Category: cosmetics

Eyeliner Tips & Tricks

Hello Beauty Addicts!!!
The question I’m most frequently ask is:
How do you apply your eyeliner?
Followed by:
How do you make it last all day?
Which bring me to creating this post!
Eyeliner is one of the most flattering things you can achieve with makeup, Eyeliner can make your eye look:
Lifted
Awake
Larger
Smaller
Seductive
Conservative 
and the list goes on and on!
So how do I apply my eyeliner? I’ll tell you, first you need to know my favorite type of eyeliner to use is Gel Eyeliner, It has the most smooth application and the darkest pigmentation.
People always say to me when I tell them that, that they don’t know how to apply it, they’ve only used pencil or liquid. Well I’m here to tell you that you are over thinking it! It’s just as simple, all you need is to find the right brush!
here are some examples:
Flat Eyeliner brush                                               Thin Eyeliner brush (perfect for liquid)    
 
My two favorites:
Round tip eyeliner brush                                                                                 Angled eyeliner brush
I think for beginners the bottom 2 are perfect, the round tip would be perfect for those pencil user, and the angled just gives you an advantage because of it’s shape.
I start my eyeliner on the outer corner of the eye and take it up as high as I want it
Then from the top of that line I go down on an angle, making it thinner to about the middle of the eye
then I start again at the inner corner of the eye until it meets up with the rest of the line

and then you should have a perfect Eyeliner with a bit of a cat eye. The higher you take the first line, the cattier the eyeliner.
For the second question (how do I make it last) it comes down to two things, either the brand of eyeliner or by setting the eyeliner. Some brands of eyeliner are great and will make it last all day (my favorite brands will be at the bottom of the post)! some not so much but once you set it, it shouldn’t go anywhere.
How to set it:
Here are 2 ways to set an eyeliner.
#1. after you apply your eyeliner, take your brush and dip it on a black eye shadow (or whatever color you are using)
Then go over the line with the powder. 
That will set the cream, gel, liquid or pencil, and should make it last longer.
or you can buy and eyeliner sealer
These work the same way and there’s two ways of using them. 
You can do just like I said above (dip the brush and then go over the line) or dip the brush on the sealer then on an eye shadow and then create the line. That’s perfect for people who don’t have many eyeliners and want to try different colors.
Now (as every makeup artist does) I have my favorite brands for smudge proof, water proof eyeliners:
L’Oreal has one of my favorite gel liners around $9.99
you can find it at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, and some supermarkets.
Inglot lasts all day and come in a variety of colors! They have Inglot store here in FL at Aventura Mall and in downtown Miami and it cost about $14.00 
Milani is the one I use everyday! because is extreamly waterproof , some may not like that but I love it!
you can also find it at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, and some supermarkets for only $6.00
 Make Up Forever, one of the leaders in makeup, has an eyeliner that is smooth and long lasting.
you can find this at Makeupforever.com or at spehora and it cost $18
And last but not least Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners. Long lasting and smooth! available at Urbandecay.com & Sephoras for $19.00
I hope these tips, tricks, pictures and websites have helped you!
I would love to hear from you!!! 
What’s your favorite Eyeliner?
Have you bought any of these? did you like it?
Send me pictures of how your eyeliner came out after you tried my way, I would love to see it!!
Once again thank you Beauty Addicts!
Need a make-up artist? Contact Shaquira at makeupbyshaq@aol.com or 786.879.2346

Influenster Beauty Bloggers voxbox

Hello Beauty Addicts and welcome back!
I am so excited because I received my beauty voxbox! Woohoo!
For those of you who still don’t know ….. Influenster is a Website that you sign up for. when they accept you you get to fill out some badges, depending on the badges you get you will be receiving vox boxes. In these boxes there’s free products for you to try and share with other people. So go check them out!
in my box I got great products from:
Kiss Kiss
Bath & body works Bath & Body
Goody Goody
Nyc cosmetics NYC Cosmetics
And do I need to remind you this was all free!
Thank you Influenster!
I will try to post reviews soon!

Urban Decay & a Mini Haul Too!

“Wow!”

That’s the word that pops in my head when I think of these eye shadows!

Urban Decay has done it again! Their 15th Anniversary Collection is amazing!

Forget the fact that it comes in this sleek gunmetal case or the velvet box surrounding it…these 15 colors are ALL NEW! It’s an amazing buy!

Swatches:

Now for the Mini Haul:

O.P.I Nail Polish in :

Tokidoki Brushes:

L.A. Splash primer:

They’re real benifit mascara:

All these products are amazing! If you want more information on any of them, check out my Video Urban Decay 15th Anniversary/Mini Haul:

Thank you so much, Beauty Addicts! Please check out my Facebook for “Look of the Day pictures” almost everyday!
Until next time….. Have a Happy Makeup Day!

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

Classic Eye with a Twist!

I’m not your typical makeup artist. I like to play with color and twist looks and combine things and come up with new ones.
That said, I’m not going to do your normal Classic Eye (an eye makeup that starts from the tear duct with light colors, fading into dark colors towards the end)….noooo I’m going to put a twist on it!
I’m going to do a BACKWARDS classic (an eye makeup that starts from the tear duct with dark colors and fades into lighter colors towards the end).
AMAZING!
This look is a great way to do something different without going too dramatic.
Also, this is ideal for people that have their eyes far apart. By applying the darker color at the start of the eye, it gives the illusion that the eyes are closer together.

You can create this look with any color(s) you desire. From the ever safe brown family to the fun & sexy turquoise, just let your imagination run wild and see what comes up!

This palette is amazing! The colors are super pigmented and their staying power is awesome!
Needless to say, I had so much fun creating this look. What do you think????

Well, beauty addicts…thank you again for checking out my blog!
Have a question, suggestion, or concern? Leave a comment!

Lots of fun makeup looks and product reviews.
Here is the tutorial for the look!

Have a beautiful day!

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

Boys need love too – makeup love that is! ;)

Hello Beauty Addicts!! Welcome Back!!

It’s not often that you get the opportunity to do makeup on a male. So when I got the call, I immediately jumped at the chance! It was so much fun!
I received a phone call from a photographer Clemente Jandaya. He needed a makeup artist for a photo shoot for a male. I immediately (without sounding desperate of course lol) said YES!

I said to myself, “makeup on a male? this is easy money, I’ll be in and out in no time”. Clearly, I didn’t get all the details. More on that in a second.
So I get to the photo shoot early. I always like to arrive early so I can set up before the client arrives. A hour passes by and the client is not there yet! ….and then men talk about women!
Finally, the client arrives (1 hour late) and to my surprise, it wasn’t 1 model — it was 3.
WOW! Ok no problem!
So we get to talking (the client and I) and I find out that he’s an artist who used to be in a group called Los Galactikos, a merengue group from the Dominican Republic. He was breaking out to do a solo album. Being of Dominican descent, I quickly fell in love with the single when I heard it!
The other two models I was working on that day were the Producer, Lenny 357 and the CEO of Royalty Musik, Luis.

This was, by far, the most fun I’ve had at a photo shoot in a long time.
The photographer was amazing! The artist Yobany (the one with the solo album) is super talented as are Lenny and Luis.
And as if that isn’t enough, I was told recently that I get to work with them again! I’m super excited that I get the opportunity to be the official makeup artist for their video!
Enjoy the pictures….and check out the single, soon-to-be a hit Besushi!
Until next time Beauty Addicts!!

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