A BIG mistake I’ve been making

I like to consider myself a realist when it comes to a lot of things.

Then there is that part of me that loves to dream. About my future and how much my life will change… Soon!

But I HAVE to be honest with myself… And as much as I hate to admit it….  I am NOT a celebrity…. Yet (speaking it into existence)

But, when it comes to how we see and present ourselves we tend to compare ourselves to other. Not just regular others either.. Celebrity others!

Like, I may do a awesome makeup tutorial and see a well known YouTuber and totally discredit myself and my work because hers is so much better than mine.  Silly I know but I’ve recognized that I am not the only woman that does that.


Comparison is a super big confidence killer!!

The thing is.. I am a real woman working hard to reach my goals. I haven’t gotten to that status yet so how can I compare myself to someone that has?? Honestly, We are not yet on the same level.

It’s unfair to me for me to do that!

SOOO I’ve decided that I will no longer compare myself to others but instead I will embrace where I am and my journey and continue to grow into all God has created me to be. No bigger slap in Gods face then to wish to be where someone else is… Right??!!

I’m keeping my eyes on my own makeup! images5A5A7LEQ

So I have a question for you.. Who are you comparing yourself to?

Have any tips on avoiding comparisons?? Comment  below

Stay Confident!








Confidence is KEY



Hi Beauties!

Confidence is key when it comes to being successful at any thing  in life…

Whether you want a promotion at work,a new house or even to learn how to do your own makeup, BELIEVING that you can actually do it is major.

Most times we set goals that we don’t necessarily believe we can accomplish, we doubt ourselves so much that we finally give into a mindset of defeat. Once we get to defeatville getting out seems as impossible as meeting the goal.

Trust me I’ve been there all too many times, however, I have chosen and will continue to choose confidence everyday! Confidence in my abilities as a Makeup Artist, Beauty Educator, and an influencer to women every where.

Everyday I don’t FEEL that way but my choice to be confident allows me to move forward regardless.

So what are you wanting to do but lack the right mindset to actually do it? What area of your personal life do you need to give yourself a confidence check and boost??


Confidence is key when it comes to being successful at any thing in life…

Catch me on FB live this Thursday at SAM Image Consulting Co.  as I will be sharing my tips on how to get your confidence on 1,000!!

Do you have tips to boost your confidence? Share them in the comments below!

Stay Fabulous,



Highlighters for women of color

I looooove a good highlighter that gives an ah-maaazing glow!!!

You may be wondering what a highlight is and why it’s so popular…


It began as a supermodel and Hollywood beauty secret but became popular after Kim Kardashian made it her signature look. (Thanks Kim)

Simply put it is a great makeup technique that creates a natural glow on your skin.

Check out my latest review of the 2 current highlighters I use
MAC Gold Deposit and Betty Loumanizer below

The RIGHT foundation=The RIGHT look


Hey Beauties!!!

Ironically….Foundation is LITERALLY the foundation of your makeup application.

Without the right foundation you won’t have the right look.  

Purchasing foundation for your skin type is 1 of the most important things to do.

Below are my tips on foundation for your skin type….

Oily- Purchase foundation that is mattifying. It will absorb and reduce the amount of oil your skin produces.

Dry- Purchase oil based foundations. They will moisturize and provide the oils your skin doesn’t produce.

Combination- Its best to stay with an in between product. Not oil based or mattifying. Something catering to  normal skin.

Here are some product recommendations…

Oily skin foundation suggestion: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless http://amzn.to/2biYkRb

Dry Skin foundation suggestion:  Maybelline Dream Mousse http://amzn.to/2b7SU9T

Combo Skin foundation suggestion: Loreal True Match http://amzn.to/2aVX0hZ

Any product recommendations or ideas? Share with me in the comments below!

Stay fabulous!


PS… Beauty Basics the E-Course is love and ready for you to register! Find out more about my e-course here 👉 http://bit.ly/2anBdPA see just how easily you can transform the way you see and present yourself. 

Black Opal Product Review


Hey Beauties!!

So I purchased Black Opal’s oil absorbing pressed powder a few weeks ago and I am finally ready to review!

I was a little skeptical because I had never purchased from them.  I wasn’t sure what color would match and if it would blend well with my skin. I gave it a shot anyway………

When I originally  purchased it I was going to use it as a blot powder to absorb any oil my skin produced throughout  the day. But, I decided to use it as a setting powder over my liquid foundation  and boy oh boy was that an excellent  choice.

My skin stayed matte and smooth the entire day! The color I chose was classic espresso and it matched me perfectly ( their colors are true).
I advise any woman of color to purchase this product and keep it on hand. It is a great for everyday use and you can put your more expensive  brands on the shelf for special occasions! I bought mine for about $10 (affordable & good quality)

Grab yours here👉 Black Opal oil absorbing  pressed powder

Know of any other awesome brands? Leave me a comment below!

Stay Fabulous


Tips for faster a makeup application


Hey Beauties!!!

Time consuming makeup regimens are so out of date. Most women are busy and just don’t have the time to apply makeup for an hour or more a day. I understand because I don’t either.

Click below to check out these awesome tips for a faster makeup application




Are you frustrated with your current makeup routine?

Maybe you WANT to wear makeup but don’t know how?

Struggling with matching your foundation and choosing the RIGHT products for your skin type?

Are you finding it difficult to apply your makeup and achieve the FLAWLESS look???????

Well… Your help is here!!

Visit www.shanaeartis.com/beautybasicsecourse and register for my online makeup course that is sure to teach you all you need to know and leave you feeling confident and capable of mastering your look!!

Stay Fabulous!