December 14, 2013 |
“American Hustle,” “The Great Gatsby” and "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" are among the films competing for a nomination for makeup and hairstyling in the 86th Academy Awards. The films, as well as “Dallas Buyers Club,” "Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” are the remaining picks shortlisted, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday. PHOTOS: Movie scenes from 'American Hustle' On Jan. 11, members of the Academy's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to screen excerpts from the seven films.
December 10, 2013 |
Drew Barrymore has always had a childlike sense of play when it comes to makeup, from the vampy dark red lipstick and pin-thin eyebrows she embraced in the 1990s, to the cat eyeliner and pastel shadows she sported in the early 2000s, to the cool-as-hell turquoise eyeliner I spotted her wearing a year or so ago as she was enjoying a free Saturday at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. “That was an amazing Shu Uemura blue crayon that's been discontinued!” she said. “I still have it.” So it makes sense that her latest role is beauty mogul.
October 22, 2013 |
By day, they apply lipstick, rouge and powder to create that vibrant, flawless look. But by night they use their skills to paint a picture of death, punctuated with scars, bloody gashes and deformities. For makeup artists, Halloween is a super job creator. Theme parks and other haunted attractions employ dozens of artists to turn actors into zombies, demons, crazed mutants and other assorted freaks. But the holiday can mean long hours, with Halloween events stretching from the early-afternoon to the early-morning hours.
September 1, 2013 |
For what seems like forever, women have been chasing a youthful glow with satin-finish creams, illuminating powders and moisturizing misters. Matte seemed like a dirty word for powders that could settle into and, possibly, accentuate wrinkles. So what's to be done now when fall's new beauty buzz words are "matte finish"? For answers, we first turned to makeup artist Francois Nars, creative director of NARS Cosmetics, whose fall collection focuses on matte textures and who created the matte beauty look on the Marc Jacobs fall runway.
August 16, 2013 |
As fall approaches, there has been lots of publicity about some high-end makeup launches by prestigious fashion designers, such as Michael Kors' Sexy, Sporty and Glam collections (available at Macy's and michaelkors.com ) and Marc Jacobs' 120-piece cosmetics collection (available at Sephora and marcjacobs.com ). Both collections went on sale this month, to much fanfare. But another notable cosmetics collection also launched this summer, a bit more quietly. It's from renowned makeup artist Pati Dubroff , whose celebrity clientele has included Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore.
July 27, 2013 |
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by those endless rows of cosmetics at your local drugstore. The products are plentiful, peppering an expanse of shelves in a dizzying array of compacts, lip stains and neon-tube mascaras, all housed in tightly sealed packages. The search for a new foundation or cream blush is even more daunting as some tout skincare components. And with technological advances in cosmetics and the trend toward multi-use makeup (such as BB creams that both cover and treat skin and lash-accelerating mascaras)