Clientele Highlight: Ruche Hour

On Friday I was in Orlando doing make at UCF Faces Modeling Troupe Ruche Hour event. I was set do makeup for one designer which included four girls but ended up doing  only got to do three of them because of time and I did another young lady that walked in one of the last scenes. She was  apart of the FACES family from USF. She's so sweet. I only got to take pictures of three of the girls that I did though.

I did a smokey eye on her using Cinderfella from the Style Black collection. 
I might have to go back and pick up Guilded by Association. 

I used golds, pinks and a raspberry group of eyeshadows. Either I need a new
camera or need to really learn the settings on the one I
own right now :-/ It looked really darling in person.


I used a combination of Young Punk by M.A.C.,  Fishnet and Ransom from 
my Urban Decay shadow palette. Sorry for the undone brows. 
I was pressed for time. But I loved how this purple smokey turned out. 
The camera didn't capture the glitter as well as I wanted it too.

All, in all it was amazing experience. When I first got there I saw other make-up artists from Paul Mitchell and I must admit it really made me nervous because i never went to school. And that really took a toll on my confidence. But after a while, my nerves eased up, my confidence came back and I was bangin' out the faces of the lovely young ladies. :-)

And as always, with each experience new knowledge is gained.

1. Have Confidence
When I did my first girl (she's not pictured) I was just a ball of nerves.  I was constantly second guessing myself and what I was choosing to do with her. I knew what I was capable of but with each girl my nerves eased up and I was able to work and really create some awesome looks.
2. Write Down What I Use.
Sometimes I don't know what look I'm going to do and I create them spur of them and I instantly fall in love with them ::pat on the back::  I'm thinking that will be important to write it down for future reference just in case I may want to recreate it or change it up for future work oppportunities.
3.  I Need a BIGGER Traincase
The one that i bought from Yazmo is entirely too small. Yes, it is awesome and really sturdy but plain and simply said, carrying extra tools and neccessities in a ziplock bag in my Barneny bag is not going to cut it. I'll probably use that for small shoots or shoots where I'm specifically packing the items that I know I need.
4. Organization is Key
My old roommate helped me pack my make-up kit appropriately and I thank her for that. I'm looking to invest in a set of drawers from the container store so I can house all my make-up necessities. That way when I have to pack up my items they're all in one location instead of all over my room. Remember I still am I college student. But I also need to aknowledge that it's not an excuse for poor organization on my part. Precious moments I waste looking for sponges, or brushes or whatever it may be could be better utilized on something more productive.

And I had to get a shot of me too. Lol. I felt so important when I had a seat reserved for me... Ah, the little details. :-)

I just had to rock the necklace!
Till next post!

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre


Portfolio Building: KissyFace Artistry Teaser Pic

Just a quick post from a recent photo shoot.
Nov. 13 marked the first official day of working towards creating an active  portfolio. I'll forever remember that night. :-)

I must say, that I'm in love with this pic.

Special thanks to Edson Andre Photography  and the model. Just seeing this pic inspires me to keep going with my endeavors. I have it posted as my laptop's wallpaper. lol

Till next time!

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. Next post will be a few things learned from this shoot. Each makeup endeavor is another lesson learned.

P.S.S. And the items from my last purchases have become everyday staples.  Drugstore brands are not ones to be skipped. :-)


Randomosity: Walgreens-In My Stash

As promised, I'm sharing the goodies I got from Walgreens last night.

I'm really hooked on lips at the moment so those were the things I was drawn to while browsing the make-up aisle. For the most part, I've always been a clear and/or pinky lip gloss kind of girl. So, in a desire to expand my skill set and have fun with some lip color, I was really interested in the lipsticks and the highly pigmented lipglosses.

So on with the stash!

From L'oreal, I picked up two lipglosses and and two lipsticks. The lipsticks I chose were more fall-color oriented and somewhat safer colors. As for the lipglosses I went for highly pigmented options.

For the lipsticks, I chose:

and Mulberry ( I forgot to take a pic of the name. :-/)

Here's a quick swatch of them.

It may have been a better idea to do them on my lips. There's always next time. As you can see, Milla's Plum has a more pink nature, while Mulberry leans to more of a purple hue.

As for the lipglosses, I picked up two of Loreal's Infallible lipglosses in:
(Undeniable Mauve)

(Barely Nude)
I wore Undeniable Mauve today. Got some compliments on it too.

 And it really lived up to its infallible name. If I hadn't eatten, I knew it would last as long it said it would, which highly impressed me. I'll give a more in-depth review later.

Even though it wasn't on sale, I picked up a clear lip liner. This is so ingenious!

As you can see, it's not exactly clear but I'll see how it works. I'm just excited to not have to match up lipliners with lipsticks and what not.

And for the eyes, I picked up two Maybelline Stiletto Lash mascara's.

I wore it today and it simply was amazing! After I applied my eyeshadow, I loved the length it gave to my lashes. And with the trick I learned from a recent MAC class, they curled up pretty nicely too.

I'm pretty satisfied with my purchases. I may be a Wal-mart girl, but they sure don't have deals such as these. I may make it a habit to check out CVS and Walgreens on a weekly basis and share my finds. Who knows.

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. Tonight I made a stop at CVS. They had a BUY 1, get 1 FREE deal on Revlon eye and lip products. And....... I bought more lipsticks..... :-/ Maybe, I'll post on it later. lol


Randomosity: Walgreens Sale

Walgreen Co.Image via Wikipedia
I stopped into Walgreens tonight just doing some make-up browsing and I came across a great sale that I had to share.

ALL L'oreal lip products are BUY 1, get 1 FREE!
ALL Maybelline eye products are also BUY 1, get 1 FREE!

Great sale, indeed!

I'll be sure to share what I purchased tommorow.

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

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