Makeover Monday: Army Ball Makeup Edition

I think it’s been about 10,000 plus years since I have done a Makeover Monday post. As a makeup artist, one of my favourite things is to see the before and after pictures of clients (or a friend in this case) that are transformed from no makeup and hair, to makeup and hair. So last week I asked a friend of mine if she wouldn’t mind me posting her before and after pics of her army-ball-ready-look.

While my friend is beautiful without her makeup and hair done…no one is going to a ball without it. I hope you guys like this before and after makeup/hair post! Enjoy!



Picture of a before and after makeup look. Makeup artist from Austin, TexasLike I said, my friend her is a beauty and her skin is ridiculously flawless. But she asked me to do a soft smoky eye look complimenting her plumb colored dress, and a side swept up-do for her hair. Since her dress color was plumb, I stuck to soft gold and bronze shades with a pop of plumb as an accent color.

Austin, Texas makeup artist. Before and after makeup and hair pictures.


Austin, Texas makeup aritst. Before and after makeup and hair pictures.


After Hair

Austin, Texas makeup and hair artist. Before and after picture of makeup and hair.


My ball-ready friend here wanted no even one hair in her face. So I made sure to tuck everything, added a few braids for fun…and she was good to go!


What I Used

1) Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2

2) Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Kit in blonde

3) Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

4) Jouer Cosmetics Cream Blush in Poppy

5)  Urban Decay Naked Palette

6) Tarte Cosmetics Clay Eyeliner in Black

7) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Black

8) Jouer Cosmetics Lipstick in Kate


At the Ball

before and after pic


Here is this recently engaged beauty with her man at the ball! How cute are they?


Have a great MONDAY!



Note* Some of these products were given to me by PR Companies. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.



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  • She looks fabulous!

  • She looks simply stunning. I think we need a tutorial on that hairdo. Amazing!!! And I love how she looks like a version of herself after. She seriouskybhas flawless skin. Great post!!!

  • Amber

    Flawless skin is right!! So pretty!! Her makeup and hair look beautiful, and I love the dress! <3

  • Beautiful!! I love this look and the hair!

  • She looks gorgeous!! Nice job!

  • She looks amazing! I love how you did her eyeshadow.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Awesome! She looks beautiful! I LOVE the hair and makeup!

  • What an awesome job. She looks simply glowing in her after photo.

  • Oh she looks spectacular. The makeup and hair …. just so pretty!

  • She looks absolutely beautiful.

  • Noelle

    She’s looks stunning! I love the way her hair came out!

  • Pammy Blogs Beauty

    She looks beautiful! You did an amazing job with her makeup! 🙂

  • Love it! You did a beautiful job on a beautiful lady.

  • Her eyes look awesome! Love the makeover!

  • Anastasia

    She looks stunning!

  • How did you do that hair! Cool.

  • What a fantastic job you did! Already gorgeous to begin with, too. The hairstyle is fab!

  • Betzy Carmona

    She looks gorgeous ! I love the whole look 🙂

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Gorgeous!!! It would be helluva- fun to have my own makeover done by you!

  • The result looks fab! Well done!

  • She looks beautiful! I am in LOVE with the hair!

  • Ashley Willey

    I was expecting to see fake eyelashes on the list of things, because her lashes are so beautiful! Must be the awesome mascara too? Tandy you look gorgeous 🙂

  • myCosmeticBag

    oh wow lovely – great job

  • Mai

    Wow your friend looks amazing! The makeup really flatters her skintone and her dress

  • Very nice!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    absolutely beautiful!