Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dramatic Before and After Makeover!

Pulled out my magic wands for Becky's dramatic makeover on the new Tyra Bank's show! The FAB, which stands for Fun And Beautiful, just got picked up by ABC and will air Fall of 2015. As a Makeup Artist, you have to understand lighting; know how to work it and know how to use it for your benefit. Illuminating moisturizers, light reflecting foundations and concealers are a must! I'll post my favorite skin perfecters after you take a peek at these before and after pics! 

Start with an Illuminating Moisturizer- this is my fave!

And this is a gorgeous foundation! I apply it with a damp beauty blender. So smooth and radiant! 

An exceptional concealer for under eyes, when applied sparingly and patted in with your fingertip, this doesn't crease, and the formula reflects the light off the problem area (those dark circles!)  

DermaColor Concealer Palette is a must for every Makeup Artist- this little guy is a problem solver, and really helped me give Becky a beautiful makeover! 

It warms my heart to be able to pamper and beautify someone like Becky- such a hard working Mom and Grandma- someone who never uses her time and energy on herself, but in making others comfortable. She loved her makeover! And Tyra and Joe Zee did too! 

I love my job- I make other women feel more beautiful- and that's a gorgeous feeling! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

We call this one, Violet Skies

A JessKat Creative Beauty Shoot: Violet Skies

We are obsessed with the beauty of this shoot!! 
Makeup and Hair: Yours Truly, Photography: Kat Hennessey, Model: Kyla from Wilhelmina NYC
Inspiration: Tropical sunsets and violet skies

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Vh1 Beauty Segment: Trick or Treatment

Talk about a dream come true! Check me out doing my thing on Vh1 with my girl Carrie Keagan and my beautiful sisters as my models: Rebecca Pate and Maria Blaich!

How to look bright eyed...
My Wakeup Makeup Trick is to use an Inner Rim Brightener by Tarte Cosmetics to line the inner rim of the lower lash! The Treatment I recommend is the anti-puff roller ball eye cream by Garnier to de-puff and hydrate!

How to get a radiant complexion...
My favorite Trick is to use a gel highlighter by Becca Cosmetics- my absolute favorite! The Treatment: a Pumpkin Facial you can make at home!

How to achieve Va-Va-Voom Hair...
The Trick: A high powered texturizing spray by Oribe called Dry Texturizing Spray and the Treatment: Schwarzkopf's Blonde Me Intense Treatment.

Watch the clip to get more details on each Trick or Treatment!

Thank you Vh1 Big Morning Buzz Live for this incredible opportunity! I just love being able to share my passion for beauty and makeup with the world. I especially love being able to add an inner beauty tip into my segment, because that's why I do what I do: to inspire genuine beauty, starting within the heart of a woman.

Enjoy the segment and of course, feel free to pass this along to all the makeup mavens in your life!

Here are some pictures from set!

I'd love to hear from ya!
Love & Blessings, Jessica

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Beauty Expert Reel!!

Here it is... my Beauty Expert Reel!

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert, Jessica Hoffman shares highlights of her recent beauty segments and her 'can't live without' beauty products.

Jessica is the Key Makeup Artist on the VH1 hit show, Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, which goes live every weekday at 10am.

She is also the personal makeup artist for Carrie Keagan, traveling from NYC to LA to Hawaii and everywhere in between working on TV shows, live events, red carpets and photo shoots with Carrie Keagan.

Her Celebrity Clientele list includes: Colbie Cailat, Rachel Hunter, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Marshal Mathers (Eminem), Daniel Dae Kim, Selma Blair, Joanna Krupa... (See her website for full list.)

Jessica is also a working model, actor, speaker, Founder of Pure Beauty Project, writer, contributing beauty editor and beauty blogger. She loves making women feel, look and live their most beautiful!

For more information go to:

Instagram: JessicaHoffmanBeauty
Facebook: JessicaHoffmanBeauty
Twitter: JessicaJHoffman 
also visit

Friday, May 3, 2013

Kevyn Aucoin, His Legacy lives on...

Using Creamy Glow in Pravella on Carrie Keagan of VH1

If you're a makeup artist or just always dreamed of being one, chances are you have one (or ALL!) of his genius makeup books... but do you have his beauty products? If the answer is no, you should take a field trip to your local Sephora or select department stores and change that. Seriously, I'm loving the Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days and Nights, The Creamy Glow in Pravella (but all colors are worth getting!) and of course the Sensual Concealer... yes, even foundation can be sexy!

Thank you Kevyn Aucoin for being an inspirational artist and for being brave enough to chase your dreams and pave the way for other artists in pursuit of their bliss. His legacy and exquisite work live on as his beauty brand continues to inspire and equip makeup mavens around the world.

Thank you to Kaci and Viviana at Kevyn Aucoin Beauty for such a generous gift! I am now a forever fan... the products are luxurious, great pigment & staying power... not to mention my favorite color is red, so I'm in love with the luxe packaging!  

 Big Morning Buzz Live's, Carrie Keagan, is ready for her close up with Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days.
Get the look with Kevyn Aucoin, Rag & Bone, Bebe and H&M.
Looking flawless Carrie Keagan. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

 Makeup for Carrie Keagan: (Me!) / Hair for Carrie: Matthew Green  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

In a League of Her Own

Shooting an editorial for the International Magazine, Rever Magazine, in Brooklyn, New York with Photographer: Daeja Fallas and Stylist: Jenn Patryn
Hair and Makeup by Your Truly. See more of my work at

For your viewing pleasure.... 

 Behind the Scenes.. 
On the way to the shoot, driving over the Brooklyn Bridge.

In the Makeup Chair, model: Ali Lagarde from IMG NY

Ali's real life boyfriend joined her for the shoot. 

The Glam Squad: Me with my brush belt on, Jenn and her stylist assistant. 

Daeja hard at work... 

Ali and her beautiful ginger hair. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

ANTM and ME!

I've been watching America's Next Top Model for 18 seasons so you can imagine how happy I was to be able to work on Season 19 as a Hair & Makeup Artist! Woo Hoo!!! 

The first banner is from Photo Shoot #6, Grunge-Party-Girl, I was on the makeup team with Key Artist: Emily Moses of Opus Beauty and Makeup Artist, Kat Laskey. We had a blast splattering glitter and finger painting their faces. 

The second banner is from Photo Shoot #1, Taxidermy inspired head shots and I was fortunate enough to be on the hair team with Key Stylist, Frankie Payne of Opus Beauty and Stylists, Anthony Pazos and Marie Kazadi. We had the best of times!!! 

Be sure to go to ANTM's Facebook fan page to vote each week for your favorite and obviously tune in this fall for the season premier of ANTM!!! Their also doing a webisode for a look at the behind the scenes of each photo shoot... so you'll be seeing yours truly on the show as well!! #excited