Makeover Monday: Before and After Retro Glam Look

Makeover Monday is here you guys!! Today we are going retro-glam: smoky eyes, lashes, pouty lips, and pretty curls. I am seriously in-love with this look…I hope you guys will be too! Huge thanks to my beautiful friend Mackenzie for being my Makeover Monday model.





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BOOM! She is rocking this look!


What I used

Temptu airbrush system

Here in Austin, TX the heat is amping up into the 100’s! When the weather get’s like this, airbrushing with a silicone based foundation is key for longevity. Anytime I am doing wedding makeup in the heat, using the Temptu airbrushing system is my go-to. It creates a flawless look and stays put for for-ev-er despite sweat, tears, and other potential make-up meltdowns.

Foundation: Temptu airbrush system

Skin Correction: Face Stockholm blue corrector (undereyes) and Face Stockholm Red Corrector (for blemishes)

Powder: Koh Gen Do HD powder.


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Contouring: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (a must have)

Bronzer:  Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Blush: Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Coral







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Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow Kit

Eyes:  Pressed Nars KAUAI (lighter shade) onto full lower eyelid then contoured eyes with Shiseido Eye Color Bar (middle row far left brown shade). For definition I  smudged the Jour Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow Crayon in Abstract along the top and bottom outer lashline then used the Jane Iredale Black/brown eyeliner pencil on the upper and lower waterline. To finish the look, I used Ardell Lashes in #116 then topped them with the Diorshow mascara in black.



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For the lips I lined and covered the entire lip with the Makeup Forever Aqua lip liner in 1C and then went over that with the Laura Mercier lipgloss in Bare Peach.



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For hair I added the Aquage sea salt spray to give her very fine hair some texture and then dried her hair with a blow dryer. Then I parted her hair to one side and slicked it down so that the curls at the bottom would be more pronounced. For her curls, I used the Nume 3 in 1 curling wand. I love this curling wand, I use it every day!


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But more than makeup…I think its her smile and just who she is that makes her the most beautiful!


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So what do you think of this Makeover Monday?


XO you guys, thanks for reading and don’t forget to socialize with me on Facebook and Pinterest!


note* Some of these products were given to me for past reviews. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own!




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  • She has such a stunning smile, and you did an amazing job with her makeup! 🙂

  • Stunning transformation!

  • you did an amazing job! She was already pretty and now she is a stunner!

  • Pink Sith

    What a beautiful transformation! I love the Kauai eyeshadow duo.

  • Gorgeous! You did a great job – I love the eyes!

  • Beautiful before and after, and I love the added glam in the after 🙂

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Gorgeous transformation from the girl next door to a beautiful glamour look!

  • Beautiful before and after! Love the eye look you did

  • WOW!!!! Absolutely stunning!

  • She looks absolutely stunning. Love Love Love the job you did on her makeup. Super gorgeous!!!!

  • Pretty before and after 🙂


  • Norah Salazar

    Love the makeup/ hair. That MUFE color is one I use a lot on brides.

  • Kelly R

    Love the look! She has a gorgeous smile and you made her look even more stunning.

  • Mai

    Aww what a beautiful makeover!

  • She’s beautiful. You did an awesome job as usual – love it 😉

  • Anastasia

    Wow, she is gorgeous!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    She’s gorgeous either way! Amazing job <3

  • Justina

    What a beautiful lady! You’re making me NEED that eyeshadow you used.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Gorgeousness to the nth power. I love her eye makeup and hair! Great job again!!!

  • She’s gorgeous. Now she’s ready for the red carpet!

  • GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come do my makeups!

  • Betzy Carmona

    Her face is very clear to begin but I love how fresh her final look is

  • Very pretty. I like that it’s nice and classy.