how to bronze smokey eyes

How to Get Bronze Smokey Eyes (Video!)

Bronze Smokey Eyes

Hi guys welcome back to Beauty By Shaq!

Today I’m bringing you this tutorial on how to get this beautiful Bronze Smokey Eyes. I love playing with color, but I also love doing soft looks for everyday wear.Learn how to get bronze smokey eye tutorial

I love a lot of cosmetic companies but I also have my favorites one of them being the new Wong Cosmetics. Wong Cosmetics is a family owned business with a great story behind it! All the proceeds go to fund their daughters dream of becoming a star (and we all know that doesn’t come cheap!). They are hands on, in the whole experience. They choose and order the products, they placed them online and they ship them themselves and give you a note with every package so you can feel special. I love that.

To get this Bronze Smokey Eyes,  for the eye shadow I used the Wong cosmetics 35K pallet. One of my favorites! All the Neutral shades and shimmer shades work great together.

For my eyebrows I used the NYX eyebrow gel in the color chocolate. I like to use strokes in the front and then define the back of the eyebrow to get the effect of a lighter brow in the front and a darker brow towards the back for a more natural look.

For the face I decided to showcase my new product. Shaq’s Silisponge (the clear one, we also have a pink pointy one) it’s great to use with foundation and concealer’s it helps to apply them flawlessly. The skin will be looking fresh, well covered and beautiful.

To complement this Bronze Smokey Eyes look,  I used LA Girls concealer and Estée Lauder double wear foundation, and to set it all I used my Airspun translucent powder.

Bronze Smokey Eyes

learn how to get bronze smokey eyes tutorial

 

I’m stuck on an eyeliner and I must tell you all about it. I am been using the Tarte Cosmetics tartiest clay eyeliner. it goes on smooth, it last a long time, is super dark, and I love it.

Also one of my faves.. OP Makeup Studio’s ninja eyeliner.

To make everything sparkle and the Bronze Smokey Eyes pop, I decided to use my new Wong Cosmetics highlight palette. To contour I used the OP Makeup Studios powder palette. This is must have in any makeup kit. For blush and to give shape to the face I used the Makeup Geek blush in Bliss.

For the lips I used a combo. I used lip liner and lip gloss from OP Makeup Studio. For the color I used OFRA Cosmetics and Kathleen Lights Miami Fever.

Last but definitely not least the beautiful lashes in runways from Wong Cosmetics.
There you have it beauty addicts! Those are all the products and all the techniques that I use to create this Bronze Smokey Eyes look. For a step-by-step on how to do it you can go and watch my video linked below:

As always thank you so much for your support beauty addicts!!  I’ll see you in the next blog!

Silisponge – The Last Sponge You’ll Ever Buy!

The Silisponge.

Hi guys and welcome back to Beauty By Shaq!

I wanted to talk to you about a new product that I’m selling on my site. This is my first product ever the Silisponge. When the buzz started with the silicon sponges, I was one of the people that was optimistic about it.

Ever since the invention of the beauty blender which is fabulous in his own way. I’ve always thought this was a great product but, it cannot be used with multiple clients. That wouldn’t be sanitary. It’s great for personal use, but not for an on set make up artist. You would have to buy a lot of them and let’s face it, that can get expensive.

 

When the Silisponge came out, I said: Now this is a product for a make up artist! Why? It’s a silicon product that is easily washable, it’s hygienic, and most people are not allergic to silicone, so it’s great for everyone. The perfect tool for the make up artist. You can use it on more than one person and be hygienic.

 

That’s was then I decided that I too wanted to sell the silisponge. The original Silisponge came out (at least to my  knowledge) by Molly cosmetics. That  was great, however I didn’t like the size. It wasn’t practical. For myself it was too small and it had no round edges, so I wanted to get a different design. And that’s when I research and research and found the size and shape that I have now and thus was born:

Shaq’s Silisponge.

It took me a couple of months of researching and trying out products, but i can say, that I love what I got. I love it so much I shared it with my friends, even none makeup artist ones and the feed back was great. Every single one loved it, and that made me so happy!

I want you to love it too, so head to the top of this blog and click on Shaq’s Sislisponge and get your own.

Your pockets will thank me, because you are going to use a lot  less product, and you can re use it on as many client as you want (after each cleaning).

I recorded a you tube tutorial and introduction for this and you can check it out here:

Well I hope you enjoyed this blog, if you did share it, others need to know too!! Thank you all so much for your support! and I’ll see you guys again next week!

Stay Beautiful, inside and out!

 

The Art Of Transformation | Special Effects Makeup

The Art Of Transformation | Special Effects Makeup
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An SFX Story

 

If you don’t know by now, I’ll tell ya… I’m a makeup instructor. One of my favorite things to teach is Special Effects Makeup. The reason I love teaching this subject is because to me it is what I think makeup is, which to me is; the magic of transformation! Transformation can be seen in simple day to day makeup, but when you use Special FX you can completely change a person into someone else like magic.. And I love that!

This week I’ve been teaching SFX Makeup, and I wanted to share some of the fun products
I work with:
  • We use the very exotic tissue paper..what?!?! Yes we use this with latex and create creepy skin.
  • Sponges (non latex) these sponges are essential to use with liquid latex because the liquid latex won’t eat them.
  • Stipple sponge.. we use these to create scrapes and other cool effects.
  • Q tips, from cleaning edges to adding color, these bad boys are useful.
  • Liquid latex will be your best friend (if you aren’t allergic) you can build and rip and with this product to create realistic skin.
  • Liquid blood is the best finishing touch to make a wound, burn, cut and flesh eating zombie look realistic.
  •  Black creme color. I use this to give depth.
  • My favorite product to use is 3rd degree. This is a silicone 2 part product. When combined you have ten minutes to mold and shape into what you want it to be and it harden that way.
  • Another favorite not shown here,  is thick blood. It’s a gel like blood with many uses.

 

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I have some videos in my YouTube channel on how to use some of these, Actually I have an entire play list on these:

Here are some Special Effects Makeup looks I’ve created:

Burns 
 Psychopaths and real life BFFS 
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Clown and Burn
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Wound and Bruises
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Ok Beauty Addicts! I’m glad I got to share this side of the beauty world that I love, If you have any questions feel free to comment below!
Are you a beauty lover or a sfx lover?

Bloody sexy clown

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Hello Beauty Addicts and welcome back!!

Today’s tutorial is a little sexy, a little bloody, definitely twisted, but a must this Halloween.
Here is a list of ingredients and what else you can use if you don’t have them:
Third Degree   or you could use wax or latex and cotton

Mehron paradise paint in black or you could use cream paints or eyeliner.

Ben Nye blood paste or you can make your own or buy any fro Halloween stores

bruise wheel or cream paints in the same tones

Eyeshadows from Juvias place or any that you have at home.
Hope you liked this video if you did don’t forget to like, comment and share!

Clown Tutorial

Tarte limited-edition wing workers deluxe tarteist eyeliner set

Hello Beauty addicts! 
Welcome back to my Blog, Today I wanted to talk about the Tarte Cosmetics Wing Workers Eyeliner set. Let me begin by saying that the Tartiest is my favorite eyeliner, I been using it since it first came out. 
What I Love About It:
  • Consistency
  • Vibrancy
  • Longevity
Makeup Artists are always looking for the best in eyeliners and to me this is it!
Ok, what you came for.. This set is super cute!! I love the colors they picked for the set. 
Black     Blue    Gold    Burgundy 

They are all useful for a makeup artist, and not too wild. My personal favorite is the burgundy…omg this color!! 
The consistency and vibrancy is the same and even this small amount will last a while, so I believe for the price at $35 is worth it!
My only complain is that some of the colors came a little watery and the tubes seemed a little empty, but once you squeeze the tube you get the product. Other than that I love these…. and hey maybe my batch was the only that came that way!

Tell me:

Did you buy these?
Which color is your favorite?
Did you like this blog post?
I love to hear from you guys so please don’t be shy!
See you all in the next blog! 

Need a make-up artist? Contact Shaquira at makeupbyshaq@aol.com or 786.879.2346