Growing up, I never realized what a difference makeup could make until I saw a before-and-after series in Teen Vogue where they made over half a dozen girls for prom. That same year I went to Sephora for the first time and fell head over heels in love.
My love is one thing but girls like Caralyn Brook from Maskcara take it to a whole new level. She not only did created this crazy little highlighting and contouring foundation that was featured in the New York Times and made me look like Miranda Kerr, at least just a little bit, but she has a WAY with makeup and the makeovers she posts on her blog constantly blow me away! (She must blow other people away too as she was named Allure magazine’s Beauty Blogger of the Year in 2013.)
Besides being one of my massive blogger crushes, she is definitely of working those blogging connections and actually went backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, hung out with the angels before they hit the runway, and met her look-a-like, Adriana Lima. And for that, I hate her, in the I-am-crazy-jealous way! But seriously, the girl has skills, these are some of my favorite makeovers she has done over the past two years:
Honestly, Cara has a gift and while the before photos of these women are beautiful the afters are simply amazing! And if she was not my biggest blogger crush anyway she has another adorable little one on the way! Basically, I need to fly to Vegas, learn how to do my makeup from the master, hopefully be one of the lucky recipient of one of these makeovers and, as an added bonus, maybe even learn how to curl my hair (so I can cross it off the 101 in 1001 list)!