Steffie Christiaens Spring 2012 Makeup Look at Paris Fashion Week

I was on Fashion TV website ( and saw this beautiful makeup from Steffie Christianens Spring 2012 for Paris Fashion week.  This look was created by Makeup Artist Violate the skin was pale and the eye had a beautiful fog of Gray shadow paired with a very vibrant Purple lip it was breath taking!  Of course I had to recreate this look with my own spin!  Instead of purple I used blue on the lips and on the eyes I did a soft white shimmer powder with mascara and no blush was used light contouring was done as well.  Take a look and tell me what you think!
First look is from Steffie Christiaens fashion show

This is my spin on this look

I would like to thank my beautiful model Jordan Lillian she was such a pleasure to work with!

Licorice Lips are in This season!

A question was asked by Fashionasartpro asking: 

"Question: How do I rock a deep purple lip for fall? I'm so feeling lady-like grunge purple almost black but am a professional woman who is creative. Can you post some examples?"

To Fashionasartpro I did this especially for you to show how a deep lip can translate sexy and alluring without the grunge effect!  This is my interputation of Shalonda A. licorice lips!

Model, Trinity Before

Trinity After looking beautiful!

NYX Haul

You may or may not know this, but I am not a lable whore (pardon the french!) I love any product that works!  I use everything from Chanel to L'Oreal I do not discriminate.  My latest purchase/haul comes from no other then NYX, I love their products the eyeshadows and lipsticks/glosses are highly pigmented you get a real bang for your buck!  You can purchase NYX at a number of websites as well as local beauty supplies, but  I got my haul from   the Nude on Nude palette runs about $20.99 and lipsticks $4.99 each.

First I purchased the NYX Nude on Nude eye and lip palette (LOVE!!!!)  and the new NYX Matte Lipsticks.  I am so happy with the products I just had to add them to my blog take a look!

 Everything all together

Nude on Nude <3

20 shadows mix of matte and frost Lip colors are glosses that look beautiful when applied on lips

From left to right:  Euro Trash,Whipped Caviar, Butter, Nude, Hippie Chick


Audrey, Natural, Tea Rose

Summer Breeze, Shocking Pink, Sweet Pink

Indie Flick, Bloody Mary, Pure Red

The lipsticks are very matte and they have great lasting power, I did a photo shoot and used Hippie Chick and I never had to reapply lipstick on model. 

I will be doing more blogs with products stay tuned! 

B.L.A.C Mag Shoot!

I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful team today shooting Fall Fashion with B.L.A.C. Magazine.  Special thanks to:

Editor: Lorie Robison, Creative Director: Jose Zamudio!

Photographer: Dante Marshall
Fashion Director: Nicole Carter
Hair: Rodney Howell
Makeup: Shalonda A.
Model: Nyanyai Deng
Model: David Newberry

Rian English Taking Over Media!

This past Sunday I worked with Rian English, Regional Editor of Uptown Magazine as well as Editor and Chief of Talk Detroit.  Such a beautiful and down to earth Woman who is taking over media here in the Metro Detroit area and soon to be the world so remember her name!!  Love doing her makeup!
First Look clean with a beautiful flushed cheek!

Second Look lips poping with a Orange Red!

Shot by Photographer Dante Marshall (The Bomb)

Posing Pretty!

New season new ad!

Well now that summer is almost here soon it will be fall, and that means bridal ad season for me. It has almost been a full year that I have ran an ad with Metro Detroit Bride Mag this is my second ad with the beautiful model Shelbi, hairdresser Meatta Berry, and photographer/stylist Gosden of GVPStudio2.

It Takes Two!

I am happy to announce to all of my future brides that I now am teamed up with hairstylist Meatta Berry.  Meatta Berry has been doing hair for 15 years and specializes in Editorial, Fashion, Commercial, and Weddings she also is a pro with extensions.   We will be offering services as a team to brides and their bridal party that want the best of both worlds.  So brides if you want to look like you have just stepped out of the latest fashion magazines we are your team.  For brides who use Shalonda A and Meatta Berry special rates will apply!  Our joint venture is optional we also offer our services separately if you just want hair or makeup as well.

Brides choose to be "Unforgettable"
 Hair by Meatta Berry, Makeup By Shalonda A.

Autumnus Hues

This story was shot and Styled by Gosden of GVPStudio2 with model Shelbie Kramer, hair Meatta Berry, and makeup by me Shalonda A.  I truly love this story the hair, makeup, clothes just everything!!!

Sleek "Good Girl" Palette

As I promised I am going to do a look with each Sleek palette for review and I worked with the "Good Girl" Palette.  If you remember from my other haul post Sleek is a UK makeup brand that I fell in love with on YouTube.  If you are interested in seeing more you can go to the makeup is inexpensive  $10.00 (but the shipping a little high $13.50 but if you get a lot of products it is still 13.50 so that is ok).   Here are photos of before and after photos of Melanie (my model).



Full on Color

What I used for eyes only

 I based the eye with NYX white shadow base  From the "Good Girl" palette I used Cupcake and Pink Punch (Lid) in the crease I used Candy Floss on the brow bone I used Ambre Nude from Bourjois on the cheeks I used Cupcake as well.

I really loved the pigmentation and they are really smooth!  I really can't say anything bad about the shadows I am really happy I got them, you can use them as shadows or even a highlighter (with lighter colors) or even a blush!   I feel that sleek is a really good buy and I just ordered more!!! can't wait more reviews to come!

Shalonda A.

I won!

Michigan,  January 25, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Shalonda A. Inc. has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Bridal Makeup!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Shalonda A. stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Shalonda A. Inc. for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Shalonda A. Inc. is among the very best Bridal Makeup within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit

Roc Stea'd

Had the pleasure of working with two very beautiful energetic young ladies Brittany and Jessica of the group Roc Stea'd! 

Day Two not much of a change but softer for their interview

My latest haul

Ok I am a sucker for my makeup and a SALE!  I recently went to Ulta and low and behold there was a clearance on Bourjois Cosmetics everything was $4.99 regular price is $14.99!  I could not pass it up here is a photo of the beautiful colors.  I purchased 4 blushes: Lila's D'or, Ambre D'or, and Rose D'or and 6 eye shadows: Violet Absolu, Ambre Nude, Gris Delicat, and Citron, Givre, Brun Irreel, and Beige Rose.  I don't know if there are any left but check out



 I also got some NARS!!!!!!!!!!!!  They had a great sale 45% off to all artist there is no way I could pass this up I wanted to replace some old blushes that I had anyway!   I purchased 4 colors: Douceur, Angelika, Deep Throat, and Mata Hari.  My fav is Angelika it is such a pretty pink with just the right amount of sparkle and Deep Throat it is truly beautiful!  Blush pricing $26.00

And last but not least Sleek eye shadow palettes!! I have seen a lot of buzz about these shadows but they are in the UK (womp, womp) I would have gotten them off of the site but I really wanted one pallet that they no longer had so I went to eBay (just did a search for Sleek makeup)! I purchased 4 palettes: Acid, Sparkle, Good Girl (favorite!) and Circus.  I am so excited and I can't wait to use them I will blog more about the palettes when I use them but from what you can see they are great!  I do not know the exact price of the palettes but on eBay I paid $13.00 per palette.

Bridal Beauty 2011!

 I just finished a great shoot for my bridal makeup called “Bridal Beauty" Shot by photographer Gosden of GVPStudio2 hair by Meatta B and beautiful model Shelby! (Ad can be seen in Metro Detroit Bride).  Special Thanks to Nicole Carter for such a great pull of accessories!