I have 8 brothers & sisters.
And my parents weren’t rich, so going to the movies…all of us…didn’t happen often, or ever.

Every once in a while, though, one of my folks would take us on a date.
I looked forward to these dates for weeks.

One in particular that I remember clearly was the night my dad took my to see Beauty & The Beast.
I wore my favorite Red polka dot dress, got ice cream before the show and promptly after our viewing announced it as: THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!
I’ve yet to lose my soft spot for my dad (Doug, I lovingly call him Dougo) or for my Beauty & the Beast.
It takes major self control to watch it without speaking and singing with every. single. word.

In short: I chose Belle for this weeks makeup look.
It’s really pretty makeup for whatever though, just inspired by and perfect for a costume for Beauty herself.

Beauty & The Beast Makeup

I used:

Maskcara IIID foundation & blush {coming soon! Monday’s post will fill you in on all the details!)
Loreal True Match Powder in Deep Warm
Sephora Liquid Liner
Covergirl Perfect Blend Liner in Mink
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
Ardell Wispies Lashes
Brown Eye contacts

Happy Weekend!!


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    Jenn Haberbosch
    October 18, 2013 at 4:39 am

    OMGoodness!!! You NAILED it!!

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Cara I LOVE this! Belle has always been my favorite. You look just like her! a+++ in my book

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Yea, if they did a real live version of it, you could totally play her!

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    Ashley sullivan
    October 18, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I am so super excited to get more info on your product line!

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    Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger
    October 18, 2013 at 5:29 am

    One of my all-time favorite movies. So fun

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:30 am

    I cannot WAIT to get my hands on your new line!!!! Any way you’ll be able to do like a preorder so I can make sure I get some when you first release it?

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Happy Friday! I’m curious to know if you stil fill your brows in as much now that you have them tinted? I’ve had mine tinted twice now and this last time went a tad bit darker. So just wondering what you do to your brows now if any thing different. And canNOT wait til Monday to hear about IIID!! I hope it’s available for purchase soon!! Have a great weekend!

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    Judi Murphy
    October 18, 2013 at 5:36 am

    My friend is an actress who played Belle at Disney World once upon a time. You nailed it!!! 🙂 Lovely story.

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:46 am

    That’s pretty much exactly how I would have pictured her in real life!

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    Angie H
    October 18, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Love this! So pretty. Thanks for the video too! Can’t wait for Monday to get the scoop on your product line. I will be of the first to purchase!

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Beautiful! Elsie (6year old daughter) and I think you need a beautiful yellow ball gown! We know you already have a Beast!

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    October 18, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Very pretty! And I have six siblings, so i can relate to that…I don’t remember us ever all going to the movies together. But we had our own fun! (-:

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    October 18, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Pretty! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    October 18, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Oh my good gosh, I cannot wait to learn all about your makeup line! Very, very exciting!! 🙂

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    October 18, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I don’t “love” Halloween…but I love Belle!!! haha. Awesome look!! Great job!! Wonderful memory too. 🙂

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    October 18, 2013 at 6:50 am

    You really nailed it… can’t wait to watch the video when I get home from work!!

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    October 18, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Awesome job! You look just like her. I am soooooooo excited about your makeup line. Monday isn’t going to come fast enough !

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    October 18, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Very pretty and natural looking. WHAT BLUSH DID YOU USE?

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      Lauren h
      October 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      She used her own line blush, so pretty!

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    October 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Gorgeous! So simple and fresh. You make a beautiful Belle!

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    October 18, 2013 at 7:18 am

    In love with this site! Thanks so much for this wealth of gorgeous information. I have learned so much from you. One thing I am struggling with is lining my lips with the mink eyeliner. Any tips for making the color look natural like yours? How often do you touch up your lipstick/gloss when you line with the mink liner?

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    Susan Goldstein
    October 18, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I think you are the most incredible human being!! I just love your open personality, so positive, so powerful. We, your Legion of Loyal Fans, just adore you!!! xoxoxoxo

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    Renae ODonnal
    October 18, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Now I am singing to myself… “There must me more than this provencial life” p.s. when I said my prayers last night I was thanking Heavenly Father for you and the blessing you are to so many women.

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      Susan Goldstein
      October 18, 2013 at 7:51 am


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    October 18, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Beauty and Beast will always be one of my very favorite movies! I literally have all the sheet music, I play through it on a regular basis. My husband must be so ashamed. 🙂

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    Katy Burnett
    October 18, 2013 at 8:38 am

    LOVE it! Can’t wait to get my hands on your foundation. Oh Cara, I hope you will do ALL the princesses!

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    Danielle Palmer
    October 18, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Such a great look! I love how streamlined and easy to follow you make your tutorials!! Thanks 🙂

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    October 18, 2013 at 8:53 am


    I love when you do Halloween inspired makeup 🙂 beauty and the beast rocks!


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    Maddy Cane
    October 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Love your makeup like this, it really really suits you! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    October 18, 2013 at 9:25 am

    PLEASE do all of the Disney Princesses!! This one was simple and beautiful! You’re the best!

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    Tristan B.
    October 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful and the new site design is perfect for you:) Congrats!

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    Olga Diaz
    October 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Can’t wait for your foundation! You look so pretty a Belle, i still remember the awe i felt as i watched that movie! I wasn’t a kid but still it was amazing.

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    October 18, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Love the brown eyed look on you.

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    October 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Such a beautiful, natural look. It would be terrific as a daily look. 🙂

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    Susan Thorne
    October 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    DYING for your makeup! Where will it be available? Please say you’ll ship to Canada!! That 3D foundation is PERFECT for HAC!!

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    October 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    What is the blush used for this look?

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    October 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    You look SOOOO different with dark brown eyes. Still gorgeous! Looking forward to the MASKCARA products. Very exciting! Stacie xo

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    Trisha Vivona
    October 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Love the look and CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on your line! Love the way it looks super easy to use and (may) free up some space in my makeup bag from other products.

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    October 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love it when you use the same product on your lips and as blusher!

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    October 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    You combined two of my favorite things: makeup and Disney! I love this look! It is so pretty and subtle! I would love to see your take on the other Disney princesses (especially Ariel, she and Belle are my favorites!)! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    October 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the look! It took me a minute to figure out why you looked just…different. didn’t expect the change in eye color! By the way, the lashes you listed are linking to the contacts instead of lashes right now.

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    YAY FOR YOUR MAKE UP LINE!!!! so excited to finally get a sneak peek at a few products! I’ve been holding myself off from a sephora trip because I’m anxiously awaiting a rather large maskcara purchase! Congrats cara!!!!

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Cara, you are a Ray of Sunshine. There were three of us plus my mom. She was a single mother and we were never allowed to dress up for Holloween. And if we did go out, we used our own clothing, so I am not at all creative with dressing up. However I can see you as a Fairy sprinkling happiness all over…then coming down do to make over before you transition into a business tycoon to make $$$ (which in my opinion is a great thing for us women). One day, You will do my make up and help me get everything straight so I’ll understand my coloring better. Have Fun. I turn 50 on the 28th…wish me Happy Birthday!

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    October 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    it’s me again, Cara, you are always beautiful what ever you do. I love the brown contact on you. You are a wonderful brown eye girl, like me. I went through all your Monday Make Over’s and I think I lovere your Sister-in-laws the best…she looked so beautiful afterwards…although all the women looked wonderful. I loved her the most. Rock On Sweetheart

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    Lauren h
    October 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I am so excited for your new makeup line! Congratulations! 🙂

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    Angie W.
    October 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Looking forward to Monday! What kind of blush is that?

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    October 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Yay! Please do all princesses’ makeup!

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    October 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Cara I really miss your old Blog layout. I have no idea where your latest post is, don’t have time to search all your index every morning.

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      October 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Hi Tara, I had the same problem at first! If you click on the word maskCara above her picture, it takes you directly to the “home” page, which shows the most recent post! So try clicking on “maskCara”…Hope that helps!

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    October 19, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I am so excited to see your maskcara make-up! And even more excited to try it!!

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    October 19, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Excited to learn more about your makeup line and to order the foundation. You nailed Belle. Beautiful as always.

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    October 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    this is one of your best looks yet! I love it! I’m excited to hear more about this foundation!!

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    October 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Makeup looks so pretty! i love disney movies… i would also love to see an Ariel inspired makeup post

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    October 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    This look not only is beautiful as Belle for Halloween but is gorgeous and fresh to wear every day. I adore it and wish I had brown eyes! My favorite Disney character is Cinderella!. Would love to see that.

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    October 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Belle was one of my favorite princesses too and I love you recreated her look – so pretty!

    Sparkles and Shoes

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    October 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    This is so amazing! Belle is gorgeous and you pulled off her look perfectly

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    October 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I love your blog. What is the font that you use in your photos, ie the word “belle” in this post?

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    October 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I would love if you would have a tutorial on how to apply false eyelashes. I’ve had some for years, but can never manage to get them on. Help! 🙂

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    Ary C
    October 20, 2013 at 12:08 am

    So pretty ! CAN NOT wait for your makeup!

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    Jennifer S
    October 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    What a pretty look! I absolutely love those eyelashes. Definitely need to get some!


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    October 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Yay!! Dying to find out about your maskcara IIId kit coming out. I’ll be one of the firsts to order!!

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    October 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Love this post. And REALLY REALLY need your make-up ASAP!!

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    October 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Who doesn’t love your dad?!? I miss your fam like crazy! So does my mom! We need to come dow to SG and visit…

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    October 21, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Loved the look! What brand of colored contacts are you wearing? I’ve tried a couple and because I have one eye that is half blue and half brown naturally, my makeup always looks different on each side of my face. Can you help with a solution?…..

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    October 22, 2013 at 5:05 am

    LOVE this! And I know just what you mean. When I boarded a plane the other day, I could hear someone watching it just one row behind my seat, and I caught myself mouthing ALL of the words for a good long stretch of the flight. THE BEST.

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    October 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

    The link on the falsies takes me to the colored contact lenses.

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    October 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    You look just like Belle 🙂 Maskcara the beautiful Disney Princess!

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    October 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I love the look! Have you/can you do a video on how to apply fake lashes, please!? Every time I try it results in an epic failure…

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    November 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I love this beautiful natural look! Any chance you will do a makeup look for any of the other Disney princesses???

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    November 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Wow! You look like Belle!! So pretty! Can that Loreal powder on the eye be used on very fair, pale skin? I couldn’t find it today at the store. I think your tutorial on this Belle look is something my 16 yr. old daughter would be interested in. I am interested in purchasing your makeup!

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    December 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Just curious .. did you use the medium color? or the light? I’m pretty fair skinned so just curious what you used. SO excited to purchase a kit!

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