Mother-in-law Makeover

A couple of weeks ago my husband suggested that I give his mother a makeover. Not that she needed one. She already does her makeup well. I do use some different techniques though that we thought would be fun to try out. 

To bring out her blue eyes, I decided to use some gold and brown eye shadows. The perfect palette for this was my Naked Palette (speaking of which, have you seen the new Naked 3 Palette? I'm in love!) 

One of the best parts of this makeover was that I learned something new too! My mother-in-law introduced me to this cool product that seriously increases the volume of your lashes. It's called Fast Lash and it contains little fibers that adhere to your lashes. You apply it between coats of mascara until you achieve the volume you want. I was really impressed!

Now I'll walk you through what I did:

I started out by applying e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer to help smooth the skin and fill in any large pores and lines. I then applied my mother-in-law's preferred foundation, L'Oreal Visible Lift. I then applied Revlon Photoready Concealer under her eyes and to any blemishes. I finished by applying a pressed powder to set everything.

Next I applied Bahama Mama Bronzer underneath her cheekbones and along her jawline. I also applied a rose colored blush that my mother-in-law got from Costco above the bronzer. I applied it behind the apples of the cheeks as this has a lifting effect. I also highlighted her face using MAC's Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk. I applied this down the center of her nose, underneath her eyes next to her nose, between her eyebrows, and just above where I applied the blush. I also defined her eyebrows with a brown shadow.

Now for the eyes. I started by applying Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion to her lids. I then covered her main lid with a golden shadow from the Naked Palette called Half Baked. I then applied a brown-gold shadow from the Naked Palette called Smog to the outer half of her main lid and up into the crease of her eyelid. Then I applied a dark brown shadow from the Naked Palette called Darkhorse to the outer corner of her eye. I then highlighted below her brow bone with a pinkish white shadow called Virgin from the Naked Palette.
I then lined her top and bottom lash lines with a black pencil liner (Urban Decay's 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero). She then applied about three coats of mascara and Fast Lash

For her lips, I applied a rose colored lipstick. I used Maybelline's ColorSensational Lipcolor in Blushing Brunette. I then covered the lipstick with a peach lip gloss (Mirabella's Outshine in Illusion). 


  1. This is one of the best makeovers I've ever seen! Good job! She's beautiful :]

  2. Still very natural but look at her eyes pop! I really like how you filled in her brows as well as it helps to frame her face. Kudos to your mother-in-law for being a good sport and letting you put this on your blog too!

    1. Thanks, Danielle! It's amazing what the right color combination can do for someone's eyes!

  3. Nan looks beautiful as always :) Great makeover!

  4. so uplifting, i bet that boosted her spirits! she's stunning - great work!

  5. So beautiful, her eyes look lovely!

  6. Sierra did a great job on me! Thanks for all your kind comments. It is just about the best picture ever taken of me. I guess it really is the makeover. Thanks Sierra!


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