Beauty Inspiration: Here’s why Celebrity MUA BeatFaceHoney would slay ratings on OWN *VIDEO Pilot*


For starters, I was inspired to write this post because I am continuously inspired by this woman.

For those of you that are not familiar with this gorgeous face, allow me to introduce you to celebrity makeup artist and educator…THE ONE AND ONLY…Tatiana Ward, better known as BeatFaceHoney! Take a look below:

BeatFaceHoney and Supermodel Jessica White
BeatFaceHoney and Celebrity MUA friends
BeatFaceHoney and Celebrity Hairstylist Oscar James
BeatFaceHoney and Karen Civil
BeatFaceHoney and singer Andra Day
BeatFaceHoney and singer Sevyn Streeter
BeatFaceHoney and singer Keyshia Cole
Notice my excitement…!!!!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I love all things beauty and fashion… and of Divine Spirit of course!

At one point, I even had a section on this blog titled Beauty Inspiration.

Well, let’s just say that I’m bringing this title out of retirement to give a major shout out to this amazingly talented and driven woman.

I first learned about BeatFaceHoney around 2011. At the time, I had just started this blog, and I was constantly searching for content that inspired me. I must have gone to YouTube to find inspiration of some sort, when I stumbled upon the channel of BeatFaceHoney.


Let’s just say that I’ve been hooked ever since.

What I remember most about discovering her videos, was that she was a girl who had a love for beauty and teaching, just like me, and all she wanted to do was share what she knew with whoever could benefit from it.

Even then, while sitting at her bedside in her parents’ basement with a ton of makeup at hand, an occasional curling iron, and whatever recording device she used to capture it all, she was an awesome educator. She was well spoken and graceful, passionate, fun to watch, super talented, and completely transparent with anything that viewers would want to know about her craft. BFH was and is the REAL DEAL!

I mean… She taught me how to put on eyeshadow, apply my foundation flawlessly, and fill in my brows for goodness sake!

And if anyone wanted to become a makeup artist, through her timeless videos, she teaches viewers how to get started and what to expect, recommends products, and shows how to mix and match foundation tones for brown girls. She even shares parts of her personal journey. It’s the kind of education that people pay lots of money for these days. And she did it out of a pure desire to share, long before it became the “it” thing to do on YouTube.

I write so passionately about her (and no, I’ve never met her… nor does she know anything about this) because she’s been so inspiring to me from day one. She has helped so many of her fans get on the path to living their dreams, all because she was bold enough to pursue a path uncharted, and create a lane of her own.

As a follower, what captured me most, was the power of what she’s nicknamed her BeatFaceBrigade (her following). I was not only a witness to her rise to fame, but I also participated in sending out a series of tweets, along with fellow BFBs that got the attention of Nicki Minaj when she posted that she was looking for a makeup artist in New York.

We were all over it, tweeting that Nicki should choose BeatFaceHoney for the job. It was that collective action that helped her go from in front of the camera on YouTube, to doing makeup for Nicki Minaj and Brandy, followed by many others… all with a few collective tweets from thousands of followers.

BeatFaceHoney with singer Brandy
BeatFaceHoney on one of many sets with Nicki Minaj
It felt so good to see her win, and I’d love to see her go even further.

Why OWN TV?

I tagged Oprah Winfrey Network in the title of this post because I am a huge fan of the network. In fact, I was an early adopter that was often retweeted by the network on Twitter in its early days because I wanted the world to know about shows like Life Class and Master Class (I even wrote about my Twitter experience. Check it out here.).


They were, and still are, life changing television programs.

I grew up the daughter of a hairstylist, and in my mother’s hair salon, the only time she allowed the television on during the day was to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show. My mother was not about promoting anything but positivity, hence the reason why I am the way I am.

Recently, BeatFaceHoney shared in an Instagram post that she recorded a pilot for a show that she dreams of having on OWN. 

After watching it and reflecting on the impact that she’s already had on my life, I was deeply moved to find a way to be another voice to echo this vision of hers.

BeatFaceHoney represents ambition and hard work, positivity and passion, tenacity and perseverance, and so much more. She would be an amazing asset to draw in an audience that is obsessed with beauty; only, she has much more to offer than vanity.

Did I mention that she’s also a recording artist? Yes, I said it. She’s a singer who once auditioned on American Idol. And she happened to write every makeup artist’s slay anthem, Slay To The Gawds.

While she’s at it, she could probably be a motivational speaker as well.

I would absolutely LOVE to watch a reality show for and by girls like me, who are not here for the drama. And I would LOVE to watch it on my favorite network! With more than 10 million views on YouTube and over 400K followers on Instagram, I know that I’m not the only one who’d tune in to watch her show.

If you are a reading this as a fan and follower of BeatFaceHoney, I want you to share this post on social media. That means retweet, repost, and share so that we can get our girl on TV, and on just the right network!

If this is all new to you, get to know BeatfaceHoney on YouTube, and feel free to scroll back as far as 6 years ago (The woman has BEEN WERKIN’!). I promise you’ll see what I mean. Then come back here and share, share, SHARE.

Here’s the pilot for the show that she and her team (and me!) hope will one day have a home at OWN:

My fingers are crossed, and I know that she’s leaving it up to God and the Universe.  We’ve seen it happen on her behalf before through the power of social media. Let’s see what we can collectively help manifest this time around.

Love,

@BCSTARKS

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Words of Wisdom: What you don’t know about your POWER

Many of us think that our power is a tool or a weapon, but, in fact, power is a state of being, the way you see, hold and handle yourself in the world that then determines your experiences. The external world can only respond to the way you hold and handle yourself internally. If you show up as weak, broken, confused and dazed, the world is going to respond to you that way. If you show up as confident, kind, compassionate and loving, then the world is going to respond to you that way.

–Iyanla Vanzant (an excerpt from 7 Things You Don’t Know About the Power You’ve Always Had )

Life Class Lesson 11: Are You Living A Financial Lie, Or Know Someone Who Is?

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The intentions of this post is to perhaps awaken someone who is dealing with similar issues and want to turn it around, and/or help educate others of the pitfalls of debt that can be avoided. Afterall, when you know better, you CAN do better.

What started as a normal Sunday morning with the fam turned out to be quite lesson filled.

It all began with a wonderful early morning church sermon which taught that the greatest way to give to others is to share with them your own “story.” This lesson resonated with me because I am a firm believer in the power of sharing life lessons. I believe that we all can learn a thing or more from our own experiences, as well as other’s. This of course, is all the more reason to share our own story with those who may benefit from hearing it.

Later in the day, while watching television, my family and I encountered an episode of Oprah’s Life Class in which the topic was “Are You Living A Financial Lie?” During this episode, people discussed their stories of their relationship with money. The stories varied enough that many of us could either personally or indirectly relate to them. In fact, as a bi-product of higher education, I can either relate to or empathize with those who have responsibly or irresponsibly taken advantage of those spooky things that we all know as student loans.

The lesson is that we often create chaos in our own lives when we attempt to fill voids with things outside of ourselves, (such as material things, money, relationships, sex, etc…).

When it comes to debt, however, Americans know first hand how to create it, but rarely ever deals with the “why” because we often don’t know how and where to begin. But the answers can be found within the individual stories of every single one of us who live in this country.

Below are stories of individuals who have dug themselves into financial ditches, but through sharing their story with others, and being honest with themselves, they have since been able to change it all around.  Its never too late to set things straight, but you can only change when you 1) acknowledge that there is a problem, 2) decide to do something about it, and 3) take action towards doing it.

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Lessons Learned: Oprah’s Life Class Reflections (When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them The 1st Time!)

As many of my readers know, I am a huge fan of Oprah and all the good that she represents to the world through her shared life lessons. Her most recent venture on her OWN network, Oprah’s Life Class, has had the most profound lessons  wrapped up from her 25 years of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

The following video clips are excerpts from this season’s Life Classes, which premiered on weekdays at 8pm and midnight on OWN (Check local listings or visit oprah.com for webcasts of the show), and I want to share some of the relationship lessons that I have learned from them with my readers. Check them out and feel free to drop a line. I want to know if this touches home with you like it did for me when I first saw them.

Oprah Presents Master Class: Diane Sawyer

I’m not sure how many people actually watch this show on OWN, Oprah’s new network, but I’m almost certain that those who don’t are missing a real treat. This is therapy 101, church part 2, and the mysterious wonders of life wrapped up in one.

Master Class is probably the best idea for a show that anyone could have thought of. After all, what better teacher is there than life itself, or the life of someone else? Isn’t that what all religions are formed around?… the lives of great philosophers, the life stories of the sons and daughters of GOD, etc…? 

Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Rihanna, 2009

Check out this awesome episode with journalist Diane Sawyer as she shares some of her own life lessons, allowing those to who watch to become a part of her master class:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4
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Also check out some of Diane’s personal words of wisdom and more:

Master Class Lessons with Diane Sawyer