Before & Afters Makeup

Makeover Monday – Sweet Sixteen

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to meet Mallory on her sweet sixteen birthday!
She’s one of those girls who is SO beautiful it’s hard to even look at her for too long.
Mallory wanted to learn some makeup skills but she also has to be to school at like 5 am so we needed it to be quick and easy.
Beautiful and soft makeup for teenagers

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The details:
For prep I added a little arch in her brows and started with some Maracuja oil for moisture.
I really didn’t want to cover her freckles…obviously, because in my wildest happiest dreams I have brown eyes and freckles. (I try to fake it with contacts and brown eyelinered spots but its just not the same!)
SO to even out her skin tone I used the IIID Foundation in dark (ever since spring hit I’ve been using so much more dark, which might be a good alternative for any of you who have a tan and are coveting the medium!) Using the contour color around the edges of her face really brought out her gorgeous complexion! Then I used the highlight color lightly beneath her eyes and brow bone and in her T-Zone area, which brightened her up without looking at all makeup-y.
Next I took a medium shadow brush and one of my favorite bronzers (from the Flower line at Walmart in Beachy Keen) and shaded in her eyelids and around her bottom lash line. I use this trick ALL THE TIME because it brings out your eye color and is pretty much foolproof – you can’t mess it up.
Then I did one coat of mascara and used a black liner right in her lower tear line.
I used the Pink GrapefruitΒ blush on the apples of her cheeks by dabbing it in with my favorite ELF stipple brush and highlighted her cheekbones with the Pearl Illuminator.
Finally we lined her lips with NYX Taupe liner smudged that in and topped her off with some pretty pink gloss.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

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50 Comments

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    Kimberly Helmers
    March 31, 2014 at 5:01 am

    She is so pretty! I am having some major brow envy!!!!

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    missamysmiles
    March 31, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love her freckles! I love the simple makeup look, it really brings out her eyes!

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    Mekenna
    March 31, 2014 at 6:04 am

    You mention shading under her eyes. How & what do you use specifically? Is there one shade that works for brown eyes better?

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      Cara
      March 31, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      I used the bronzer and I love the way it looks! I think brown eyes are so fun because you can use absolutely any color you like and they are all complimentary!

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        Mekenna
        April 2, 2014 at 7:16 am

        Thank you. If I would have read in depth I could have figured that one out!! Haha. Too bad our Wal-Mart doesn’t have Flower available in store.

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    Colleen
    March 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    What black liner do you use on the tear line?

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      Cara
      March 31, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Loreal Gel Liner, it’s the best I’ve used for the tear line!

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        Mary
        April 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

        By hel liner do you mean the brush tip liquid eyeliner in carbon black? That’s the closest I find to what may be a gel?

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          Cara
          April 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

          Exactly πŸ™‚

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    Cricket Kiser
    March 31, 2014 at 7:15 am

    She looks stunning! Wishing I could be on Make over Monday! LOL

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    Anna
    March 31, 2014 at 7:26 am

    She is beautiful!!! Happy 16th Mallory! And I’m going to go get some bronzer at Wally World ASAP! :-))))

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    Ashton
    March 31, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I wish I had skin like that at 16!! Gorgeous!! Happy birthday πŸ™‚

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      Boni
      March 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      I wish I had skin like that too when I was 16! I had some acne problems that didn’t go away for most of my high school days. It was *miserable* to say the least. I cried a lot. πŸ™

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    Beth and Beauty
    March 31, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Happy Birthday! Mallory! You were blessed with a great birthday gift! I would love to have Cara do a Makeover Monday on me!! You did a great job as always, Cara. I am also sharing a fast and easy FOTD on my blog today if you or anyone else would like to check it out.

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    Jen
    March 31, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I was wondering about the liner too.. I have trouble with tight lining my eyes and having them look great when I leave the house but later in the day the liner is running/smudging.. Just curious if you recommend a liner that might have more staying power.. thanks!!! beautiful look on her and super simple!

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      Cara
      March 31, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Loreal Gel Liner, it’s the best I’ve used for the tear line! another tip though it to start off by dabbing a q tip in your tear line to make sure it’s completely dry so the product can stick better:)

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        Jen
        April 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm

        Thanks Cara!! Definitely will try that πŸ™‚

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    Sharon
    March 31, 2014 at 8:42 am

    She is so gorgeous!!! πŸ™‚

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    Janet
    March 31, 2014 at 9:05 am

    She’s beautiful! I love that you didn’t cover up her freckles or try to make her look older with a ton of makeup – she looks so fresh and pretty in both photos. Happy birthday, Mallory!

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    Christina J.
    March 31, 2014 at 9:11 am

    You’re so gorgeous Mallory! Happy Sweet 16! Cara, you did an amazing job! You managed to enhance her natural beauty. I could only dream of having had perfect skin like hers at 16. wow πŸ˜‰

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    Susan
    March 31, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Wow… You highlighted what was already beautiful about her!! Gorgeous young woman! Happy sweet sixteen!

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    Holly
    March 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I love makeover Mondays! I wish you would start doing videos of these makeovers as well so we can see how you apply the products (especially the IIID foundation) to different people.

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    Alexandra Aimee
    March 31, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Before and after she is just gorgeous!

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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    Monica Marrocco
    March 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I love how you left her freckles alone, it looks so natural and has the perfect amount of accent. Great Job!

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    Melissa
    March 31, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Wow! Beautiful!! I love that you used age-appropriate makeup on her, it’s perfect and I like the use of an illuminator as an added pop. What a gorgeous model!!

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    Angela
    March 31, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Soooo gorgeous!

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    Sheena
    March 31, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    She’s beautiful! I always wanted freckles like this too, and love to see girls flaunting theirs!

    I actually have been thinking about ordering the dark foundation, and seeing it on her, I am certain it will work for me.

    Love the Makeover Mondays!!!

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    Boni
    March 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful beautiful makeover!! I also love her name. πŸ™‚ I wish I had a lovely splay of freckles! They all but disappeared when I grew up.

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    Candice
    March 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I love Makeover Mondays! By the way, have you ever used 100percentpure makeup with fruit pigments? Most of their products seem to have pretty light coverage. I recently started using it after having a decade + of cystic acne problems. Since using very little makeup (mostly 100% pure makeup) I haven’t been breaking out at all except a tiny pimple during “that time of the month.” I would love to try your makeup recommendations and your IIID products but I’m petrified. The redness from old pimples is mostly gone but brings attention to the slight pitting. Any recommendations on how to HAC away acne discoloration and dimpling for very sensitive skin? Or maybe a recommendation for cleansers/exfoliators to really get the makeup out of your pores?

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    Boni
    March 31, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    HaPpy HapPy BiRthdaY, MalLoRy! Sweet Sixteen’s are so special!! πŸ™‚

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    Kami
    March 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    She’s darling!

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    megshaheen
    March 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love this. She is so super pretty! I love her freckles and brown eyes too. You are just so talented my friend. Seriously!

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    cate
    March 31, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    she is radiant! seriously she glows…so very pretty πŸ™‚

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    inekel
    April 1, 2014 at 1:55 am

    I love how natural you kept her make up. Girls, ladies, women don’t need layers and layers of make up to look pretty. Really well done and your model is gorgeous!
    http://www.storiesfromthecityblog.com

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    inekel
    April 1, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I love how natural you kept her make up. Girls, ladies, women don’t need layers and layers of make up to look pretty. Really well done and your model is gorgeous!
    http://www.storiesfromthecityblog.wordpress.com

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    Ashleigh
    April 1, 2014 at 5:52 am

    What an absolute stunner.

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    TW
    April 1, 2014 at 6:06 am

    LOVE this makeover! Perfection! I love the contouring on her forehead. I know that sounds like a strange comment but I have a ginormous forehead and I’m always looking for inspiration in that department.

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    Dale JaneΓ© (@Savvy_Spice)
    April 1, 2014 at 10:26 am

    So beautiful!

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    E
    April 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Cara the way you enhance someone’s outer beauty is exquisite! Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. oxo

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    Rachel
    April 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! What shade is the NYX gloss you used on her lips? Thanks!

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    Cam
    April 2, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Cara can you explain how you used the bronzer around her eyes? i loooove the look and how much you made her brown eyes stand out! i’m a fellow brown-eyed girl

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    Dori
    April 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Such GORGEOUS freckles. I’m so glad you did nothing to hide them but let her natural beauty (jealous!!!) shine through.

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    Kris
    April 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

    So glad that she still looks like herself-a gorgeous 16 year old !!

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    Amanda
    April 9, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Her freckles are the cutest and those brown eyes are just gorgeous!

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    Teckie
    April 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Your foundation provided the perfect amount of coverage for her skin. And those brows! Shut up, just not fair.

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