Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Beauty Breakdown; Emmy's 2010
Genius makeup artist Gregory Arlt has lent his talents to some of the most famous faces in the world from pop superstar Katy Perry to international burlesque icon Dita Von Teese. His work has been featured not only in publications across the globe but on countless covers as well.
Based in Los Angeles as Director of Makeup Artistry for the groundbreaking cosmetics firm MAC Cosmetics, Gregory's work has graced the faces of multiple celebrities making appearance at countless award shows and red carpet events. Today, I was very fortunate to get him to share some of his secrets for creating a look for star of the HBO series "Hung", Anne Heche.
At the HBO Emmy Awards afterparty, Anne glowed flawlessly thanks to the precision of her cream toned dress and flawless face to match;
"Anne is a longtime client and we basically have an unspoken approach to her makeup. I always love to keep her makeup simple, soft, elegant, and clean. Being so fair she can go from "0" to "60" faster than a Ferrari, so less is more. I took one look at her graphic, structured dress and thought uber clean for the makeup. I was inspired by the cream tones, so I used pale icy colors on her eyes. I was also taken by the flowerlike quality of the dress and wanted her cheeks to look stained in pink. We both loved it!"
To duplicate this look, first spend 17 years developing one of the best artistic sensibilities and taking cues from artists like Philippe Chansel and Kevyn Aucoin.
In the meantime, here are a few key items to work with;
MAC Studio Moisture Fix mixed with Darphin "Neroli" oil
Kesalan Patheran #200 UV Foundation
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Powder in 'Light/Medium'
Cheeks: MAC 'Well Dressed' blush
Base: MAC 'Vanilla' and 'Vapour' shadows mixed
Brow Highlight: MAC 'Dazzlelight' shadow
Lids: MAC 'Naked Lunch' and 'Phfloof!' shadows mixed
Crease: MAC 'Era' shadow with MAC 'Quarry' in the deeper crease
Liner: MAC 'Embark' shadow on top, and MAC 'Quarry' shadow on the bottom
Mascara: MAC 'Zoomlash' in Zoomblack
MAC 'Viva Glam V' lipglass with MAC 'Love Nectar' mixed into it