Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sweet Whitney...

Whitney Houston

It’s astonishing how we never truly value someone until they are gone. In light of black history month, I would be remiss if I didn’t say anything about our newest angel, Whitney Houston.

Like many little brown girls, when I saw Whitney’s videos, she was the pinnacle of beauty. She had beautiful makeup, large hair, sequined dresses and a voice.  With that voice, she was able to blur color lines and become a bonafide super star.

In the past few days, I’ve been flooded with memories of playing my Whitney albums so much that my mother would come in and say “please let her sing it alone”! She made us believe that we were  “Every Woman” and in true defiant Leo fashion, “My Name is not Susan”. She reminded me that I was worth more that a “Million Dollar Bill”.  Just like anyone’s life, there are up and downs. Fortunately, we didn’t/don’t have to live it out in the public eye for everyone to judge.  

What remains true is that she used her voice to express OUR feelings of love and hope. Bousie Make Up would like to honor and thank you for your contributions to our world.  

May God continue to bless and keep the Houston/Brown family. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Adele and Vogue

The New Vogue is out …

This month Adele graces the March 2012 cover. I  can’t say enough about how excited I am to see a girl who is not the “ideal size” wow the industry, and be recognized for her exceptional talents. If you don’t know who this cover girl is,  she’s a 6-time Grammy winner whose album “21” dominated the 2012 Grammy Awards.  Staying true to her “look”, she is gorgeous with flawless skin. Her skin tone shadows a dramatic version of her signature cat eye, and of course, she has fabulous BIG hair!

Bliss Fabulous Face Lotion

Skin Care is ALWAYS Important

We have a tendency to focus on make up, because it’s the fun part, however, I cannot stress enough, the importance of proper skin care.

I just tried a few new goodies and I need to share the love!!!

Fabulous Face Lotion

Time for a story!  As I was getting dressed one morning , I said, “Stacey, let’s try this new product”! While I was putting on this lotion, I say to myself “Ohh this is fabulous!” I reached for the   box that I discarded, and to my surprise it said, FABULOUS FACE LOTION!!!!!  Of course you know I chuckled to myself and thought how brilliant I was! Okay, okay, I laughed out loud and said it out loud!

Since I am an oily girl, I usually have real issues with facial lotions. I hate lotions that are heavy and greasy.  This lotion is slated for all skin types, and has a SPF of 15, which is super important, even for Brown Beauties.

Bliss has given us this lightweight, non-greasy lotion that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and omegas. It also illuminates the skin!  Who could ask for anything more!

In the words of Bliss, “It will make you look  `spa-velous’!

Enjoy Beauties! 

Where to Find: $36.00
Sephora: :  Go and experience the product firsthand!

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Too Faced Amazing Face Foundation

Too Faced
Amazing Face
Oil Free
Close up Coverage Foundation

As an artist, I am often asked, “ What is your favorite foundation”?  Of course, I have a few favorites! However, foundation choices depend on clients and situations.  For example, cosmetic company, Too Faced started with skin care formulas that are incorporated in their foundation products.  Their foundation gives medium coverage that dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores providing a flawless look to the skin.

However, this line does not have a lot of colors to choose from. It is said that every Beauty should have at least two foundations. As a Brown Beauty, I personally have to mix to achieve my perfect color. It’s a little work, but is worth the great look!

Enjoy Beauties

Colors Available: 

Vanilla Cream
Warm Vanilla
Perfect Nude
Warm Nude
Honey Beige
Warm Honey
Cocoa Beige
Warm Cocoa

Find Yours: At Ulta or Sephora for $36.00

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Viola Davis We Honor You...

In Honor of Black History Month

Bousie Make Up honors Viola Davis who has made us all believe that dreams do come true.  The Screen Actors Guild honored the celebrated actress for her role in “The Help”. She transformed from her Oscar nominated role as housekeeper, into a Goddess. Viola was beyond beautiful in a white and antique gold Marchesa gown that earned her top honors on many of Hollywood’s Top Dressed list for the night.  Mrs. Davis’ make up was gorgeous with fresh, flawless, glowing skin.  Her eyes were adorned with golden hues with a strong smoky black liner, lush lashes and a nude lip that complimented her complexion.  In a society where her complexion was/is not always been celebrated, she proves that Queens come in all shades.

Bousie Make Up would like to Honor and Thank you for your contributions in our world. 
Dream Big and Dream Fierce- Viola Davis, SAG Awards

Photo Credit: Getty Images 2012