Billy B. at the San Francisco stop of The American beauty Tour
A few days back I did a publish on the opening session of The American beauty tour in San Francisco, featuring star makeup artist Billy B.
Billy was truly fun to talk to as well as just ordinary nice, like that awesome older cousin you looked as much as in eighth grade who always let you borrow her costly Clinique lipstick. as well as even though he was on a tight routine he was still kind sufficient to capture in a long time with makeup as well as beauty blog to meal on his upcoming projects, the makeup industry, as well as on producing success in life.
Makeup as well as beauty Blog: tell me about your upcoming show.
The show is not truly about makeup. I’m from a small town in Mississippi, as well as like every little town in America it’s having a hard time to survive. It was extremely rich in the 1800s. It created these gorgeous homes that are now on the national Register of historic Places. The homes were being lost just from neglect since people don’t have the money to keep them as well as bring back them, so I started buying them as well as doing them on my own. I now have 17 homes.
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The name of the show, “The beauty Foundation” is a play on words. I’m fascinated with transformation. It’s my other enthusiasm – transforming these homes that would otherwise be torn down as well as lost.
It’s my life, a truth show, doing what I perform in new York as well as Hollywood with stars as well as stars as well as designs as well as then going to Mississippi as well as saving these homes with my 74-year old mom as well as my ex-convict hillbilly contractor. as well as then the hilarity ensues!
MBB: What’s the skinny on your upcoming book?
The book is a dream. From the time that I ended up being a makeup artist, even before I had my success, it was the ultimate fantasy to be able to have my work in a book that’s going to online forever.
MBB: Are you going to compose it yourself?
Аз съм. The book is going to be truly personal, as well as it’s the method that I am always – truly honest. I phone call it a “non-makeup” makeup book since it’s all about there are no rules. I have some techniques up my sleeve!
A gorgeous example of Billy B.’s utilize of layering as well as sheen. picture credit: www.billybbeauty.com.
MBB: will the book function the stars you work with?
It’s not going to be totally celebrity-driven. Although a few of my preferred star clients will be in it, however treated as genuine women with genuine issues, not as “this person who has no problems.”
There will be a great deal of transformation, which I love, as well as a great deal of genuine women, which I love.
We’ve done a disservice to women – trying to put everybody [up] to this perfect that’s unattainable. women should truly celebrate their face. as well as if they don’t want to wear makeup they shouldn’t wear makeup. It doesn’t mean that you’re not okay.
MBB: who is the publisher?
Palace Press, who did Kevyn Aucoin’s books! It’s such an fantastic thing to comply with in the footsteps of an iconic person. I shared a great deal of similarities with him. I was self-taught, I was from a small, southern town as well as I feel like he’s a kindered spirit.
… He was honest as well as genuine as well as passionate as well as not pretentious. It’s simple in this business for people to get so caught up in their own bullshit that they are not friendly, nice, accessible or caring people anymore.
MBB: What is the most difficult element about your job?
The most difficult element of my task is not makeup. It’s all the politics that goes together with it. It’s truly a tough business. You are judged by so many things other than your craft. It’s as well bad, however it’s the method the world is.
And that’s what I try to talk about in these classes as well as on The American beauty tour. For [makeup artists] to stay passionate don’t let anybody kill your dream. as well as don’t get discouraged. I’m telling you — if I can do it, anybody can do it. That’s the honest to God truth.
MBB: On the flip side, what do you like about your job?
It’s different every day. I like that I’m my own boss. I like that it’s creative, obviously. however I like that it’s a different difficulty every day. obviously the key aspect that ties everything together is makeup, however it’s different daily what is needed of me.
MBB: Do you have a preferred function to work on?
It’s definitely eyes. It seems totally corny, however that’s what everybody focuses on. When they’re speaking to you, when they are speaking to you it’s the most expressive part of your face.
For makeup it has the most different aspects to work with – with what you have to take into consideration – so it’s an experience of the options you are going to make as well as what you’re going tohighlight as well as exactly how you’re going to do it. It’s just the most fun for me for sure as well as I believe that’s what I’m understood for.
A burst of color! Billy B. is understood in the makeup market for his detailed eye work. picture credit: www.billybbeauty.com.
MBB: Which one is you’re go-to, can’t-live-without, you’d absolutely die if you didn’t have it brush?
Number 13. I phone call it the completing clean as well as the highlight brush. That’s why I designed them! I did them for me, since they were difficult to find. What I needed the clean to do is not simple to find. So I was just like, well, fuck it. I’ll make my own to ensure that I’ll always have it.
MBB: What makes your brushes different from those out on the market already?
Well, it’s funny. I don’t believe I reinvented the wheel. I produced a clean that is functional, that does what I requirement to do, as well as I promise that is going to do the exact same for everybody that utilizes it. I tried to make them multi-purposed so you’re not going to have twenty different brushes to do what you requirement to do.
It’s bleached, varnished wood, it’s gorgeous however it’s lightweight. It’s not truly heavy since I travel so much, weight is an problem with whatever as it is for everybody that’s traveling. They in shape well in a man’s hand as well as a woman’s hand. They’re just truly personal to me. It’s funny, I haven’t told my clients that they’re mine. as well as it’s fantastic they don’t notice it.
MBB: Why don’t you tell them?
Because I don’t want them to know! as well as every single one of them has said, “What is that brush?” which is the ultimate complement.
[I worked on] Rita Moreno, who has been in the business for many years as well as won every award on the world as well as dealt with countless makeup artists. I didn’t state to her, “Oh my god you have to try my new brushes,” I just utilized them on her, as well as she stated all the right things.
Billy B.’s star clientele includes Mary J. Blidge, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey as well as Beyonce. picture credit: www.billybbeauty.com
MBB: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Нямам идея. It’s funny since I never saw myself coming out with products. as well as I surely never saw myself with a show. as well as I never saw myself with a book. It was a dream. But, it’s just what I stated about the options you make in makeup — just wait as well as let it show you. So I don’t know. I don’t have goals of “I have to do this by then.” I believe you get in your own method if you do that.
MBB: You mentioned earlier that the makeup market is tough. have you discovered that you had to modification who you are?
I believed I did … that’s why I left Mississippi – to leave who I was as well as to discover somebody new. however the truth of it is, who we are is what makes us great. I understand it seems corny as well as mushy, however it is. as well as if somebody doesn’t like you for it, fuck â€˜em. It’s as simple as that.
You understand what I state to people all the time is, “I cannot tap dance for you.” I cannot be who you want me to be. as well as what I’ve discovered in my life. If you select a spouse or somebody to date or whatever since you believe they’re going to ultimately ended up being the person you requirement them to be you’re wrong. It’s never going to happen.
So what I like is for clients to book me not since I’m funny, not since I’m handsome (or not!), not since I can hook them up with free Botox… I want them to book me since of what I do as well as my talent. as well as if they like the other stuff that’s great. however I can’t change. I can’t be who I’m not. as well as I believe when you do that you’re never going to be successful.