Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Before & After: the power of make-up

I am a "before and after" fan! I love the before and afters of almost anything! I like re-doing furniture and clothes because I love transformation!!! I wish I had before and afters of all the people I've put make-up on over the years! My favorite are not just the celebrities, because they are used to looking amazing, but the everyday people that get to see themselves look entirely different!

At the Glaminar in London, I did a pin-up look on one of the girls who volunteered to be a model, adn had no make-up on. People kept asking to take her picture, and she said she kept looking in the mirror because she couldn't believe that was her! She couldn't wait to get home and show her little 3 year old boy. She said "It's mummy!", so he would know it was still her, and all afternoon he kept running up and saying, "Hi Mummy, it's me!"...because he thought he looked different too! ha ha ha

I wanted to do a video...not so much a tutorial, but a video that will quickly show the power of making. Make-up can really transform a face! This is what has fascinated me with make-up for years. It is an art and truly like creating a painting...you carefully accentuate, shade, add highlight and shadows to bring a face "to life"!
Now, most days, if you were to see me, you will find me without any make-up on at all! But there is something relaxing about putting my make-up on for me. And I always feel prettier and way more glammy-rous after I've put my make-up on!

So sit back and enjoy the "power of make-up"....
huge love and make-up fun.....your kandee

(CLICK the lower right hand corner of the video to watch larger)

94 comments:

Christine said...

AMAZING, i love you Kandee <3
Do you still have the album i made you?

xoxo Christine

http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

OMG! Kandee I love your videos SO SO much. I must say, in those pictures you look SO much like your mom! Love you!
--ED

Carly said...

I really love this.."The power of Make up". I always think putting on my make-up is like a little "me" time at the beginning of the day! Thank you for all your wonderful tips and tricks Kandee!!
Carly
xx
www.bitsandbeauty.blogspot.com

Ezer said...

You didn't need the make up at all :) Au Natural is definitely the way forward! :)

Takane said...

nice video ^^

http://takane-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

Ladybastard said...

awww I love before and after too!
I would never be able to do a make up like that *___*
But thank you for all your advices, about make up...and about life ^_^
Love you
xoxo
Roberta

http://ladybastard-harajuku.blogspot.com/

Piia said...

i think that you are bretty without makeup.:D

*elle* said...

I think this is the best video you ever made. Its fun to watch too but most important the music and the message gives it a very inspiring nature. I think "beautiful" describes it very well.
Thank you!

Shannon said...

This was totally awesome Kandee! Thank you for showing us this video! I would love to know what products you use . . . maybe you would list them for us??

Love you very much,

Shannon

socialitedreams said...

i love before and afters too! that story was soooooo cute with the little boy! "hi mummy!" omg, i die

Vonnie
http://www.socialitedreams.com/

Ambra Beauty said...

OMG!!!! *_*
thank you Kandee for this video!!!
;)

jessica_barraza said...

Love ittt.....but it waz way tooo fast for me lol....and let me tell u u are pretty with or with out make up ookk <3 hehehe
love you [jezzickaah Barraza]

Starting Our New Lives Together:: The Wades said...

Your message on beauty today really lifted me up. Thank you! My husband just left for Afghanistan 2 weeks ago and your videos and blogs always lift me up. Thank you for all you do and all the smiles you spread around the world. You are turly an amazing woman and Im still in awe that I got to meet you in Walmart. :) You're the best.

Lynn said...

oh Kandee, you have no idea how you rock my world! I've been a reader of yours for some time now but haven't commented before. Just wanted to say what a strong, beautiful and talented lady I think you are, truly one of a kind!

I adore your makeup tuts and you helped me many a time in application lessons including this Halloween with your 20's Flapper Vamp tutorial. Here's how it turned out: http://www.heartedgirl.com/2010/11/hallonow.html

much happiness to you!

millameter_89 said...

I love you so much, you are the most beautiful person I know =) with or without makeup n__n

I'm so glad that I've found you videos on youtube. I haven't met you in real life but still it feel like you are a friend, (a much needed friend, I might add)

seriously you are my light in the dark, silly I know but that's how it feels.
<3<3<3

ENGirl said...

This truly was a beautiful video... especially the sentiments at the end!!! You always put a smile on my face and make my heart warm!!

Kristin Leigh said...

This is amazing. Love you <3

InsideOut Elle said...

I recently started following you but I'm already hooked ^^ Your entries are so much fun to read and ur always so happy :)

jenniferelizabeth said...

I think you look better and younger without makeup (or at least without so much makeup) <3

ElisabethK`s said...

You look really beautifull without makeup. You don`t need much makeup at all!

DelilahZoe said...

Kandee, you are naturally stunning. This look is totally rock-star.

I wish you would do more on covering blemishes and also discolorations! I've battled acne for over a decade and that's been the biggest reason I wear makeup daily. If you could point out the best way to cover up scars and pimples, that would be sooo appreciated. Please work on a model who actually HAS these, if you can!

THANKS!!

Life as TeamEspy said...

I just love watching you work with makeup! You are truly talented and have the best heart.

snm0911 said...

Hi Kandee! I just wanted to say that I think you look totally amazing with or without make up on. You truly are a beautiful person inside and out. I strive to be more like you everyday. I loved your video as well as all the others you've done. You're an inspiration to everyone. Keep up the awesome work! :)

-Stephanie

dcheeseninja said...

My favorite part of the video, are the words you used at the end :) You are amazing!! How long does it take you to put your makeup on??

Sophie said...

I just found this site and am glad I did. I've gotten rid of alot of ngativity in life and am starting a fresh start, to reawaken! (better late than never) I want to send Kandee a great big THANK YOU for this site. I'm now discovering the things I can do to make myself feel better, and these makeup tips are so helpful and fun! As life should be and I am finding again!!Believe me thats a HUGE deal for me cuz I felt lost and in a rut for =, a very long time....THANK YOU Kandee for Being so upbeat and positive, & helping me redifine myself, in more than one way!!! XOXO



:)

Ellie said...

Good stuff Kandee!

-Ellie
Your Cellulite Solution

MarĂ­a said...

I like before and after!,you are such a natural beauty.

Kisses and thanks for all your useful videos.

candy apples said...

Aww I loved this video♥
Kandee you're beautiful with or without makeup! Your wonderful personality just shines through!! You're amazing :)

xoxo
Ai

Mary Ellen said...

You are so pretty without make up Kandee.

zarina said...

your makeup is amazing!!! and even without makeup your beautiful!!

Ape Maya said...

Your make up skills are terrific but I have to say that you looked just as lovely in the before! Younger, more innocent :))

Rissa said...

I'm iffy on this video. It's like saying you're not pretty or you're not right until you have makeup all over your face. Overdone makes it seem like you (not You you, but you hypothetically lol) need all that because how God made your face isn't good enough.

I wear makeup, yes, but lightly; as little as possible.

Woman need to remember that they're beautiful regardless of what they put on their face. =)

Exhibit A said...

Kandee, can you tell me about the music used in the video? Do you know the song title or artist?

Gina said...

I think you look just as beautiful without the makeup Kandee. You are an amazing makeup artist and everything you do is BEAUTIFUL.. but you really do not need it one bit!!

Andee Layne said...

so true!!! love this post xo

andrea said...

Please never stop making videos!!
I would love to see more videos on make-up, hair, ANYTHING!! (but especially make-up)
Please still consider doing a Marie Antoinette look! :)
We have been patiently waiting!!!

Thanks girl! We love you!

MrsVladdevlor said...

Kandee, I don't know why you keep saying "don't tell me I'm ugly", I don't know who in their right mind would say that to you! You are absolutely GORGEOUS, inside and out, if I had your flawless skin I wouldn't be wearing much make up either!! Everything you do is beautiful, it's art and you're very inspiring and that's why you have so many fans, because people can see all those wonderful qualities and they're drawn to it!
Love the before and after but honestly, you look amazing in both pictures, only different! :))) xxx

Jen said...

WOW, this is why I am inspired to be a makeup artist. It truly does transform you. And not only your outward appearance but it brings that confidence out of you when you feel beautiful. I can't wait for my makeup career to start. See you at the beginning...LA GLAMINAR, here I come :)

-Jen

J'Adore Raeven said...

i love this video for all that it is...no need to debate on what you're trying to say because i totally get it :) great idea & thank you for the post! XOXO

Samantha said...

Kandee this is my favorite video you have ever done! Even though you aren't talking a ton, your heart shows sooooo much! The end is absolutely heartwarming! You are just wonderful wonderful wonderful! Three times wonderful and even more beautiful!
<3 it girl! Keep loving life!

http://makemeupgirl.blogspot.com/

Florence said...

Kandee, can you tell me what colours (i.e., their names) do you have in the blush palettes you used in the video, please? Btw, you're awesome with or without makeup!!!

mozzikato said...

Beautiful Kandee, whats the music you have on this video? x

LiveLaughLoveAdvice said...

Cute video (:
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http://livelaughloveadvice.blogspot.com/

Come At Me Bro said...

Love this!

Catanya said...

Oh, Kandee,
You are one of the few women in the world who look beautiful with and without makeup!
XOXO
Catanya

Kushielle said...

A man once told me that a woman without makeup is beautiful; a woman with makeup is a Goddess. May you always feel the Goddess within you :)

elizabeth said...

Hi Kandee, you're so beautiful. Did you ever notice that when girls apply make up they make funny faces. No matter how hard I try every time I apply mascara my mouth seems to stay open, I think it's the funniest thing!

Anyah said...

I have that same ring! I bought it here in Portugal, never thought we would have the same stuff on at the same time :P Loved the video *

amanda said...

you are retardedly beautiful, with or without makeup!!

amanda said...

i agree with the person who said you're younger looking without though.. must be why you're so brave to be without it on the world wide web! haha

Jesi said...

Wow the trick i must learn is to do my makeup that fast haha jk.
great video thanks for posting it :P

♥ jenn ♥ said...

Great videos as always!
I love your positive outlook on life, it is so refreshing! You have inspired me to create my own beauty blog!

http://ikravemakeup.blogspot.com

Check it out! Feedback appreciated from anyone!

DeyiMizu said...

makeup is the most wonderful thing created!!

Jacqueline said...

You are such a natural beauty, Kandee. You don't need a drop of makeup with a face that beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

You are such a natural beauty, Kandee. You don't need a drop of makeup with a face that beautiful!

EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

You're so beautiful Kandee! I saw this video earlier and I was like...wow, she looks beautiful with or without makeup!!!

Hannah said...

Hey Kandee if you ever read this I was hoping to see you do a real quick tute on Kate Moss's signature eye look? Something like this http://www.bellasugar.com.au/Kate-Moss-Signature-Makeup-Look-Kohl-Red-Lipstick-11795198

I only just realised today that it won't work on me because she has hardly any crease! But I would really love to see you do it (especially if there are any tricks to hide your eye crease ;) ), I know it MUST be simple and it's just so flawlessly gorgeous (or perhaps it's just her haha!). Thanks Kandee, and I hope you're resting up!
xxHannah

out.of.chaos said...

omg I look way different with make up on. I know how the before and after is. haha i won't go anywhere without my makeup on!

http://fearlessthereforepowerful.blogspot.com/



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Aimee Jeffries said...

YOU are more beautiful than you know. I actually like the before pic a lot better, smiling and glowing :) Hugs

okruch said...

You are really beautiful without make-up too! :)

Giggles180 said...

Hey Kandee,
You're beautiful inside and outside, with and without makeup. I really enjoy all you videos and have learned a lot from you:)
I'm doing the makeup for an Egyptian show in a few weeks. I watched your cleopatra video which was really helpfull. Would you pretty please make a video with how to do all men and women videos of that era. Actually all the stars are female so how to make them look like egyptian men would be great. thankx

Melanie said...

Hi Kandee I love this video and this song fits you the best ! It's full of hopes ! It's crazy how you changed my way of thinking little by little and im a totally different person im much more positive ! youre like everybodys big sister ! have a great day kandee . love, melanie (montreal, canada)

Jan said...

Even in your before and after photos you look so much better in the before.... your even smiling in that one and happy ..in the after one...you look kind of sad. Just goes to show you .. makeup isnt everything.. you have to be confident in yourself.

NinaS ChaOtiC cOnfesSiOns said...

you and your mom look so alike, i love that a beautiful woman as yourself can put yourself out there "naked" to let some of the norm feel as if they can do just as much to have an "after" as beautiful as your own, thanks!

Kim D. said...

Always love your videos and inspiring words. This music is great. I keep hearing it in my mind - it's so cheery!

MarkeeCoco said...

You're one of those person who I can honestly say looks just as good without makeup as with it. Lucky you!

Meri Estante said...

You are still incredibly beautiful without make-up. Your momma has some good genes and she passed them on to you and your sister. What a beautiful family! But the beauty in your heart just radiates out of you. You are so amazing.

Grace said...

Kandee!
I feel the same way about makeup. That's what got me started was the transformation that takes place.
Some people who never wore makeup are so surprised when they play up they're features a little bit. I am also surprised at how different some people can look!
I guess the secret is to not lose yourself in it. Like you said, people are looking at your smile. Not at the color of lipstick that you're wearing.
Take care, and you look beautiful without makeup! Don't let those haters get to you ;)
-Grace

www.grace-fulthoughts.blogspot.com

Sandie Mead said...

You were just given a blog award, Congrats!!!

Glam_o_rosa said...

Kandee, you are beautiful with makeup or without him...

Your heart is your better treasure.

One hug. Sammy

Vesnushka said...

You are awesome anyway!!!))))

Kitty said...

You are gorgeous even without make up!

Lorna said...

Ugly without makeup?! Are you kidding me?! I WISH I looked like that without my makeup on.
Lots of love <3 xXx

Diane said...

wow, really imazing video! love it!

kiss

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

Hi Kandee!

I just wanted to let you and your followers know I'm hosting my first GIVEAWAY! I'm very excited and would love for you to check it out. If you're interested please feel free to stop by my blog for details.

XOXO

Michelle
hardcoremakeupjunkie.com

Jessica Goldfield said...

Your a true inspiration! I have gotten my daughter hooked on watching you, I love how you remind woman of all ages that true beauty does come from with in :)Love from Dallas!!!!!

jenny112us said...

Beautiful inside and out make up or no make up. I just wanted to tell u that u've touched my life. Becuz of u I'v changed my attitude. Positive u've inspired me and many others. Thats what I love about u. U have the it factor and are truly blessed with it.

GemaLu said...

you are beautiful, i love your skin, i dont go out without make up, even tho i think i look ok...... im just thinking i dont look as attractive as if i was wearing makeup..... <3 u kandee!!!!!!!!! you look awesome with or without make up!!!!

Melissa said...

No word of a lie I was showing the difference between the before and after to my boys and I said that you were trying to show what a difference makeup could make and I said wich picture do you think she looks better and and both of my boys (age 6 and 4) picked the picture without makeup. :) Wonderful message at the end as well. Take care. I look forward to more of your videos!

kirstyb said...

brilliant thanks for sharing x

brittanyheath said...

KANDEEEEE! I have to meet you but I can't come Saturday OR Sunday for the glaminars! Where will you be Saturday night?!?!?!?! :( you are mine and my little sister's favourite internet blogger/make up artist! We have to meet you!! :D

emalyce89 said...

I think you're lovely without a lot of make up. I will say that you and I seem to have similar eyebrows--they appear so light, yet our natural hair color is dark, so defining them is almost a MUST-Do! haha

kitty_kitty said...

I like U more whitout make up, U are amezing, kiss

A-Hello said...

KANDEE COULD YOU PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONSIDER DOING A YOUTUBE VIDEO ON CHERYL COLE'S MAKE UP LOOK IN HER "PARACHUTE" VIDEO!
I REALLY WANT TO DO THAT LOOK FOR MY BIRTHDAY!

PLEASE PLEASE :)

LOVE YOUR VIDEOS BTW! I WATCH YOU ALL THE TIME! YOU ROCK! XX

Zozed said...

Kandee you look absolutely beautiful, with or without make up...
Remember, you look great both ways
:Xxxxx

Karine said...

You are amazing!

kettlekitty said...

I have lest comments on here before, then I can never find them again to check for response. So top me if you've heard this one. 8) I think that you are a wonderful and beautiful person I thank my lucky stars for blog. Everyday me and my 3 year old daughter watch at least one of your videos. She absolutely loves to watch you do your makeup.And I absolutely love your positive attitude and they way you shine your light over Youtube and your blog. Me and Rylynn my daughter are fans for life. Thank you so much for sharing all you do with us.

Maria Fernanda said...

Dear Kandee: I wanted you to know how much I have learned from your videos and blogs, You inspired me in many ways and you keep doing it.
http://a-makeup-fan.blogspot.com/
this is my blog which I recently started, receive my blessings for you, your family and your baby.

mirela said...

you are beautiful and funny as always, hugs...have a great day every day!!!!! kisses and God bless you!!!

karlieee said...

every time i see your quote at like at the end of this video i can't help but saying to myself that "I certainly hope so."

karlieee said...
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Michelle said...

I have to say i love this video, i purposely keep this post unread in my reader :) Also, you are so cute w/ out make up! not that you aren't w/, just sayin you are still gorgeous w/ out it :)

Jaye said...

Uuuummmmmmm... hi kandee... i know you dont know me and probably won't read this, but on the slight chance that u will, im posting this: yeah so... i just started this whole blogging thing, so i kind of dont know how it works, so i wont post to often probably, but if you have the time, can u please check out my bolg, the few blogs that i have posted, and maybe even follow it so in case i put something that maybe you can help me with, u can try to help...? or maybe to just make me feel special about having someone read and care about my blog? so yeah. Just do whatever u want, u dont have to do what i ask
k heres a link:

http://jayesjournal.blogspot.com/

k then... bye :)

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