trying to be serious

in make-up heaven

halloween 2015

in deep thought, what's next....

photobombed by KJ

the powerful5, family selfie

What's the story with Shawna Elizabeth?   Glad you asked....

Shawna Elizabeth  was born and raised in New York.  She is a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature.  She is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.  Shawna Elizabeth wears many hats; she is a child of God, wife, mother and the CEO of Shawna Elizabeth Enterprise, S.E.E.  SEE is the umbrella company to By the SEE Spa, Shawna Elizabeth Lip glaze line and the newest addition By the SEE lip balms.  SEE is a company that eats, sleeps and breathes skin care and make-up art!

To add to her many hats, Shawna Elizabeth is a Licensed Esthetician, Esthetic Instructor, Make-up Artist and Make-up Art Instructor.  She has held positions in Management & Training for M.A.C Cosmetics, Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics and Lancôme Cosmetics.  She has been a Make-up Artist for several commercials and print campaigns, runway shows, plays and Fashion Week(s).    Shawna was awarded Make-up Artist of the Year in 2013 for the state of GA, by the Raw Organization, which is the largest independent arts organization in the world.  Most recently ,Shawna Elizabeth was a nominee in the Make-up Artist of the year category for the 2019 NY Hair & Beauty Awards.


When Shawna Elizabeth is not at By the SEE Spa, in Irvington NY, she spends her days teaching students the fundamentals of esthetics and make-up artistry.  By the SEE Spa is place she calls her safe haven, where faces are her canvases, where she makes women look and feel beautiful.  That’s her aha moment.  Shawna Elizabeth also has created a full curriculum of Make-up Artistry Classes, where all women are encouraged to learn basic make-up techniques.  She empowers woman to take care of their skin and teaches them customized artistry techniques to enhance themselves.


In 2016, Shawna Elizabeth established The Gift of a Story.  The Gift of a Story was birthed at her make-up studio with the objective to collect and donate brand new children’s books to The Maria Fareri Children’s hospital. In 2018 she expanded this project JCY-Westchester Community Partners and collected and donated both brand new children’s books and gently used books.  Shawna Elizabeth attributes the success of The Gift of a Story to all the clients, friends and family that support this project.

 Shawna Elizabeth will continue to educate all women on skin care and make-up artistry.  Her goal is to share all her knowledge, contribute to her community and empower women, after all …”who runs the world?”