Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lucky Me!

Being a professional makeup artist is exciting work. I have the opportunity to work with many interesting women, and creates some wonderful looks.
One of the perks of my job is to work with other professional makeup artists. In April I was invited to spend time with 2 of the busiest, most creative, famous makeup artists in the business. Gregory Arlt and Marie Delprete. Gregory is from LA, and has creative juices oozing from every pore. He has been profiled on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, works all the big shows in Paris and Milan, designs looks for Alexander McQween, and works routinely with Alicia Keys, Brittany Murphy, Gwen Stefani and Kim Catrell to name but a few. Marie is from New York. She won an Emmy as the head makeup artist for the Gilmore Girls, has worked on the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and creates looks for with Angelina Jolie, Melanie Griffin, Jude Law, Lucy Liu to name a few.
They both shared some great stories, and all there current tips, and techniques.
Some of their tips: experiment with looks, don't be afraid to drop old habits and try something new, and less is often better. So don't over apply eye colors and lips - pick one to profile. And with brides - makeup should be fresh, natural looking. And one great tip - trust your professional makeup artist - the common goal of women everywhere, even Angelina, is to look like the "A-Plus Version of Yourself!"
It was a fabulous evening and I certainly will be happy to share all these techniques with you.

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