Welcome to GLAM Artistry, created by makeup artist Shawna Marie. Shawna believes strongly that beauty comes from within, and the right makeup can help to enhance that beauty and make you feel confident and powerful. Makeup is an art, a passion, an expression.
Shawna had an eye for art and creativity starting as a young girl. She enrolled into numerous art classes throughout her school years and also participated in beauty pageants, dance, gymnastics, and competitive cheerleading, all of which allowed her to show her artistic and expressive side. Shawna’s love for artwork transitioned into her love for makeup, hair and style. She started to sneak into her mother’s makeup and practice on herself before she was even allowed to wear it. Shawna’s talent began to thrive as she continued to practice and learn by surfing the internet, following famous makeup artists, and taking online courses. The more she practiced not only on herself but also on her sisters, family and friends, the more she started to get asked to provide makeup/hair services for special events, proms, photoshoots, etc.
And this is how it all began. Shawna became a self-taught makeup artist. She took a talent and hobby and turned it into a passion and a career.
Shawna developed her own glam squad in 2016 to provide makeup and hair services for fitness competitions. Shawna herself started to compete in bodybuilding competitions and fitness modeling over 15 years ago, always doing her own stage makeup and hair. Her talent started to be noticed which led to others requesting her to do their stage makeup as well. Shawna started to get so many referrals that she developed a team of makeup artists/hairstylists and has participated as a sponsored glam team for many different fitness events in the VA/MD/DC area.
Shawna also enjoys providing 1-on-1 and small group training sessions and home makeup parties to help educate and empower women to accentuate their natural beauty.