When I met the AMAZINGLY talented Pepper B, I knew she was special. I had the priviledge of meeting her in the Sephora in Boston at an Urban Decay event. She was so down to earth, beautiful, killer at makeup-her's was A1, and her personality was uplifting. She wanted to exchange IGs immediately once she found out I was a beauty blogger and even messaged me right after to say how good it was to meet me. Pepper signs each email with "Beauty isn't an action it's a mindset" and that's advice I'll take with me. Get to know her and be sure to check out her website: Meetpepperb.com and IG: @downtownpepper
p&b-how did you get into makeup?When did you know this was the career path for you?I developed a passion for beauty as a child watching my late mom get ready in the mornings seeing the transformation and how she made her self look good and feel good. In my late teens I started to freelance I saw how knowledgable and effortless I was and decided that this would be my life career.p&b-what’s your favorite thing about the beauty industry? What’s your least favorite thing?My favorite part about the industry is interacting with different women all shapes, sizes and race and still having that common area. Changing people's mood and making them feel good.My least favorite part is how over saturated the industry is.p&b-if you could collab with any brand, what would it be?I would love to collaborate with the lip bar and or floss gloss those are lines that both hold a special part in my heart which are totally different genres.I love indie lines they are way more free in concept.p&b-favorite Urban Decay product?The B6 setting spray along with the all nighter foundation are my two favorite right now! I have a different favorite product from urban decay every week!!p&b-favorite non-Urban product?
Juvias Place Nubian Palette I love the original it's such a staple palette the mixture of textured shadows and browns are amazing.p&b-what’s one beauty product you think everyone needs in their makeup bag?Ive been obsessed with sculpting my face lately, no hard contour no creams no sticks just a good soft sculpt with a warm blush powder or sculpting duo. So I think it's something that serves so much purpose in a makeup bag. You can use it for blush contour sculpting and your eyes etcp&b-if you weren’t an amazing makeup artist, what would you be doing?I would be radio personality, I love public speaking and I've done online radio and I'm a natural!p&b-where do you see yourself in 5 years?Where I see myself in 5 years is where I will be in 3. I am a firm believer in speaking things into existence, however not just speaking actually planning the steps to make your dreams come to fruition.After undergoing rebranding earlier this year I see my business totally evolved I see myself out there educating women on beauty through classes events and way more interaction. I'll be in a city near you sharing my passion for beauty.p&b-any advice for anyone who wants to get into the beauty industry?Do it because you truly love it, not because it looks fun or for a pay check and you will go so far.!!p&b-go to coffee order?
I don't drink coffee! But my drink of choice is the largest size of a iced chai with almond milk and extra ice.p&b-describe your ideal day
My ideal day consist of a sheet mask and sitting at the computer writing and interacting with my viewers on the website.
p&b- name 5 things in your purse right nowPepper. B lipstick power bankAction plan plannerVanity life kiss and tell head phonesMy cameraAnd one lipstickBelieve it or not I don't travel with much makeup anymore.p&b-3 products anyone starting out in makeup needsI think starting out with products aren't important first a game plan is. Don't waste money on makeup when you haven't narrowed down what genre of make up you want to do. Start your plan first. My first kit I had was 200 bucks now I have 200 dollar items in my kit. Merely because I started with a plan. I didn't focus on the amount of products I needed I focused on the amount of people I need to touch in order to display my talent.p&b-what’s next for you and your brand?The next step for Meet Pepper B is a ton of new additions to the e-commerce shop. There will be beauty accessories along with branded items everything in the shop is absolutely amazing. I'm jumping in my seat thinking about the idea of the amount of products that will be coming to the shop. Also for holiday I will be giving away a master class that will consist of a two day one on one with me for two hours with make up pro make up school. Please refer to my Instagram in order to see details