Beauty Chat Series-week 1

Striped Dress: three ways

So I thought it would be fun to host a little series on my blog called “Beauty Chat”. I love talking about beauty products on the blog but even more than that, I love chatting with friends about their favorite products as well.

I’ve picked a couple people, who are also bloggers, to have a little beauty chat with. Each week someone new will be featured, and the series will continue for a few fridays this summer.

I’d love to hear from you about who you’d like me to interview too! Leave a comment below this post with any of your favorite bloggers that you’d like me to have a beauty chat with!

Today, we are starting with Cara of the blog Maskcara. Tell me you’ve been to her site before. She’s fantastic! She shares easy to follow tutorials, tips and tricks along with little snippets of her life. I particularly like her Makeover Monday posts!


Let’s dive right into it!

Kate: What is the most loved item in your make up bag? 

Cara: My HAC pack for sure  because it’s always my go-to but I created it so I’m sure I’m biased! My favorite non-Maskcara item would be YSL Cool Guava Sheer Candy Lip color. It’s such a gorgeous fresh pink!

Kate: You find a $50 gift card to sephora on the street-what do you buy?

Cara: Haha, this is easy because I always seem to have at least 3 items in my virtual Sephora shopping cart AT ALL TIMES!
Right now I’m dying for Laura Mericer’s eye basics primer/base coat in Flax. It’s the prettiest soft warm pearl to wear alone or under shadow.
I’d throw in a Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm. It’s a really pretty subtle color and it smells delightful.
Then I’d get a Jumbo Liner from Sephora Collection in beige. There’s nothing like those jumbo liners for time saving eyes!
Kate: Do you have a go to hairstyle?
Cara: In the heat of summer here in the desert I’ve been sticking to the good old high bun but when I’m really wanting to look my prettiest I always go for the Twirl Curl. It’s a gorgeous curl that last for DAYS.
Kate: If you have one, what is your biggest hair regret?
Cara: Going from black to blonde in one day! I thought it was great at first but then my hair just broke off…after a few months I had only half my hair left! Word to the wise, drastic hair lightening should be done GRADUALLY!
Kate: Okay, is there a beauty trend you would like to see die?
Cara: Matte fuchsia lips. I loved them when they first became popular I feel like it’s . I’m all about glossy and vampy lips lately.
Kate: What is one makeup trick you’d like to master?
Cara: Winged liner. I can do it but it’s going to take me a LOOONG time to get it perfect!
Kate: Drugstore or high end products?
Cara: If I could only pick one I’d have to go with high end, because there are way more options and I don’t mind splurging on makeup (I’d dress in a paper bag before I stopped buying makeup!) But there are so many great buys from the drugstore as well.
Kate: What do you never leave the house without?
Cara: Pants? Haha, I leave the house without a stitch of makeup and hair done far too often! I need to work on that!
Kate: What is your favorite skin care product?
Cara: Glam Glow Hydrating Mask. It’s world altering.
Kate: Is there a hair technique you’d like to master?
Cara: French braid. I feel like amazing braids have taken over my pinterest and instagram feed and I am always gaga over how gorgeous they look…but when I do them on myself…it’s a hot mess!
Yeah, I actually highly doubt that her french braids are a hot mess, but we are our own worst critic, aren’t we?
Cara, thanks so much for the interview! And THANKS for such a helpful blog!
(pardon the spacing/formating issues in this post)


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Olivia says · 07.18.14

I think it would be fun to interview your sister at thelaurenelizabeth. Haha I read both of your blogs daily!!

Annie says · 07.18.14

Please interview Tati from GlamLifeGuru. It would be the clash of my two favorite bloggers!

MissBrunzy says · 07.20.14


Danielle says · 07.24.14


Bethie says · 07.18.14

I’m new to your blog and enjoy it so much! You put a lot of work into teaching us simple techniques that make a big difference. I have already tried some of the “poof” buns and they came out well. I have especially enjoyed making easy changes that keeps my hair off my face as we have been experiencing an unusual stretch of humid weather.
Enjoy your Summer.

Regina says · 07.18.14

I love seeing other beauty bloggers favorites! It helps me to know what to look for in stores like Sephora, which can get a little overwhelming sometimes. I can’t wait to see who else you feature!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says · 07.18.14

Love this! I just tried that glam glow mask recently and it felt sooo good!

Navie says · 07.18.14

Love Maskcara! Please do Julia from Gal Meets Glam or Amber from Barefoot Blonde!

Anna says · 07.18.14

This is PERFECT you two are my favorite bloggers. 🙂 The only ones I subscribe to and follow on Pinterest.
Happy Friday! 🙂

Rachel says · 07.18.14

You should interview Angela Lanter from ! She is so sweet and her blog is great.

Melissa Brown says · 07.20.14


Stephanie says · 07.18.14

Interview Amelia Liana – she’s great and has a bit of a different style than you. I think it would be fun to see you two mix!

Vanessa says · 07.18.14

This is so cool! I’m looking at this post on my iPhone and not sure if she’s already been mentioned. But it would be awesome to read your chat with Estée from Essiebutton.

Renee McCranie says · 07.19.14

I agree!!!! I love Essie Button!!!

Lauren S says · 07.22.14

YES! i adore her.

Kristin O says · 07.18.14

Please interview Cora from Vintageortacky! She rocks!!

Fashionista in the Oven says · 07.18.14

Nice chat!! I love these two bloggers!!


Sara says · 07.18.14

Absolutely LOVE Maskcara. Her videos are so great and easy to follow!

TriciaH says · 07.18.14

What a fun idea! I also follow Maskcara…love both of your blogs

Rachel says · 07.18.14

Emily from Beauty Broadcast 🙂

Gina says · 07.18.14

I second that one! LOVE Emily

JNJxn says · 07.18.14

Lisa Eldridge!!!! I adore her tutorials–and her lovely British dialect. 🙂 I enjoy Cara’s blog as well and was referred to it by you, Kate! Thanks to you both for the amazing guidance!

hollie says · 07.18.14

Emily from Beauty Broadcast, Fleur of FleurdeForce, or Essie of Essie Button

Laurel says · 07.18.14

I would love to see you interview essiebutton

Lindsey says · 07.18.14

Make-Up by Tiffany D. She is amazing on what she can do with her eyes and so sweet too. By the way, she just announced she pregnant!!

Heather S. says · 07.21.14

I agree! Love Make Up by Tiffany D.!

taylor says · 07.18.14

i LOVE cara!! this is such a great idea, kate! i also love maegan tintari from!

Juliet says · 07.18.14

Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple
ipad and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with

Stephanie says · 07.18.14

I love Maskcara! Please do Makeup by Tiffany D & Estee from Essie Button!

Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog says · 07.18.14

I love this idea! Maskcara is a fave for sure. I also love Tiffany from Makeup By TiffanyD. Some of her tutorials are amazing!

Jenna says · 07.18.14

Interview Abby from Twist Me Pretty!

Hannah wiggins says · 07.18.14

Emily from Beauty broadcast!! Love her! She had the sweetest personality and her makeup is always flawless.

Emily says · 07.18.14

Please interview Ashley from Makeup TIA, Emily from Beauty Broadcast, Sam and Nic from Pixiwoo!

Holly T says · 07.18.14

Make-up by Tiffany D has great video tutorials. I read your blog, then hers, then pioneer woman. 🙂 lol

Heather dela Cruz says · 07.18.14

I can’t wait to try the twirl curl!

Ashley says · 07.18.14

Essie Button or Emily Noel.

Becky says · 07.18.14

I love this idea! It was so fun to read! I have that sephora pencil and love it. Have a great weekend!

Josie says · 07.18.14

A chat with Kandee Johnson would be so fun! Both of ya’ll’s personalities are super sweet!

Rachael says · 07.18.14

Loved this post. Can’t wait to see who else you interview!

lisa says · 07.18.14

How about Alli of Makeup by Alli? I love her friendly, down to earth attitude. Not to mention she is GORGEOUS and very naturally talented. She doesn’t blog but she does vlog. That’s my vote.

Karley says · 07.18.14

I have to agree with everyone who is saying Essiebutton! You and her are my favorites!

Michelyn Kemp says · 07.18.14

Beauty Broadcast (

Tara says · 07.18.14

Love it all! Need all the help I can get!
Love, Bess

Jami Criswell says · 07.18.14

This was such a fun blog to read. Can’t wait for the next one. interview Este from essibutton, i started follwing her blog/vlogs because of you.

Lisa says · 07.18.14

What a great idea!

I would highly suggest Emily over at The Freckled Fox (

Chrissy from Love, Like, Leave says · 07.19.14

I would love to see you do a Beauty Chat with your sister, or Estee from Essiebutton. I really love the idea of this post, and can’t wait to see more!

Chrissy from

K says · 07.19.14

Boring….where’s David? Haha

Dylan Jones says · 07.19.14

I vote for your sister and Essiebutton 🙂

Carolyn says · 07.19.14

Great series! I love seeing and reading what other people are lusting after and what they use. I look forward to the next installment.

Carolyn | BLOG

Lyndsay says · 07.19.14

Cara is hands-down my FAV beauty blogger! I’ve learned so much from her over the last year. :)))

Emily says · 07.19.14

Estée all the way. I found her from you talking about her

MissBrunzy says · 07.20.14

Please collab with Essiebutton, Amarixe, and Tati from Glamlife Guru. They are all amazing!!!! THis was a really fun idea, I am new to Cara and instantly love her!

Lauren says · 07.20.14

Teni Panosian

Megan Williford says · 07.20.14

I would like to see you chat with your sister Lauren or Rebecca from Better Life Bags – she is not a beauty blogger, but a crazy busy mom and business lady and I would love to hear her perspective on makeup/beauty since it’s not something she often talks about on the blog and comes from a slightly different perspective!

Erika says · 07.21.14

How did I not know about “Maskara”? Wow – just spent several minutes there and am now debating whether to try Wen again! 🙂
Looking forward to more beauty chats!!!

Heidi says · 07.23.14

Kate and Cara – my two favorite beauty bloggers!

Delia says · 07.24.14

Kate, this is so neat to see you interview Cara. I have subscribed to your youtube channel probably a year ago, and about half a year ago found Cara. The videos and blogs from you two are mostly the only ones I’ve been looking at when it comes to makeup and hair 🙂 So this was totally cool! 🙂

God bless you both, and your families!

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