Before & Afters Makeup

makeover monday – Ali

As soon as this beauty walked into my studio my jaw dropped.
AlyΒ is perfection.
It was kind of sad to even put makeup on her:)
But alas variety is the spice of life.
I wanted to give her a some rosey cheeks and lips and glam up her eyes just a bit for fun.

babe

 

aly

Beautiful photos by Jessica Janae Photograhy

Her makeup was easy peasy.
I used IIID Foundation in Wheat and Stone (The wheat is nice and yellow so you can highlight without making dark and/or red skin look ashy- each shade covers a wide range of skin tones:) and Ruby blush in the apples of her cheeks and on her lips
I shaped up her brows a little bit and filled them lightly with Anastasia Brow Pencil in Ebony
Next I used Colour Pop on her lids and at her lower lash line inΒ On The Rocks to give her a little bit a glistening.
Finished her look with Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.

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49 Comments

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    sparklygoddess
    March 9, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Amazing makeover it highlights right points but still looks pretty and natural

    sparklygoddess.blogspot.com

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      Cara
      March 9, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Thank you!!

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    Liz Little
    March 9, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love this! Love the colors with her skin tones. They work perfectly together. And I really like how you made her lower lash line glisten a bit! Always impressive Cara!! Wish I lived closer so I could be a Before & After one day!! Coming to Missouri soon?!

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      Cara
      March 9, 2015 at 10:42 am

      I wish you did too! I’d love to visit Missouri!!

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        Emily
        March 10, 2015 at 7:59 am

        YES, Cara!! Come to Missouri!! I want to be a before & after, too!!!

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    Jennifer Hakimian
    March 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Beautiful makeover, not over done. Her true beauty shines through.

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      Cara
      March 9, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Jennifer!

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    Anna
    March 9, 2015 at 7:21 am

    The make up is gorgeous, but she doesn’t need it, she’s perfect without it.

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      ginny
      March 9, 2015 at 10:33 am

      LOL, none of us really need it, though, do we? We can all dress in sweatpants and t-shirts all of the time too, right? And just wash our hair and let it air dry, put it up in a pony tail? Better yet, shave it all off!

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        Cara
        March 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

        haha she definitely looks plenty beautiful without it, it is fun though to try different looks!

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        Anna
        March 11, 2015 at 7:06 am

        I didn’t mean it that way. Cara’s out-of-this-world makeovers add to a person’s beauty. In this case, somehow makeup takes away from her personality. Without makeup, she’s perfect; with something added, she’s a beautiful girl like a hundred other beautiful girls. And let’s just say the rest of the comment is moot.

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    Jessica @ wearitforless
    March 9, 2015 at 7:39 am

    She looks so pretty…before and after. πŸ™‚

    -Jessica
    http://www.wearitforless.com

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    Emerald Earrings
    March 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

    So gorgeous!!

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      Emerald Earrings
      March 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

      p.s. Just found out I’m having a boy! Would love all of your best “boy mom” advice πŸ™‚

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        Cara
        March 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

        WHAT!? Congrats!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you! Boys are so great! I’d love to send you my very favorite gift (it’s helpful for boys and girls!) If you don’t mind emailing me your shipping address!

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          Emerald Earrings
          March 10, 2015 at 8:18 am

          Oh you are the sweetest! Thank you SO much! I just emailed it to you!

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    silvercamaro77
    March 9, 2015 at 8:15 am

    So pretty! Silly question- what face shape is she? I’ve struggled with identifying mine but I think it’s the same as hers as I have a similarly prominent jaw and chin with the rest of my face being pretty much the same width. Also- how did you HAC to remove some of the prominence from her chin?

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      Cara
      March 9, 2015 at 10:49 am

      It’s not a silly question at all! It’s actually a very unique face shape. I don’t think it’s exactly a rectangle/square but I HACed it pretty much the same as that, around the edges of her face and chin I focused contour there to soften a bit and the cheek contour was rounded like in this image http://www.maskcara.com/2013/11/12/squarier/

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    Betsy diFrancesca
    March 9, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Beautiful! What lipstick did you use?

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    Mocha And Moccasins
    March 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I love your makeovers! The rosy cheeks and lip combo works so well with her skin tone.

    M.

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    Annmarie Altenhofen
    March 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Amazing!! Can’t wait to start using your product!!

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    Miquel Mangum
    March 9, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Wow! She really is stunning with and without makeup!! I love the brows in the after though.

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    Gaijin
    March 9, 2015 at 9:08 am

    She’s gorgeous both before and after. Love the color on her lips and cheeks and wonderful work on her brows. Aly is a work of art!

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    Kathy K.
    March 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Love your makovers! With this one its just enough to highlight her already beautiful features! I’ve been following all your posts and trying your tips on myself the past few weeks (since I discovered your blog) and I’ve been getting so many compliments! Not only that, but the hair tutorials have really helped me style my hair in ways I’ve always wanted to. Love this makeover and love your blog!! Xoxo

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    Sarah
    March 9, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Wow. She is perfection! Your makeup job and brow shaping are lovely, but I think she’s actually prettier without makeup! I love makeup, so I can’t believe I’m actually saying this! Wowzer!

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    Ashley Lynn
    March 9, 2015 at 10:13 am

    She looks beautiful!! (both ways) So glad you featured a deeper skin tone; I’ll be purchasing the same colors!

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    cca
    March 9, 2015 at 11:12 am

    HI. So gorgeous. What lip stick did you use? I dont see it in your makeup description

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      Lisa Scott Provost
      March 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      That’s because it’s hiding in the Ruby blush description, ha! Can you believe how beautiful it looks on lips?? Love!

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    Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    March 9, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Wow she is beautiful with or without makeup!! Great job Cara πŸ™‚

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    Kari
    March 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

    She’s stunning! Love the shimmer under her lower lash line!
    http://www.theeverydaybrunette.com

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    Glow On
    March 9, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    what a natural beauty. gorgeous makeup…not too heavy but perfect to enhance her features.

    How To Boost Your Skin’s Collagen By Supplementing With Vitamin C
    http://www.getchaglowon.com

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    Cait
    March 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    She’s gorgeous! I love the eyes you gave her.

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    flipflopsandfurs
    March 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful eyes!!

    Sarah
    http://flipflopsandfurs.com

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    Sophia
    March 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    She is gorgeous! I love the natural glow you gave her in this look- I feel like it accentuates her natural & unique beauty rather than tries to make her look like a clone of everyone else like some makeup looks can do….You rock, Cara! πŸ™‚

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    Liz
    March 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    She’s gorgeous! Before and after. I love the after look, though.

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    Haley
    March 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!!!

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    tsecl
    March 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    How do you go about making it look so flawless without looking “overdone”? I have a girl with acne and trying to figure out coverage!? Advice? I ordered it all for my makeup kit and am IN LOVE with this makeup!
    http://www.sincerelyroseblog.com/a-stylist-confession/

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    Nancy
    March 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Love your work- please do a few women in there 50’s so we can see mature makeup done right! thank you

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      Sarah
      March 10, 2015 at 5:49 am

      I second that! I’m 48 and would love to see women with our skin done with your makeup-and just made up in general. My issue is the highlight seems to sit on top of my skin and appear too visible. I use moisturizer and primer,,,not sure what else to do.
      This before/after is gorgeous, as always Cara.

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    Julie
    March 9, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    She is gorgeous! You did an amazing job highlighting her beauty! PS- I am OBSESSED with better than sex mascara- thanks for the review:)

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    Natalie Heather
    March 9, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Love the makeup! She looks beautiful before and after, but you’ve really made her look… flawless? She just looks amazing.

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    Nicole Walker
    March 9, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    What a gorgeous makeover, and your model is stunning!

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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    Mags
    March 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    You are right she doesn’t even need makeup. With it she is amazing!

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    The Busi B
    March 9, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Beautiful Canvas. Her makeup is flawless and just the right amount she still looks like herself, just an enhanced version. Great job!

    http://www.TheBusiB.com

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    Agoprime
    March 10, 2015 at 3:59 am

    WOW, GREAT MAKE UP, VERY PERFECT!
    http://www.agoprime.it

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    Melody
    March 10, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Gorgeous smile and beautiful makeup!

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    JNJxn
    March 10, 2015 at 8:13 am

    GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    groceryshrink
    March 11, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Stunning! She is a beauty with and without makeup. Her smile really lights up the room.

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    mare
    March 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    That woman is gorgeous, both before and after.

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