Before & Afters Makeup

Makeover Monday

So…it’s not Monday. I’m so sorry about that! Billy got sick and a few days later I got saddled with the same thing (a really bad head cold) and that totalled about a week of terrible sleep and a stuffed up foggy head and got me BEHIND on pretty much everything. Gone are the days when getting sick was bad but it was also a little good because it meant skipping work & cozying up on the couch to some chick flicks. Instead it’s about slothing around the house making pathetic attempts at entertaining a 10 month old and napping at the same time. Which – turns out – isn’t possible.

Monica is such a beautiful woman. She has my favorite mix of brown eyes + freckles that I can’t get enough of!
I has so much fun playing up those brownies and giving her a 1000 watt glow!



What I used: {makeup capsule approved}

IIID Foundation in Medium Dark (sunlit + stone + ruby + pearl)
Sunset from the Naturally Pretty Palette on her eyes
Demi Wispie Ardell Lashes
OCC Liner in Sebastian on the lips
Hot pink gloss on the lips (strawberry parfait)
Brun in the brows


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    Meri Waldron
    July 21, 2015 at 5:01 am

    love it!!!

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    July 21, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Love it! Which colors did you use on her eyes? Is that sunset in the crease?

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    July 21, 2015 at 5:22 am

    I love how she is done up but not overdone
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    July 21, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Lovely. Just right.

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    July 21, 2015 at 5:57 am

    A perfect makeover! She is just gorgeous…..oh those eyes!

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    July 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

    love seeing this! thank you for including an Asian woman (I’m Asian). hmm your color choices make me wonder if I’ve been using the wrong contour this whole time (walnut). the stone freaked me out when I first purchased so I returned, but I’m going to try it again and see.
    also, hope you’re feeling better! sick with more than 1 kid is so different from sick with 1 or no kids! Feels like a cake walk before, no? 😉

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    July 21, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I love all your makeovers but it’s so nice to see different ethnicities!

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    July 21, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Love those almond eyes. Stunning makeover on a very pretty lady.

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    Mary Ann Lipstreuer
    July 21, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Gorgeous, Cara! I love her eyes!!

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    July 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful! She has such a gorgeous glow!

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    Emily Lowery
    July 21, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Wow, her eyes are gorgeous xo

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    July 21, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I like that you didn’t hide her freckles. I have freckles and one of my biggest issues with makeup is that evening out skin tone usually includes covering freckles.

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    July 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    She is beautiful and looks like Olivia Munn!

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    GlossyFinds: Get Gorgeous, Get Glamorous, Get Glossified
    July 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Oh I adore this!! The eyelashes really bring out her eyes and the blush really brings a brightness to her face. She looks beautiful xo

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    July 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Love that you finally have an Asian makeover! She is stunning!

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    July 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I think this may be your best makeover. Monica has such beautiful eyes and skin.

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    July 21, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I agree with her looking like Olivia Munn! Gorgeous!

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    July 21, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    She looks JUST like Olivia Munn! She is stunning! Cara, I think it would be neat to do a video or even a few quotes from the ladies you makeover. I can only imagine what they say when they see how they look…it would be neat to hear what it does for their self-confidence, confidence in using makeup, etc. Just a thought!

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    July 22, 2015 at 12:26 am

    I love all your makeovers, and hope you find your way to the Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs area soon! That said, I have to tell you, you absolutely brought out the GORGEOUS on Monica.

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    July 22, 2015 at 9:05 am

    As an Asian woman, I love seeing someone that I kind of look like. My nose is really similar to hers, so this is a really great example for contouring that I want to try 🙂 beautiful!

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    July 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    She is stunning!!! I love, love, love her eyes!!!

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    July 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Love this makeover! She looks gorgeous- and beautiful glow. I am half Asian with freckles so it’s really nice and refreshing to see someone include an Asian woman in her makeover.

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    July 24, 2015 at 7:01 am

    She looks like Olivia Munn!!

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      October 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      i agrei! beautiful xx

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    Mary Buckelew
    July 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Don’t laugh….. My nose is actually a little too short. How would I contour to elongate it??

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      July 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      No laughing! I know what you are talking about:) I would just draw the highlight down the center all the way down the nose to the tip and do not contour at the ends at all just let the lines on the side continue to the end of the nose:)

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        August 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

        Thank you! XOXO

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    July 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Really beautiful. Still natural looking. Just beautiful.

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    Rachel Rose
    August 3, 2015 at 1:06 am

    So pretty!!! I think this is one of my favourite makeovers. Love her eyebrows and eyes. She’s gorgeous!

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    August 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Love how bright the makeup looks… Its the perfect amount of glow!

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    Alix Lundin
    September 4, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I’m thinking I need a makeover from you! Haha I have used the same makeup from highschool… Only 9 years ago but still!

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