What’s your favorite make up look?
I would have to say my go to would be smoky neutral eyes with a soft mauve lip. I love satin taupe, shale, and sketch by MAC, they are the perfect everyday natural shades. I also love the simple winged eye liner with the bold lip! I go for either bright red or a pretty plum wine shade! :)
Do you have a beauty vice?
I have a bad habit of buying mauve lipsticks. Every time I am in a lipstick isle... that is the shade I gravitate towards.. and I ALWAYS buy them. When I get home... I always think to myself... "Carah...you have a problem." It's like I am always trying to find a BETTER shade of my all time favorite Hug Me lipstick by MAC.... but it hasn't happend yet so I just need to stop trying. lol
What part of your body do you love?
This might sound strange.. but I really like my neck and shoulder area! I love long elegant necks, I think they look very feminine. When I was young.. I used to really dislike this about myself... but I have grown to love it.
Who is your biggest inspiration in the fashion beauty world?
To be honest... I don't really have a makeup inspiration. I love old Hollywood glam makeup and pin-up style looks. I also love high fashion artistic makeup looks. Its very inspiring seeing all the different things you can do with makeup. As far as fashion... I love celebrity street fashion. I am always looking at magazines. I rarely read the articles... I'm always just looking at the fashion. :) I also love Japanese street fashion. They are so creative!! I love how bold they are. It's their confidence that I love.... it helps them pull anything off!
What beauty product makes you feel instantly sexy?
Black eye shadow!! I love smoking out my day time look with a matte black like MACs carbon. It always makes me feel dramatic and sexy. Nothing beats a smokey eye. You will never seem me out at night without one!
How do you look after your skin?
I am a freak about my skin! Ever since I was in middle school I have been cleansing toning and moisturizing!! I started out with the Clinique 3 step system when I was young. I even tried Proactive at one point which worked great!! Now I still do those 3 steps... but I use mostly drugstore products. I tend to LOVE Neutrogena and Olay products. I also love experimenting with different masques. I look at skin care as pampering! :)
What is your signature scent?
I LOVE fruity sweet scents. I wouldn't say I have a signature scent... but I love LAMB by Gwen Stephani, Ed Hardy, Stella McCartney, Chanel Chance, and DKNY's Be Delicious!
What are your hair care secrets?
My #1 biggest tip is to hold out on the blow drying. I wash my hair at night and let it dry naturally. I have been doing this for 3+ years and my hair stays very healthy and less dry! It's always SO much softer than it used to be! I used to blow dry it every day along with hot tools and it always felt very damaged. One of my all time favorite shampoo and conditioners is by ENJOY. Its their Luxury shampoo and conditioner line. This has to be the BEST duo on the market. I have tried MANY different shampoo and conditioners... and this set is no doubt my favorite. My hair has never felt healthier. It's a little on the spendy side... but this is one thing I splurge on EVERY time I run out.
How do you pamper yourself?
I LOVE bubble baths with LUSH products. I'm kind of a sucker for bath bombs. I rarely buy anything else from LUSH. I stock up whenever I go in there.
What is your beauty pet peeve?
I hate when people go too crazy with mascara. I think there is a fine line between full voluminous lashes...and clumpy spider leg lashes. Lashes are supposed to look lush, dark, and full.... not stuck together, clumpy, and pointy. I also hate when people don't blend their eye shadow. Practice, practice, practice. Buy yourself a good blending brush like the MAC 224... it makes all the difference in the world!
What would your desert island must haves be?
If I was stuck on a deserted Island...he last thing I would be thinking about is my appearance. :-P But I would definitely want an endless supply of sunscreen, and chapstick....with SPF of course. I would also need my husband and lap top............ and internet connection. :)
Finally, do you have a beauty philosophy?
Beauty starts from the inside. It all starts with confidence, and a kind and admirable soul.