mirror and feeling blah. I know that even with my sparing usage I won’t be able to make it last 3 months πŸ™

    P.S. – I’m terribly sorry that this post seems whiny. It really was supposed to be a compliment to your amazing product! Thanks for working to make it even better πŸ™‚

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Not whiny at all!!! I totally understand and I feel the same way about it! It kills me to wait this long!!! I might be doing some clearance sales for refurbished returns though soon so keep your eyes peeled on that!

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        March 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm

        Yes please!! I would totally buy a return. No refurbishment necessary, that’s how addicted I am! LOL

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        March 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm

        I would too! I’m also trying to use my contour shade as sparingly as possible. Please let me know if you sell returned ones!

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    McKenzie @ Girl Loves Glam
    March 10, 2014 at 8:56 am

    The eyebrows make all of the difference! They look fabulous!

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      March 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Thank you!!! Are you going to snap!?!?! I wanna see you!

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    Christie in MT
    March 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    wow, she looks like her own daughter! incredible how youthful she looks, but yet natural. amazing.

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      March 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      I couldn’t agree more! Totally silk herself just with some added glow!

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    March 10, 2014 at 10:46 am

    DYING to try your IID Foundation! (I’ve already bought the IT Cosmetic brush so I can be prepared). Thanks to you, I’ve become a HAC addict and really feel blah on the days that I don’t do it. I just hate how much make up it takes. 3-4 months seems like a lifetime but will be worth it! I recently discovered Nyx Cosmetics Hi Definition Photo Concealer in yellow. Game changer for highlighting until Medium comes back in stock. Give it a try if you haven’t already!

    LOVE your blog. I’ve been following you for quite a while. You rock πŸ™‚

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    March 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I’m so sad to hear about IID Foundation taking 3-4 months, but I totally understand! My wedding is May 31st and was hoping to have some more by then.. I’m running super low! I absolutely LOVE it! You’ve done such an amazing job though and I’ve told all my family and friends about it!

    You’re beautiful inside and out and I am so happy to have found your blog!

    You’re awesome! πŸ™‚

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      March 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you so so much Caitlin, you are so sweet!! And huge congrats on the wedding!!! That’s a perfect wedding date!

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    March 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I was a photographer, fresh out of college, for a Glamour Shots -like company. It was really fun to transform people into little glamor gods and goddesses.

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    March 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    She looks awesome! It wasn’t until I started reading your blog, about a year ago, that I realized the importance of eyebrows. I always shaped mine, but it wasn’t until this last summer that I started filling them in, and it’s amazing!
    I always wanted Glamour shots, but there was a huge age and culture gap between my mom and I. There was also a huge gap in age between my grandmother and my mother , as my grandparents were born and raised in Victorian England. Basically my mom was raised with Victorian morals and couldn’t relate on any level to her 90’s child. My dad use to have to sneak me to the make-up counters so I could learn about make-up, and it always had to be applied at school and taken off as soon as I got home so she wouldn’t know.

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      March 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Haha oh that’s so sweet of your dad! I can just picture him trying to help you out! I can see that glamor shots would have been out of the question! So glad you’re a brow filler now. It’s a life changer!

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    March 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    So looks beautiful! Your sister did a great job! πŸ˜‰

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    Erin Jensen
    March 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm


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    March 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I don’t have any “glamour shots” except from when I was around 5 years old with my little sister! I might also be too young for them. My HS senior pics were AWFUL lol so they wouldn’t count.
    My boyrfriend’s mom has some GREAT glamour shots, though!

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    March 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I love this make up! She’s stunning <3


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    March 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Hot damn. Your sisters mother in law is gorgeous and I love her black blue hair–is it natural?? Can’t remember if I said congratulations on the pregnancy. If not..CONGRATULATIONS!! Love your blog

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    March 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    unbelievable! Great job!

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    March 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I’m just going to have to tan myself like crazy so I can use the dark IIID! I own both because I was nervous of running out of the medium. I’ve been using the highlighter in the medium and the contor in the dark set. I’m defiantly too pale right now to use the dark highlighter. I would buy the returned ones if I needed too πŸ™‚

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    March 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Wow, just gorgeous! I love what Rachel did with her eyebrows!

    I’ve got a glamour shot on my computer somewhere. I’ll have to dig it up and send it in. It’s always good for a few laughs!!!

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    March 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    She is naturally a beautiful woman! But the makeover your sis did really brought more life to her complexion, really brings out that natural beauty!
    Wow that glamour shot is beautiful!

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    March 11, 2014 at 12:38 am

    WOW! What a vision of utter loveliness! I love her pretty alabaster skin and sparkly smile and her beautiful chocolate brown eyes! Makes me want a Hershey’s bar! πŸ™‚ And of course I am loving her beautiful dark hair. Very striking contrast! She really looks radiant and glorious! I am very pale myself, but unfortunately I could never pull off that pretty dark hair. Boo hoo for me! But how lucky for her! Thank you for sharing that sweet romantic story about her and her husband. So dreamy! πŸ™‚

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    March 11, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Also, what a fun fabulous terrific idea to have a Glamour Shots contest!!! πŸ™‚ I will do my best to find my Glamour Shots. I have 4 different poses and outfits, but I will be lucky to find one or two! My room is a disaster! U should see it! On second thought, no you shouldn’t. πŸ™‚ This is WAY too much fun! πŸ™‚

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    Ani Mendez
    March 11, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Me encanta ver estos cambios. Debe ser porque me imagino que asΓ­ puedo cambiar yo.
    El problema de ella eran mΓ‘s que todo las cejas, verdad?

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    March 11, 2014 at 6:27 am

    gorgeous! you’re the best at makeovers(:

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    March 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    She did an amazing job (and I love all of the people who just looked at the pictures and commented)

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    March 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Love it!! She looks younger and refreshed!

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    Eleanor Claire (@ellieyall)
    March 12, 2014 at 10:05 am

    What’s the deadline for the Glamour Shots contest? Waiting on my mom to email me our pics!

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    March 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I have a little left on my medium iiiD (which I love, and mine lasted since early December), and now knowing it won’t be in stock for a few months I have a question. The light is way to light for me, and I think the highlighter and contour in medium can be a little to light as well. Do you think a tan white girl could pull off the dark? I’m just concerned about ordering that one if it really is super intended for ladies of color, but if the dark is sheer(er) it might work.. thoughts?

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      March 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      It would totally work for a tan white girl! All the colors pretty much err on the light end of the spectrum. I’m adding darker ones for the next edition!

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    Jen Stan
    March 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Nice, so natural, great job

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    March 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Wow,this is awesome,the lady looks flawless.I love tor blog.I am new here and. I hope you will check out and comment on my blog πŸ™‚

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