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October 22, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
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.
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April 12, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Hello Day No. 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival! What? You can't hear me through your throbbing Day No. 1 hangover headache ? No matter. Soldier on, dear festival-goer, and head to one of these off-the-hook events, where an open bar will surely cure what ails you. Today's post takes a comprehensive look at Saturday and Sunday's shenanigans. SATURDAY Neon Carnival:  Perhaps the best -- and literally the brightest -- of all of Coachella's annual parties, this late-night bad boy is presented by Nylon, Olay Fresh Effects and Guess.
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February 15, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
To help transform Matthew McConaughey into a man dying of AIDS, Robin Mathews used grits to simulate a flaky rash in "Dallas Buyers Club. " For a pivotal comb-over scene in "American Hustle," Kathrine Gordon shaved and thinned part of Christian Bale's bushy mane, leaving a patch of hair known as "the island. " And to create the poisonous-fog-induced blisters that break out on Jennifer Lawrence's character in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Ve Neill and her team spent several hours fashioning the boils out of a membrane-thin silicone - in the middle of a Hawaiian jungle.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll    The three artists and their colleagues will be feted Saturday night at a dinner and awards show their guild is throwing for its members for the first time in a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
To help transform Matthew McConaughey into a man dying of AIDS, Robin Mathews used grits to simulate a flaky rash in "Dallas Buyers Club. " For a pivotal comb-over scene in "American Hustle," Kathrine Gordon shaved and thinned part of Christian Bale's bushy mane, leaving a patch of hair known as "the island. " And to create the poisonous-fog-induced blisters that break out on Jennifer Lawrence's character in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Ve Neill and her team spent several hours fashioning the boils out of a membrane-thin silicone - in the middle of a Hawaiian jungle.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll    The three artists and their colleagues will be feted Saturday night at a dinner and awards show their guild is throwing for its members for the first time in a decade.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hunched over half a naked body, Barney Burman uses a hand rake to shave chunks of molten clay from the skull, while a co-worker scrapes air bubbles from a severed hand. On a separate table, two men are working on the other half, sawing through the foam legs of a victim who has been cut in two for an upcoming episode of the NBC series "Grimm. " Burman, an Oscar-winning, third-generation makeup effects artist, had just a few days to create the severed cadaver, which he personally delivered this week to Portland, Ore., where the supernatural series shoots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1986
Ben Nye Sr., one of Hollywood's better known makeup artists whose prosthetics ranged from an aged face for Irene Dunne as Queen Victoria to the weird mutants in such films as "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," died Sunday in Santa Monica. He was 79. Nye, who after retiring as head of makeup from 20th Century Fox in 1967, launched his own line of theatrical makeup. He came to Hollywood from his native Nebraska essentially to seek a career in art.
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October 29, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
Cosmetology majors at Golden West College got an early beat on Halloween by showing how makeup art could transform mild-mannered students into ghouls, vampires, witches and zombies. The student makeup artists displayed their skills at an outdoor stall near the campus cafeteria. A sign at the stall read: "Come Have A Bad Scair Day With The Cosmetology Club."
BUSINESS
April 4, 1996 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A booking agency for makeup artists is embroiled in a dispute with some workers who allege that the firm has misrepresented its services and is months behind in paying them. Marcie Alexander of Huntington Beach said she signed up with the agency, Martin & Kane, in November, paying almost $700 to the agency for training. Alexander, 35, said the agency then booked her at cosmetic counters in several department stores in Orange County.
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November 15, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Monty Westmore, a third-generation member of the legendary family of Hollywood makeup artists whose long career included "The Towering Inferno," "Jurassic Park" and "Hook," has died. He was 84. Westmore died Tuesday of prostate cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, said Christiana Benson, Westmore's cousin. In a nearly six-decade career that began at Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2004 | Susan King
Latest project: Department head makeup artist on "Anchorman" -- with a specific eye to 1970s-era mustaches, sideburns and other facial hair. Starting in the library: "I had a book specifically for this one, 'One Thousand Beards.' My job is to pull all of those references and start to think about all the characters," with input from the director and actors. "The first step is reading the script. That is kind of our bible."
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December 14, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“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.
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December 10, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
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.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
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.
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September 1, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Susan Denley
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.
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July 27, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1996 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been a big week for Eddie Murphy, with "The Nutty Professor" doing hefty box office and garnering belly laughs from critics and the public-at-large. And while it's Murphy's ample performance as the overweight academic Sherman Klump that gives the movie its comedic weight, no small amount of credit for the film's success must also go to the person who plumped Murphy into a convincing big man to begin with--makeup effects artist Rick Baker.
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August 3, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
William J. "Bill" Tuttle, a pioneering makeup artist whose ground-breaking work in "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" prompted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to officially recognize his craft for the first time by giving him an honorary Academy Award in 1965, has died. He was 95.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Kate Mathers
Michael Jackson's hairstylist, makeup artist and longtime friend testified Friday that she was concerned about the star's aggressive “This Is It” tour schedule, saying she worried it didn't give him enough time to “recuperate” between shows. Karen Faye returned to the witness stand in the wrongful death case between Jackson's family and entertainment giant AEG Live, seven weeks after she last testified. During cross examination from AEG attorney Marvin Putnam on Friday, Faye said she looked at the 2009 show dates.
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May 10, 2013 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
Michael Jackson's diminishing figure - so thin that a costume designer claimed he could see the pop star's heartbeat through his skin - failed to even concern his own manager, according to testimony given Friday. "Get him a bucket of chicken," Frank DiLeo replied when told of the singer's dramatic weight loss, Karen Faye said. "It was such a cold response," said Faye. "I mean, it broke my heart. " Over two days on the witness stand, Jackson's longtime friend and hair and makeup artist offered dramatic and sometimes emotional testimony in a trial that will determine whether the music legend's mother and three children are awarded damages in the millions - even billions - for his death.
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