This Christmas, 3 basic rules- Prayers & Gratefulness, An overdose of hugs, kisses & I love you’s and wear RED! Red lipstick and red nail polish on fingers and toes! Bordeaux, Merlot, Cranberry, Berry, Burgundy, Wine whatever your RED is for the season. Make it BOLD! Make a statement! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Thank you Jesus! #thereasonfortheseason #jesus #redlipstick #lovelovelove #lovethylipstick #see #shawnaelizabethenterprise
Last week I had the pleasure of being the Key Make-up Artist for a Victorian photo shoot. I was so excited I could hardly sleep the night before. The photographer that requested me for the photo shoot was an old friend, Photographer, Monica Marrow. Monica didn’t start out as a friend, I met her years ago in Atlanta, GA, and she was the first photographer that took professional pictures for my make-up portfolio. Fast forward about 10 years now, we are doing a Victorian photo shoot, in Westchester NY where we now both live (what a coincidence?). All models were hand picked by Monica, all wardrobe created and designed by Monica, the setting of the photo shoot an Asian Garden. I arrived at the shoot ready to do Make-up and I had an adrenaline rush, when I saw the wardrobe. It was a collection of stunning, one of a kind pieces. I couldn’t believe that this photographer, Monica, was not only a talented photographer, but a fashion designer and director with a keen eye. I was in awe all day and felt privileged to work with such a Jill of all trades. Below I have posted some snapshots of the day. I will update when I get the official photos from Monica. Hopefully theses snapshots will inspire your creative juices to flow. “We have the power to create” SEE, #lovethylipstick #lovemylife #makeismyart #monicmarrow
I had an amazing evening with my fellow RAW artists in NYC! Two years ago I won Make-up Artist of the year for the city of Atlanta, GA. Now I am back home, in NYC, and it was a true pleasure participating in a showcase, in my hometown. I was amazed at all the brilliant minds under one roof; photographers, visual and performing artists, fashion designers, and of course, make-up artists. Because I love food, it was like a beautiful buffet with all your favorite foods. The room was overflowing with inspiration. Every artist showcased their hard work and passion, and I applaud RAW for creating this outlet for the artist community.
One of the best parts of the evening was to look around and spot my supporters. These are the people who purchased tickets on my behalf and truly believe in my Make-up Art Dreams! I would like to sincerely thank my supporters; Kevin Miller, Nicole Hicks, Mark Wellington, Tameka Hunt, Peddy and Sophia Ligonde, Kecia Harris, Monica Morrow, Arnalda Magloire and Robert Litchmore. Thank you guys so much, huge hugs and kisses!!
Below are some picture of the night more to follow soon
Fall 2015 presents deep, rich pigmented colors at it’s finest! Some old, some new but all full of color. What will your fall color palette look like? According to Pantone, the 2015 color of the year is …..Marsala. What color is Marsala? In my opinion, Marsala is a special cocktail of burnt orange, bronze and a hit of cranberry. It represents both warmth and strength at the same time. This fall the reports predict lots of marsala, bordeaux, chocolate brown, eggplant, the traditional red/ wine lip color and winged out eye liner. A girl has a menu of options to choose from. So I ask again, what will your fall palette look like? Check out the make-up and color inspiration below:
For the next two days, I will be an Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Cover Girl, Make-up Artist, for OPRAH’s the LIFE YOU WANT WEEKEND in Atlanta!!!!! Super Excited, just left the final meeting and they asked us not to take pictures, hopefully I will see my BFF’s (in my head) Oprah and Iyanla tomorrow, but I can’t take a picture :((( #supergrateful #superthankful #thankulord #artofgrowth #lifeofamua #lovemyjob #lovethylipstick
To All my Creative Family Members,
I have just created a profile on thumbtack.com, I have heard all the success stories with artist that have already created a profile. So I am officially late, but I have arrived. So if you need the service of a Make-up Artistry I would love your consideration. Please click the link below and get to know Make-up Artist, Shawna Elizabeth!
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This poem is dedicated to all my Artistic Dreamers….Dreams do come true!
I heard it today,
My gift is my seed
I heard it clearly, not a whisper, not a raised voice, but a voice of distinction
This gift you give me, my seed, am I suppose to plant it, and then all of a sudden be this farmer?
Me, in overalls, a straw hat, playing in dirt….I don’t think so
My gift is my seed, but will it keep me from starving?
Will it comfort my heart burn?
Will it fill many plates at my dinner table?
Will love and logic both celebrate this victory?
My gift is my seed, I heard it again!
Then why are all these side roads showing me a short cut, a detour,
One that promises to fill my plate but neglects my heart
Promising me that I don’t have to wait, plant seeds, water or even get my hands dirty,
I can eat abundantly today, but no promise to fix my heart condition
My gift is my seed
Today I declare I am an official farmer, studying, planting, turning soil and awaiting my harvest,
I was promised that this seed if planted correctly will cure my heart burn and will fill plates even after I am called home
I will have inspired so many others to become farmers, planting seeds of different kinds,
And US sharing this beautiful garden of abundance
We will feed each other and we shall not want for anything
Your gift is your seed, you heard it today…..