New Years Eve Makeup

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! I didn’t even intend to take that week off but I was enjoying the time with my family so much that week FLEW by. Total whirlwind.

I’m pretty excited to show you Jarica’s Glam makeup (if you didn’t see her natural makeup makeover check it out HERE)



I hear people tell me all the time that they can’t manage to master the DARK eye look and I’ve watched a bunch of youtube videos where the artist is just effortlessly making it look so simple with their perfect precision but I don’t have that skill! So if you’re just a regular lady who wants to know how to do it, this video is for you.

What I used:

Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Primer
Make Up Forever HD Foundation
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Noir from It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette (any matte black shadow will work!)
MAC Brun
Esqido Amp It Up Lashes
Lorac Cobra Mascara
OCC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Sebastian
MAC Lipgloss in Pink Nouveau
Maskcara Contour Foundation in Stone
Maskcara Contour Creme in Shadow
Maskcara Blush in Dahlia
Maskcara Highlight in Sunlit




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    December 28, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    i loved the natural one, and i love this glam makeup too! you are so talented 🙂

    xo, k

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    Amy F
    December 29, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Beautiful, I haven’t ventured into a look like this on myself but always think it’s beautiful on others. I’ll have to try!

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    December 29, 2014 at 8:25 am

    The makeup is gorgeous and Jarica is truly a natural beauty. Thanks for the lesson.

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    December 29, 2014 at 9:05 am

    She looks gorgeous! Thank you for this tutorial. I have a question, do I need to use powder to set the foundation?I have watched a few of your videos and noticed that you don’t use any. Will the make up stay in place? Btw, I love the effect you get with the highlight and contour.

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      December 29, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      I often use setting spray but we live in the desert and most of my clients are fairly dry which is why I avoid using powder to further add to the dryness! (Thank you!)

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    December 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

    What color did you use on her in the makeup forever HD?!!! ::( already asked on other video but no response

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      ashley sullivan
      December 29, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      I would love to know this as well!!!

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        December 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm


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      December 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      So sorry I didn’t get back to you! I’m using shade # 140

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        December 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        Thank you for responding Cara!!

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    Summer Ann
    December 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

    That eye shadow is stunning!! Great work!

    Summer Ann

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    Rachel S
    December 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I’m still scared to try this with black eyeshadow but I might attempt a similar look with a dark brown shadow and see where that takes me! How do you deal with the fallout under her eyes as you are applying the shadow? I always end up looking like a raccoon at first and have to clean it up with a makeup wipe before I can continue.

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      December 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Dark brown would be a perfect way to ease in! I usually do the eyeshadow before foundation on looks like this! If nothing else I always highlight in the end and sometimes do a little wiping (like you) before that!

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    irene Hall
    December 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

    While im waiting for your new palette to come out- do you have recommendations for what to use? Im almost out of my old one and not sure what to buy at the store!


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    Michelle Robinson
    December 29, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Cara! When is your new makeup going to be out? I would love to get some and starry using it soon! Really looking forward to it! 🙂 Keep up the inspiring work!

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      December 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      So soon! No exact date yet:) Thank you so much! I wish I could give it to you RIGHT NOW! haha

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    December 29, 2014 at 9:41 am

    What was the gel shadow you used I don’t see it on the product list?

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    Trang Do
    December 29, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Such a cool post!
    Love from – a lifestyle, cooking, fashion blog

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    December 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Excited to see the new makeup and get a chance to use it!

    One thing, can you change the settings so that we can go full screen when watching your videos and stay on your site? The only way to do it now is to go to youtube, and then go full screen from there. Just a suggestion.

    Happy New Year!

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      December 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much for the suggestion! I’ll figure that out and do it!

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    December 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you Cara!! I’m going on a cruise next week and will try this out FOR SURE!

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    December 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I was really confused because the product list only has black eyeshadow and you used the other one right at the end…still pretty though!

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      December 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      So sorry I forgot to add that product to the list! Adding it now:)

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    Liz Tea Bee (@LizzTeaBee)
    December 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    This is gorgeous! I love the way you used the vibrant colors on her lips and cheeks really subtly. I think it can be really easy to look washed out or clownish when you do a super dark eye like this.
    Do you think any sparkly gel powder formula would work? I have Milani shadow in the right shade.

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      December 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree! I LOVE the milani ones and they would be perfect (the consistency is almost exactly the same!)

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    December 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Do you moisen the beauty blender or blend with it dry? TIA

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      December 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      I always moisten it:)

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    December 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Oh my goodness, this dramatic look is amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    December 30, 2014 at 6:48 am

    i like the shimmery darkish shade, very well done

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    December 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Hi Cara! Looks beautiful! What brush do you use to apply the highlighting color? Or brushes to suggest in general?

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    December 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I saw you had left over product of the light HAC pac – I was going to buy a couple to get me through till your new product was available but now it is gone?! Any chance I can still order it?

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    Nicole Walker
    December 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I absolutely loved this look and that color pop eyeshadow looks amazing over the matte black. Hope you have a great New Years!

    xoxo Nicole

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    December 30, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Jarica you lucky dog!! Maybe I could come your your house and accidentally knock on her door? And have no make up on so she can do mine. Haha.

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    December 31, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Love this look going to try it tonight! Happy New Year Lovely Cara! Xx

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    Ally Fiesta of
    January 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Love the sparkly bronze lids. I had similar NYE make up. I used a Lancome palette but I just started using the Urban Decay face pore minimize primer and it’s makes such a great difference.

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    January 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Love the videos, it lets me see your hand at work, you’re magical!

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    February 19, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Does the iiid foundation work well for dark circles? Can you do a tutorial on that pleas? I have very dark circles.

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