Before & Afters Makeup

Makeover Monday Elana

I loved getting a chance to makeover this stunning woman. As you can see, she looks perfect without a stitch of makeup! I really wanted to do something exotic with creamy dark  lids and natural lips. She has so much beautiful hair I really wanted to make it as big and billowy as possible! {I’ll show my tricks for that tomorrow!}





Photography by Jessica Janae
Model: Elana Ali Jadallah

What I used:

Stila 10 in 1 Illuminating BB Cream
IIID Foundation in Sunlit Stone for the HAC and Ruby Blush
MAC Brun Shadow for the brows
Maybeline Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo on her lids
Loreal Gel Liner in Blackest Black on her tear line & both lash lines. (this is the best thing I’ve found for staying power in the tear line)
They’re Real Mascara
YSL  Cool Guava Rouge 



PS Fair skin makeover coming next!

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

    She looks gorgeous! Everything about this makeover is amazing.

  • Reply
    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    August 4, 2014 at 10:50 am

    You are the best!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Oh my goodness, va va voom! Stunning!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

    i love the way you make brown eyes look good. can we be neighbors???

  • Reply
    Tori Venable
    August 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

    She looks stunning! Great makeover!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

    She looks amazing! Where is her outfit from?

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful look! Is there another lip color of the same color range but for cheaper price?

    • Reply
      August 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      You bet! Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch is the closest thing I’ve found!

      • Reply
        August 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm

        I had to stop at Walgreens today after reading this to get the pink punch lip gloss & the bad to the bronze eye shadow! Can’t wait to try them tomorrow 🙂 she looks amazing!!!

  • Reply
    Allison M
    August 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Holy Gorg!! She’s slightly Kimmie K but in the best way possible!! Love it 🙂

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Wonderful job. Love the HAC work.

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

    WOW! Great transformation. She is stunning without makeup but I feel that she looks so much younger with the HAC. 🙂 Love it!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 11:31 am

    She looks AMAZING! Such a great post!

  • Reply
    Bobbi C.
    August 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Wow, is she a model? If not, she should be! Great work again, Cara.

  • Reply
    Lisa Scott Provost
    August 4, 2014 at 11:58 am

    HOLY CRUD. I think this might be one of your best examples of glowy HAC awesomeness, ever! So beautiful.

    And also, Elana is pretty much what I always wanted to look like …as you can see, not so much! But she sure is fun to look at. 🙂 Love it, GREAT makeover!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Good grief! Knockouttttt.

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I would love to see you do a video tutorial for this one!

    • Reply
      August 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      me too!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm


  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    What stunning hair! Love the whole look and that tunic is beautiful!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

  • Reply
    Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    August 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Amazing! You did such an awesome job!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Holy moly! She looks like a supermodel!!!

  • Reply
    Julia S
    August 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    wow she’s a beauty!

  • Reply
    Ashley H
    August 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my goodness she looks like a movie star! Fantastic makeover!!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Amazing! You are very gifted and this comes from someone whose mother is a makeup artist:)

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    What a stunning woman! GOOD JOB… as always (:


  • Reply
    Pink Haired Princess
    August 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Stunning. The HaCing is just perfect on her and really brings out her best features.

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Love how she looks naturally stunning before and after! That what make up should be about, can’t wait for the fair skinned makeover!

  • Reply
    Rachel S
    August 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    What a beauty. Love the natural look and that hair! I would love to have her hair!!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Ditto- she looks like a famous model or movie actress. She’s got “it” factor. Beautiful make-up!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Holy moly! You did an amazing job Cara! She is so exotic and beautiful. I especially love how you focused on her eyes and that hair, so pretty. Great job.


  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I love this look… she’s a gorgeous woman! Fantastic job! And I’m so excited to see a fair skin makeover!!! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Is she wearing extensions! I would love to know what brand and colors if so!!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Cara, I see you used a dark shade of III Foundation for her skin tone but her skin tone is more olive (similar to mine) so I was wondering if the dark will be a better shade for me.

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    The makeovers you do never cease to amaze me. Seriously, I could only dream about getting a makeover from you! Keep up the great work 🙂

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    She looks like a model!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm


  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Can you post her outfit details too? I’m in love with that necklace! Great makeover.

  • Reply
    Kelli M
    August 5, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Absolutely stunning! How does one get a makeover by you??? I would do almost ANYTHING to get one!!!!

  • Reply
    August 5, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Goodness!! She went from a natural stunning beauty to total sexy bombshell! Very cool 🙂

  • Reply
    August 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm


  • Reply
    August 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Will you please come to Dallas & do my makeover?!?

  • Reply
    August 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Tutorial please!! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    learning to LOVE myself means that I can easily say that other women are stunning and I am here to say SHE IS STUNNING oh my word! I just love coming here and feeling all the love you have for ALL women, you’re very inspirational thanks so MUCH

  • Reply
    Jspot 101
    August 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    OMG! omg! amazing!!

  • Reply
    Trichelle Winkler
    August 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    oh my…WOW!! can you please make me over?! she is gorgeous as is, a true natural beauty!! but sometimes it is fun to be a show-stopper. love this look, everything about it is perfect.

  • Reply
    August 7, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I love this look on her! Absolutely incredible!
    Have you ever thought of reviewing the vain kit by vain pursuits? Would love to hear your thoughts on it!

    • Reply
      August 14, 2014 at 7:31 am

      I’ve heard of Vain Pursuits before! Haven’t tried them yet but I think they do personalized skincare right?

  • Reply
    August 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    She looks amazing! Really looking forward to the pale skin one!! 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    JuliaBobbin (@JuliaBobbin)
    August 8, 2014 at 1:12 am

    I am freaking out about how gorgeous this woman is! Amazing!

  • Reply
    August 8, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Please please do a video tutorial on this look!!

  • Reply
    August 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    would love to see a tutorial. she is gorgggg

  • Reply
    August 9, 2014 at 5:25 am

    How did you give her that amazing glow? Is the IIID foundation all you need to achieve that? I’ve been using the dark and trying to perfect my HACing but I never look all glowy like this so I’m wondering if I’ve been doing it wrong. This is a beautiful look!

  • Reply
    August 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Please tell me where she got her dress and necklace! She is so gorgeous.

  • Reply
    Lindsey Pedey
    August 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Love love love this eye makeup!!! Please do a tutorial!! <3

  • Reply
    deloom (@deloom)
    August 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Reply
    September 4, 2014 at 7:26 am

    So stunning! where is the dress from?

  • Leave a Reply