Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Welcome to BJ's Makeup Blog

Hello and welcome to my makeup blog. This is a place where you can communicate with me in regards to all things makeup. I'm Barbra Jo Batterman, I'm a professional makeup artist based in Las Vegas Nevada. I love what I do and feel so very blessed to do it. I've been in the industry for over 20 years and like to share my knowledge with you. Please feel free to ask me any questions by commenting and I will be happy to answer you. If you would like to see more examples of my work please visit www.bjbatterman.com.

Behind the Sceens with "The Fray"

For many years now I have been lucky enough to the Billboard Music Awards as a client. As a key makeup and hair artist, it is my responsibility to run the vanities department. A few years ago I met an up and coming band (I had no clue who they were, my friends were so excited) called The Fray. We really hit it off while they were in my chair. Here is their performance that night.

Over the next year I received a few calls from their management but unfortunately I was unavailable. The last call I received from them I knew I had to make it work. Rarely as a makeup artist do you get to turn a client down more than once. So off to L.A. I went to be The Fray's personal groomer. They really are lovely guys and I was honored to be a part of their team.
Finally here is the link to the video Never Say Never. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6iSaIs5WCk

Monday, October 19, 2009

BJ's Makeup Tips ~ Budget Buying

How do I update my make-up without spending a fortune?
Shelly, MI

When companies are pushing new colors and textures for the season, PLEASE, don¹t wear them if you don¹t wear them well. Instead, add a dot of a color shadow in the middle of your eyelid or the inside corner of your eye to pickup a new bright color for the season. You don¹t need four new shadows! Lipliners with conditioner or gloss on lips are great. Skip the lipstick and just use your lipliner all over first, for that depth of color.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

BJ's Makeup Tips ~ Day to Night in a Flash

How can I change my day make-up into night make-up quickly before I leave the office?
Barbara Armonk, NY

Add a little deeper shadow to your eyes. Possibly add an eyeliner pencil inside your eye. You can always take your blush brush and brush over your eyes. It tends to blend everything together and give you a little more of a dramatic look. Deepen up your lipstick a bit, and add some gloss.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

BJ's Makeup Tips ~ Crease Free Eye Shadow

How can I avoid those little lines on my lids when I apply eye shadow?
Janice Narberth, PA

When you apply eye shadow, look down without closing your eye. When your eye is closed, you lid isn't relaxed. If there is extra lid that won't allow you to get close to your lash line, take your ring finger, and raise the skin lightly by pulling upward.

Friday, October 16, 2009

BJ's Makeup Tips ~ Foundation

I tan my body, but not my face. Do you recommend anything in particular to even out my skin tone without having a line around my face?
Rori, OH

If you wear foundation, use the shade that matches your face and then take a color, maybe four shades darker (depending on how dark your body is). Apply it in your t-zone, which is your forehead, nose and chin, and slightly blend it outwards. When you then look at your face and body, they will blend, so you don't have a place face on top of a tan body.