Thursday, December 31, 2015

Day 31 Glitter and Glam challenge

 I did it!!! I made it to Day 31 and the end of this challenge. I'm so excited to share this last one with you all. This last Glam Makeup design is a Venetian Mosaic Glitter mask. The entire mask is covered in 4 different Sugar Glitters including Pasos de Oro (Gold), Calabaza (Orange), Beso (Red) and a New chunky glitter called Diamantes de Fuego (Chunky Red, Orange and Gold combination).

 Thank you for coming along on this journey with me and all through the year. As with every year I look forward to growth as an Makeup Artist, a Face painting Business owner , a Cosmetic glitter Company Owner, a Makeup Artist agent and a person. I do not make new years resolutions anymore because I believe people change when they are ready to and that has been very true for me. I make changes once I am ready and have set my mind on a goal.

 This year I have begun a new chapter in my life. It was a big year for me. I made new wonderful friends and one I feel is probably my kindred spirit. I feel lucky to have added some incredible people to my life and lucky to have removed people who would bring me down. I turned 40 and as I looked at the different areas in my personal life I realized that my personal life was affecting my work life and change needed to happen but, only I could make those changes happen by starting with me. I began to take control of my health and focus on me. I'm not saying any of this wasn't painful because much of it was but, I have come out on the other side and can reflect back to see how far I've come and know that I never want to be back where I was. I only want to keep moving forward. Keep working smarter not harder and keep my priorities in check.

  I hope you will stay with me in 2016 and tag me in your posts as I LOVE to watch artists grow. It inspires me to keep doing what I am doing and to keep sharing the love. I want to encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone because growth doesn't happen when we stand still. So, here's saying goodbye to a great 2015 and may God bless 2016 in all areas of your life.

Love and Glitter kisses,
Shawna Del Real

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day 30 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Oh my goodness only 1 more day until the end of this challenge!! I'm just now getting some good ideas! I have one more post for tomorrow and I promise it will be Glittertastic but, in the meantime check out my latest design inspired by New Year's Eve. I created this design based off the eye makeup I posted for day 29.
 I used 2 new Sugar Glitters from Sugar Face and Body Art called Noche Buena and Diamantes. I also used Elegante on the lips in the bottom picture.   I think this design will work well for New Year's eve or any Gala type event.

I can't wait to post tomorrows design. In the meantime check out my album on Facebook or follow via Intagram.

Day 29 Glitter and Glam Challenge

For Day 29 I created a glam Glitter eye look using a New Chunky glitter by Sugar Face and Body Art called Diamantes. It's a the bigger sister to Año Nuevo. I also use Too faced and Mehron eyeshadows.

only two more days to go. Check out my other looks on facebook and instagram.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Day 28 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Today is day 28 of the Glitter and Glam challenge. I decided to try one of the newest colors by Sugar Glitter called Mariposa. I used as an eyeliner over a purple Inglot eyeshadow. The neutral color shadows I used are from the Lorac contour palette.


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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Day 27 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Today is Day 27 of the #GlitterandGlam challenge. Have you been hash tagging along with me? If not add your hash tags so I can see your post too.

Today's design is a mashup of a Warrior Helmut and a Princess crown because inside every little princess lies a warrior willing to fight for herself. I used a custom colorblock using all Cameleon paints for the base and of course  Sugar Glitter in what other color but Princessa!

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Day 26 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Today is December 26th I'm in the home stretch so, I have created something on the fly...haha pun intended. This is my Fantasy bird eye design. I used Cameleon colorblock in Siren by Brierley and Mimi's green also by Cameleon. I used a few inglot eyeshadows in Lime green, green, yellow and purple and the glitter I used was Luces de Oro one of my favorites by Sugar Glitter.  You can view the video and see it really sparkle on instagram.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Day 25 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Day 25 Merry christmas. Here was my Christmas look. I filmed a quick instagram tutorial between cooking the Chicken for and Mac N Cheese for Christmas dinner.

For this look I used Luces de oro Sugar Glitter one of my faves and most complimented glitters which also happens to be the color of the month, along with Inglot eyeshadows, Lorac Contour palette and Stila All day Lip Color in Caramelo and Mandarin Lights lip glaze.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Day 24 Glitter and Glam Challenge TBT

Day 24. Well, it's Christmas eve and Throwback Thursday so, in honor of both I am posting one of my favorite Christmas designs... Santa mom err, uh I mean Santa Claus ;)  This was  painted 2 years ago (yes I was a bit chubbier, haha which actually makes this Santa look about right ) and I still paint it the same way. I can't say that for many of my designs which have evolved over the years.

 I used  Azucar and Beso Glitter on Santa's Hat. If you would like to learn how to paint this design you can watch the video tutorial on my youtube channel.  I will post the video tutorial down below.

Watch the tutorial here...

 I hope you have a very Merry Christmas Eve.

Day 23 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Day 23. Here's a oldie but a goodie and still one of my favorites. My lumieres Sugar Skull. I used Dulce pink Glitter on this design.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Day 22 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Well it's not exactly Glam but it sure was Glittery. Here is one of my favorite characters from one of the best Christmas stories. The Grinch. I used Limon Sugar Glitter.

And here's a fun little edit...

Monday, December 21, 2015

Day 21 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Day 21 and this time it's model Gabrielle showcasing Noche and Año Nuevo Sugar Glitter This was certainly a fun shoot with Couture Portraiture, Leanne Hare and my Assistant Sig. I can't wait to shoot with this team again.

It's not too late to join this challenge. Use the Has Tag #GlitterandGlam and tag me on facebook or instagram

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Day 20 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Day 20 is a showcase for the newest addition to the Sugar Glitter family... Mamey. It's a Peachy Orange iridescent glitter and one of my new favorites. I had so many compliments while wearing it. I think I may need to wear it more often.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Day 19 Glitter and Glam challenge

Day 19 Today's Leopard design was inspired by the new Glitter from Sugar Face and Body Art called Mamey. It's a beautiful iridescent peachy Orange color with reflects of Gold. I was wearing it on my eyes and decided to paint a design to match. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did wearing it.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Day 18 Glitter and Glam challenge

Day 18 This is for sure my favorite Sugar Glitter body art design I've ever created. I used Luna, Luz and Oceano Sugar Glitter to create a gradient of colors here.

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Day 17 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Day 17 is a Throwback to when I created a Big cat design using only grey tones. I paired it with Año Nuevo Sugar Glitter for major sparkle and maximum impact.
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Day 16 Glitter and Glam challenge

Day 16 has got to be one of my favorite colors to wear on my eyes during the Holidays. Beso Sugar Glitter is a true Red. I used neutral eyeshadows as my base and applied Ben Nye Glitter glue underneath to make it stick and stay in place all day.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Day 15 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Here is a way back Wednesday design from when I was practicing some of Ronnie Mena's designs for a job I would be working for him. This is his Zombie design painted by me with my added glittery touches. I used Tiana, Noche and Ano Nuevo Sugar Glitter.

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Day 14 Glitter and Glam

I'm so wayy behind. My painty area has been taken over for a few days so, I will be posting some older works for a few days. This is part of and editorial series. I used Oro, Diamantes de Tigre, Diamantes de Oro and Beso  Sugar Glitter to create this Glittery body art piece.
Photo Cred: Couture Portraiture
Hair: Leanne Hare
Assist: Sig

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Day 13 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Today's design was a quickie. I had to paint something I knew I could replicate quickly on the job and of course all of the little girls wanted it. I used Elsa II and Violeta Sugar Glitter to make it extra sparkly and fabulous!

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Day 12 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Today is Day 12. I had a full day of work and being that it was all different types of events, parties and clients I opted for a Glam look. I used Bella on my eyes. a gorgeous nude holographic glitter by Sugar Face and Body Art.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Day 11 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Here is a special Sugar Skull look for Day 11 of the Glitter and Glam challenge. One of my favorite glitters was used on this design. Diamantes de Tigre and Tigre.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Day 10 Glitter and Glam Challenge

This is one of my favorite designs to date. I had just come back from the BayFaba convention in San Francisco and was so inspired by the workshop I took with Matteo Arfanotti and of course being in the company of one of my most favorite people in the whole world Ronnie Mena for 3 days totally influenced this Creepy Clown makeup look.
 I used Diamantes de Tigre one of my favorite glitters from Sugar Glitter on this design.

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Day 9 Glitter and Glam Challenge

I'm running a day behind so here is one of my published designs from an editorial spread. I used Ano Nuevo and Noche Sugar glitter to create this look.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Day 8 Glitter and Glam Challenge

I'm totally late posting. It's 12:30 a.m. and here is my design for Day 8 of my Glitter and Glam Art challenge for the Month of December. Wrapped in your love. In this design I used Luces de Oro Glitter on my eyes and on the gift tag and Azucar II on the highlights.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Day 7 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Here is a Christmas Poinsettia mask I created last year for Sugar Glitter using Beso Glitter. This Red color really makes this design pop! Still one of my faves.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Day 6 Glitter and Glamour Challenge

Today's design was created based on the artwork on the T-Shirt I wore for while working for one of my clients Bhang Chocolates. They are such an amazing company that offer alternative medicine for children with Autism. Every year they sponsor a booth at the Autism Speaks walk in Anaheim, California and ask me to paint all the kiddos who come to this event. I am honored and blessed to get to work for such an amazing company. I used the following Sugar Glitters for this design... Elsa, Tiana, Tigre, Limon and  new color soon to be released called Mamey

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Day 5 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Here is the design I wore to my last gig today. The theme was Star Wars so I had to paint something appropriate for the theme. Here is my Storm Trooper one stroke based cheek art design.
I used Sol on the planet, Azucar on the helmut and a new glitter by Sugar Face and Body Art called Sirena. It will be launched next month.

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Day 4 (Missed post) Glitter and Glam Challenge

So sorry, I missed posting yesterday's design so here it is a little Christmas Elf face painting and a super glittery eye makeup design. I used a custom made spiltcake to create the Elf hat and Esmeralda Sugar Glitter on the eye.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Day 2 Glitter and Glam Challenge

Today is December 2nd and the look I'm sharing with you is a very simple date night glitter eye. I used Maya Glitter by Sugar Glitter over a smokey gray eye shadow paired with a neutral cheek and lip color making the eyes the show piece.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Day 1 Glitter and Glam Challange

What better way to kick off the glitteriest month of the year than with a daily Makeup challenge.
I have challenged myself before during the month of December to a face paint a day and let me tell you that was exhausting. So, why did I decide to do this again being that I probably have triple the work load than I did 2 years ago? Let me tell you why...

This will either kill me or I will come out with some great new looks and maybe not so great looks but, either way I will have accomplished a goal. Goals in life are so important to our spirit and our growth as artists. I feel it's important to constantly be creating and improving ones self on a daily basis no matter what it is, and a daily challenge is one of the best ways to accomplish this.

 I would like to invite you to join this challenge with me. Whether you do this for the month of December or you do this during another time of the year let it be a way to learn and grow into being a better artist and a better you.

 My personal challenge this month is all about Glitter and Glam. I will either be posting a Glittery eye makeup look, a Glitter face or body painting design or both. I will be sharing new designs as well as some past favorites. To kick off this challenge  I am posting a design from last Holiday season that to this day is one of my favorites because it incorporates beauty and face paint... my specialty.

 I call this design Golden Glitter Stars. I used Oro glitter from Sugar Glitter to make it extra sparkly.

If you would like to join this challenge share this post and use the hashtag #GlitterandGlamChallenge and tag me so I can see and share as well.

Here's to Goals and Creative learning,

Shawna Del Real
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Go Gold Sugar Skull

This month is Childhood Cancer awareness month and in honor of that I was asked by Jo Khalaf to participate with many other artists all over the world in creating an art piece to share and promote awareness for this cause.  She created an event page called Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on facebook where you can join thousands of artists all over the world in this more than worthy cause.

 I decided to do this for a few reasons...

1. I have children and if anything like this were to happen to them I would do anything in my power to fight for them. There is no love stronger than a Mother's love.

2. My work revolves around children so, this just felt like the perfect way for me to use my talents to give back. Children are our hope and future. Nothing breaks my heart more like seeing a sick or hurt child. If we can raise money to help find a cure to protect our children then, I will do whatever I can.

 4. It takes nothing for me to paint an art piece and post it on Social Media. That is what I do and how I promote my own work so, if I can take a minute and use that power to promote something bigger than me then, of course I'm going to do it.

 As an artist I hope you will join too and paint or create a simple or complex Gold look and use the Hash tag #GoGold and #ChildhoodCancerAwareness. Then share these links:


For this design I used the following products:

Celebre Pro HD Foundation
Setting powder
Eye and Cheek Palette
Metallic Gold Powder

Ben Nye:
Grand Lumiere Palette
Glitter Glue

Cameleon Face and Body Paint:
Mini Dermaniac Pallette by Matteo

Sugar Face and Body Art Glitter:
Diamantes de oro

Swarovski Crystals

You can view the video on Instagram here

Happy Painting my friends,

Be blessed and be a blessing.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Luminess Air System and Makeup review

About a month or so ago I was sent this Luminess Air compressor and Makeup kit for review. I was very excited as I love airbrush and am happy to try new things to let you all know what I think.

First off I want to start by breaking down the set for you. It comes with the following:
A compact personal size compressor, hose, airbrush, water bottle, Ac adapter, clear instructions including video, 2 bottles of foundation (I chose medium in the Ultra formula), a moisturizer, blush and highlighter.

 System Pros and Cons:
Pros- Compact System means traveling with this is easy peasy. Also, leaving it out on a vanity takes up no room at all. The compressor and airbrush itself is nice for a beginner or for anyone just wanting something light and compact to travel with.

Cons- As a pro this is not a system that would work for big jobs. There is only an On and Off switch. No control over psi and is a single action spray which means not much control so, no fine work for this airbrush. (*I just found out there is a pro system which may be a better choice for makeup artists who really need a workhorse)
With that being said I still think it's great for the everyday woman and her daily makeup routine. 

Makeup Pros and Cons:
Pros- Luminess Air foundations are Mineral and water based so, that means no clogged pores and it's great for sensitive skins. The Ultra foundation is very beautiful and is very buildable. You will see in the photos below how I start off with a light coverage and build to medium then, full coverage. It really covered all of my sun damage skin, redness and blemishes as you can see below. I looked flawless in the final pics (the images are not edited in anyway except being cropped and watermarked) The colors are very nice and very much look like natural skin tones. I would like to see more. I actually match Shade 3 foundation perfectly. 

Cons- This foundation is probably nicer for a drier skin or better in the colder months. It is the dead of Summer and my makeup just melted off like any other foundation as soon as I started to perspire unless I was in a climate controlled room. (I maybe should have tried the matte formula for summer even though I am not oily). When I was in air conditioning my makeup lasted from day to night so, their really isn't a con here if the makeup I chose was right for my skin type.

My overall experience with the Luminess Air system has been great. Since the makeup is water based it's easy to clean and I haven't had any issues clogging unlike some other systems I've tried. I think I'm going to look into the Matte formula foundation for longer wear. After I try that I will let you know what I think. 

If you would like to see a video demo leave a comment below and I will make one for you on my youtube channel.


 One single pass with light pressure = Sheer coverage
 2 passes with light pressure = Medium Coverage
3 passes with light pressure  = Full coverage + Added Blush
Full face of makeup added no photo editing.
A little added face paint and my skin underneath still looks flawless.

Luminess Air was kind enough to send me a promo code for all of my readers good through 
October 31st, 2015 for 20% off. 
Just enter this code at check out and let me know what you think about the system. 
Promo code 88421029891

Monday, August 10, 2015

Up comming face painting Workshops and Classes

In case you missed it, I will be teaching two face painting classes and one face painting workshop at the Bayfaba convention in San Francisco at the end of this month.

 In my first class I will be teaching you a couple of Masquerade Mask designs from simple to elaborate. These designs are best suited for teens and adults. The designs taught in this class are considered private appointment designs or designs that you can use to wow your clients. This is not your average party face design.

 In my second class I will be teaching you Creative eye designs including designs that can be used at Children's parties and at Adult events. I will show you how to "Complete the look" by adding a few quick details to make your designs photo ready.

 I will be teaming up with Ronnie Mena on Sunday in a 6 hour Sugar Skull workshop. You will be learning hands on techniques including placement and elements that define a feminine or masculine Sugar Skull. Note - This workshop is not included in your registration cost.

 To sign up for this convention simply head over to and check out all of the other amazing classes being offered. I look forward to see you there.

Happy Painting my friends,
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