Before & Afters Makeup Tutorials

My First EVER makeover video!

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It feel like it’s been such a long time coming but I’m so happy to finally show you the makeover goods ON VIDEO!
I was still pretty sick back when I filmed this so please excuse my hashbrown hair…

Just an amazingly simple look, huh?

What I used:

Stila Illuminating BB Cream
MAC Brun Shadow on the brows
MAC Shadow in Gorgeous Gold on her lids
MaskCara IIID Foundation in Medium
Maskcara Blush in Jem (on lips and cheeks!)
NYX Taupe liner on her lips in addition to some Dior Lip Glow on top
IT Cosmetics Illuminator
UD Setting Spray

Thanks so much for checking it out!
Hope you all are having a great week so far:)
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75 Comments

  • Reply
    Beth and Beauty
    June 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    What an awesome job on the makeover! I so enjoyed the video showing how you created her look! I want to eventually do some You Tube videos, just trying to get the nerve up and figure out how to upload with lousy internet service, until then and afterward I will continue with my blog! Hope you and anyone else that is interested in reading another beauty blog will just click on my name and check my blog out!

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      I can’t wait to see when you start your videos, don’t even hesitate!

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    Elizabeth
    June 3, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Wow! It’s so great to actually SEE you. You look glowing and wonderful, even if you were a bit “sea sick”. I loved seeing how you DO the makeover, especially the lips. I always wondered how you used that NYX taupe liner you’re always talking about! Make more videos! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Oh thank you!!! I’m glad, it’s fun to see the transformation take place!

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    Nicole
    June 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Awesome!!! I really hope you do more videos!!!! Id love if you told all the products and colors as you use them- its so helpful!

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Yes! I have been doing that in my recent records! I think I was just nervous for my first one!

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    Renee
    June 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Wow!!! That is just beautiful. Man, I wish the medium was in stock! Love the videos! The visual is so helpful! Keep up the awesome work. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      UGH! I couldn’t agree with you more, why does it take so long??!! Thanks Renee!

  • Reply
    Mindy G
    June 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    thanks for the video cara! love “seeing” how you do the 3d foundation

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you!

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    Niesha Thompson
    June 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Love it !! show each product you use could be helpful. Love the natural glow .Amazing job

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you! I definitely will next time!

  • Reply
    J
    June 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    You should do something fun like a bold make up video tutorial or how to do a pretty simple sharp cat eye and a nude like something fun! Love this tutorial and that you teach the fact that we should em brass what we have πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Love that idea!! The bold looks I’ve done in the past never got many views but they are fun so I should still do them every once in a while!

      • Reply
        J
        June 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

        You’re awesome, I definetly watch all your videos no matter what they are. πŸ™‚

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    Lauren
    June 3, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks for the video!!! But one thing that I really need is a pretty heavy-duty concealer. I am a redhead and instead of getting dark circles under my eyes, I get really red around my eyes (my whole face really). I need something that doesn’t wipe off so easily. Any recommendations?? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      A really long lasting heavy duty concealer I love is Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer! It is awesome!

  • Reply
    Sena
    June 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Wooohooo first video makeover! Congrats Cara! It looks great and such a difference for so little makeup and quick too!

    Because I’m sure you want to hear not just praise but also some ideas on what could make this even more awesome, here are two. First, I noticed that the half of the face you were doing the makeover on was the half that was in the shadow which made it a bit hard to see. I know doing it on the other side would have you blocking the light from the window. So I am thinking may be have an artificial light source at the model’s face that is between you and the model so you’re never blocking it and so you can point it at the side of the face you’re working on.

    My second suggestion is to add the Dior lipglow to the list of products. Not a very imp. suggestion but I thought to mention anyway.

    Here’s to many more video makeovers!!! YAY!

    • Reply
      Cara
      June 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much! You’re absolutely right, I love I love getting any type of suggestion! I will add the dior lip (thanks for mentioning that!) and totally be more aware of the light next time. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me like that!

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    Eva
    June 4, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I really like to see more make up tutorials and makeovers from you!!! I thing you do an amazing job on highlighting the features of each face,and especially the ways you contour the noses!!! Please do more videos!!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    Lee
    June 4, 2014 at 12:15 am

    That was awesome & so helpful to see how you actually do these makeovers – yes definitely more tutorials please! I would love to hear if you have a preference or tips for the shape of the start of the eyebrow, that is, the start point beginning of the brow – should it be rounded, or more of a straight / angled line? I hope that makes sense! Thanks Cara, love your work! xo

  • Reply
    Deanna
    June 4, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Great video! She’s one of those girls that can go anywhere without makeup and still look beautiful but then you put a little on her and it’s like magazine status! Love your simple tricks! Most people don’t need a lot to make an impression πŸ™‚

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    Divya
    June 4, 2014 at 2:33 am

    This is amazing Cara! I am so happy you have finally started doing this! Your makeup tips are the most sensible and do-able! Keep em coming!

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  • Reply
    AJ
    June 4, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Cara, what nail polish are you wearing in this video? It is so pretty!

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    June 4, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Cara you rock! What is the spooly brush and the 2 cheek brushes before the it brush? Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Shanna
    June 4, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Hi! I know that you speed up the video because there’s a lot of time spent on blending or doing the “other” repeat side of the face. Would you consider posting the full makeover (if anyone is interested) too? It will give a better sense of the total time and give us a way to see some full steps twice. (Obviously the shortened video is perfect and will appeal to a larger quick-view audience so I’m not suggesting not to post that one. )

    Also, any update on Shark Tank!?

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      Rachel G
      June 4, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Totally agree! I need help blending so the full video would be helpful. I was so excited to see a video posted! I would love to see a video containing tricks for eliminating redness on someone with really fair skin and dark eyes and hair. Oh, and videos to see your HACing in action for the different face shapes. So proud of you!

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    Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    June 4, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Ah I love this! You are so amazing and talented!

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    Rose
    June 4, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Cara – I loooove the video for the makeover. Please do this more often! Could you do a video where you have to do more coverup work and maybe more eyebrow fill? I am still struggling with my eyebrows and I’d love to see you “create” some on someone in a video. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Harminee
    June 4, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Everything about this video makes me happy. You are the best!

  • Reply
    Katie
    June 4, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I bought the medium HAC pack back when it was first released and I haven’t really used it yet because I had NO idea what to do…everything I did made me look like a clown. This tutorial just made me feel SO much more comfortable with using it. I’m going to dig it out from hiding today and play around with it. Looks like I need to go buy a beauty blender though…that seems like the secret weapon. Thanks for this – it was great!

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    Emerald Earrings
    June 4, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Love this! You are a makeup genius πŸ™‚
    I know this is off topic, but I would absolutely LOVE to hear your thoughts on my latest blog post! I know you’re a Disney princess fan too πŸ™‚ http://emeraldearringsblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/dont-blame-the-princesses/
    xoxo
    Hannah

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    Elaine
    June 4, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Love the video. She’s gorgeous! Amazed at how quickly you completed this look. I clicked the link for the highlighter and I was taken to an IT powder illuminator. Did you actually use the “Hello Light Anti-Aging Luminizing Creme Stick?” Just wondering because I want to make sure I buy the right thing. Loved the look.

    Also, how did you apply the Jem blush on the brush? I have been putting it on my face and then stippling it in. Did you put it directly on the brush? How much? I’ve had trouble making the Jem blush I have look that natural. Can’t wait to use it as a lip color!

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    catherine crain
    June 4, 2014 at 7:14 am

    love the video! She is gorgeous! & HER LASHES HOLY MOLEY!!!! I want you to do my makeup!

  • Reply
    Tara U.
    June 4, 2014 at 7:32 am

    the video was awesome! it’s nice to see the step-by-step process as opposed to just reading about it. thanks so much!

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    Brittany Butkiewicz
    June 4, 2014 at 8:11 am

    The video was very helpful! Can you let us know what brushes you used – Loved that most of them were double sided and dual purpose. P.s. Can’t wait for medium to be back in stock!

  • Reply
    Liz
    June 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

    So glad you are doing makeover videos now!! This video was fabulous. Your Makeover Mondays always blow me away, so getting to watch you do them is amazing!!!

    I do agree with another commenter’s suggestion that there should be some more light because some of the shadows made it hard to see.

    Any idea when the Medium shade will be getting in? I’d really love to ask for it for my birthday late next month!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    AMII
    June 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I am using a concealer to cover the blue vein under my eye. How should I use your highlighter? Do I apply the highlighter over the concealer? I’m not sure I want to highlight under the eyes as I’m trying to draw attention away from the discoloration and puffiness. Can you demonstrate the correct application for this issue in another video? Thanks! It really helps to see you in action.

  • Reply
    Angela
    June 4, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Love love loved the video! And the makeover turned out awesome. Of course πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Katie
    June 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love that you did a video!!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    June 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I’m so excited that you did a makeover video! I’ve been hoping for one for forever πŸ™‚ I would love to see more.
    I’m just wondering what brush you use to apply the darker contouring shade? Maybe you say it in the video but I don’t have sound on this computer πŸ™ None of the brushes I own will pick up either color very well. I have the medium shade, in case that makes a difference. I’ve had the best luck with a damp makeup sponge so far.

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    Michelle
    June 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Lovely!! Can you redo Monday’s make-over with a video tutorial, pleeease!! It is an amazing make-over and the closest to what I could ever hope to look like with make up!!
    You’re the best! XOXO

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    June 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I have a real weird question! I lave my makeup in the car- bc I do it in the car (I know, horrible habit!!) but if live in TN where the summers get pretty hot and humid. How bad is it for my makeup to sit in the heat all day?

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      Emerald Earrings
      June 4, 2014 at 11:59 am

      I would be afraid that they would spoil faster. A lot of liquids have an expiration date, and the heat & humidity could possibly allow bacteria to grow more easily.
      That being said, I tend to keep even my liquid makeup forever and ever, so, it’s just kinda one of those things. I would be more concerned about leaving mascaras though. You wouldn’t want bacteria to grow and end up with an eye infection :/

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    Vanessa
    June 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I noticed you used Brun on her brows… What is your opinions on blondes with dark eyebrows? Whenever I use powder, my hair is so light it looks totally 80s Madonna because I have such a contrast between my brows and hair naturally.

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      Jessica
      June 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Usually it’s not my favorite look but some people, like the girl in this makeover, can pull it off. Maybe it is best on blondes that are not super fair??

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      Ashley H
      June 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      I am a natural blonde and my eyebrows are almost invisible, so dark brows look a bit crazy on me, too. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in blonde/warm gold. The sephora people recommended it to me. It makes my brows stand out and look defined without being too 80’s Madonna. When I want my brows extra bold (but still natural), I start with the NYX taupe liner (that Cara used in the video) to fill in a little, then blend and go over it with the brow powder. Hope that helped, fellow blonde πŸ™‚

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    jp
    June 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for showing us your process! You always have great product tips, but sometimes. I don’t know how much to use, how to blend it, etc. This is really helpful

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    Kathleen
    June 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Were those your model’s natural eyelashes or were they extensions or fakes? They were gorgeous! I’m a strawberry blonde with blonde brows and lashes. I’ve had them tinted but that doesn’t add length. I’m wondering if extensions are worth the $$ and time. I’ve heard when they come out they take your own lashes with them so I”m wary.

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      Misty F.
      June 17, 2014 at 4:00 am

      Kathleen, sorry for a late reply on this. I work in the beauty industry as an esthetician, and I go to get eyelash extensions. So worth it! Saves me time getting ready and if u go to a good person that knows what they are doing, my own eyelashes are not damaged at all! Wish I had gotten them forever ago πŸ˜‰ hope this helps!

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    Josie
    June 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Really, really liked this..It was really fun watching how it was all done! πŸ™‚

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    Laurence King
    June 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Great makeover, Cara!

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    shay
    June 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

    WOW!!! She is STUNNING!!!

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    Emma
    June 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Love the video! Would love to see a video of how to do eyeliner and eyeshadow blending!

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    Tara
    June 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    SO appreciative of the video. However, to be fair, there wasn’t TOO much difference between the before & after — this girl was already stunning without any make up. I would like to see a REAL transformation, if you know what I mean πŸ˜‰

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      Jessica
      June 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Haha πŸ˜€ agree

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    hellokorin
    June 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I love this! I’ve seen you use the Stilla Illuminator a lot, and I’m curious if it would work for me with my semi-breakout-prone skin. I’d also love some tips on how to get bronzer to stay where I put it! I’m a recent recruit to HACing and makeup-wearing in general, and I’m using the It Cosmetics vitality face disk (suggested by the girl at Ulta). I feel like I either have to cake it on or it fades away quickly, especially on my nose and under my cheekbones. Would using a liquid be better? Maybe I’ll try yours once the medium comes back in stock πŸ˜‰

    I love your videos, they’re so inspiring! For the first time ever I feel like I know what I’m doing (and that it actually looks good) when I apply makeup. Keep ’em coming!

  • Reply
    Jenny
    June 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    She is gorgeous! Before and after!

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    tiffany
    June 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Cara! I am a new subscriber and I absolutely love your blog! you are amazing and I cant wait to try your HAC foundation. Im 28 and have fine lines and a little wrinkling around my eyes. since this started every mascara i use falls. do you have a recommendation for a mascara that wont fall or a setting powder or primer that will help? Thanks!

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    Caitlin
    June 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Definitely a huge fan of the video makeover! Can’t wait for more in the future πŸ™‚

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    Samantha
    June 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Loved this!! So great to “see” you! Great job

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    Angela
    June 5, 2014 at 6:36 am

    This is so helpful! Can’t wait to see more.

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    Heidi
    June 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I love the look of the Stila Illuminating BB Cream…On Sephora’s site it suggests to apply to clean dry skin. Do you use moisturizer after cleansing or apply the BB Cream to naked skin? Thanks!

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    Kelly
    June 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Oh my goodness, SO fun!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    Miki
    June 11, 2014 at 10:45 am

    This was awesome!! It was nice to see you in action! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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    Christen Mallett
    June 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    eeeeeep! please do more of these! i love it love love it. great stuff πŸ™‚

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    Heather
    June 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    LOVED this video!! It was so helpful being able to see you actually perform the techniques I’ve read so much about. It really helped clear up a lot of things for me, and I felt extra pumped up to try some of this myself. I’m pretty frugal so I’m also usually hesitant to buy new products, but seeing the transformation in real-time helped push me over the edge on a few. I hope you can do videos more often!

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    Hilary
    June 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    She’s gorg and I’m a huge fan of you and your awesomeness. To keep her a little younger, I would have filled in the brows, but kept them further apart (like they were) and would have skipped the highlight on the chin, because it is already a little strong. My two cents.

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