Caroline and Costa: POSH PR gets Engaged!

Passion. Fire. Glam. Sexy. Did I mention goosebumps?! Just a few words that come to mind after watching Caroline, of Posh PR, and Constantine's engagement video, filmed perfectly by Joshua Bryan Cinema. Caroline is also known on IG as @thecarolinedoll and loves all things bling, pink, and brides. She is the owner of Posh PR wedding and event planning and is lucky in love, to be wed this summer to Costa. I had the honor of working with this dream team to make their love shine through this epic film. Want to know how we created this fabulous smokey eye look?  

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Imagine rolling up the long, winding driveway to Historic Mankin Mansion in your Jag, feeling fabulous, wind in your hair, groom-to be on your arm, and the biggest smile on your face. Well Caroline and Costa nailed it. I am in love with her glam makeup look she chose to perfectly fit this theme. She stated to me she wanted drama, glam, bold eye and pink lips for her pre-film makeover. I am going to share with you a few must haves from this look that will have you feeling just as fabulous in seconds.

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The ultimate beauty bag fave for a classic bold smokey eye- MAC Carbon eyeshadow. This matte, jet black eyeshadow has been a staple in my kit for over 10 years and seals the deal with any smokey eye makeover. I love the creamy texture yet bold intense color. First, to prevent creasing, apply a thin layer of MAC "soft ochre paint primer" on the entire eyelid, lash to brow with your ring finger. (yes finger! Using your ring finger is a great way to apply creams, it warms up the product making it easier to apply and blend) 

Apply the carbon with MAC #239 eyeshadow brush on the lid and blend until you don't think you have blended enough (#224)! Use MAC eyeshadows Saddle (brush #224) in the crease and Vanilla (#239, not the same brush as carbon or at least clean it first!) as brow highlight. Simple, easy, and perfect every time. The key to a rich smokey eye is using high end, quality pigmented shadow, but also ones that are easy to blend. MAC takes the trophy on this one ladies, none other compare. Drop some cash on these at first but they will last you 10+ years with proper care! These kit staples are a must for this eye look! 

TIP: Make it easier on yourself and do your eyes first, there will definitely be fall out. Don't mess up your flawless foundation! By doing your eyes first, this allows yourself to get messy and creative without having to worry about black under your eyes. Use a makeup wipe to clean up underneath the eye and sweep upwards to the temple, giving yourself an easy "cat eye" effect. Apply your foundation, concealer, powder etc afterwards as normal.

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Airbrush silicone foundation on in this look. I highly recommend using this option for all day, oil free, waterproof, and transfer proof wear! With this technique I can custom blend your perfect color and coverage to meet your needs. I use the pro sp40 professional system but they have systems for easy at home use (pods). For more info visit

Contouring is a newly coined youtube term but has been around forever! The instant way to "lose a few pounds" within the stroke of a brush. My fave is the Lorac PRO Contour KIT. It comes with a brush and an easy to use info palette. Use the medium brown under your cheekbone and sweep back to your temple for a slimmer, face. Apply the matte highlight on top of your cheekbones to accentuate your cheekbone structure and shimmer just on the temples for a glow. You can also use this as a quick eyeshadow or inner corner eye pop. 

Her look can not be complete without the perfect pastel pink lip. (and nails too of course). Meet the next best relationship, the ultimate marriage: MAC Whirl Lipliner, MAC Snob lipstick and lipgloss. Want the pouty, classy, perfect mate to your smokey eye? Look no further.

Caroline's makeup look is as timeless as their love. Have a question about these products or technique? I would love to chat!

Kara Waggoner