Influencer of the Week: Kiya Shaco

Meet Kiya Shaco

Kiya Shaco is a Maryland native who is a current freelance makeup artist, as well as a MAC makeup artist. Read below to find out more!


How did you first get into makeup?

It happened overnight during my transition into high school, one day I was a tomboy the next I was wearing my version of a sunset eye and winged liner at the time.


How do you feel like your love for makeup has changed from when you first started?

Makeup has always interested me but overtime I’ve fallen more in love with art. I have such an appreciation for my craft/career.

Who is your number one makeup inspiration and why? Top influencers?

My number one makeup inspiration at the moment is definitely Priscilla Ono. I appreciate her style of makeup and the steps that she’s taken to get where she is. My top influencers/muas are @Theeislandboi , @Desiperkins, @Danessa_myricks, @Nikki_makeup, @Rocioceja_, @AlanaAuston


Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now makeup-wise?

In 5 years I see myself owning a studio that I can work out of doing my youtube, classes, clients and photography.


What is one product you can’t live without and why? 

I cannot live without a fixing spray, even though I have dry skin I love powder products. I rely on fixing sprays to breathe some life back into my skin.
What has been your biggest milestone/achievement when it comes to makeup?
My biggest milestone when it comes to makeup would have to be at the current moment my new position at MAC. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do since I was 15 it feels amazing to be able to say I secured a management position.
 Fun Facts
If I wasn’t a makeup artist,I’d be a florist, a broadway performer or a full time photographer. I love to dance and sing.  I am a huge Ariana Grande fan, I know all the words to every song. I am a songbird or walking jukebox as my mom calls me, music has always meant a lot to me so my favorite thing to do besides makeup is find music in different genres that I enjoy. 
To keep up with Kiya





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