The Holiday party season has finally arrived and its time to pull out all the stops with your look. But, in case you aren’t sure which makeup look to go with, look no further than celeb inspired looks on the red carpet. If creating a makeup look sounds intimidating, don’t worry! L’Oréal Paris Consulting Makeup Artist Billy B. has shared stellar tips on what products from L’Oreal Paris to use for some of the best starlet inspired looks. He is one of the most sought after makeup artists who 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 the five L’Oréal Paris products a woman must have in her makeup bag for the holidays?
Billy B: Five great L’Oreal Paris products to have from L’Oreal Paris are:
L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur (available on Drugstore.com and available nationwide in January)
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Red Tote (for the perfect holiday nail)
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara
Naima Turner: With a heavy party season ahead for some, there will be lots of makeup filled days – how does a woman keep her face moisturized and properly cleansed in between?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Naima Turner: Fabulous, thank you Billy B!