Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Favorite Makeup looks and Makeup Artists of 2015

Hey Diva, we are, at the end of another year! I sure hope yours was divine and full of purpose and bliss. This year, I thought it would be fun to countdown some of my personal faves of 2015 starting with my favorite makeup looks and my favorite makeup artists.

Playing with contour and highlight with a glossy wine lip | Photo: StudioPrimetime
I love makeup, and when properly applied, it should elevate your overall appearance. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you should cover your natural beauty, but there's certainly nothing wrong with enhancing it.

Trying my hand at a smokey eye with winged eye-liner and plum lip 
Now, if you are not sure how to properly apply makeup...well, shame on you! Because with all the YouTube videos and tutorials floating around there really isn't an excuse in this day and age. Everyone should know how to do a basic face. Sorry diva, I'm just being honest. It took me awhile, but I learned how to give my self a pretty good "beat down" if I may toot my own horn. I don't always have access to a professional, so it helps to be able to DIY!

Getting into the white eyeliner, goes nicely with the bold red lip
But if you simply can not...don't fret my dear. For there are tons of amazing makeup artists out here that can easily help you release your inner diva! Here are some of my personal favorites.

First up is my number one fave, Shalawn aka Beauty Architect. She was one of the first artists I worked with when I moved to Atlanta! She gave me all of my winning looks back when won the title of Ms. Georgia Plus America 2013. She also did my make-up when I competed for the national title.

Makeup by The Beauty Architect

Another of my personal faves is Alex Butler. Her work is astounding and although I've never been graced by her hands, I can tell she is a true professional all around!

Next up is  Fred 4 Face. I met him during the Heavenly Angels mentorship program presented by Dr. Heavenly of Married to Medicine earlier this year. He has an amazingly beautiful spirit and is uber talented.  He was on hand to share his expertise in the area of skincare and makeup artistry and I was thrilled to soak up every bit of knowledge he provided.

With Fred 4 Face , Heavenly Kimes and Toya Bush-Harris of Married to Medicine

Finally on my list is an artist I've never met personally, however her work is undeniably beautiful. As a matter of fact, when I came across one of her photo's on Instagram, I thought she was a Barbie doll! I had to do a double take because she was just so gorgeous. Anyway, her name is Brittanie Evans and I will certainly be checking for more of her talent in the new year!

So...who are some of your favorite makeup artists? Who would you love to have "paint" your face?

Until next time,

Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva

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Neutral eye with bold red lip

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