Category: makeup session

Musings of a Makeup Artist (and a Wedding too!)

I had the privilege of being the makeup artist for Sharmil Bonilla’s wedding.
She also happens to be my older sister! 😉
I love my big sis and I love the fact that she wanted me to be in charge of her wedding day look. I was so nervous. Not to mention, she was not the only one needing makeup done that day.

Now I’ve been in the makeup world for over 10 years, but I still to this day get that funny feeling in my stomach. You know that feeling of fear that the client may not like it! Trust me, my big sis is a perfectionist!
I got there super early (well on time, everyone else was late! hahah!) I decided to glam myself up while I waited. When she finally got there, it was like a storm!
“Where’s my shoes? There!

Where’s the other sister? Over there!

Is there food?

Has anyone seen my earrings?

How do I get into this dress?
Crazy!
But…. at the end of all the madness, my sister walked down the aisle looking beautiful as always.
I ended up doing makeup for six (yes, SIX) people that night.
As a makeup artist, you love the rush of having a customer sit in your chair and getting the job done fast and having the person leave loving their look. So needless to say, I loved doing makeup for my sister’s wedding. Enjoy these pics!

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

CONTEST: FREE Makeup Session & FREE Makeup!



I’m so excited about this contest!!! This is your chance for a FREE 1-hour makeup session done by who else…..ME! AND not only that, the winner will also receives a FREE eyeshadow palette from one of my favorite places!!! Did I mention this was all FREE???

All you need to do is go to the Beauty by Shaq fan page, LIKE it if you haven’t yet (shame on you!), upload a pic of yourself (any pic is good, we’re not picky!)(no nudity though, thanks) and have all your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, johnny’s abuelita go to the Beauty by Shaq fan page and LIKE your pic!

It’s THAT easy!!!

You can redeem this offer at any time from now til the end of 2011! The next time you have a wedding, shower, birthday or even just to take a ride on the town, you can redeem this 1-hour session and do it UP! You know you want to…..and if you don’t, you can always give this as a gift to someone for a birthday or anniversary gift (You heard that men!? You can participate too and get your wife a FREE makeup session! Brownie points!!! *wink wink*)

I can’t WAIT to see who wins!!!!


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