Holiday Makeup Tutorial!

When I posted THIS hair tutorial a few weeks ago I had a lot of requests for a tutorial for the makeup.
Cause it’s kind of perfect for the season.



(some of ya asked about this shirt so here’s a link to it!)

Christian is a huge fan of a red lip (although he’s pretty sure this is a purple lip) he said I looked really “fancy” and he was a little sad when I wiped it off before I went to bed:)

Nick is not as much of a fan, bold lips are not his jam.
I think sometimes when a guy sees a bright colored lip all they can think is that if they kiss you it’s gonna get on them. That and I think they usually tend to like their lady friends looking natural, like they just wake up that way…and no one I know wakes up with shiny red lips.
Still though…me and Christian love them.


Maybelline Nudes Palette
Ardell Demi Wispies
Jordana Lip Liner in Cabernet
Buxom Gloss in Red Poppy

Ruby Blush

hope you wear it & love it!!!


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    December 16, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Hi Cara I love your hair in this photo – the color. What are you using to highlite? I’ve been struggling lately with my color, even having color correction didn’t turn out as well as I’d like. But your color is perfect!
    Thanks you for your all the great tips.

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      December 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Hi J! Thank you so much! The color is Matrix 6mn!

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    December 16, 2014 at 3:32 am


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    December 16, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Hi Cara,
    I love this look! Do you have a dupe for this lip color that is a little more reasonably priced?

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      December 16, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Johanna! Wet n wild has a color called Cherry Bomb that is near identical for $1.99!!

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    Blessed Lady
    December 16, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Hi Cara:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting this! God Bless you and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!

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      December 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you so much!

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    December 16, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Beautiful lip color! Love your shirt. Do you mind sharing where it’s from?

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      December 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you Breanne! I added a link for the top! Happy holidays to you and yours!

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    December 16, 2014 at 7:43 am


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      December 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you Cait!

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        Ashley H
        December 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

        Cara, I adore this look? Did you start with IIID foundation or is your skin just naturally flawless? 😉

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    December 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Where is your shirt from??

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    December 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Hi Cara,
    Can you please do a makeup Tutorial using the Maybelline Nudes Palette? Love the look on your eyes! Beautiful!

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    December 16, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Gorgeous look! Can’t wait to try it. Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family. XO

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      December 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you! Happy holiday to you and yours as well!

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    December 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Ha, Nick and my hubby are in the same club. Gotta love them! 🙂 Beautiful makeup!!

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    Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    December 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Love this and your skin looks so flawless!!!

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    Nancy W
    December 16, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Love the top…where did you get it?

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    December 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful! And I am amused as my look today was quite similar, including Mac’s Sin 😉

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    December 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Cara, did you see this Britney Spears story? We all know, from your tutorials, that this can be done with makeup. 🙂

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    December 17, 2014 at 12:31 am

    What was the name of the highlighting pencil you used on your eyes? I can’t find it in the links…maybe it’s not there?

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    December 17, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Every time I see a super-red lip now, I think of your post about the cherry angioma near your lip. THANK YOU again for posting about that. I had two of them on my forehead and had no idea what they were or that they were so easy to get rid of. One trip to a dermatologist and $150 later (my HMO didn’t cover it so the cost was all out-of-pocket) my forehead looks normal for the first time in six years. Thank you!!

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    December 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    My husband hates the bright bold lip too! I also think it’s because of the kissing and rubbing off on him! It’s too bad because I love it! Oh well, we can’t please them all the time! 🙂

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    December 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I love this look! Definitely one of my top five favorites 🙂 …and yes that shirt is to die for. I’m all about the glitter and sparkles when it comes to the holidays and new year ;D


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    December 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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    December 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Love this look! I’ve been going more bold with my lip colors for winter and I have to agree with you on what Nick feels about it. My hubby is the same way! He is totally afraid to kiss me with lipstick on =)

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    January 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    What color is the non-sequin part of your shirt? Pink or beige?

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