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 ❤️ 

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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! ❤️ 


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


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!!! to book! 


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 



Can’t Live Without: Lashes 

Favorite Lashes: Tarte High Preformance Naturals  “Flirt” and “Goddess”                                Cruelty-Free, synthetic blend, lightweight. 

Best Lash Adhesive: Tarte Tarteist Pro lash adhesive. No parabens, no gluten. 
Lashes: $12.00USD    Adhesive: 9.00USD  

Both available @ Impulse Beauty Macys! 
*If you’re located in the Pittsburgh area book an appointment with me at Urban Decay South Hills Village! 🎨💄

📸: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! 




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

    Covered In Stardust ✨🎨

    That moment when you walk into your favorite makeup store to pick up some lashes and you end up leaving with the lashes and a brand new eyeshadow palette! In a few short days I can honestly say that this has become one of my new favorites and I can tell that it will be a constant go-to especially this fall. Too Faced cosmetics has teamed up with my girl Vegas Nay and together they have created the Stardust pallet. 

     Star Dust comes equip with 12 shades. All 12 are full of pigment, smooth, and easy to blend. Not to mention the packaging. Star Dust came in the cutest packaging! Very girly, and pink everything!  

    Included inside is not only the pallet but a couple small eye glam cards with different eyeshadow looks on them. The instructions with how to achieve each look on the back side of each individual card. Also inside are Too Faced eyeshadow primer, Too Faced loose glitter pot, and the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. What more could a girl ask for all a Too Faced lovers favorites inside of one magical little box! 

     Perfect for everyday glam to event glam and everything in between Too Faced Vegas_Nay Star Dust palette is on the “must have” list. Retailing for $45.00USD at Ulta Beauty stores! Happy Shopping 🎨💄✨✨ 

    Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

    5 Things I Learned From A Girl Boss💄🎨

    1. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Ask them for advice. 

    2. Fortune favors the bold who get sh*t done.

    3. When you believe in yourself other people will believe in you too! 

    4. If YOU believe what you’re doing will have positive results– it will. Even if it’s not immediately obvious.

    5. You can’t act like you’ve arrived when you’re only just receiving the invitation. 

     – Ms. Sophia Amuroso, Founder & Chief of Nasty Gal and author of #Girlboss.  

       I had the opportunity to meet with this beauty last night. Legit an entrepreneur icon in the fashion industry. Raking in a networth of $250 million dollars by age 31 which happened in just a couple short years. ANYTHING is possible when you work hard and create your own path! 

       There is no way I’ll forget about the makeup! Last year Nasty Gal teamed up with MAC and released 3 limited addition lip colors. These lipcolors can now only be purchased on Amazon or Ebay and go for about $50.00USD per lipstick. The shade “Runner” is the perfect shade for fall and is a great addition to any makeup kit if you can get your hands on it! 

    From Left to Right: Runner , Stunner , Gunner. From the Nasty Gal x MAC collab.