Often, beauty bloggers and makeup artists find their niche in either bright, fun and light-hearted looks or instead, opt for darker colors and lean toward an edgier vibe. However, Shannon, the makeup artist behind @beautyandthebeests Instagram account, is finding her place somewhere in the middle, and it's insanely mesmerizing.
The 21-year-old self-taught makeup artist and body painter became interested in cosmetics during high school. However, it wasn't until she successfully recreated a YouTuber's cracked doll body paint for a Halloween costume that her passion really took off, and we're so glad it did.
Like any true artist, the world surrounding her is the main inspiration behind most of her insanely cool looks, whether it's the outdoors, movies, or even famous pieces of art.
"Anything can inspire me at any moment," she tells MORE, and it's obvious she has a lot of muses.
No two looks resemble each other on Shannon's page, and with the massive number of makeovers on her account, that's a serious feat. She can do anything, from a gorgeous everyday glam to terrifying Halloween makeovers, all the way to abstract art that covers the entirety of her face. However, combining the fun, bright-colored looks with a darker twist seems to be one of her specialties, and if you ask us, it's most definitely working.
I have really been enjoying trees and sat down and this happened so I hope you enjoy😄 Product details: @wolfefaceartfx Hydra Colors in Red, Orange, Sea Green, Purple, Green, and Blue @mehronmakeup Paradise Paint in Black @makeupforeverus Flash Palette @vegas_nay lashes in Shining Star @nyxcosmetics Liquid Suede lipstick in Little Denim Dress
"Don't let anyone make you think you are weird or different because you want to wear makeup or paint yourself a million colors," Shannon tells MORE. "Do what you love and enjoy it!"
That's a piece of advice we can definitely get behind. Take a look at a few of our favorites from Shannon's looks, and check out her Instagram account for more of her inspirational pieces of mind and incredible looks!
Vesta 🚬 My part of the @dustinbailard collaboration! I think his work is so unique and creepy but beautiful at the same time so I hope I did this justice! Product details: @makeupforeverus Flash Palette, @vegas_nay Lashes in Shining Star, @nyxcosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Havana, Bangkok and Seoul for the base of the eyes and to add to the lips, @nyxcosmetics Duo Chromatic highlighter in Twilight Tint, and @bhcosmetics 88 cool shimmer palette Eyes are edited and that is a fake cigarette
Throw back to the Sugar Plum look because it was one of my favorites! Love you guys bunches! Product details: @mehronmakeup Paradise Paint in White, so many highlighters its ridiculous but I did use Beige from @Sephora and @morphebrushes 35F, a mix of @nyxcosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen with Havana and some @ultabeauty Purple eyeshadows
Vintage roses🌹 I saw @ivkamakeup post today and I was immediately inspired. I hope all of you are having an amazing day and I hope you had a very merry Christmas! I am planning on doing New Years looks this week too so get ready for those! Product details: @morphebrushes 35F palette, @makeupforeverus flash palette, @ardell_lashes I cannot remember the number, @nyxcosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen with Cairo in the center for the lips and I also used the shades Copenhagen, Transylvania, and Vancouver for the roses