Category: Beauty Breakdown

Beauty Breakdown: Contoured Natural

The first in a series of pictures have come back from the recent shoot I did with Nadirah Bahar and Edo. I wanted to keep some of the shots as ‘natural’ as possible (we were shooting in natural lighting with no additional ‘help’ from artificial light sources, but I still

Beauty Breakdown: White Story

This is Polyanna. You guys remember her from the Backstage story some posts back: http://shahadakarim.blogspot.com/2012/07/professional-grade-behind-scenes-of.html I used the new Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 4.5 and 5. Polyanna had a bit of a tan, so we had to go a little darker with the foundation to match her skin tone.

Beauty Breakdown: Bronzed Birthday Girls

The twins blew in from the South of France, all tanned and excited about celebrating their next birthday. They wanted to know if I could do their makeup for the party? Naturally, I said yes. As always, both had specific ideas about what they wanted to look like… and BOTH

Professional Grade: AGENDA Magazine (July 2012)

The new issue is up! You guys remember the preview for the shoot (Beautiful Girls)… well here is the final shot. We’d originally set it up to have the girls shot in Red, White & Blue bikinis (summer theme), but the powers that be opted for a more ‘artistic’ interpretation,

Beauty Breakdown: Polished and Red

I worked the Pop Up Show for Em & Co … for a collection of designers. Because one model was wearing multiple looks from several designers, we opted to keep her look very classic: FACE Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #6 & #7  (she has a bit of a tan,

Beauty Breakdown: Green Eyed Girl

You guys remember this picture: I promised to do a Beauty Breakdown for the look. But I wanted to be thorough. So instead of just words, I photographed (almost) all the products that I used so you can get a comprehensive idea of the look. From the left:  NARS Cream

Professional Grade: Beauty Breakdown from Celebrity MUA Saisha Beecham

-You recently did makeup for actress Nia Long for her March appearance on The View. How did you get this look? Beecham: I knew that Nia would be wearing a coral-colored Rachel Roy dress, so I wanted give her a subtle peachy/coral look.Nia did her normal moisturizing regimen before we

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