Lorac Social Affair Lipstick Set

Do you love beauty products?  Do you love a deal?  How about when you find the two together?  The Holiday season is the best time to purchase some of your favorite beauty products.  This is the time of the year when cosmetics companies bundle their products together into one box for a great deal!

Recently I purchased the Lorac Social Affair Lipstick and Happy Hour Hues Lip gloss set.  If you follow my blog you know that I love Lorac products and their lipstick and lip gloss never fail.  The lipstick set costs $36.00 for 5 lipsticks.  The lip gloss set costs $25.00 for 5 lip glosses.  The lipsticks retail for $17.00 each and the lip gloss retails for $16.00 so these sets are an amazing bargain for the quality of product you receive.













These sets each come with 5 colors that are very different from one another so you have the option to have a natural lip color or a bold one.  As you can see from the swatches below the lip colors are so pretty and easy to use.  Provocateur is pretty dark and may scare off even the most daring person but if that isn’t your color you can always mix it with another lipstick or add the Angel lip gloss on top to adjust the color accordingly.  Any lipstick or lip gloss can be mixed to create a color that is perfect for you!











Lip Gloss Swatches                Lipstick Swatches

Lorac lipsticks are one of my absolute favorite lipsticks on the market.  The color payoff is amazing and you don’t have to keep reapplying throughout the day.  Many times I use these on clients and they always ask what I used because it lasted so long.  If worn alone the lip gloss can last longer than most lip glosses I’ve used but it will not last as long as the lipstick which is typical of lip gloss.  I like to wear these two lip products together for that added shine and the longevity of the lipstick.  So, if you have a certain someone who you need to get a gift for or if you just want to treat yourself these lipsticks will not let you down!  These sets can be found at your local Kohls or Ulta stores.

Stay Beautiful!

Love & Lipstick,

Billie Jo



What To Do With All That Kohls Cash

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Have you been back to school shopping?  Do you have Kohl’s cash burning a hole in your pocket?  Always unsure of what to spend your Kohl’s cash on?  Do you love beauty products?  Well, you’re in luck.  I’m going to tell you all the beauty products that I think are a great thing to spend that hard earned cash on!

If you haven’t noticed Kohl’s recently revamped their beauty section to include different cosmetics lines considered “prestige” brands.  These cosmetic brands are not included in the percentage off coupons but you can use your Kohl’s cash toward the purchase of these items.

Right now my absolute favorite product in the prestige isle is the PUR Cosmetics Eye Polish.  It comes packaged in a jar and is wet to the touch.  It dries very quickly and once dried it doesn’t budge.  It comes in 6 different colors and costs $26 per jar.  The colors are all shimmer and some even have a touch of glitter in them.  My favorite colors are Satin, Silk and Cashmere.  Colors shown below left to right are: Satin, Silk, Cashmere, Caviar and Velvet.







My favorite prestige brand at Kohl’s is Lorac.  Lorac has so many good products that if you spend all your cash on that brand I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed.  I am going to highlight a few of my favorites.

The Lorac Pro eye shadow palettes are a great value.  At $44 per palette you get 16 eye shadow colors which comes out to $2.75 per eye shadow.  The top row is a matte color and the bottom row is a shimmer color.  Each of them comes with the Lorac eye shadow primer.  These eye shadow colors have great pigment and if used over an eye shadow primer tend to last all day long.  Shown below left to right are the Lorac 1, Lorac 2 and Lorac 3 palettes.









Lorac lipstick is one of my all time favorites.  The pigment is gorgeous and it lasts longer than most lipsticks I’ve tried.  This set is a Kohl’s exclusive and won’t last long.  It comes in 2 colors.  CEO pictured here and Dominatrix not pictured (a rich burgundy).  Each set contains a lipstick, lipgloss and lipliner. The set costs $25 and would cost $50 if you were to buy each item individually.  2552437

The Balm is another prestige brand that I am a big fan of.  I like their products and their packaging is super cute and fun.  I particularly like their cream cheek color palette called How ‘Bout Them Apples.  The cost is $32 for six different cheek colors which individual cost would be around $5.33 each.  The colors can be sheer or opaque depending on how much color you like on your cheeks.  One layer would be a sheerer application and you could add more layers to make them more opaque.  A bonus of these is you can also use them on your lips as a lip stain.


Real Techniques is a non-prestige brand at Kohls which means you can use your percentage off coupon on any of the Real Techniques items.  I like their makeup brushes and sponges.  They are soft, clean up well and last longer than some brushes that I have paid more than double the price for.  At around $18 a set you can’t beat the price either.










Real techniques recently came out with a cleansing palette and a deep cleansing gel.  The cleansing palette is my favorite product and the deep cleansing gel does a really good job of degreasing and cleansing my makeup brushes.  The deep cleansing gel smells really nice and fresh as well.  The cleansing palette is $15 and the deep cleansing gel is $9.



Herbalife Skin Care Review

It’s been such a long time since I’ve written a review!  I have been so busy with weddings, my boys and the holidays.  Winter is my slower time and I like to play catch up and educate myself on all things makeup and skin care.  On with my review.

I have always had great skin.  I would get the occasional breakout with my monthly cycle but nothing too serious.  That was until 40 hit.  I turned 40 and my hormones became worse than ever and my face showed.  It was something I was very aware of in everything I did.  I hating going to yoga, the grocery store, even to check my mail without concealer and foundation on.  It was so embarrassing.  How could I offer skin care advice to anyone when my own skin was a mess?  My dermatologist had tried many different products and prescriptions but nothing seemed to be working.

I have a friend who sells Herbalife and kept urging me to try the skin care.  All I was thinking was doesn’t Herbalife make shakes and health food products?  How can they know about skincare?  Every time I would see said friend she would tell me more about the skin care and kept telling me to just give it a try.  So I did and boy am I glad I did!  My face looks completely different than it did before I tried this skincare line.  My texture is amazing too!


Herbalife skincare products have an optimum blend of VitaminB3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E, Aloe Vera and other botanical ingredients.  Herbalife skincare is paraben-free, sulfate-free and dermatologist tested.  They claim that their clinically-tested products help you to achieve maximum daily results including softer, smother, more radiant skin and long-term benefits of diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Herbalife is a 6 step skincare system.  I know what you are thinking.  6 steps is a lot but it is so worth it.  Those 6 steps have made my skin so much better.  The cost may also be a concern for some.  It’s not the cheapest skincare I’ve ever used but it’s not the most expensive either.  The Ultimate Program is $270.00, the Advance Program is $204 and doesn’t contain the mask and the face scrub that the ultimate program does, the Basic Program is $100.00 and doesn’t contain the eye creams, serum, mask and scrub.  If you are hesitant to commit and spend that much money on a skincare regimen then the 7 day results kit may be for you.  The 7 day results kit is $40.00.

Here are the products and an explanation of what each product does.

Step 1 – Cleanser.  There are 2 cleansers based on your skin type.

0765_HerbaLifeSKIN_SoothingAloeCleanser_400Soothing Aloe Cleanser

  • Aloe vera based cleanser with a fresh and gentle scent.  Perfect for normal to dry skin.
  • Silky, soft lather gently removes excess oil, dirt and light makeup from the skin without irritation.
  • Aloe vera softens and moisturizes skin.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Coconut-derived cleansing ingredients.



Polishing Citrus Cleanser

  • Vibrantly-scented cleanser with hints of juicy orange and grapefruit.  Perfect for normal to oily skin.
  • Clinically tested to show a reduction in the skin’s sebum after just one use.
  • Light gel formula with energizing microbeads.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Orange Oil/Citrus Oils, Grapefruit Oil, Citrus Oils, Apple-derived cleansing ingredients, Jojoba Esters.



Energizing Herbal Toner

  • AM/PM use helps prepare your skin to better receive your serum, day or nighttime moisturizer for maximum results.
  • Gently conditions your skin.
  • Aloe Vera-infused, alcohol free suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Potassium alum.



Line Minimizing Serum

  • AM/PM use helps maximize your results.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Clinically tested to show remarkable improvement in skin softness, smoothness, radiance, glow and luminosity in just seven days.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Chestnut seed extract, Peptides.


Firming Eye Gel

  • AM use helps improve the appearance of firmness to the eye area.
  • Contains revitalizing cucumber extract.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Cucumber Extract.


0771_HerbaLifeSKIN_HydratingEyeCream_400Hydrating Eye Cream

  • PM use increases skin’s moisture.
  • Clinically tested to show a significant increase in the skin’s moisture over eight hours.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  •  Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Macadamia nut oil, Cucumber extract, Peptides.


0769_HerbaLifeSKIN_DailyGlowMoisturizer_400Daily Glow Moisturizer

  • Clinically tested to show that skin looks more glowing and feels softer and smother in just seven days.
  • Clinically shown to double skin’s moisture for eight hours.
  • Perfect for men and women and suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Spilanthes Acmelia flower extract, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame see oil.

0774_HerbaLifeSKIN_ReplenishingNightCream_400Replenishing Night Cream

  • Clinically tested to show skin looks smoother and feels softer in just seven days.
  • Provides noticeable improvement of overall skin complexion and luminosity in just one week.
  • Clinically tested to show skin’s moisture is doubled for eight hours.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Macadamia see oil, Olive fruit oil, Sesame seed oil, Spilanthes Acmelia Flower Extract.

0833_HerbalifeSKIN_SPF30Sunscreen_USProtective Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

  • Double skin’s moisture for eight hours.
  • Show that skin looks more glowing and feels softer and smoother in just seven days.
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.


0772_HerbaLifeSKIN_InstantRevealBerryScrub_400Instant Reveal Berry Scrub

  • Reveals healthy looking-skin with berry seeds for exfoliation.
  • Fresh and fruity fragrance enlivens the senses.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Coconut-derived cleansing ingredients, Exfoliating beads, Blueberry seeds.

0773_HerbaLifeSKIN_PurifyingMintClayMask_400Purifying Mint Clay Mask

  • Clinically tested to improve the appearance of pores after just one use.
  • A hint of spearmint and rosemary uplift your sense while leaving your skin softer and smoother.
  • Prepares skin to better receive the benefits of our serums and moisturizers.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Bentonite Clay, Rosemary leaf oil, Spearmint oil.

Here I am on day 1 of Herbalife Skincare, Day 31 and today!  The lighting is different in each photo but you can definitely see the difference.  I have olive skin so the acne flare ups left me with some visible scaring but I am no longer embarrassed to go in public without makeup on.  There is not filters on either of these pictures.













I am over the moon with these products and what they have done for my skin and confidence.  They smell wonderful and do what they say they will do!  Not only is my skin clearer and softer I am not longer super oily like I was before.  The containers look pretty sitting on your counter and serve a great purpose.  When you buy a product with active ingredients in it it should be housed in a pump like these are.  Jars allow oxygen to get into the product every time you open it which breaks the product down over time making it less effective.  These products last a long time too.  There is only 1 con about the product.  You can’t see when you are getting low on the products because of the containers and when you run out you have to find a representative to order you more.

You should definitely try this product.  You will not be disappointed!  I think it’s important to mention that with any new skin care regimen you need to give yourself 6 to 8 weeks for your skin to adjust to the new product.  Also systems are created to be used together and when you use all the products together the end result is much better.

Thanks for taking the time to read this lengthy blog.  Sign up to receive emails when I post blogs at www.beautybybilliejo.com.

Love & Lipstick,

Billie Jo

L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow Review

These were the only colors that I purchased.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any new blogs due to summer being here.  Not only am I a busy Wife and Mom to 2 boys but I have had weddings every Saturday since May.  So, when I woke up this morning my first thought was “boy am I tired” and my second was “I need to do a blog on my most recent favorite product.”

I was on the hunt for the perfect Rose Gold eye shadow.  After all Rose Gold looks amazing on just about everyone.  So, I put the request on a Facebook page just for professional makeup artists.  After several responses recommending L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow in Amber Rush I decided I would head to my local Walgreens and pick it up.  Of course I saw so many other beautiful colors so what was supposed to be a quick trip for 1 eyeshadow turned into way more than 1.  Bonus: Walgreens had them on sale for buy one get one 1/2 off and I cannot refuse a good sale!

This is the description taken from the L’Oréal website: For the 1st time ever, L’Oréal Paris introduces an ultra intense eye shadow that lasts from day until dawn—a full 24 hours. This revolutionary formula fuses the ease of a powder with the velvety caress of a cream to create a unique hybrid that glides on effortlessly. And with its unique technology, your eyes are enhanced with pure, magnified pigment. Make a lasting impression without batting an eye.
(Intense, maximized color; Luxurious powder-cream texture; 24-hour long-lasting hold; Waterproof, crease resistant, fade resistant).

Those statements are all true!

What I love about these eyeshadows is the color payoff is amazing and a little goes a long way.  In fact, I used my brush and when I dipped it into the shadow it didn’t look like much was on my brush but there was a ton of color.  The color is very buildable.  Most of the colors have a shimmer finish to them with a couple having a matte or sparkle finish.  I usually don’t put drugstore brands in my professional kit but I love these so much I couldn’t resist.  I figure if I can give someone a beautiful eye with these eyeshadows then why not!

What I don’t love about these is there is quite a bit of fallout due to their texture.  It seems like it would be a cream eyeshadow based on the package when in all actuality it’s a powder cream hybrid.  It’s not as loose as a a loose powder but not creamy like a cream shadow.  When you dip your brush into the eyeshadow it makes it more loose.  The best thing is to dip your brush and tap it off on the side so you don’t get much fallout on your face and always do your eyes before your foundation to avoid raccoon eyes.  Whatever you do don’t toss the plastic topper that comes on top of the eyeshadow.  This is what presses the eyeshadow back down after you’ve used it.  The other thing I didn’t love are the sparkle eyeshadows.  It may be good for a young teen but for a mature face or one that will be photographed it isn’t good.  Even with these couple of cons I would still buy these.

Don’t discard this little plastic “topper”. It really does serve a purpose!

Here are the swatches.  I didn’t swatch every color.  I bought what I thought I would use.  There are some other colors (greens, blues, etc.) that were very pretty.

Eyeshadow swatches in natural lighting. Disclaimer: Yes, that is my arm and yes, I have more arm hair than I care to have. 😉


There you have it!  I am absolutely head over heels with this product!

Love & Lipstick,

Billie Jo


January Glossybox Review



I am behind on reviewing my Glossyboxes.  The January one arrived a little later than normal and then the February one arrived a week later so I was confused as to which one was January and which one was February.  Now that I have it all figured out let’s get on with this review.

As most of you know from reading my past blogs, this box is my favorite.  Hands down.  The thing I like most about this box is the higher end products that I receive in it.  I have mature skin (a nice way of saying I’m a little older) and am looking for products that are good to my skin with ingredients that actually make the skin better.  This box delivers on what I’m looking for every month. I’m officially hooked.  Plus I absolutely love the little pamphlet that comes with it every month explaining what every product is and how to use it.

The first thing I tried in this box was the Vichy Purete’ Thermale 3-In-1 One Step Cleanser.  It is advertised as a cleansing milk, toner and make-up remover in one.  I really wanted to love this cleanser, especially because right now my skin is dryer thanks to the cold Michigan winter and because I’m also currently on Accutane.  Well, I didn’t love it.  I wear waterproof mascara and it didn’t even touch my mascara in terms of removal plus I felt like I had a film on my face after removing it.  Maybe I’m old fashioned when it comes to cleansers because I prefer one that washes off with water.  If you want to try it, go for it.  It was named 2014’s best cleanser for normal skin by Allure’s Best of Beauty so someone out there must really like it.

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I love a good eye pencil, especially one that is creamy and goes on pretty easily but doesn’t smear down my face.  Meet Lollipops Eye Pencil In Goodbye Moon.  It is a dark black that they say has a metallic finish but I really don’t see the metallic anywhere in the finish, which I’m happy about.  I’d rather not have a metallic sheen.  I used it on my waterline and it didn’t budge.

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With so many makeup brushes on the market I love getting a new brand to try that I haven’t tried before.  This month I received the Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Beautiful Flat Brush Stiff. It is made of quality natural hair and it makes putting eyeshadow (creamy and powder) on your lid a breeze.  I really love this brush and have been using it everyday since I have received it.




The first skincare product I tried was the Skin&Co Roma Sicilian Light Serum.  This serum is said to correct imperfections while softening and tightening skin with collagen-boosting active ingredients.  The serum felt really good on my skin but like I have said before it’s hard to tell if it really does what it says it will do with such a small sample size.  You really need to use a skin care product for a month to see if it does what it claims.  The jury is still out on this one.


Kueshi Revitalizing Face Toner was one of the full size items and I was so excited to try it out.  I love this toner from the smell to the way it feels on my skin.  It has a blend of liquid moisturizers like aloe leaf and flower extracts and is designed to control shine in oily-prone areas and soften dry spots.  I really love this toner and when I run out I will definitely purchase a new bottle.



I hope you’ve enjoyed this review.  In this months box I received 3 full size items and 2 samples totaling over $55.00.  This box is $21.00 per month so you definitely get your money’s worth.  Plus for every friend you refer that joins and every review you give on their website you get Glossy Points which add up and you’ll eventually get a free box. If you are interested in signing up click on this link  http://www.glossybox.com/referal?CI=MTIxOTQx.  The February box is just as good.  I’ll be reviewing that one shortly.


February Allure Sample Society Box



This winter has been cold, snowy and blah here in Michigan.  So, when I get my monthly beauty boxes, the sun is suddenly shining on my house.  I’m always excited to get these boxes.  Who wouldn’t be?  Fun little samples all wrapped up in a beautiful red box.  This months box was a really good one in my eyes.  Every month five samples come in the trademark red box.  Some of the items are small sample sizes while one or two of the products will be a full size.

This month I received Chloe’ Love Story perfume.  It’s a beautiful smelling perfume.  Maybe not my favorite perfume but it does have a pleasant scent that I will be wearing.




I think the neatest thing in this box was the Nugg Deep Cleansing, Hydrating, and Revitalizing Face Masks.  These masks come packaged in little single use container but there is so much product in the container that you could use it twice (as long as you store it properly).  I like the way the mask felt more like a cream and didn’t dry to a hard shell that you have to try and chisel off your face.



Another Fun and interesting product I received is Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush.  The scent is sweet floral that seems very overpowering but a few minutes after spraying it into my hair the smell disappears.  The best thing about this dry shampoo is it doesn’t change my brunette locks into powdered covered locks thanks to it’s talc-free formula.


The last thing I received was a full size jar of Nails Inc. nail polish in Princes Palace.  While the color is very subtle and pretty I am not a fan of regular nail polish, as I have stated in my previously blog, because I have a love affair with gel nail polish.  Those who like regular nail polish should love this one though.   And because I am quick to give the nail polish away to my neighbor girls I couldn’t find a good picture of it to share.  You can see it in the picture of the full box.

There you have it.  My review of the Allure Sample Society February box.  I really love everything I received this month.  I wish I felt this way every month.  Some months are a hit while others are a miss.  So, for now, I will continue getting this beauty box and sharing my love for products with all of you!


Top 10 Skincare Tips For The Perfect Bridal Glow

facialIs your wedding happening soon or is it happening next year?  Whether it’s happening sooner or later it’s never too early to start a skincare regimen. Here I am sharing some advice on how to get your skin clear and luminous for your wedding day.

1.  It’s never too early to start a daily skin care routine.

A daily skin care routine should consist of the following.

A. Cleanse (Once in the morning and once at night.  If you are wearing makeup cleanse once to remove makeup and a second time to cleanse your skin)

B. Tone (Make sure your toner is alcohol free for less irritation)

C. Moisturize (Heavy duty in the P.M. and light weight in the A.M.)

D. Protect (SPF) (To cut down on steps you can purchase a moisturizer that has SPF in it.  Remember you don’t need an SPF in the evening)

In the evening you will want to use a thick eye cream and a night cream.  You will also want to add exfoliation (1-2 times a week) into your skin care routine.  Be careful not to scrub too hard.  You don’t want your face to be beet red when finished.  A nice flush is what it should look like.  I prefer to exfoliate with products that contain glycolic acids or fruit acids.  The granular scrubs tend to irritate my sensitive skin.  Schedule a monthly facial with a licensed esthetician and if you have problematic skin contact a dermatologist.  When you stick with a daily routine your skin will stay at it’s optimal level of health.

2.  Hair today, gone tomorrow

Your makeup will go on much better and your skin will look smoother if you dermaplane.  What is dermaplane you ask?  It is a safe, non-invasive treatment that uses a special tool at a forty-five degree angle and stroked along the skin, while holding the skin taut to remove “peach fuzz” as well as dead skin cells.  Dermaplane does not require any downtime and will give you the smoothest skin possible.  Of course you could shave your face but it may result in ingrown hairs and make you break out or you could opt for laser hair removal, which is very costly.  Contrary to popular belief, your hair will not grow back thicker.  Always see a licensed esthetician or doctor for dermaplaning.

3.  Bye Bye Bacne

Most wedding dresses show off a brides shoulders and back.  You will want to keep those areas free from acne, especially if you are wearing your hair up.  Here are some things you can do to rid yourself of these unsightly bumps.

A.  Start using an anti-bacterial wash on the problematic areas to keep acne stimulating bacteria away.

B.  Use a long handled loofah brush or sponge to exfoliate your back.

C.  If using an anti-bacterial wash and loofah brush or sponge doesn’t help you can also use a clarifying mask on the problem area once a week.  Another option is to schedule a back facial with a licensed esthetician who can do extractions on top of giving your back a deep cleanse and mask.

4.  See Ya Later Chicken Arms

Do you have tiny bumps on the back of your upper arms?  I jokingly refer to them as chicken arms because it feels like chicken skin but the correct terminology for it is Keratosis Pilaris.  While there is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris, you can effectively reduce the bumps by using a moisturizer containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

5.  To Tan Or Not To Tan

I do not promote tanning beds as I know they are not good for your skin (more wrinkles and skin cancer to name a couple).  I do, however, encourage anyone who wants to look tan to try a spray tan.  You will want to avoid any spray tan disasters and book a test a few weeks out to make sure that you like the way it looks and to make sure you don’t have any reaction to the product used.

6.  Pucker Up

Don’t neglect your lips!  Use a good quality lip balm daily and before bed on the days leading up to your wedding.  Do this for at least a week before your wedding and your lips will be amazingly soft, smooth and ready to kiss the man of your dreams.

7.  Don’t Stress

Stress can lead to breakouts, which can be frustrating when you have spent money and time getting your skin in the best shape possible for your wedding.  Prior to your wedding try meditating (there are plenty guided meditation apps out there) to reduce the amount of stress.  Yoga can also help calm your mind and balance the body.  If you wake up the day before with a major pimple don’t pick it!  Picking it will make it worse, cause scabbing and make more pimples surface.  If you have a dermatologist you could ask them to give you a cortisone shot in the pimple, which will shorten the duration of the pimple.  I had to do this the day before my wedding and the next day it was almost gone.


Yes, I said it, SPF.   Not only should you wear SPF every day leading up to your wedding, you should wear SPF every day.  Period.  The last thing you want to have on your wedding day is crispy red skin.  Not only is it hard to cover sunburned skin because makeup doesn’t want to stick, it’s painful and increases your chance of skin cancer, wrinkles and brown spots.  Whatever you do make sure you are wearing an SPF of 30+ every day.

9.  Don’t Try Any New Products

Don’t try any new products up to four weeks prior to your wedding.  This includes skin care, hair products or even laundry detergent.  If you have any kind of reaction to these products it could take weeks to calm the irritation so I believe it’s best to stick with what you have been using until after the wedding.

10. Don’t Wait

Don’t wait until the last minute to think about your skin.  The longer time you have to correct any skin issues, the better.   I have many products in my professional makeup artist kit and it’s best to start with a great canvas to achieve amazing results.

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Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Professional Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

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Beautiful bridal eye makeup by Beauty By Billie Jo


Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Professional Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

1. Be Stress Free, Be Happy

On such an important day as your wedding you can be nervous and stressed.  Applying makeup takes a lot of patience that you may not have on your wedding day.  The stress leading up to the big day could leave you with breakouts that are hard to conceal. Leave it to your professional makeup artist to be there, completely calm and capable. As a professional makeup artist I can get you ready in a timely manner, and also make you look incredible. Getting pampered is so much more relaxing and so much better for a day that is supposed to be all about you!

2.  Makeup That Shows Up

You’ve heard it before:  makeup shows up differently in photos than it does to the naked eye.  It is important to wear more than you would on a daily basis, but it must be applied correctly to avoid a clownish or overly theatrical appearance.  The balance of how much product to use vs. how to apply it is crucial and as a makeup artist with experience I know exactly what to do.  While each bride’s request is different (some like it natural, others like a more dramatic look) each will be done perfectly so that it looks great for the camera.

3.  Photos To Last A Lifetime

Photography is one of the biggest and most important investments on your wedding day.  Looking your absolute best for the camera will make your photos look so much better.  If you feel great, you will look great and vice versa!

4.  I Can Give The Best Look For YOU

As a professional makeup artist I have seen it all: good skin, bad skin, dry skin, oily skin.  Best of all, I know how to make you look flawless no matter what your skin condition may be.  I know how to create your makeup to look perfect for your face, blending blush in the right place, contouring for your face shape, and choosing the best way to layer eye makeup for your eye shape.  All those little details that would just stress you out to do yourself…I’ve got that taken care of for you.

5.  I Have The Right Product And Then Some

I use tried and true professional products that have worked over and over to keep my brides looking effortlessly beautiful for their entire day.  There would be nothing worse than falling apart at your own wedding with makeup that doesn’t stay.  When you hire me as your professional makeup artist you will have makeup that will last all day and night.

What Is Airbrush Makeup?


I have received many questions regarding airbrush makeup so I thought I would break it down for you.

What is airbrush makeup?

Airbrushing is a patented to makeup application technique that utilizes compressed air to spray on a fine mist of makeup.  Airbrush makeup is the preferred technique for digital photography, high definition TV, and bridal work.  Airbrushing makeup provides a camera ready velvety texture that lays on the skin in an even, misted pattern, creating the most natural finish to the naked eye that’s virtually invisible on the digital screen.

How does it feel?

It feels exceptionally lightweight.  Most clients are surprised at how natural it looks and even say that it feels like they aren’t wearing any makeup.

What are the benefits of airbrush makeup?

Airbrush makeup provides flawless coverage by minimizing skin imperfections while giving skin a beautifully natural finished looking result.  Airbrush makeup is water resistant and will last for up to 12 hours or more.

Does it cover tattoos, scars, etc?

Yes, all skin imperfections including tattoos, scars, bruises, tan lines, vitiligo, and stretch marks can be covered.

Is airbrush makeup right for everyone?

Airbrush makeup is suitable for people of all ages and every skin condition.  The makeup is hypoallergenic and fragrance free.  The makeup is hypoallergenic and fragrance free.  I proudly use Temptu airbrush foundation.



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