Makeup My Life

Birthday Makeup

I’m addicted to this makeup right now.
I’ve probably used this exact tutorial on myself 4 times this week, which is pretty ground breaking because I hardly ever wear makeup 4 times in a week as it is lately….or…ever.
I hope you love it as much as I do.
And please forgive my low energy in the video, I’ll be 20 weeks in such a short time and I’m hoping that means my usually non-sickly self will be back:)

What I used:

Milk Pure Argan oil
Hour Glass Veil Mineral primer
Eyeshadow (for brows) in Brun
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in Beige Dior 40
IIID Foundation in Dark
Maskcara Princess Pink Grapefruit
Pretty Rebel Palette in Ringleader & Gangsta
Clinique Kohl shaper
Esquido BFF Lashes
Taupe Liner on lips
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
YSL Rouge Volupte in Lingerie Pink
Lip Tar in Hollywood
Setting spray – Urban Decay All Nighter

Some other budget choices:
For foundation try Stila Illuminating BB cream it’s got a similar glowy effect.
Try Flower Kiss in Gladiola if you’re not quite ready to splurge for the YSL one:)
For the liner Silkissime is an awesome alternative.

Have such a fun weekend!

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    April 25, 2014 at 4:36 am

    I noticed you’re using IIID in dark now. I’ve been dying to try your IIID foundation and always thought of myself as ‘medium’ because my skin tone is close to your own. Did you change it up because you’re a little more tan? Love your tutorials!

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      April 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Yes! I think with my hair lighter I feel a little more comfortable being a little more tan so I’ve been loving the dark!

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        April 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        cara, the medium suits you so much better. Dark makes you look ashy. i tell you ths because i care.

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        June 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm

        I cara….do you have any alternative eyeshadow options from a different palate….maybe from stilla in the light by chance?

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    April 25, 2014 at 4:45 am

    I typically use the IID in medium (like you) and want to know if you are using the highlighter in the dark as well as the contouring. I may buy the dark but thought the highlighter would be too dark on me.

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      April 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

      I did use the the highlight in the dark but I’m pretty tan in this photo! If you have a little more color this spring/summer it would probably work great!

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    April 25, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Love it! Have a great weekend 🙂

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      April 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thanks beautiful! You too!

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    Andi Sutton
    April 25, 2014 at 5:21 am

    It tickles me to death to see that you used Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara!!! I’m a consultant and it makes my heart happy to see someone like you, with so much influence, using such a great product of ours 🙂 If you’ve not used it, we’ve got a great new Lengthening Mascara too. Let your consultant know, and if you don’t have a regular one…..ummmm hi 🙂

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      April 25, 2014 at 9:31 am

      Hi Andi! I’ve been hearing all about the mascara and was dying to try it but I didn’t know any mary kay consultants so I just grabbed it off Amazon. Will you be my new Pink Lady!? I’d love to try the lengthening too! (maybe cocktail them?) How do I order through you?

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      Kimberly Helmers
      April 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      My favorite is Mary kay lash love!

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    April 25, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Hi Cara! You look fantastic and I truly love your blog. You look like you have a tan…are you using the tanwise?

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      April 25, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Thank you so much! I am using tanwise! Totally in love with it. Although on my face I still you the Tomas, which is a spray formula which I really love for faces but it’s more of a bronzer than a tanner for me. (meaning it doesn’t last more than one day) Hopefully I didn’t just confuse you more!

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    The BTQ Blog
    April 25, 2014 at 5:39 am

    LOVE this tutorial! Greaat look too!

    x Lisa from The BTQ Blog

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    Liz Tea Bee (@LizzTeaBee)
    April 25, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I really like how we got to see the make up in different lighting. It’s obviously the same look but it also looks really different in the selfie than it does in the video. I found that helpful. 🙂

    I hope you feel better, soon. I started to feel more like myself around 18 or 19 weeks. Of course, now I’ve only got 6ish weeks left and I’m uncomfortable in new and different ways!

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    Allison M
    April 25, 2014 at 6:34 am

    The make-up is gorgeous! I’m always amazed at what an old pro you are. I don’t consider myself a beginner when it comes to make-up, but it would take me MUCH longer to put just the eyeliner on. You’re awesome 😉 Hope you start to feel better soon. I remember at about 23 weeks, being shocked when I could suddenly keep things down. Thanks for the beautiful tutorial!

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    Anna @ The Beauty Section
    April 25, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Beautiful!! This is definitely a look I would do! Simple yet glamorous!

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    April 25, 2014 at 6:40 am

    You look stunning!! I’ll definitely be trying out this look!

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    April 25, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Beautiful! Great look. Mary Kay mascara is one of my favs.

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    April 25, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Your look is beautiful!! Hope you get to feeling better! I am 17 weeks along and not feeling like my old self either. Would love for you to visit Dallas!!!

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    Beth and Beauty
    April 25, 2014 at 7:10 am

    You look absolutely beautiful!! Of course you look beautiful with or without makeup on, so let’s just say you look all fancy spancy today…..LOL! I also would like to invite you to participate in my Funday Friday Comments Tag on my blog. I have started doing this on Fridays to help me get to know my readers/subscribers and fellow bloggers better while everyone will get to know me better as well. My comments are not restricted and you are welcome to share any links back to your blog on there. This tag on my blog does not have an end date, so you are never to late to participate.

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    April 25, 2014 at 7:21 am

    very pretty.

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    Alicia M
    April 25, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Beautiful!! Out of curiosity…what spray did you use to set your foundation? Thanks!

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    April 25, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Lovely! I will give this a try later today after a quick ULTA run haha…

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    April 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I have been so excited for you to put this up! You look beautiful. I have been absolutely loving the YSL foundation. I can’t feel it on my face at all!

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    April 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Hi looks beautiful but neither the lipstick nor lip gloss colors came up on the links??

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    April 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I love this look. Its so pretty and glowy! What kind of spray did you use in the end to set everything? I had never seen that before. Thank you for sharing and feel better! 🙂

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    April 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial! So stunning!! I can’t wait to try!

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    15 Minute Beauty (@15minbeauty)
    April 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

    And…. I knew when you bought that YSL Foundation I was going to really want it. I’ve been watching it for a while now too. And you’ve convinced me. I just have to get off my couch and go to Sephora to color match myself.

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    April 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Oh this is a great tutorial! I’m a big fan of your makeovers and tips .. they are really smart and well thought out!

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    Heidi Taylor
    April 25, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Gorgeous! You have that pregnancy glow

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    Kade Bailey
    April 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

    you are so stunning! Love this look! Tell me what I gotta do to get my hands on some of your products to Canadaaa! PLEASE xo

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    April 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Such a gorgeous look. Great for bridal makeup.
    xox Logan

    P.S. hope you fell better soon, then again it’s all worth it in the end 🙂

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    April 25, 2014 at 11:59 am

    What spray are you using to set your makeup? You don’t mention it.

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    April 25, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I was wondering what spray you used at the end to set everything as well. Love this beautiful look!

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    April 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    What skin type is the foundation for?

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    April 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This is beautiful, just may be my favorite of all!!

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    kristen bennion
    April 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    hi hey a makeup brushes do you use for bronzing? and highlighting?

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    April 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Love your videos, they make me think I can actually do it myself. What spray do you use to set your makeup? I’ve never used or heard of that but by the end of the day I feel like a lot of my makeup has worn off and am wondering if this might do the trick. Thank you so much!

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    April 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Hi Cara! I was wondering if you’ve heard about Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara? It’s literally falsies in a tube…like THAT good. I was a skeptic a month ago and now here I am selling it!! If you would like to try it I would love to send it to you to try 🙂 All natural ingredients and immediate results, not much more you could ask for. My website is if you would like to do some research on your own first. Hope you’re having a great day and I can’t wait until the Medium is back in stock!!! (When will that be!?!!) xoxo

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    April 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    i haven’t been here in a while and i’m shocked by how different you look. very thin. i must say that i prefer you with weight, and dark hair. i hope you aren’t wearing yourself out. anyways, i see that you’re pregnant now? congrads!!

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    April 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Very pretty! What do you think of the Josie Maran Milk??

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    April 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    What make up setting spray do you use?

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    April 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    These crazy SNAP girls have me hooked on your awesome tutorials Cara! (Feel kind of dumb that I wasn’t already on the bandwagon!) Can’t wait to try out my new makeup 🙂 So fun to meet you and see you doing all those fabulous makeover transformations in person.

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    April 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I saw that picture on instagram, so glad you decided to do a tutorial, because you’re seriously GLOWING in it. Beautiful, as always!

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    April 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Gorgeous as always!!! I dream of eyebrows like that. Love it!!

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    April 26, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Loved this tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to post it! Cara, are you using the Tanwise facial stuff that I noticed you can buy (it’s like a gel) or do you use the tanwise foam all over, including your face? My husband thinks it is looking like I look unnatural, but you look awesome! Secrets? Maybe I’ll look for your tutorial that I think you posted.

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    April 26, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Love the look! What is it that you spray on your face at the end?

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    April 26, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Hey Cara, First off- I am in love with your blog! I’m in college (which means I especially love all your budget friendly posts!) and have told all my friends and my older sisters about your blog! I am curious if you have certain setting sprays that you would recommend?

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    Kaysha Comfort -
    April 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful! I love all of your advice, tips, and tutorials. I love how honest and real you are. Keep up the good work!

    That Comfort Girl

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    April 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Beautiful Makeup!! I love you blog and use your makeup! It changed my life and I can’t live without it:) I was wondering what you use for a daily SPF? I’m glad you are feeling better. Thank you for everything you do us!!

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    April 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Amazing tutorial! Well done. Looking forward to your future posts. (:

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    April 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    the instagram pic looks fab. However in the video the colors have changed so your skin looks more gray, I’m sure it’s the light.

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    April 27, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Can you post a picture of the back of your new hair cut? I am about ready for a new do and love the length and style of yours, but would love to see what the back look likes. Thanks!

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    April 27, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Cara, I’m such a big fan! I just think you’re so beautiful and creative! I really enjoy your tutorials and you teach me something each time! I really love this look, it’s gorgeous! I haven’t ordered your make up yet, but I’m so excited to try it! Thanks so much!

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    Jenn E
    April 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Cara, this is one of my favorite looks that you have done! I just ordered the HAC in dark with the princess peach blush in anticipation of some summer sun (although I currently have the HAC in medium since right now it is more spring rain than summer sun =-) ). I have also updated my shopping list for Sephora and now I can make good use of those Sephora gift cards that have been burning a hole in my wallet since Christmas! Thanks for your ongoing tips and product advice!

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    April 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Omg SOOOOO gorgeous! Favorite tutorial that you’ve done. Thank you for sharing!

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    April 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    what type of brush are you using to apply foundation?

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    April 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    You are absolutely glowing!

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    April 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Do you have any substitute eyeshadow options for Ringleader and Gangsta?

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    April 28, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Similar to Kelly’s comment, I’m wondering if you know of any eyeshadows that are similar to dainty? I don’t think I’d use most of the other colors in that palette but I love that pink! I’ve googled but not found anything particularly useful.

    Kelly- I also googled Gangsta and there were a few options. If you have the naked 2 palette, snakebite was listed as pretty close, but I don’t recall the others. I think it was temptalia that had it swatched side by side with some that are similar.

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    April 29, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I sometimes love under a rock as a stay home mom 🙂 but I was just thrilled to find your blog! This video is the prettiest makeup look I’ve seen in a while with such wearable colors. And you gave some good info on the eyelashes particularly The lingerie link by YSL was my next color to purchase and I’m not hesitating any longer after seeing it with this video and liner. Thanks for fun video!

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    April 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    How beautiful! I wish I would have read this before my 21st birthday last week! However, quick question, your eyebrows are amazing – I have the hardest time ‘coloring’ in my eyebrows because I can never decide on the correct shade…what do you recommend as far as matching? Lighter/darker, any techniques?

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    April 30, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Hi Cara I would be really grateful if you could to say where you get that t-shirt on photo. Many thanks and wish you all the best 🙂

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    Sara (@mommysummers)
    April 30, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Love this look! Though I only have my drugstore makeup, it was pretty easy to follow the tips and try with what I have. Would love it if you tried out more drugstore makeup, it’s hard finding good drugstore makeup tutorials!

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    brittany reinhard
    April 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    How do you do your upper lash line so easily?! I’m too scared to do it that fast!

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    Toni Driscoll
    May 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Cara! My name is Toni I am 39 years old and just started using makeup because of your awesome Tutorials!!! In the past I could never put on make up right or was just to lazy to take the time to learn so whenever I needed my make up done I would just pay someone to do it for me. About 6 months ago I pinned one of your makeup tutorials on pinterest and have been hooked on your web page ever since!!! Thank you so much for sharing all your amazing beauty tips, tricks, secrets, & advise!!

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    May 5, 2014 at 6:41 am

    You are glowing!

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    Santana Nicole
    May 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    What kind of brush do you use to apply your cream blush?

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      May 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      It’s the E. L. f. Stipple brush 🙂

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    May 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Hey Cara! What did you brush under your eyes towards the end of the video as a highlighter?

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    May 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hey Cara! I’m in LOVE with your blog- I found it the day before my year 12 graduation formal last year and used your tutorial to do my make-up, and EVERYONE thought I had paid money to get it done. You are incredible!
    Just wondering if your products have a stockist in London?

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    June 12, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Hi Cara, I just bought the Flower lipstick in So Gladiola and it doesn’t seem to match the lingerie pink very closely. It is more coral/orange. Is that the right shade? Thanks!

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    You are looking absolutely gorgeous! I am turning 18 this year. I am really excited about my birthday. I want this kind of simple look. Thinking of doing my makeover done by Lina Cameron, who trains best makeup lesson as well! What do you think dear! <3

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