Makeup Tutorial | Everyday Look with Green

I'm at it again. This morning I had some free time and knocked out this video. This time around, I'm a lot happier with how things turned out. 

The products used are below and some still pics as well 

Lid| Hazelnut ( Jane Cosmetics)
Crease| Brownie Points (Jane Cosmetics) and Eutopia (NYX)
Highlight| Skin ( NYX)
Lower Lashline| Ivy ( Rimmel London) topped with Algae ( NYX)
Water line| Bourbon ( Urban Decay)
Upper Lashline| Black Aqua Cream Liner ( Makeup Forever)
Mascara| Maybelline Great Lash in Black

Concealer| MAC NW45
Powder| MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Deep Dark
Cheeks | MAC Raizin

Lipliner| MAC Chestnut
Lipstick| MAC Fresh Brew
Lipgloss| MAC lipglass in ?!?!?!?! - I have no clue what color it is =(

It was easier this time. I was way more relaxed and was able to talk slower too! I think I'm gonna like this. Even if nobody watches, I'll still make them. Any opportunity to hone my craft, I'm all up for. My next look is gonna be one to usher in Autumn. I'm excited! =)

Much Love & Many Blessings,
B. Pierre


Tutorial | Pink & Purple Makeup YouTube Tutorial

Could you tell I was nervous?

Well, I was. But I will say the experience was amazing. I've already learned so much on how to make the next one better. I was able to actually talk after all even though my voice sounded not so good.

I just know for next time that I've got to relax and sloooooooow doooown while I'm talking. I'm a fast-talker by nature and that's not translating so well on camera. I can go on and on and pick on other flaws but I'm just glad that I did it.

Stay tuned for another look that I'll have up by the end of this week. Since autumn is in the air, I'm going to go in this direction.

Outside of expanding my network, I really hope this channel will really help me to refine my craft, speaking skills and teaching skills as well. And besides, it's something fun too. Hope your week is off to an amazing start, loves. =)

Much love & Many blessings,
B. Pierre


Handling My Biz| Taking Time Like Fine Wine

Wine grapes.Image via Wikipedia
Anything worth having is worth fighting for.

And that's exactly what I'm doing. This post doesn't necessarily have to do with anything with makeup but everything to do with pushing through.

KissyFace Artistry, both the blog and the business is far from anything I could have even imagined two years ago. Despite the bumps along the road, I wouldn't take back any of my experiences.

But I must admit there are times, I feel like giving up but that quote always comes to mind and I tough it out all the more because it's true. Anything that you aspire to have is all the more rewarding, when you put your blood, sweat and tears, to finally realize the beauty that results from it. I'm still learning, still experiencing and that's ok.

Besides, KissyFace is my baby and like fine wine, it takes time to mature. =) Things may not be where I want or expect them to be but in time they will.

As for my health, I'm still not at 100%, but I'm still keeping to my promise and will be posting a video by Saturday, it'll be sans my voice because it still sounds atrocious.  Lol 

Much Love and Many Blessings,
B. Pierre
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Beauty Finds| EOS Lip Balm

So, over the weekend I decided to rest up hoping I would get better from being sick since last Wednesday. But downing OJ, eating chicken noodle soup, drinking tea and taking Theraflu didn't do the job because by Sunday evening, my voice was hoarse and by Monday morning my eyes were bloodshot as if I had just got off a drinking binge, which is far from the truth.

I woke up from a nap Monday evening and felt horrible so off to Walgreens I went for some meds and to speak to a pharmacist. Well, the pharmacy was closed but the trip wasn't wasted. On my way out, I came across this little beauty.

What is it you ask?

It's the EOS ( Evolution of Smooth) Lip Balm. And the particular scent I picked up was sweet mint. The other option was lemon drop. Being that blues and green are my favorite color, I went with the green one.

I learned about it after watching one of Fashionista804 youtube video where she put it on to prep her lips, which I always do for me and my clients right along with prepping the face and the eyes before I apply any makeup.

Lip balms are the best everyday way to keep the lips moisturized free from chapping. And the best thing about this little gem is that it's 100 percent natural with 95 percent of it being organic.

Just twist off the top and your looking and you discover a gem that boasts having shea butter and jojoba oil, which I'm great fans of.

I wont try it just yet, but once I get over my little sick episode, I'll be all over it. And if I like it, I might add it to my kit because as much as I like petroleum jelly to helped the chap lips of my clients, this might serve them better. I'll have a full review for a "KissyFace Approved?" post in a few weeks.

Oh, it retails for $3.49 so it won't break my bank and worthy of a fair try.

Much Love & Many Blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. I made it to CVS to get my meds instead. =)

FTC Disclosure: I got this cute lip balm with my personal cash. No freebie here. =)


Clientele Highlight| Solutions Bridal on the Runway

I was roaming on Facebook this morning during class, checking up on my KissyFace Artistry FanPage. I came across a comment from Russel Martin Photography. To my surprise, he had captured the models wonderfully. I wasn't able to get any up close shots of my work but I'm glad he did. So, not paying attention led me to a great treat despite my yucky morning. I caught a really bad cold earlier this week and its been rough.
But enough about my illness, here are a few shots from the runway.
Visit his Facebook Fan Page: Russell Martin Photography and his website for more of his work.
Have an amazing weekend all! As for me, I'll be  focusing on getting better with plenty of soup and rest. =)
Much Love & Many Blessings
B. Pierre


Handling My Biz| Networking


And it's just that. It's easier said than done. 

In late July, I had lunch with a mentor and I was speaking with her as to how to attract business. She's a local restaurant owner and her eatery is one of the best known around town.  So, I know that whatever she had to say was worth listening to. She made some suggestions as to a few businesses that I should approach to make my services available and a willingness to work for free at first. 

So, I took her words of advice and made a nice sizable list of whom I should I approach. And thus far, I've had done makeup for the models at the my local bridal show, which I'm hopping willing drum up some business and I've booked some work with a local magazine.

Not bad, huh? =)

And I can only go up from here. 

Making the first few calls and sending out e-mails had me scared but I soon realized that people are open to working with me. And the fear was all in my head. Besides, the worst thing they can tell me is no. And so far, I haven't heard that. =)

So, I've still got  my the rest of my list to work through and I'm looking forward to what comes of it.

Much Love & Many Blessings
B. Pierre


Updates | Digital Camera & YouTube

Well, it's not make-up but I finally purchased a camera after I lost my old one. Who know's where that old one even  is? But I purchased one that I've had my eyes on for almost two years.

The Canon SD780 IS
I've seen countless positive reviews on it and it takes amazing close up shots which really come in handy for my pictures that I'll be taking for my blog, informal portfolio and Facebook Fan Page. So, I'm looking forward to uploading and sharing more too.

YouTube News
And like all great digital cameras, this baby is great for making videos because of its HD function.  A number of friends have been pestering me to get a YouTube account and start making videos. I must admit the thought of doing that was a little unevering. But I'm taking a leap of faith and taking the chance. I've got thick skin and I'm aware of what may come. =) Well, I've got the camera, the YouTube channel set-up ( since Sept. of last year! Oops. lol). All I have to do is start cranking out the videos. ::teeth chattering::

You'll finally get to see me in all my glory. Well, once I purchase an 8GB SD card. My little 2GB isn't going to cut it when it comes to filming.

If you want to get a heads up on subscribing, check me out at KissyFaceTV. I'll have something up by the end of next week. I promise. I'm going to recreate the look in my YT avatar to get things started.  I guess, I'm going to be putting to use my old video and editing skills to use.

I'm looking forward to feedback, comments and just sharing more of me because as intimate as I find writing, making videos will just be on a whole other level. Get ready for my loud, kooky and sarcastic personality live in action.

Much Love & Many Blessings,
B. Pierre


KissyFace Approved? | Mehron Barrier Spray Fixer and Sealer

The best thing about makeup is that it's not permanent. And the worst thing about makeup is, well, it's not permanent. In my experiences, I haven't found anything to make my face makeup last. 

For my eyelids, I have my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion. But for my face powder and blush, I haven't had much success. So, I decided to try a sealer. Enkore ( YouTube makeup guru) has a great series on refresher sprays, fixers and sealers that teaches you on setting and fixing makeup. Before I watched his video, I only used M.AC.'s Fix+ to give me a less powdery look after I apply my mineralize skinfinish and powder blush. But that's all that it was good for. It didn't help my face makeup last.

So, I picked up Mehron's Barrier Spray Fixer and Sealer

It claims that it is: a moisture resistant coating for setting cream and cake makeup. Also, provides protective underbase before application of prosthetics and adhesives.

And the directions stated: lightly mist from approximately eight inches directly onto skin or over makeup. Cream makeup should be set with powder before applying spray.

For me, I only wanted it to seal my  skinfinish and blush. Now I bought it a while back but never really started playing with it until this summer, so I've had a really long time to use it both on my self and other. And let's say it was less than stellar.


Even thought it cost me less than $9.00 for 1 fl. oz. Flat out, it sucked. 

Over the summer and in the previous weeks I've used it in multiple scenarios and each time it failed. Daytime use? FAIL. Night out? FAIL. And I even used it on my bridal models on Sunday in an indoor environment. You would have thought it would have worked, right? Again, NO.  The girls weren't running around sweating or in a hot environment and it still didn't live up to its name.

To make things worse, it stunk. I don't know how to necessarily describe the smell but each time I went to spray it, I wasn't looking forward to it because of the smell. It's like a medicinal and alcoholic smell at the same time, if the makes sense.

And another negative point was that it didn't spray as I fine mist. It would sometimes land on my face kinda splotchy. I also had to spray multiple times to cover my face.


KissyFace Approved? NO WAY! Can't you tell? lol I had not one good word to say about it except the size of the bottle was cute and that's about. So, I'm still on the look out for a stellar sealer. 

And to learn more about various sprays, definitely check out Enkore's Videos. It's a two part series, Facial Sprays 101: Part 1 and Facial Sprays 101: Part 2. Although they're a bit long, they were highly detailed and I learned a lot. Just thought I would share.

Much Love & Blessings,
B. Pierre


Clientele Highlight | Solutions Bridal Designer House Presents Florida Bridal Expo Fall 2010

Sunday was just a sea of white and ivory dresses at the 7th semi-annual Florida bridal expo. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing the make up for the twelve modeling the store's designs. And I have to admit, the dresses were gorgeous. I'm not shopping for a dress right not but I did tuck a few in mind for future reference. A girl can dream, right?

I had about five hours to get everyone and it was time crunch but I pulled it through with my awesome assistant. =) It took out a lot out of me because by the time I got home I needed a three-hour nap to recharge.

Below are just a few snapshots from the day

And if you're shopping for that special day, check out the amazing gowns in at one of their locations, either in Gainesville or Orlando, if you're in the Florida area. Check out their website for more details.

Also, special thanks to Cherish, one of the stylists, for giving me the opportunity. It was an amazing experience!

Much Love & Blessings,
B. Pierre