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

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