Half Skull & Half Glam Halloween Makeup

Hello Beauty Addicts!
Welcome back to Beautybyshaq!
Today I bring you this awesome look for Halloween!
I wanted to create a few looks this October, some ideas you could use this festive season, for parties or even trick or treating!!
I wanted to start by sharing the products I used, and links so you can find them easy!
First thing I used is 3rd degree:
This is a 2 part silicone prosthetic material, that when mixed together, you have about ten minutes to shape and mold into what you would like before it gets hard and stays that way! This product while is still wet, you can blend and clean off  with 99% alcohol.
If you don’t have this product, don’t panic! you can still create this look without it! Simply using gel blood for the division or nothing at all! It will still look great and people will be talking about your makeup all night!
Next I used my favorite eye shadow primer at the moment.. this one is from sephora it’s their eye shadow primer and Glitter hold! 
another of my favorite products and one of my favorite brands it’s this Highlight and Contour palette from Crown brush. This palette come with neutral eye shadows and highlighters, bronzer and blushes! definitely a must have in your bag of tricks.
also from crown this amazing trio palette !
Omg i’ts all I use lately!
Another of my favorite brands (seriously i use it all the time) it’s Ofra Cosmetics.
In this tutorial I used their Bright addiction palette and as always their Black gel eye liner.

(more pictures of the look)
In this tutorial I used my Kat VonD foundation (in shade 62) which is full coverage long wear and tattoo cover up.
I love it because it covers all! I also used her Everlasting liquid lipstick in outlaw.

I use my BenNye cameo loose powder, I love how these powders set my makeup.

My latest addiction the Mary-Lou Manizer from The Balm.

For the face painting part of this look I used Mehron Paradise Makeup in Black White and LT-Brown
Last but definitely not least my Thick Blood from Bennye.
Of course all these products are amazing, but you can totally get this look using stuff you already have or things from the nearest pharmacy or Walmart.
The important thing is to have fun recreating this and other looks and rocking them out or have your own privet photo shoot! lol! If you do recreate this or any of my looks tag me on Instagram or email me or leave it here on my comments!
Have fun!

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

The Grammys 2013

The Grammys
Oh what a night! 
Everyone is at their best or what they feel is their best.
Here are pictures of the most memorable ladies of the night!
  Amber Rose
I know that Priscilla Ono did her makeup and I’m a huge fan! She look fresh, like she was glowing!
 (I’m sure the pregnancy had something to do with it!)
JanelleMonae  
Her makeup is wonderful! did you know she’s a cover girl?




Kat Von D

I felt her makeup could have been a little  more vavaboom, it was nice but it could have been more, she owns a beautiful makeup line!
Natasha Bettingfel
Looked stunning in this beautiful red dress. Her makeup was classic soft eyes and dark red lips
 Carly Rae Jepsen 
She looks stunning in lancome beautiful silver/bluish smokey eye and nude lips
Carrie Underwood  
Her makeup is beautiful  with a brown smokey eyes beautiful contour and nude lips
Miranda Lambert 
She looked so amazing! in a beautiful dark smokey eye! and great contour and blush
Taylor Swift 
Her makeup was sweet and clean
JLo
 I was so bussy looking at her dress I forgot to look at her makeup ! lol!!
But when I did, I was a little dissapointed. She didn’t do much and her liner looks like its missing some! It looked as though she did her own makeup. And she wore a Nude Lip
Faith Hill 
Omg!!!! her makeup is amazing!!! Unfortunatly this picture doesn’t do it justice. Nude Lip!
Nicole Kidman 
looked so stunning , her makeup looked beautiful.
Kat Dennings 
looked sooo stunning! her makeup was great! Classic pinup!
Kelly Rowland 
Wow beautiful dress! 
 Her makeup was very natural she looked beautiful! and again a nude lip
Adele
What happened to you , why did you pick this dress? 
As far as her makeup goes… Same old Adele. Beautiful, I just wish she would try something different.
Katy Perry 
Her makeup looked amazing! deep crease beautiful nude lips
Rhianna 
Her makeup is on point! golden shadows and red lips!
Beyonce
Also rocking the classic pinup look!
So to recap, a lot of the ladies went with classic pinup and the others with nude lips, and the one in between were the rebels, but I loved it all!
Now my all time favorite MAKEUP…. Kat Dennings  she looked amazing!!! you can tell she had a proffecional do her makeup.
and unfortunatly my worst makeup is……. JLo, what happened? you are always on point!
These ofcourse are my opinions, What did you think? who was your best and worst?
Need a make-up artist? Contact Shaquira at makeupbyshaq@aol.com or 786.879.2346

Sag Awards

Hello Beautty Addicts!
Award season is so exciting! Sunday night was the SAG Awards. 
Everyone looked so happy everyone looked beautiful. 
The first thing I notice, the trend of the night is pink lipstick and I love it. 
I’ve already jumped on the bandwagon and bought myself a beautiful pink lipstick. If you’ve notice, the color  is bright pink and matt, giving everyone wears it, a very glamorous look.
The first actor that I saw go up was Nicole Kidman.
She looked stunning her eye shadow was beautiful and so is the rest of her makeup. 
Next came Anne Hathaway….. 
May I just say perfection! From her hair to her makeup and that beautiful dress, to me she looks like what an actress should look like. 
Kerry Washington
 looks beautiful, very pretty and Loved the smokey eye.
Julianne Moore
looked very beautiful, her cheeks were very  pronounced & beautiful pink lips. 
Tina Fey 
She looked incredible. Her hair makeup & dress screamed I’m a Hollywood actress. 
Sofia Vergara 
She looked amazing as usual, I wish she would do more with her eyes, but she look great anyways.
Amy Poehler
She looked soo good! Again …. rocking the pink lips my only suggestion would be Thicker eyebrows.. Other than that she looks great.
Clair Danes 
To me she did look very well put together, but the makeup she was wearing didnt flatter her, it made her look tired.
Jennifer Lawrence
She looked Beautiful and classic.
Viola Davis 
Looked completely amazing. Her beautiful smokey eyes made her eyes look super sexy.

Overall so many actors and actresses looked completely amazing Sunday night, these were just  the ones that stood out for me. 
 If  I had to vote on my absolute favorite actress makeup and look for that night…. it would have to be 
Anne Hathaway
for me, she took the cake!
Who was your favorite? What was your favorite moment of the night?
Hope to hear from all of you Beauty Addicts!

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

Special effects or beauty ?? That is the question!

For so many years I’ve been dedicated to beauty makeup, and I’m great at it!

But for the past 3 years I’ve been playing around with special effect……. Oh how my heart is torn !
I’ve grown To love the special effects.

But they are those the say you can’t do both, some argue that you have to choose you can do both because you would be better at one than the other!

I say if you love something you can grow to learn in every aspect of it….. I love makeup and I love every single part of makeup, I learn to love it so much that I got the passion to teach it, and I became very good at it, I love natural makeup, fantasy makeup, beauty makeup, special effects makeup and all others.. That to stay focused just 1 area it’s like stooping the growth of my passion for art.

Well some people consider them hey beauty makeup artist, or a fashion makeup artist, or a special effects makeup artist etc etc etc… I consider I’m a specialist in all areas of makeup. If somebody is forcing you to choose, tell them that you can be great in all of them and that is the beauty of Art it has no rules. 

Besides how can I call myself a good teacher if I don’t know everything is the world makeup…..
I couldn’t … But I could because I consider myself a master in all areas of makeup. Join me in my journey in all of the areas of makeup the world. Follow my work here on facebookYouTube , twitter and  instagram @beautybyshaq, I hope you enjoy the journey.

Shaquira