Neglecting Nelly

That's what you can call me. For the past two weeks a lot has been going on in my life. Not bad but great time-consuming things. But I just wanted to do a quick little post to say, I'm still here. And I should be back in full-effect by mid next week. I have one more exam to knock out before I'm home free.

Also in the past two weeks I got a car, moved out of my apartment and have had assignments out the yin-yang. ::woo-sah::

Hope everyone has a safe weekend all.

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. Next week I'm heading to Orlando to do make-up for a fashion show. I definitely need to add some stuff to my kit this weekend to be ready in time for the big show on Saturday. :-)


Skill Building: An Introductory Post

beauty ~ only skin deep?Image by sunshinecity via Flickr

Just had to share really quickly an idea that I'm planning on doing on the blog. As an aspiring makeup artist, I feel criticism is what's necessary for me to enhance my craft overall. So to keep myself motivated and practicing on a consistent basis, I'm going to start a Skill Building Series.

This is where once a week I'll focus on executing a look or focus on certain skills of interest. For the next few weeks I'm going to focus exclusively on the face.

But before we get into the make-up, what's most important to have is great skin.

Aside from a balanced diet (still a work in progress), I turn to vitamins, drinking lots of water and skincare products to keep my skin in tip-top shape. My greatest advertisement for my fledgling business is my very own skin so it always has to be in great condition.

So next week I'll be sharing my skin care regime.

I'm looking for open and honest feedback. There won't be any hurt feelings, seriously because I'm really here to learn, so share your thoughts.

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S I look forward to seeing what you have to say and it's been confirmed, the photoshoot is set for Monday. :-)


Portfolio Building: Manic Monday to Come!

I just made it home from my business finance exam not to long ago. And all I can say is that, it was interesting. lol But enough about academics.

Let's get to the make-up. One thing that I need to make sure to have in my portfolio is variety. My roommate has already confirmed to help out along with a previous client. I'm shooting for Monday as the big day but it's yet to be confirmed.

So here are the two looks that I have in mind for them.

Classic Smokey Eye- it's self-explanatory
Chiseled to Perfection- a look that focuses on contouring the cheekbones and other assets.

And here are some other looks that I"m wanting to do as well.

Green Gem- its a look that I did in this first post. I loved how it looked and would love to see how it would look when done with a professional photographer
Egyptian Goddess- I couldn't think of an appropriate title description but think blue and gold. I It was initially inspired by the make-up did on a friend for her graduation. I wasn't able to snap good pictures though
Natural Beauty- A look that focuses on the no make-up look, just minimizing flaws and keeping things simple
Bold Lips- I really want to do a look where the focus is on the lips. Naturally the go-to color is red but that may change for when I go to create it.
Orange & Purple- It means what it says. Literally the idea for this look came to mind earlier this week and i can't wait to put it on face ( Get it? Instead of putting it on paper? Yes, lame. lol)

Let me know what you think or any suggestions you have in mind for looks that I should create in my future portfolio projects.

But in the mean time I'll be spending my free time planning the looks and elements that I want to include because I create better through trial and error.

Talk to you lovelies tomorrow!

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre


Look of the Week: Blue-Eyed Soul

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07:  (L-R) Brooke Shiel...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Micheal Jackson was laid to rest today and I witnessed it all on TV. Even though I'm in the younger age bracket I was still a great fan so I'm dedicating this look of the week to him.

He inspires me to be the best in my craft. I may not reach the greatness he has achieved but I'll sure do my best.


I usually get inspired by colors, flowers, and other artist's work when creating a look. The look I created below was initially it was inspired by a look that Rihanna wore to the Met Costume Gala back in May.

I made mine more vibrant and used a greater variety of blues.

I really have a bad habit of pursing my lips
when I take pictures. lol

And here are the products used:
Foundation- Cover Girl Queen Collection: Rich Mink
Finishing Powder: Deep Dark MSF Natural by M.A.C.
Blush- Be Chic: Coral
Base- UDPP followed by
Wet n'Wild Blue Peniil
Inner Lid- Velvet Blue by NYX
Main Lid- Navy by NYX and Sapphire Sparkle by Covergirl
Outer Corner and Crease- Blue Color from NYX Lake Moss Trio
Highlight- Champagne by Covergirl
Lower Lashline- Indigo Impact by Covergirl
Upper Lashline- Navy by J.A.N.E.
Waterline- Zero by Urban Decay
Lashes- L’oreal Clean Definition Telescopic: Blackest Black
Brows-Wet ‘n Wild Dark Brown Brow Kit
Lip Liner- Obsession by Rimmel London
Lipstick- Sellout by Urban Decay
Lipgloss- Sheer pink in a KISS palette

That's it for today! And like I said last week I'm getting a move on my portfolio. Tomorrow I'll be sharing the looks that I'm wishing to create next week Monday at my first photoshoot with an up and coming photographer. So this weekend is going to be really nerve racking. I'm really excited. :-)

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

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KissyFace Approved: E.L.F. Shader Brush

Yesterday, I mentioned the three eye shadow brushes that I purchased from E.L.F. and they are amazing. I'll definitely be adding more to my kit.

They pick up color really well and only cost $1.

KissyFace Approved? No doubt about it. For such an economical price and great ability to pack on color, there's no reason for it not to.

And after cleaning my brushes. I added them to the brush belt.

Aren't they purrty? :-) lol

It looks a little empty at the moment, which means I definitely need more brushes or is that another excuse to go shopping? lol.

Have a safe weekend and Happy Fourth of July!

XOXO and many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. I've got some great details to share next week so stay tuned. I'm uber excited.


Kit Building 101: Eyes, Lips, Face

This mini-haul took place at the end of May. It took almost two weeks to get to my house, which was a bit long but after having had them for a few weeks they were definitely a purchase well made.

I only purchased three items. And everything was reasonably priced.

It seems someone else was excited about my package too because when it arrived it had some tears before I got to it. All I can say is hmmmmmmm. But ally my items were intact.

All I received were three eyeshadow brushes for myself,

a professional brush set for my roommate's birthday

and a brush belt to house my brushes whenever I'm working on clients.

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. Tomorrow will be a quick review on the brushes that I purchased for myself .


In My Stash:MAC's Naked Honey

Source: Temptalia

I mentioned two new additions to my personal make-up bag in the last post. Both of them were from MAC's Naked Honey Collection.

Initially I only planned on purchasing Pollinator eyeshadow because as of late I've really been fascinated by coral, pinky colors. And this fit right in.
But my other purchase, Queen Bee lipglass, found its way home with me after getting a closer look at the color while at the make-up counter. It too fit well with into coralesque love affair so I couldn't leave without it.
I'm just in love with my purchases.

Did you pick up anything from the Naked Honey Collection?

Clientele Highlight: Cap and Gown Glory

Here are the long-awaited pics from my friends graduations that I did makeup for in early May. One wanted a more natural look and the other wanted more color to her eyes. It just happened to be a trend at my school for everyone to get professional photos done for graduation, which I'm not mad at. I'll probably be doing the same when I walk across the stage next year.

Val wanted more of the natural look so I kept her bronzy and simple. I only used two colors for her lid.

Main Lid- a wash of Sunset by NYX
Crease- Brownie Points by Jane Cosmetics
Highlight-Champagne by Covergirl
Eyeliner- Brown by Jane Cosmetics
Waterline-Zero by Urban Decay
Lower Lashline-Karat by NYX

As for Kedly, she was more drawn to colors and I was allowed to have more creative liberty with her eye makeup.

Unfortunately I cant recall what I used on my second friend but it was a combination of greens from NYX.

And when it comes to more work for my portfolio I'm planning on hiring a few local photographers to take some shots. I'm working on getting pricing estimates and I'm officially designating July as primetime for building my portfolio and want to do about eight girls by the end of the month.

This means I need models aka some good friends to use as my willing subjects. I need to plan out the looks to maximize the greatest potential for each of the looks in order to showcase the array of work I can do. Next week I'll be giving an update on how things are going on my current portfolio's project progression. :-)

I've also got some great news to share as well but I won't spill the beans until next week Monday. I still need to firm up a few things before I go public with the details.

Look out for my post on Eyes, Lips Face tomorrow because like I said before, I'm getting through all the posts I planned on doing and a little more.

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. All the pictures are by my friend Edson. Check out the rest of his work on his Web site.