Crystal-Eyez Makeup & Beauty Lounge
Most people wouldn't see the artistic similarities between a building and a face, but Bisi at Crystal-Eyez Makeup & Beauty Lounge sees it every day. She experimented with makeup long before she was old enough to vote or have a skyscraper named after her, but went on to receive a master's degree in architecture from the University of Illinois. The call of the kit remained strong, though, and Bisi soon found herself the principal artist at Crystal-Eyez. There, she bases her approach to makeup on her previous design experience, decorating faces with graceful shadows, bold colors, and geometric shapes.
Along with experienced makeup artists Lena and Jasmine, Bisi tailors her services, which include traditional and airbrush makeup, hairstyling, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow shaping, to match both special events and everyday needs. Though they currently serve clients in their Pilsen studio, they've traveled across the country and internationally to do makeup for weddings, graduations, and Skype sessions with long-distance boyfriends. They train others to do the same in hands-on private and group makeup lessons, during which they discuss artistic techniques, tools, and products.