Get ready for your close-up with Shanah — local makeover star and your new secret Insta-weapon.
Bright summer sunshine does wonders for your mood — but makes for a terrible selfie, boo. With iPhones at every corner, who couldn’t use an extra layer of confidence?
Shanah isn’t just skilled at covering and contouring — she’s got a balanced, refined aesthetic for every client’s style: “I want you to look amazing, but still like yourself.” And she’s also giving first-time clients $15 OFF a full-face glam, plus cash for bridal referrals. Did I mention she makes house calls?
She also offers private instruction as well as fun, informative classes in her Sherman Mills studio, with wine, a live model, and Q&A (check her website for updates). If you’ve ever tried to follow along with a Youtube “smokey eye” video, you’ll quickly realize there’s no comparison to Shanah’s IRL demonstration, with personal feedback.
Shanah loves make-up — she’s not just a freelancer, but she’s her own best client: “I don’t go anywhere without makeup — not even the beach!” She was laughing, but she wasn’t joking. “Full-face, why not? I don’t see the point of ‘a little’ makeup.”
But she’s quick to point out that “full face” doesn’t necessarily mean “glam.” The secret to make-up artistry is layers: skilled application of light, sheer layers can create looks ranging from high drama to natural glow. Shanah often takes an hour or more with a client, “sculpting” brows, chin, cheekbones.
As a freelance makeup artist for high-fashion shoots, Shanah’s ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest trends & techniques. Ready to freshen your look for these Dog Days of Summer?
This season, Shanah’s loving bold eyeliners in shocking shades like turquoise and neon blue. “Just a swish at your lash line looks so fresh.” Going minimal? Shanah recommends sheer foundation, mascara, and lipstick for a quick Summer glow.
For a camera-ready face, Shanah builds featherweight coverage and contouring that’ll last all day. Think birthdays, proms, anniversaries, baby showers, graduations, concerts — anywhere you’ll be photographed. A surprisingly affordable luxury (about $50).
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE What a thoughtful gesture that will bring smiles every time they look at the pictures. Book a lesson for your teenage daughter, and she’ll learn tricks to look her best through a lifetime of events.
New East Falls clients $15 off your first Special Occasion makeover. Refer a bride & Shanah will pay you $50 when she books!
Shanah Makeup Artist
Follow Shanah on Instagram for local twists on trending looks.