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 Client Love 🌸💋

 Dropping in today with some client love. It’s that time of year! The weather is amazing and everyone is out and about ready to be seen! Proms, weddings, graduations, I’m taking on all of the above this spring. Playing apart in people making memories is the best part of makeup artistry. When you look good, you feel good and everyone deserves a day to be a princess. I love being able to use my favorite products on others and show them how they come to life!!
*Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding areas email me for appointments! I would love to be apart of your special day ❤️

shannwhitlock@gmail.com 

Instagram: shann_danielle_mua

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Hopping Into Spring 2017 🐰🌸

     Happy Spring Time! April showers, May flowers people! Spring is finally here. I survived my first winter in a couple years and boy am I so glad that is over. Now back to what I relate to, amazing weather. With new weather comes a new wardrobe right? Exactly. With new weather also should come a cosmetic wardrobe revamp! Tuck the heavy smokey eye back in the closet until fall, Spring/ Summer 2017 is all about an effortless glow and “no makeup makeup.”  

   Yesterday, I got the opportunity to attend Spring Cosmetic Training 2017 for the North Eastern Region. Holy cow it was amazing! Anastasia Beverly Hills, Smashbox, Urban Decay, & Bare Minerals were apart of this springs training focus and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you both some new goodies from all the brands as well as some old favorites that will play into the seasons “no makeup makeup” look! 

  I recently worked on the set of a shoot for a boutique store launch (Dear Diary Pittsburgh,PA)  set to open this weekend in Pittsburgh, PA Southside area. For this particular scene we used some of the newly released products to create a look of minimal makeup with a radiant glow. Dear Diary is set to have their soft opening this Saturday (April 15th doors opening @ 12:00 PM. IG Details:@shop.dear.diary @shann_danielle_mua

   Below are just a few of the items I was given to review in the next coming weeks. I can’t wait to share with you guys what I fall in love with, and what becomes a staple in my daily makeup routine this spring 🌸

  

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The Month Of L❤️ve: Client Love 💞💜

  Happy post Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone enjoyed their day of love. Spreading kindness is so important. Making people feel good comes with the territory as an artist of any type. The goal is to always enhance the natural beauty that every single client has. Our motto is always “If you look good, you feel good!” 

   Since my theme for the month at The Beauty Of Blogging is “The Month Of Love” I just want to take the time to express my deepest love for all of my clients! Since relocating to a new city my client base has grown over just a matter of 5 months and I couldn’t be more grateful! You guys rock! This weekend I worked with some babes headed to each of their schools’ Winter Formal dance. 

   I have so much fun every time a new or existing client sits down with me. Especially teens. They keep me constantly doing something different & unique to their personal style.      

    Can’t forget about product! For each look I used products from the following lines:        Philosophy for skincare prep, Urban Decay for the face, Smashbox for the face, Anastasia and Benefit for brows, Urban Decay for lips, Anastasia & Too Faced for highlighting, Bare Minerals & Tarte for cheeks. Just to name a few! 

  February is all about the love, so spread it around all month long! ❤️ 

ShannWhitlockMUA.


*** If you’re in the Pittsburgh area book an appointment with me @ Urban Decay Pittsburgh or for an event by emailing shannwhitlock@gmail.com

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The Month Of Love ❤️💕

  It’s February! Even though I’m a summer soul, February is one of my all time favorite winter months. The month of February just screams glitz and glam to me. I can feel the love in the air ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.

  Since it is all about love, this month I will feature products, cosmetic lines and inspiration that my clients & I are head over heels about! 

 Today my clients were all about brows. They all wanted tame, natural looking eyebrows, so today’s “Products I Love” goes to Benefit Cosmetics. 

  Benefit products make it so easy to create a flawless brow that doesn’t look too over done. A wide range of shades makes it easy to match any brow color, and the formula makes it great for any skin type. Check out my brow clients today that are also in love with benefit!

 Benefit products are amazing! And this line offers much more than pictured above! Check out the full line @ any Impulse Beauty Macys, Sephora or Ulta location!  

** If you’re in the Pittsburgh, PA area book an appointment with me @ Urban Decay South Hills Village!!! shannwhitlock@gmail.com to book! 

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Beverly Hills, Brows

Some of the best brow products I’ve used on clients and myself come from the Anastasia Beverly Hills line. From brow powders to pomades, there is a product texture and a color for everyone!

 My personal favorite, The Perfect Brow Pencil, is what I use to shape and fill in brows. It isdouble ended, product on one side, spoolie brush on the other. The combination of the two makes it easy to fill in and blend as you go using solely one product. Once I have gone through shaping and blending the brows, it’s time to clean up and highlight. 

 To both clean up and highlight I use the Anastasia Pro Highlighter pencil. The pencil comes in shades : Base 1, Base 2, and Base 3. All are different shades of nude that I run underneath the brow shape and blend. This creates a clean, freshly waxed looking eyebrow while giving the brow a beautiful glow and highlight. 

On my client below, I used: Perfect Brow Pencil in medium brown, and Pro Highlighter pencil in Base 2 to create a clean flawless brow. 

ABH Perfect Brow Pencil : $23.00                                     ABH Pro Highlighter Pencil: $18.00 

** If you’re in the Pittsburgh area book an appointment with me @ Urban Decay South Hills Village 

 

Don’t be TARTE-y for The Party🎨

     Favorite palette 10 days into 2017… Tarte’s Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. Tarteist Pro consist of not five, not ten, but TWENTY, yes 20 highly pigmented shades, 4 of which are shimmers, and 16 mattes. With so many colors to chose from, this palette can easily be your answer to creating everyday looks as well as special occasion glam. 

     I was given the pleasure of putting the Tarteist Pro to work on one of my beautiful clients. Paired with a nude lip, Tarte’s “Little Black Dress” lashes, and a great glo from Tarte’s Tarteist Pro Glow (which deserves its own feature), I was able to achieve her requested look. A gold shimmering lid with a smoky outer corner. 

   Create endless beauty with Tarteist Pro palette! I promise you will not be disappointed. ​​​Tarteist Pro retails for $53.00 and can be purchased at Impulse Beauty inside Macys!  

*If you’re in the Pittsburgh, PA area book an appointment with me @ Impulse Beauty South Hills Village!   Email Me:shannwhitlock@gmail.com


    Curls For All The Girls 🌀🌀

    We’re about a month out from warm weather here in Southern California and it could not be more exciting! Summer clothing, summer bodies and a summer glow to accentuate our summer curls!  
      It’s all about curls right now whether they’re natural or wand made. Curls are timeless, beautiful and quick. 5 minutes and you’re ready to go to beach bunch with your girlfriends! How do I create curls? With my favorite new wand of course!  
       Working at a cosmetics store can be hazardous to the pockets, but the Remington Pearl ceramic wand is amazing and did not break the bank. Retailing for $30.00USD at Ulta Beauty stores and online at http://www.ulta.com this wand is everything! It comes in 2 sizes as well, so those of you with long hair you are not left out! 

      Everyone needs a style change from time to time and adding some curls is the perfect way to switch it up. With the Remington Pearl you can do just that! It’s cone shape gives dimension to meet your style needs, the controls are digital, and the wand reaches a very steamy 410 degrees. This is the perfect purchase! You will look extra hot this spring/summer thanks to your Remington Pearl wand! Bring on the warmer weather! 🌴🌊

    -Shannon Whitlock.

    Give The Gift Of Gloss 💄

    Let your lips be like your Christmas tree topper and let them shine! 

     Although matte lipsticks trump the old school cream lipsticks here in 2015 they can definitely make lips look very one dimensional and well… dried out. Put a spin on things by adding some shine over top of your matte lippies for a subtle yet sexy POP. 

     
      NYX Butter Gloss to the rescue! Butter gloss comes in about a dozen different tints that are so cute and fun to wear. Whether you decide to spread it over some matte lips for dimension or wear them alone for a glossed lip, Butter Gloss will make the perfect stocking stuffer!  

     

      Pictured Above: NYX Butter Gloss in “Tiramisu”  overtop matte lipstick NYX Liquid Suede in “Sandstorm.”

     

     Give the gift of glamorous gloss this holiday season. NYX Butter Gloss can be purchased from Ulta Beauty (nationwide) & NYX stores (California). Butter Gloss retails for $5.00USD. For that price, why not collect them all! You won’t be disappointed! 

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

     

      

    Stay B&B (Bronzed & Beautiful)

      Just because it doesn’t feel like summer doesn’t mean you can’t still look like summer! With cooler temps comes pale skin and that is a no-no! Who said it has to be July for you to glow?!  

     
      Although these highlight/bronzers have been around for awhile they are awesome and deserve a feature. Sun Bunny by Too Faced cosmetics ( upper right) is the ultimate highlight! The copper and gold tones make it perfect for fall/winter. Bringing warmth to the face for a gorgeous looking tan. 

     
       Another thing I adore about Sun Bunny is that it is a universal shade. Making it perfect for ALL skin tones and providing sthe appearance of a rich tan. I prefer to use it as a highlighter after I’ve contoured. It makes the cheek bones pop and it photographs beautifully. 

      
      I already know your next question: Where can I get it? Too Faced Sun Bunny (as well as the entire palette photographed above) can be purchased at Ulta Beauty. This compact is the perfect stocking stuffer for the makeup lover in your life and retails for $30.00USD. Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!  

     

    Written By: Shannon Whitlock

    IG: shann_danielle_xo

    Favorites For the Moment 🎨

      

    The holiday season is about to kick off and with that comes so many fun events to get dressed up for. How could we possibly play dress up without the makeup?! So here I’ve listed 4 of my favorite eyeshadow palettes that I keep in rotation at the moment!  

     

    1. Urban Decay Smoked palette-  8 shades of darkness with 2 shades to highlight. Perfect for EVERY smokey eye. 
    2. Lorac Pro palette- extremely versatile. I call this the “zero to 100”. Full of neutral shades to give you that work day glam, but keep it in your purse and transform to night time glam for happy hour with the deeper shades.   
    3. Urban Decay Vice4 palette- I call Vice “the all knowing” this palette is home to some deep pastels for a pop of color, light and dark shimmers, as well as a few light and dark mattes. It has it all. 
    4. Stardust palette by Too Faced- my favorite right now. I call this the “go-to”.This is the ultimate fall/winter palette. 12 shades of fab! 8 matte, 4 shimmer. This pallete can do no wrong. 

      

     

    One of my favorite makeup artist to follow on IG is @makeupshayla. She’s so talented and shares all her looks with a product breakdown in her captions! Go follow her! 

     

     All of these palettes and more can be found at your local Ulta beauty and Sephora locations as well as online. Be the center of attention this holiday season and treat yourself with a brand new palette. 🎨💄 Happy Holidays! 

    Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

    IG: @shann_danielle_xo