Shiedha Okquane' Beauty

Shiedha Okquane'
((pronounced Shy-ee-dah Oh-Kwhan))

Makeup Artist and leader with a gift for intuitively anticipating her clients’ beauty needs.

Shiedha (pronounced Shy-e-dah) is a leader, businesswoman, and speaker with a gift for intuitively anticipating her clients’ needs. As founder & CEO of Hellooo Gorgeous, LLC, a makeup company that specializes in luxury makeup for bridal and special occasions and a seasoned human resource (HR) professional, she exemplifies what it means to follow your dreams and live life on your own terms.

12/31/2023

⁣⁣I spend the end of each year in deep self-reflection. 2023 was a transformative year of great responsibility, leadership, lessons and clarity. I take into this new year a few lessons and reflections I share with you today:⁣

🥂 Progress is happening even when it doesn’t look/feel/sound/show up the way you imagined. The excuses (and oh, we can get SO creative with the excuses) are just a distraction- you’re making progress. It’s happening! Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Often times, it’s the people closest to you who see the progress before you do and they may even feel some type of way. They may say you’ve changed or you seem “different”. They may feel threatened and take it out on you (projection), and the whole time you don’t even realize the change is taking form. Celebrate your progress despite any negativity or distractions.

🥂 Gift yourself some discipline. It’s the easiest way to access results. You’ll never fail when you have focus + discipline. It’s the greatest self-made gift to your life + you learn so much about yourself, your values, and where you need to grow. ⁣

🥂 Every waking day we get a new chance. You can either use those hours to spread negativity, gossip, mind the business of others or you can use it to produce a fruitful harvest. Be a good steward of the 24 hours God gives you.⁣

🥂 Who you spend your time with has the most impact on not only your life but your wellbeing. Lean on your discernment because some people are just attracted to the gifts you posses and the benefits that come with your gift and not necessarily you. So ask God to send divine relationships and connections that are genuine and that may mean way less people but more far more fulfillment, wellness and peace. ⁣

🥂 Prioritize PEACE. In all things. Does it bring you peace? Make a habit in thanking yet releasing things misaligned with what peace looks like for you in this season.

🥂 There’s nothing you need to chase. Every good thing you want, wants you! That’s why the idea came to your heart and mind. Just go for it.

⁣At all times and in all ways, all is always well 💛 if you’ve got breath, you’ve got options. Thank you 2023.

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 12/29/2023

I’ve always been an artists, artist; a girls GIRL and advocate for there being room for more of us to stay working. By referring amazing artist for new opportunities and clientele- to me, it’s my way of paying it forward! That said, I need my ARTIST WHO HAVE AVAILABILITY THIS WEEKEND, please comment below!

I’m slowing up the unpaid work of being a beauty matchmaker/coordinator these days but would love to direct clients to YOU through this post. My inbox is overflowing and clients are in need of makeup and I’m not in the NYE makeup ministry at this time (unless it’s 🐝 )

Comment your availability and location 🌟

11/29/2023

It’s that time of year where holiday and year-end events are well under way. I love this time of year because opposite of bridal, I get to play with colorful shimmers bold lipstick, and of course, keeping my signature glowing skin ✨✨if you know you have an event, don’t delay your inquiry- Waiting until the week of or day of 🧐 may not fair in your favor. And remember:
Great makeup ain’t cheap + cheap makeup ain’t great 😌

Hair: Muse:

DC Makeup Artist


Washington DC Makeup

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 10/15/2023

Celebrate the moments that make you feel alive- big or small. You know what sort of acknowledgment you need best so do that for yourself. So today I’m celebrating acknowledging and loving ME. 10/15, my personal new year 🥳♎️

10/04/2023

My version of full glam is wrapped in femininity. It’s all about a balance of definition + softness. If you LOVE this look as much as I do drop a ❤️

Hair:

Washington DC Makeup
DC Makeup Artist
Bridal Makeup DC

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 10/03/2023

As a working professional, I’ve never been a “post every day” kinda lady but I am finding new ways to share things that I have worked on and enjoy as a Pro MUA. When a prospective client comes to my page, I want them to quickly be able to assess that:

1️⃣ I can consistently do makeup well.

2️⃣ I have a unique, soft and wearable glam style of artistry that works well on professional cameras and national TV- Not too much but just enough.

3️⃣ I’m a real person (I show myself so people know WHO is showing up to work for them)

4️⃣ A variety of work that fits into the areas I prefer to work in and accept jobs for. For example: I don’t do special effects makeup and the times I have won’t make my timeline, website, or portfolio. That’s not an area I’m interested in being booked for.

The content creation process looks a little different for everyone but I hope this helps! Remember, QUALITY > QUANTITY

09/26/2023

These two queens 😍Lady & over the weekend discuss her new book “Thicker Than Water” 🌊 I cannot put this book down 🤓!

09/07/2023

A glowing finish like this starts at skin prep underneath foundation!

My top favorites at the moment are both from 1. The
"Yummy Skin" glow serum (love this!) and
2. The dew wet balm in "clear".

I also loooove a good liquid highlighter under and on top of foundation.

08/11/2023

Makeup can be clean & soft, yet very impactful! Where my ultra soft glam girls at?!

MUSE: 💛

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 06/27/2023

Someone once asked me why I do makeup. My reply was really, simple: nothing beats seeing confidence radiate from a person seeing themselves after your art is applied to their face. We don’t always get it right, but when we do, there’s nothing like it!

06/21/2023

& there will be those moments throughout the day when you get to stand in the moment… all the details and planning have come together and you get to be the ✨BRIDE✨

06/13/2023

Sometimes you gotta smoke out the bottom lash lineeee 🖤

05/14/2023

I have no truer definition of the phrase “I’ve got your back” than the love, wisdom, loyalty, GLAM, positivity, and motivation than that of my mother. Celebrating you today and all days 💕

04/30/2023

The legendary headliner for the 2023 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Makeup/grooming by me 🙋🏽‍♀️

I’m so grateful to live out my dream supporting others living out their dreams, too. Incredible night.

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 02/07/2023

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*Fine Print: Closes Feb 13th at midnight and a winner will be announced that day. The giveaway is open to couples, portraits, and headshots. Session must be claimed for a weekday within 4 months.

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 12/30/2022

2022 marked 10 wonderful years of working in the bridal space for me and .gorgeous 💞💞

From very humble beginnings, I’ve been able to travel around the world, meet hundreds of the most gracious brides and their families (many who I can still speak with and many who continue to support me well after the aisle)! I’ve witnessed the most unforgettable moments in time, tear-jerking and joyful unions, all while navigating my own personal journey and expanding the reach of our capabilities as a company.

As I enter this next decade in my business, I am looking forward to moving with more intention and part of that will be limiting the amount of brides I work with while .gorgeous continues to grow. This will allow me to work in different capacities doing what I love most and taking time to smell the roses 🌹 I’m excited!

To anyone that has EVER supported me, told a friend to tell a friend, made sure to drop my name when someone mentions makeup, THANK YOU. None of this can happen without the good of the people. I am blessed to do THIS kind of work. Every client has impacted the artist I am today. It’s a sacred space of trust and one I do not take lightly. To the next 10 years 🥂🤎🤎

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 12/18/2022

The most gorgeous brides all year long!
The day goes by fast but your photos last forever ♾️ Thank you for trusting team .gorgeous
💞💞

Planning & Design:
Photographer:
Bride's Hair Stylist:
Makeup Artist: for .gorgeous

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 12/08/2022

Love when or any planner takes a moment to capture their hard work! A great planner is essential to providing a professional touch to a much anticipated day. There are far more moving pieces than most know!


In 😍with these photo captures by ✨✨

11/29/2022

There’s beauty in simplicity.

This yummy skin foundation took over my kit this year! One shadow all over, forgot the name. A few lashes and brown liner with black liner on top 😊 Chestnut lip liner and clear gloss. Simple, but I’ve been busy! 🙈

Muse: .strutt Lens

11/29/2022

Can we get back to skin SKIN?! A little less countour and a little more you 🫶🏽 Muse: .strutt Lens: ✨

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 10/06/2022

Glam on as she visited the White House with 💜 What’s more gorgeous than working with gorgeous women doing amazing work using their voices to shift perspectives, uplift and inform!

09/09/2022

Meet Team .gorgeous ✨ the love and respect I have for each of these ladies immeasurable.

Oh you haven’t heard? After 10 gorgeous years, we’ve expanded our offerings of bridal makeup AND hair spanning from Baltimore-DC-Fredericksburg and wherever you may be!

This team is a reflection of all things gorgeous & I’m so so proud 🥹 2022 was just the start

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 07/22/2022

One week ago, and became one in a celebration filled with so much love and admiration for such a monumental (and surprise 😉) union and couple.

CHEERS to Mr. & Mrs. TOWNSEND✨

Amazing Vendor Team:
Planning + Coordination:
Photogrophy: Video:
Venue:
Glam:
Florals:
Catering:
Accessories: Attire: |

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 06/21/2022

Truly an honor. Glam for attending Madam Juneteenth celebration 🖤

on hair ✨

06/15/2022

A red lip is such a power move 💋💥

Shade here is “Bowl of cherries” by .

06/14/2022

With precise application, a smokey eye can be a great way to define eyes and elevate any look. I love to mix shades of gun-metal grays, blues and browns for my smoky eye glam 🖤🖤🖤

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 05/26/2022

The oh so gorgeous ✨ makeup by 🙋🏽‍♀️ hair

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 05/13/2022

Get into it ✨ MUSE: Hair:

Photos from Shiedha Okquane' Beauty's post 05/13/2022

All eyes on you gorgeous!

Hair: Muse: photo: .mar

04/29/2022

Darling, the GLAM is the icing on top 🧁!! No look is complete without it. Show a little grace & appreciation to your glam squad next time you see them! We work hard to keep you looking fabulous ♥️

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