Showing posts with label Billy B. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Billy B. Show all posts

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Experts Guide To Flattering Colors For You

Skin tone fluctuates throughout the year. Therefore, the hues that looked amazing on you throughout the warmer months could easily make you look tired and washed out in the winter. And, we all have experienced the challenges of choosing flattering “change-over” shades for our hair color, nail polish and lipsticks. Fortunately, Kari Hill, Tom Bachik and Billy B. -- Experts from L’Oréal Paris -- have shared some tips on how to choose the most flattering shades … along with product recommendations to make the seasonal color transition a little easier!

Kari Hill, L’Oréal Paris Consulting Hair Colorist – Expert Tip: Instead of using the face, I look at the forearm to determine a more precise and unaffected matching of skin tone. When choosing hair color, in addition to skin tone, you should also consider your natural eye color, present choice of makeup, desired maintenance/upkeep and the time of year.

Cool haircolor tones look best on skin with cool undertones, which can range from blue or pink on fair skin to even an olive undertone for darker. On fair skin, L’Oréal Paris Mousse Absolue in Lightest Icy Blonde or Feria Absolute Platinum typically looks great. For darker skin, consider L’Oréal Paris Mousse Absolue Icy Dark Brown or Superior Preference Luminere Black Sapphire.

Warm haircolor tones look best on skin with golden or yellow undertones, regardless of dark or light skin. Some at-home hair color options that look good on warm skin tones include, L’Oréal Paris Mousse Absolue Lightest Golden Blonde, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Medium Golden Blonde or L’Oréal Paris Feria Dark Gold Blonde.

Neutral toned haircolor is the closest tone that could complement a wide variety of skin tones. I liken a neutral color to the tone of a child’s hair. Here are some haircolor options for accommodating varied skin tones: L’Oréal Paris Mousse Absolute Pure Dark Blonde, Feria Very Light Natural Blonde, or Superior Preference Natural Blonde.

Tom Bachik, L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist – Expert Tip: When choosing nail shades, keep it simple and think in warm or cool tones. The easiest way is to look on the underside of your arms. If your veins are mostly purple in tone, then you’re more cool skin toned. If your veins are mostly greenish in tone, then you’re more warm skin toned. Another tip – think about the colors you like to wear and the same palette will likely work for nail shades.

For cool skin tones look at rich berries (L’Oréal ParisColour Riche Nail in Violet Vixen), deep purples (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Paparazzi Pleaser) and Bright Blues (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Not a Cloud in Sight).

For warm skin tones, I like burnt reds (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Red Tote), warm dusty rose tones (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Spice Things Up) and rich corals (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Tangerine Crush).

Billy B., L’Oréal Paris Consulting Makeup Artist – Expert Tip: When it comes to choosing a good lip color, I not only look at skin tone, but also pay attention to eye color, hair color and what my clients are wearing.

Generally, I used the below guidelines for skin tone and lipsticks:
  • Olive – nudes (L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Nude Ballet) pinks, oranges (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Volcanic) and reds (L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red) 

  • Fair – bold shades in pink and red (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm Pop in Bold Blush and Fiery Red,) 

  • Darker skin tones – Bold, rich colors like burgundy, browns (L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact) berry colors (L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Enduring Berry) and deep reds (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Balm in Petite Plum).

For more information about L’Oréal products, or to find a retailer near you, visit L’Oréal Paris.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Makeup Show Heads To Dallas With Makeup Artists Billy B and Johnny Lavoy

For the first time ever, The Makeup Show will head to Dallas on September 27th and 28th, and bring the great state of Texas a series of appearances from today’s top celebrity makeup artists, including Billy B and Johnny Lavoy.  Billy B (TME Favorite) and Johnny Lavoy are known for creating some of today’s most iconic looks and have worked with celebrities from Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Cindy Crawford (to name just a few), and will now bring their talents to dish out their secrets to the Lone Star State.

Novices and professionals alike will not want to miss this rare opportunity to become inspired from those that set the bar within the industry. Below are just a few of things that these iconic masters have in store for Dallas.

From Mississippi Boy to Makeup Master:  A Career in Makeup with Billy B

Billy B has created looks for the most award winning, trend setting, iconic music videos ever made including Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, “Telephone” and “Born This Way” to Mary J. Blige and “No More Drama” to Missy Elliott’s “She’s a Bitch” and “The Rain”, and TLC’s “Waterfalls”. Billy’s print portfolio is packed with some of the most unforgettable images of the most famous women in the world including Lady Gaga, Lauryn Hill, Sharon Stone, Beyoncé and Cindy Crawford and the list goes on and on.  For the first time, at The Makeup Show Dallas he will be sharing stories on how he has gone from southern small town to international sensation, offering insight on what you can do to keep yourself motivated and moving forward and showing us some of the makeup techniques this master has become known for.

The Transformation of Makeup with Johnny Lavoy

Makeup artist and hairstylist, Johnny Lavoy is one of the most sought after in the industry with celebrity clients including Lady Gaga, Rosie Perez, Frieda Pinto and Gayle King.  Over the last few seasons his impressive resume and contract with L’Oreal have made him a fixture during NYFW with clients including Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, to name a few.  Johnny’s work has also appeared on the red carpets of the Emmys, the Tony’s, and the Oscars. In this keynote, Johnny will demonstrate the techniques and makeup mastery that has made him a favorite amongst his celebrity clients.  Listen as he shares his story about taking your career from your local salon to the international fashion and celebrity arena and lets you in on the secrets for success.

The Makeup Show Dallas will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9am to 6pm and on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 9am to 5pm at Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit The Makeup Show.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NYX 2013 FACE Awards Winner Announced

The 2013 Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites Awards (FACE) hosted by NYX Cosmetics, announced today, Aug. 27, the winner of the Second Annual FACE Awards. The FACE Awards recognizes the artistry and hard work of beauty vloggers across the Internet.

This year’s FACE Awards winner is Missy Lynn. Missy is the face and voice of the YouTube channel Start2FinishMUA and an active duty member of the US Air Force. Missy began her YouTube channel in 2010 as an outlet for her inner beautynista. With the encouragement of fellow vlogger and 2012 FACE Awards winner Charis Lincoln (CharismaStar), Missy joined the 2013 NYX Cosmetics FACE Awards competition

In April, nearly 1,000 online beautynistas entered the FACE Awards. After a series of video challenges, the YouTube public narrowed it down to six top finalists, who took to the FACE Awards stage to perform their final challenge. Judges for the 2013 Face awards were NYX Cosmetics Creator and Chairwoman Toni K., Ulta’s Director of Trend Develop Molly Sloat, NewBeauty Magazine Video and Interactive Director Susan Yara, Racked Los Angels Editor Natalie Alcala, and TME favorite celebrity makeup artist Billy B.

The award ceremony took place on Aug. 24 at Siren Studios in Hollywood, California. At the live makeup challenge event, Missy’s talent in makeup artistry earned her the title of Beauty Vlogger of The Year, as well as the prize of $25,000, consultations with professional makeup artists and a year's supply of NYX Cosmetics. Congratulations to Missy Lynn!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Billy B. joins the team at L'Oreal Paris

L'Oreal Paris announced on Dec. 4 the newest edition to the global beauty brand’s team. Celebrity makeup artist Billy Brasfield, aka, Billy B. has been added to the already impressive roster of beauty experts at L'Oreal that include Tom Bachik for Nail, Christophe Robin for Hair Color, Dr. Gervaise Gerstner for Skincare and Johnny Lavoy for Haircare.
With more than 20 years of beauty experience, Billy B. will lend his expertise for product development, consumer education and creating trendsetting makeup looks for L'Oreal Paris spokespeople. His work has appeared on every notable high-profile red carpet including the Academy Awards, Emmys, Grammys and Cannes International Film Festival, so this truly is exciting news for all L'Oreal lovers.

Mr. Brasfield's career began in 1985 when he left his Mississippi hometown and moved to New York City. Without any experience in cosmetics, Billy B. charmed his way to a position behind the beauty counter of a leading department store. It was through this position that Billy discovered his true talent and passion. Now, more than two decades later, Billy B. has become a master of his craft, gaining recognition from makeup artists and industry experts worldwide.

In addition to his work on the red carpet, Billy B. has worked with some of the world's most iconic photographers, both past and present, for the covers and coveted beauty spreads of the world's leading beauty and fashion magazines. And his private clientele includes an A-list line up such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Pink, and Gabriel Union.