SPOT MY SHADE:
We’d love to help you out. The best thing for you to do to determine your shade choice is to take a picture of yourself in natural light and e-mail it to:
In the subject line put #spotmyshade and Cara will respond with her recommendation.
HOW TO EXCHANGE/RETURN:
If you are not completely satisfied with your Maskcara Cosmetics purchase, please return/exchange for a full refund or exchange if postmarked within 30 days of receipt. Return shipping and handling fees are paid by customer. Please include a note stating whether you are returning or exchanging (and for what you would like to exchange for.) When sending an a return or exchange make certain to retain your tracking number. Return/exchanges that do not arrive at our warehouse cannot be processed without a valid tracking number.
Please mail returns to:
1495 S Black Ridge Drive, Ste. A150
You cand find a full list of ingredients for all Maskcara Beauty products here.
We currently ship to the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We are currently working on adding more locations!
DO YOU OFFER PERSONAL MAKEUP CONSULTATIONS?:
I’m afraid that I am no longer able to offer personal makeup consultations. However, I often have booths set up at random events and conferences! Follow me on instagram and facebook for updates!
THE BEAUTY INDEX : BEAUTY QUESTIONS A-Z:
Visit the Beauty Index for an A-Z of anything beauty related!
MY FAVORITE MAKEUP / SKIN / HAIR PRODUCTS:
I thought it might be nice to have all my current product recommendations all compiled in one place! I talk about and use all kinds of products all the time but this list is going to be VERY ELITE:) I only add products that are my tried and true very best and most wonderful favorites. Click here to visit the Beauty Capsules.
QUICK MAKEUP TIPS:
I get a lot of questions about make up tips (best ways to cover blemishes, how to apply bronzer, etc.) and I found the best way to answer them all is in my #INSTAHACS series! You can follow along on instagram ( @maskcaracosmetics ) or just follow this link for all the #instahacs!
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH MAKEUP? WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?:
When I was 9 or 10 my older sister Rachel started using me as a doll to makeover. I had always loved any form of art but I was more excited about this than anything! I thought the fact that you could wear it made it extremely fun! So I began reading books (mostly Kevin Aucoin) and experimenting as often as possible. Naturally when career day came around at the beginning of my sophomore year in highschool I wanted to do something related to makeup. I went into the only makeup store around in my area at the time, Merle Norman. After a days work, Sandy, the store owner offered me a job! I have been doing makeup ever since! I have read many books, done seminars and mostly just practiced and spent a lot of time at sephora. No formal schooling 🙂
WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?:
My Really dark hair:
Formally Redkin Shades EQ 3NB.
But I only dye my whole head about once or twice a year, to save it from the damage and to give it a natural looking ombre. I do my roots myself with Garnier Fruictise in Soft Black.
I keep my hair from going too warm by toning it with shades EQ 9T, I love to have an ashy undertone in my hair. It flatters me much more than the warmth:)
Update: My hair is now chocolate brown. I use Redken Shades EQ in 4WG. I love this color because it’s rich without being too red.
WHAT MAKEUP BOOKS DO YOU RECOMMEND?:
Making Faces and Face Forward Both by Kevyn Aucoin are my favorite by leaps and bounds. Every other makeup book I read I find myself comparing to these every other pages thinking things like “Kevyn makes this much more simple!” or “Kevyn is so much more relatable!” I’m kind of in love with him. I wish he had lived longer, he was such a lovely person..
I WANT TO START A BLOG OF MY OWN, ANY ADVICE?:
You bet! I wrote a post all about it here.
HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?:
As much as it breaks my heart, I have come to the realization that I cannot answer every correspondence. I took on the challenge a little while ago to try and answer everything that came in, just to see how reasonable it would be. For two days I literally did nothing else and still wasn’t able to keep up. Please know that I read every single one and I love them. My comments are the first thing I look at in the morning with squinted sleepy eyes because they are the best way to start out my day. I take into consideration all of your requests and questions and use that for future posts and will continue to do my best to answer what I can.
Side note: Simple questions about posts are better to ask in the comment section of the blog, that way the rest of the readers can get the answer too.