As part of our continued efforts to highlight the valuable work of Caribbean Fashion Designers, Models, and Makeup Artists and their contribution to the development of the Caribbean Fashion Industry. Karib Nation, Inc. will showcase Up and coming and established candidates monthly.


Paula Monique is the business owner of Paula Monique Makeup Artistry. She is a talented makeup artist from the lovely island of Barbados, with the gifted ability to enhance the natural features of her client. Paula honed her love for makeup artistry at the Canadian-based institute QC Makeup Academy, where she was professionally trained by Celebrity Makeup Artiste, Nathan Johnson.

Photographer: @romealleyne – Light Assist: – Bridal Dress Designer: @_bliss_bridal -Venue: @cranebarbados

Clean, classic beauty is her trademark making her ideal for bridal makeup and editorial shoots. Paula has worked behind the scenes for Kingdom Arts Fashion Show, a music video with regionally known jazz singer Kellie Cadogan and has created the “Luscious Lips” Lip Care Line. The Line was launched in 2022, with its first all-natural Essential Orange Lip Balm. Essential Orange has no added colors or fragrances and is perfect for that individual seeking natural lip nourishment. Paula developed the balm with makeup artists in mind, as it was formulated not to be oily and is great for priming the lips while avoiding slippage upon lipstick application.

Working in makeup artistry for the past five years, Paula continuously seeks to develop her skills, always serving her brides and clientele with humility and professionalism. Currently based in Barbados, Paula Monique can be contacted via Instagram @pm.artistry or the website

Photographer: Rommel Alleyne @romealleyne
Photographer: Rommel Alleyne @romealleyne
Photographer: Rommel Alleyne @romealleyne
Celebrity Singer: Kellie Cadagon @kelliecadoganmusic
Photographer: Joel Brooks @joelbrookslightlab1

About Karib Nation, Inc.

Hosted annually in June, the Caribbean Style and Culture Runway Showcase is a fusion of fashion, music, and art while showcasing the best of Caribbean talent. First held in June 2009 to commemorate and celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month, CSC captures the flair, glamour, elegance, and authenticity of the Caribbean. Furthermore, it creates a platform for budding and prominent designers and models to expand their brand, build their network, and display their creativity and talent to the diaspora. Most importantly, the CSC Showcase seeks to recognize and award Caribbean Designers, Models, Photographers, and Makeup Artists for the significant contributions made to the arts and fashion industry in the region. In the past 10 years, the Caribbean Style and Culture Awards have certainly evolved into an all-encompassing cultural extravaganza that sees attendance from Caribbean Diplomats and other Officials of the Diaspora. To date, our proudest moment was to be honored by the presence of the First Lady of Guyana, Mrs. Sandra Granger, who hailed the event as important in the recognition of the work of Caribbean artists in the fashion industry. As we continue in our growth, we aim to ensure that Caribbean artists are continually given a platform to grow and develop their talents.

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