^Before hair and makeup^

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Oh prom! I remember thinking prom was the biggest deal, when it really wasn’t, but to a teenager your priorities are different. My little sister, Katie, had prom a few weeks ago. I did her hair and makeup, which was so much fun! I thought I would share with you all what the finish product was.  I knew right away that I wanted her hair to be up and out of her face. She has extremely thick hair, but that just made it easier to do more with it.

1. I started by parting here hair (on both sides) just behind the ear. The hair in from of the ear I pulled forward, while I tied the rest of it into a somewhat low ponytail.

2. I separated the pony tail into two and did a fishtail for each of the two separated pieces. I tied them both off with clear elastics. I also pulled the braid a little bit, to make it bigger and slightly messy.

3. I wrapped one braid around the ponytail elastic and then the other to make a fishtail bun. A lot of bobby pins were used to in the updo! I pinned the fishtails allover to make sure it was secure.

4. Next I comb out the front sections. I took a small section from the top of one side and braid it like normal. OnceI got to the bottom of the braid, I hold on to the strand in the middle with one hand and then with the other hand I hold the other two pieces of the braid and slide them up, while keeping hold of the middle strand. (That’s kind of hard to put into words, but I tried!) It makes the braid seen in the third picture. It’s a different look.

5. Then with the rest of the hair that was sectioned off in the beginning, I simply twisted both sides and wrap around the fishtail bun and pinned where needed.

6. Pull out some wispy hair in the front. Keeps it messy, but still polished and also feels more relaxed don’t you think? Don’t forget hair spray to keep it in place!

Now for her makeup. I wanted to keep it very subtle and not overdo the makeup. She doesn’t wear makeup on a regular basis so I thought something simple would be best. Instead of going for glitter and sparkle, I opted for matte shades of brown for her eyes. I used an old palette from bareMINERALS  called “Meet the Browns”. It is no longer available, but this palette is very similar. I used the lightest shade of brown on the entire lid. The used the medium brown for the crease and bottom lash line. The darkest shade was used on the outer corner of the crease. Again, very subtle makeup. I lightly line the upper lash with black eyeliner. For her lashes I used Better Than False Lashes. It made her eyelashes super long and very black. I applied that only on the top. For the bottom lashes I used a regular mascara. For her face I used foundation, bronzer, blush and a bit of highlighter. Her lips just had some plain lip balm. The last picture shows the final product (it’s not the best quality sorry I was in a hurry). I hope my long explanation for the hair and makeup made some sense, since I feel like I have gone on and on and confused myself!

P.S. I borrowed her dress to take some fun pictures and can’t wait to share them!

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  1. Karen

    May 18, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Can’t believe how grown up Katie is! Great job, she looked beautiful!

    1. Cassie Cottura

      May 19, 2015 at 8:51 am

      I can’t believe it either!! She’s me little doll that let’s me do her hair and makeup lol. Thanks for always reading!!!

  2. Kim // Peeled Wellness

    May 23, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I’ve always been intimidated by attempting updo’s at home… this seems less scary! It really looks great. Thanks for linking up on Tuesday! If you link up early in the day, you’ll usually get more clicks 😉

    1. Cassie Cottura

      May 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      I’m kind of a perfectionist when it comes to how my hair is styled so I love doing it at home. I have been meeting to join the link up earlier in the day, work has just been hectic!! I will be earlier next week though! Thanks Kim!!

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