Before & Afters

Monday Makeover – Jessica Janae

Do you ever get off the phone with a friend and realize you were the one that was talking the whole time?
Sometimes that’s what blogging feels like. I mean I get the feedback in the comments (which I relish) but sometimes I just feel like it’s all about me all the time and I wanna hear more about you!
That is what I love so much about events like The Pinners Conference.
Last year I had no idea what to expect so I didn’t have any idea how much I would love it. But once it got started I was thrilled, I got to spend time with so many readers! It really felt like a reunion or something and completely reinforced my idea that everyone who follows this blog is really and truly a friend.
We just get each other.
And the coolest thing is it’s women of all walks of life of so many ages and in so many different stages in their lives yet they are all warm, kind and intelligent Just a pleasure to spend time with.
So if you live in the SLC area I would LOVE to meet you (and possibly try some makeup on ya. Last year I did IIID Foundation samplings on people all day, I haven’t quite worked out the kinks – with the newborn – but I plan to do as much makeup as is humanly possible while I’m there!)
I know you are all busy but if you can possibly attend it will be so worth it! There are so many amazing ladies there with a ton of great information to share!
Mandi (from Vintage Revivals), The Dating Divas, The Six Sisters and soooooo many more (check out the speakers list here) The classes have a fee but the expo is free!


(Register here use the code: maskcara for a 5$ discount!)

Another amazing class (which I’m dying to attend) will be taught by my girl Jessica Janae on Photography. So I thought it would only be appropriate that I post her before and after today as well. This girl is amazing. When I first found her photography I fell in love and was so nervous for our first photo-shoot because she’s kind of a big deal and I was sure I’d be totally intimidated. As soon as I met her I was so relieved by how funny and laid back she is. Not to mention beautiful! She belongs on both sides of that camera!

One day during a shoot we were doing together she said something about going on a date with her husband (a much needed night out she has 2 under 2 at home!) I insisted she let me make her over and she requested The Victoria’s Secret Treatment. My speciality:)
PS How crazy good is her hair!?



What I used:

IIID Foundation in Sunlit, Stone & Shadow & IIID Blush in Pink Grapefruit
MAC Brun for brows
Stila In The Light Palette on eyes (in Sandstone & Kitten)
IT Cosmetics Liner Love in Black
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
Ardel Wispie Lashes

Hope you’re having a great Monday!

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    October 27, 2014 at 7:38 am

    She is GORGEOUS! Can’t wait for the IIID relaunch. Very fair, oily skinned person here. Hoping there’s something for me.

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    October 27, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Hi Cara, I’ve just recently came across younique cosmetics and was wondering if you have used the 3D mascara? I would love to hear your thoughts I have a personal website where you can check out all of the products!!! if this comment isn’t allowed I apologize, please let me know! Stay beautiful!

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    October 27, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Wow!! Stunning! In the first pic she looks like she is 16. In the second pic she definitely looks like a Victoria Secret model. I would love to sit down with you and have a one on one. 🙂 Just for you to give me a personal tutorial on what would work for my skin. I have gotten much better at my makeup over the years from your blog and have ordered the IIID Foundation and blush. I still can’t make it look as good as you can. Love your work. Love the videos too!

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    Amy Williams (@Okiemama18)
    October 27, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Wow wow wow. I’m being they’re about to have 3 under two once he saw her. 😉

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    October 27, 2014 at 8:29 am

    What a lovely young woman, her hair is to die for! I especially love that you left her freckles to shine through. Great colors, too, on her blue-as-ocean eyes–natural looking, but the copper shading really makes the eyecolor pop. Fabulous job on an exquisite canvas!

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    Erica Hollis
    October 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    hi cara 🙂 please please i need help w/ eyeshadow for my almond shaped/hooded eyes! i try over and over agaIn just for it to smear and me 2 b very aggravated! any advice?

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    Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    October 27, 2014 at 8:32 am

    She looks amazing! Her photos really are the best! She is so talented 🙂

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    October 27, 2014 at 8:34 am

    This looks like two different people (both beautiful!). She has amazing eyes and I love that you kept her freckles.

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    Ashley Sullivan
    October 27, 2014 at 8:36 am

    What pink gloss is on her lips?

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    October 27, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I agree with the previous comment on young she looked in the before and then went to model in the second. PS, love the freckles. Gorgeous

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    October 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Shut the front door!!! She looks amazing! !

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    October 27, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Another spectacular makeover, Cara!

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    Tricia Johnson
    October 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

    She looked beautiful before and looks amazing after! Not gonna lie, I want you to do a makeover on me now!

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    Emerald Earrings
    October 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

    She looks so young!! And I mean that in the sweetest way possible! I have begun to detect pre-wrinkles on my face…. I was so unprepared.

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    Emelie Claire
    October 27, 2014 at 10:47 am

    What a beautiful transformation! She looked beautiful before but then she just suddenly became gorgeous! I would love to meet you in person and watch you perform your magic up close. Perhaps one day….

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    Candice Schneider
    October 27, 2014 at 11:35 am

    What is she wearing on her cheeks?!

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    October 27, 2014 at 11:45 am

    You are so talented and I love looking at the pictures! Would love to see some makeovers involving women that have other than fair /light skin!

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    Alecia ferrell
    October 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    She’s gorgeous before and after, I love the way you work the freckles rather than cover them up!

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    October 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    She looks so young without makeup but when made up she looks way older. But still, pretty eithet way

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    October 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    So flipping beautiful – you created a model!

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    L. A. Tatum
    October 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Wow! You really brought out her beautiful eye color. I love that she looks great, but doesn’t look overly made up

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    October 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    What. A. Knockout.

    Beautiful before and after but, wow.

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    October 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Another masterpiece! Thank you, Cara!! 🙂

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    October 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Cara! I can’t believe this….I happened to stumble across your blog tonight, and see that you will be in SLC next week. I literally just moved to SLC last month!! I’ve never heard of the Pinner’s Conference, but it looks like a ton of fun so I am totally going! I’ve always enjoyed checking out your tips online, so I can’t wait to meet you and go to some classes 🙂

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    October 27, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    My screen is smokin because she is so hot. Your work is insane. A big fan from Western Australia.

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    Katie Elwood
    October 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm


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    October 27, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    In the before she looks like an adorable teenager. In the after she is a stunning woman. Well done Cara.

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    October 27, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Damn girl! That is awesome!

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    Summer Ann
    October 28, 2014 at 3:25 am

    You’re so talented!! Such a gorgeous girl before and after!

    Summer Ann

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    Liz Tea Bee (@LizzTeaBee)
    October 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Gorgeous! I love that you let her freckles shine through. I’m itching to get my hands on your new stuff!

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    October 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Love the lip color – what did you use? Fabulous.

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    Jessica W
    October 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Holy crap. She is gorgeous and you just nail it every time Cara!!!!!!!

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    Denise Harding
    October 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Oh my heck, so pretty.

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    Tanna Perez
    October 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    What is the lipgloss? Beautiful!

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    October 29, 2014 at 3:30 am

    What did you use on her lips???

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    October 29, 2014 at 9:56 am

    This was the worst makeover Ive seen from you. It seems like you added 30 years to her face.

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      October 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

      I agree that she looks too old way too much. The makeover itself is not a bad look but when compared to her original look, she looks unnecessary older. I think that is not a point of a makeover.

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        October 30, 2014 at 8:18 am

        *i apologise for poor sentence structure.

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    October 29, 2014 at 11:53 am

    She is so beautiful!! She barely needs any make up! Lucky girl.

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    October 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I must say, I’m not a fan of this makeover. I sincerely think she looked better before. She didnt need so much makeup.

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    October 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I think I know her! I lived in Bountiful for quite some time! I think we went to the same elementary and if I remember right she lived really close to the school. I remember she was really good at drawing?? I wish I knew for sure if it was her and I wish I could trust the internet enough to leave my contact info. 🙁 Oh well, I am sure she wouldn’t remember me anyways! Well Jessica, I am a fan of your work and if you are the person I think you are I am glad to see all is well! You are amazing and still so pretty!

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    Nancy Block
    October 31, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Holy buckets girl.

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    November 5, 2014 at 5:35 am

    So gorgeous – great job! Can you please share the lip color/product?

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    November 8, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Wow! She looks like a child in the first photo, the makeover makes her look so grown up, but still young, beautiful!

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    February 4, 2016 at 8:25 am

    She’s gorgeous inside and out!! What’s is the lip color? It’s amazing !!

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