Before & Afters Makeup

Mother’s Day Makeover Marianne

My next incredible mother is Marianne Franks and her two beautiful and sweet daughters.
I only have sons so far and I’ve always thought it wold be just fine if I get all boys, cause boys are so great …but then I see relationships like these girls have with their lovely mom and I think, MAN I do want a girl!

If you take the time to watch this video (which I HIGHLY recommend) I’m guessing you’ll see what I mean. She’s a pro at the daughter thing by now seeing how she has 6 of them!

She had the kind of genuine soul that makes you feel instantly comfortable, like you could tell her anything or come over to her house and just hang out with her and a smile so big you can’t help but smile back.





Maskcara cosmetics IIID foundation in:
Sunlit highlight + stone contour + Dahlia Blush + Shadow (nose contour) + Pearl illuminator
Kat Von D Tattoo liquid liner on her upper lash line

Video by Janae Godfrey + Images by Jessica Janae


I loved these beautiful ladies so much! It was funny because after doing a whole day of makeovers I’m usually pretty worn out but after a full day celebrating these mothers with their adoring fans I just found myself exhilarated and inspired.


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    May 6, 2015 at 4:23 am

    She looks fabulous! What lipstick is she wearing?

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    May 6, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Love it! Great video seems like an awesome family 🙂

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    Traci Hutcherson
    May 6, 2015 at 5:30 am

    I would love to know her lipstick color. She is BEAUTIFUL! and her daughters are adorable!!

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    May 6, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Theses videos are precious! Also I want that black shirt! Where did you get it?

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      May 7, 2015 at 10:56 am

      That is a Cara Loren shirt! Check out

      She is a fellow Utah blogger to Cara and has her own shop with some amazing stuff.

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    The Busy Brunette
    May 6, 2015 at 6:41 am

    OMG – she is absolutely beautiful, and so are her darling daughters. Bless you for making her feel so special. This makes my heart smile.
    “The Busy Brunette”

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    Shauna B
    May 6, 2015 at 6:45 am

    What a sweet family with such a beautiful Mother (inside and out)!! God Bless them!

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    May 6, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    May 6, 2015 at 7:00 am

    What a beautiful family. You did a great job. I sure wish I lived near you!

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    Cori P
    May 6, 2015 at 7:03 am

    What a wonderful makeover for a deserving mom! I would love to know what eyeshadow she is wearing.

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    May 6, 2015 at 7:11 am

    These videos give me all sorts of good happy tears 🙂 What a beautiful woman with such beautiful daughters!

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    May 6, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I love what you did for these Mothers. You have such a talent and it’s absolutely awesome that you are sharing it with women that deserve it!

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    May 6, 2015 at 7:34 am

    What a sweet video. She is a knockout!!

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:10 am

    What a beautiful heart this woman has! Her goodness is reflected in her sweet wonderful daughters! Marrianne wears her challenges with grace and dignity. I loved seeing the support of her Mom in the background. You can plainly see that their lives are filled with great joy. “All there is is love, love is all there is.”

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Wow! Amazing. So happy for her, she deserved it!

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Both Mother’s Day Makeovers are amazing; for the beautiful women shared in the videos and the touching stories of both families. Tears! This is my very first Mother’s Day and (even though I have a son) I hope to inspire and shape his life as powerfully as these women have effected their daughters’ lives. Thanks for all the feelings Cara! 🙂 Lovely makeovers as well.

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    Jessica Speed
    May 6, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I’m loving these videos and makeovers. Thank you for honoring these beautiful mothers.

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:34 am

    So so so beautiful!, inside and out!! Question for you, Cara — I have a round nose, like beautiful Marianne, but I also have very rounded nostrils. I do the nose HAC with your awesome shadow tone, and it makes my nose look nice and skinny, but unfortunately that seems to over-accentuate the size of my nostrils and make them look even bigger! I’ve tried contouring them to but can’t quite seem to make it work. Any nose HAC-ing tips for wide-nosed gals like me?

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Thank you Cara for sharing such beauty and goodness with us

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I’m loving this series!!!

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    Rebecca S
    May 6, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Thanks Cara for spreading your talent to these wonderful Mamas! Love seeing these and just like another reader said, it makes my heart smile.

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    Brinker Capital
    May 6, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Love these Mother’s Day makeovers! She looks stunning!

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    May 6, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I love this series. What a stunningly beautiful mom she is!! You bring true inner beauty from the inside out!!

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    May 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I love these Mother’s day makeovers…just. love. them. Not only their makeovers, but how they “mother.” These are wonderful!

    What did you use in her hair? Those waves…gorgeous!

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    May 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I am loving these mother makeovers! Could you share her lash details? They are fabulous!

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    May 6, 2015 at 10:51 am

    The beauty of this family shines thru, inside and out!!!!

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    May 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    She is so beautiful! What a strong woman. Her daughters were so cute. Thank you for doing this, Cara. It is such a beautiful way to celebrate motherhood.

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    May 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    WOW! Stunning.

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    May 6, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful!!! What did you use to define under her eyes?

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    Emily Fox
    May 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Cara…that hug at the end of the video…I feel like I get that little squeeze of goodness from you every single time I visit your site (as I type through happy tears). You’re a light in this world. Thank you for these wonderful Mother’s Day makeovers!

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    May 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    She’s gorgeous and looks so young! Loved this one.

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    Ioana Dumitrache
    May 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I love the make-up. Thank you, you’re such an inspiration!

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    May 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Wow, you really brought out her beauty Cara! I think this is the best makeover yet. She could be in a magazine!

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    May 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    WOW! Beautiful before but Stunning after! Love those colors on her. And would love for my eyes to look like that.

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    May 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    She looks so lovely! And her daughters were adorable talking about their mom.

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    May 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    She is gorgeous! What products did you use in her hair to get it look so good?

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    Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    May 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    These mother makeovers are amazing! She looks amazing 🙂

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    May 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    She is stunningly beautiful!

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    May 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    oh my GOSH! she is absolutely glowing!!!

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    Magyn Merrick
    May 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Holy Nuts! Her eyes! Her sweet smile! -But seriously I want to see the how-to on this look!

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    May 6, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    just lovely!

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    May 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    What a beautiful lady and don’t they all look like such a genuinely lovely family! They radiate sincerity 🙂

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    May 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Wow! She is beautiful and look at her smile! What a lovely daughter she has for nominating her for this makeover! This has to be one of the BEST makeover’s you have done Cara! You have definately brought some sunshine to her! You are the best!!

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    May 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I haven’t been able to watch the video while Im here at work, but just going by the pics, my gosh, she is an absolute stunner. She could be a twin with Cameron Diaz!!

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    Liz Spillman
    May 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    What a beauty – inside and out! Such a cool project! She looks amaze and I would LOVE to know what you used on her hair!

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    May 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Wow, she is stunning. This was adorable!

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    WHOA!!!! She is absolutely stunning. What a beautiful woman. When I was scrolling down and saw the ‘before’ photo, I wasn’t sure if it was the ‘before’ or the ‘after’ shot. As always you keep the look natural and just magnify the beauty that is already there. God bless her and her family. Great job Cara and thank you for sharing your gift in this way!

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    May 6, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    What a babe! She is absolutely stunning. The makeup and hair are perfection too!!

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    Kelly Trierweiler
    May 7, 2015 at 6:51 am

    What a beautiful soul she is~ and an amazing mom. Her daughters’ thoughtfulness speaks for the kind of parenting Mari gives them.

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    May 7, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Her kids and you wanting to make her see how beautiful she is brought a tear to my eye. It was an awesome Mother’s Day tribute for us all! Thanks girl!

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    May 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

    She looks absolutely STUNNING!!!! And love the video, so sweet!!

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    May 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

    That, is the best thing I’ve seen all week, so touching and beautiful!!!

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    May 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Cara, I would so love a complete beginning to end “how-to” video on her hair – including products used. Ah-mazing. <3!!

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    May 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    What eyeshadows did you use on her?

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    May 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    The difference in the nose shape is amazing! I have the dark palette purchased from Evine, and I cannot seem to contour my nose properly. I think I have to buy the Shadow contour color separately and try that!

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    May 7, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    What an amazing makeover for such an amazing woman! All those girls are so lucky to have one another : )

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    May 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    This just brought a tear to my eye! What a great video and fantastic makeover, sweet girls .. does anyone else think mom looks like Heidi Klum?

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    Wendy Bankhead
    May 7, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Wow-tears. What a beautiful woman raising sweet, kind, and compassionate yound ladies. So impressive and touching. Thanks for sharing, Cara 🙂

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    Diane Heiken
    May 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I love this! Her girls are as sweet as she is!

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    May 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous!! simply gorgeous!! you are davinci of makeovers…

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    May 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job at accentuating her natural beauty. Love it!!

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    Haley Marozas
    May 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

    She looks STUNNING!!!!!

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    May 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Cara, you need to come to my house and make me look like a movie star. Just wow,Marianne…just…wowza. Look at those eyes! That hair! Not to mention those earrings!

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    July 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Isn’t it funny how some people just look better before as they do after! She’s one of them.

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