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Half Human Half Reptile Makeup (tutorial at the end)

Halloween is around the corner and that can only mean one thing…. it’s makeup time!!
For my first look i decided to recreate this amazing reptile look that i found on Makeupbya20something .
To recreate the look I used several products and I know you all want to know so here is a list of the products I used and ones that you could use:
Contact lenses: I bought mine in a hair store! Sorry! but there are many website where you can find them.
Body Lotion or Vaseline : I used Lancomes Nutrix Royal, but any cream would do! 
Face and Body Wax: I used Cinema Secret but you can use any molding wax (they come in some Halloween makeup kits)
Liquid Latex: I used Spirits Halloweens own latex.. but againg you can find it anywhere now.
Makeup sponge: I used a pack from cvs
Face Paint: I used Mehron AQ. you can use any cream makeup and get the same effect. $1 at Walmart
Black and Green Shimmer Eyeshadow: I used Matte Elite but they are discontinued. Any Eye shadow will do. 
Castor Seal (optional): Mehron caster seal. I used this to make it easier, but it’s not necessary.
Powder: I used Ben Nye Banana powder, but any powder will do.
Foundation:  I used My own brand (Beauty By Shaq Cosmetics Coming soon. ) Any foundation with good coverage will do.
Bruise Wheel: I used Mehron bruise wheel. but you can also use the cream makeup instead.
Blood: I’m Using Thick Blood from Graftobian and Stage Blood from Mehron, you can use Gel blood and 
vampire blood and they will do the same.
Fangs: I bought them at walmart
Eyeliner: Ofra Cosmetics (best eyeliner ever) any black eyeliner will do.
The rest is : Lipstick, and eyelashes and you can use your choice.
This look was easy to create and fun and everyone has loved it! I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did! If you do please respond with a picture or tag me on instagram @beautybyshaq .
Here are some pictures of the look:

 

Here you have a step by step tutorial on how to create this look!
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