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081: Intersection: Billi-Rose Ledoux, Makeup Artist

Updated: Dec 15, 2023



In the previous episode, we met Amelia Hutchison who reminded us of using art and creativity to gain agency and feel empowered in the face of challenging emotions, enjoying the process of making, leaning into getting messy and removing the need for the word ‘talent’ in our artistic vocabularies. She also reminded us that the process of making art can be healing and today’s guest agrees.


Allow me to officially introduce you to today’s guest: Billi-Rose Ledoux.


Billi-Rose is a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist. She has been in the beauty industry for 7 years and currently, she is focusing on her freelance makeup artistry, having decided to start her small business just over a year ago. Her passion has always been makeup. She enjoys enhancing the beauty of women, while being a part of their milestones or events happening in their lives. She’s so grateful for all the women that cross her path. On her days off she spends quality time with her 3 year old son, beading, and creating tutorials for her clients.


In our conversation, Billi-Rose and I discuss enhancing natural beauty through her art, helping people feel empowered through her craft and the fact that inspiration can come from anywhere.


Key Insights Discussed:

  • She enjoys doing makeup on clients and herself - bridal, dramatic and cosplay

  • She wants to be able to do it all and therefore she doesn't have a signature look - she can do multiple styles

  • It's about enhancing natural beauty

  • There are very few indigenous artists and makeup artists

  • Makeup artistry helps people feel empowered and beautiful

  • Inspiration can come from anywhere - a song, etc.

  • She sees herself having her own makeup line in the future


Among many insights gained, Billi-Rose reminds us that through her artistic practice she can create a safe space for others. In the next episode we meet Sareka, an abstract painter who shares Billi-Rose’s feelings about safe community spaces through art.


Stay tuned…



A digital illustration that depicts Billi-Rose Ledoux’s point of intersection between ‘art as therapy’ and ‘creating safe spaces’. There are two overlapping circles connecting these themes and a straight line connecting her to the place where these circles meet.

a before and after photo of a woman with long dark hair wearing beauty makeup.

A photograph of a Black woman wearing beauty makeup with a focus on her long eyelashes and pink eyeshadow.

A photograph of a Halloween look of Billi-Rose dressed as a vampire in dramatic dark makeup with red eyes and a trickle of blood running from her mouth.

The complete map of the colourful, intersecting circles that represent the 17 artists and their connections to one another.



About Our Guest:

Billi-Rose looking at the camera wearing natural makeup.

Billi-Rose is a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist. She has been in the beauty industry for 7 years and currently, she is focusing on her freelance makeup artistry, having decided to start her small business just over a year ago. Her passion has always been makeup. She enjoys enhancing the beauty of women, while being a part of their milestones or events happening in their lives. She’s so grateful for all the women that cross her path. On her days off she spends quality time with her 3 year old son, beading, and creating tutorials for her clients.




Music (public domain via Free Music Archive): Chad Crouch - Rainbow


Talk Paper Scissors Theme Music: Retro Quirky Upbeat Funk by Lewis Sound Production via Audio Jungle


Boat Origami Photo: Boat Origami Photo byAlex onUnsplash

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