Thursday, August 2, 2012

Carnival Makeup

One more day until the parade! 
I hope all of the final preparations before the big day is going well. 

Last year, I started a series of posts on the blog known as Makeup Mondays, which was intended to showcase MUAs in addition to give readers ideas for their carnival makeup look. 

This year, I am happy to share the work of Makeup Artist Shannon Cockburn. 

  A client showcasing a carnival makeup application by Shannon Cockburn

Shannon is a talented makeup artist from Trinidad and Tobago. She was trained at the London School of Beauty and specializes in makeup for fashion shows, T.V., film, bridal, photography, portfolios and special occasions. From looking at her facebook fan page, it was definitely cool to see that she has worked with artistes such as Kes the Band and has provided the looks on several of their music videos! 

Here are some pictures of some of her carnival and fantasy makeup applications...  

Shannon was also able to provide a few carnival makeup "Tips and Tricks"
  1.  Don’t underestimate the power of a good foundation. It adds another layer of protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
  2. If you’re using false lashes, don’t waste your time with the lash glue that comes in the pack. Invest in lash glue that will last through the heat and sweat. Try Duo Lash Glue available at MAC Makeup counters and stores. 
  3.  Don’t waste money on expensive “fix it” sprays. An inexpensive way to get your make-up to last is to set it using a light misting of hairspray after you’ve finished your look.
  4. Gems and rhinestones can be applied using Spirit Gum, which is stronger than any lash glue but note it must not be used near the eyes.

Thanks Shannon for the pictures and makeup tips.
 For more information on Shannon check out her facebook fan page here.

Stay tuned for more carnival looks and features on makeup artists in Toronto and abroad!


  1. Great tips! I will be practicing a look tomorrow!

  2. The tips and tricks will be useful,thanks! :)