Shaaanxo (a.k.a Shannon Harris) is a straight talking, down-to-earth and extremely talented YouTuber and beauty blogger from New Zealand. She is a very versatile YouTube personality, producing a huge variety of videos, ranging from stunning makeup tutorials and first impressions of products, to fashion hauls and collaborations with other YouTubers. Shaaanxo also participates in fun beauty challenges which are always amusing and entertaining to watch. I particularly enjoyed her ‘Full Face Using Children’s Makeup.’ I love that whether you’re stuck in a makeup rut and need some inspiration, or would like a bit of a giggle, Shaaanxo’s channel will have what you’re looking for.
With a makeup collection vast enough to make any beauty lover envious, there’s a makeup look by Shaaanxo for everyone, regardless of how skilled at makeup you are, or how many products
With a makeup collection vast enough to make any beauty lover envious, there’s a makeup look by Shaaanxo for everyone, regardless of how skilled at makeup you are, or how many products you own. Although she frequently uses high end brands like Urban Decay and Tarte Cosmetics, Shaaanxo also uses many affordable products so even those on a budget can recreate her gorgeous looks. I also find it very therapeutic to watch how skilfully and flawlessly she applies her makeup. I especially love viewing her create beautiful eyeshadow looks, and am frequently mesmerised by how easily she blends the shadows and perfectly draws on eyeliner. Shaaanxo isn’t afraid of experimentation and some of her looks are pretty complex and more suitable for a night out or special occasion. Having said that, I love that the majority of her tutorials are easy to adapt and recreate yourself.
Shaaanxo’s videos are not only inspirational, they are also informative as she has uploaded many first impressions and reviews of products. I find that foundation can be a problematic product to purchase, with so many factors to consider including coverage, shade, and price range. Many of Shaaanxo’s first impressions are of high end foundations, providing helpful reviews for someone who may be considering splashing out on a foundation which is more expensive than they would usually go for.
One of my favourite things about Shaaanxo is her hilarious personality
If anyone is looking for some Halloween makeup inspiration, Shaaanxo’s channels is the place to go. Her Halloween looks range from gory and scary, to girly and cutsey, from complex and advanced, to simple and straightforward. Like all her tutorials, Shaaanxo’s Halloween makeup is easy to adapt to suit your own style or costume.
As a fellow makeup and beauty enthusiast, I love how innovative and passionate Shaaanxo is in this industry. She even has her own brand, called XOBeauty, and has created a range of false eyelashes and makeup brushes, as well as her own beautiful eyeshadow and lipstick palette (the only thing stopping me from purchasing everything is that they ship from New Zealand!) One of my favourite things about Shaaanxo is her hilarious personality and how she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She has uploaded many videos of bloopers and outtakes which are always guaranteed to make you smile. My favourite of her video formats are Shaaanxo’s ‘Get Ready With Me’ tutorials, as she uses a relaxed and chatty style to talk you through the makeup look. I would also recommend following Shaaanxo on Snapchat @xoshaaan as she snaps her daily life, unboxing new products, playing around with Snapchat filters and recording her adorable dogs Lewie and Zeus.