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Style Pooh-Bahs Q&A: L’Oréal Paris Consulting Makeup Artist Billy B.

December 18, 2012

The Holiday party season has finally arrived and its time to pull out ALL the stops, honey!  So,while creating your outfit, be sure to consider makeup that will pull your look together entirely.  But, if you aren’t sure which makeup look to go with, look no further than the red carpet. This year, some of the most stylish celebs have been spotted in gorgeous makeup looks that could definitely work for you.

Billy B Headshot

If creating a makeup look sounds intimidating, don’t worry! I’ve gone to an incredible source with questions on how to pull together four celebrity-inspired makeup looks – L’Oréal Paris Consulting Makeup Artist Billy B.  He is one of the best and highly sought after makeup artists around the globe and knows ALOT about pulling together celebrity makeup looks. Billy B. has done the makeup of many music industry icons including Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Pink, Beyonce, Tina Turner and Cheryl Crow. Check out Billy B’s makeup must-haves of the Holiday season, and tips on what products from L’Oreal Paris to use for celebrity – inspired looks.

Naima Turner: What are five L’Oréal Paris products a woman must have in her makeup bag for the holidays?

Billy B: Five great L’Oreal Paris makeup products to have for the Holidays are:

L'Oreal Paris Holiday Beauty Picks

  1. L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour
  2. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur (available on and available nationwide in January)
  3. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H
  4. L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Red Tote (for the perfect holiday nail)
  5. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara

Naima Turner: With a heavy party season ahead, there will be lots of makeup filled days – so, how does a woman keep her face moisturized and properly cleansed?

Billy B: I recommend using a cleansing cloth in between parties for the freshest possible look. Try the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes to refresh skin. The formula contains revitalizing vitamin C.

Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes

Naima Turner: This Holiday season, what are your recommendations for achieving sexy cat eyes, as inspired by Rihanna?

Billy B: Use the Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H in Blackest Black as your eyeliner.

rihanna look

Naima Turner: I love the dramatic lush lashes spotted on Anne Hathaway recently. What do you suggest for a long, lush lash look?

Billy B: Start with a clean, dry lash and curl at the base before applying mascara. Using black eye liner, draw a very thin line at the base of the lash to accentuate the lash line without the “eyeliner” look.

Anne Hathaway lush lashes

Naima Turner: While some women may want a makeup look that is dramatic, some may want to go with a simple neutral look instead, as inspired by Ciara. What tips do you have for getting this look?

Billy B: First, apply Revitalift Miracle Blur to the complexion in order to blur any imperfections.  Follow with a touch of foundation (like L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup) only where needed. Add a touch of the Baby Blossom shade of True Match Super-Blendable Blush.


Naima Turner: How about a smoky-eye look, as recently spotted on Jessica Alba?

Billy B: Try the Black Pump shade of L’Oréal Paris’ new Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad with Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black.

Jessica Alba

Naima Turner: And for the woman reading this who isn’t sure of what direction to go with her makeup look for the holidays – what would you suggest?

Billy B: A fool-proof, iconic and glamorous holiday look that looks great on any woman is beautiful skin, eyeliner on the top lashes only, followed by using your lash curler and mascara with a bold red lip (or substitute for pink or even orange). The objective is festive, and you can’t go wrong with a bold lip.

L'Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor, Fuschia

Naima Turner:  Fabulous, thank you Billy B!

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