Celebrity makeup artist Billy B. joins L’Oreal Paris consulting team

image credit: Billy B. Beauty

image credit: Billy B. Beauty

L’Oreal Paris announced on Dec. 4 the newest member to the global beauty brand’s expert team. Celebrity makeup artist Billy Brasfield, aka, Billy B. has been added to the already impressive roster of beauty experts at L’Oreal that include Tom Bachik for Nail, Christophe Robin for Hair Color, Dr. Gervaise Gerstner for Skincare and Johnny Lavoy for Haircare.

With more than 20 years of beauty experience, Billy B. will lend his expertise for product development, consumer education and creating trendsetting makeup looks for L’Oreal Paris spokespeople. His work has appeared on every notable high-profile red carpet including the Academy Awards, Emmys, Grammys and Cannes International Film Festival, so this truly is exciting news for all L’Oreal lovers.

In 1985, his career began when he left his Mississippi hometown and moved to New York City. Without any experience in cosmetics, Billy B. charmed his way to a position behind the beauty counter of a leading department store. It was through this position that Billy discovered his true talent and passion. Now, more than two decades later, Billy B. has become a master of his craft, gaining recognition from makeup artists and industry experts worldwide.

In addition to his work on the red carpet, Billy B. has worked with some of the world’s most iconic photographers, both past and present, for the covers and beauty spreads of the world’s leading beauty and fashion magazines.

Billy B. is known for pushing beauty boundaries, whether he is creating a look for an event, an editorial spread or a music video. He is very passionate about inspiring others in the makeup artist community through his work.  Billy B. lectures and teaches both up-and-coming and established artists regularly.

I had the pleasure and opportunity to see him at the Makeup Show NYC 2011 when he shared the secrets of his success as a keynote speaker. I found him inspiring. He is certainly the makeup artist many inspire to become. Billy B. is a wealth of knowledge on the topic of beauty.

Billy B.’s clients include top models, award winning actors and musicians including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Sharon Stone, Regina King, and Pink.


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