Taking the time to find a renewed sense of energy and spirit might mean meditation or yoga for some. But, in my case — with a mind that is always racing onto the next thing — even the act of sitting still leaves me feeling more flustered than motivated. For me, wandering around and exploring a someplace that is new to me is something I find much more relaxing. Of course, there are also those go-to spots that I return to over and over again, where I know that just the smell of the air is powerful enough to make my heart soar. Discovering interesting culture and art and food and life, is the ultimate in rejuvenation for my mind and body. Letting my mind soar with possibility is always best
done where the experience of being is as important as the act of seeking. I’ve been so lucky in my life and career to have been able to experience so many amazing places that I have truly enjoyed. But there are definitely those incredibly special places that have me longing for more me time and a chance to come to a terms with my own most inspired moments.
1. SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO
The desert has always held my spirit close and made me feel connected to myself and Sante Fe is the ultimate desert town to become grounded in, if you want a mix of culture and calm. The galleries on Canyon Road — or maybe more so the ones hidden on side streets. The low road to Taos via the artists enclave of Madrid. Ten Thousand Waves Spa for a salt scrub and a soak in a tub hidden among the trees.
2. SHANGHAI, CHINA
More Western than they probably want you to think, yet completely authentic. Filled with modernity, tucked amidst centuries old temples and tightly packed street markets. Art is Continue reading →
How did you come to work on Euphoria?
I designed the makeup for a film called Under the Silver Lake, starring Andrew Garfield, and directed by David Robert Mitchell. The film was put out by the amazing A24, who are also very much responsible for bringing Euphoria to life, along with HBO. Based on my work on that film, A24 brought me in to interview with Sam Levinson, who was the writer, showrunner and director of the project. I also met with the director of the pilot, Augustine Frizzell.
The makeup on Euphoria is so experimental, how did you approach the design process?
I got most of my inspiration from Gen Z and experimental editorial makeup on Instagram, but I also drew from the late 1960s, taking inspiration from Twiggy, Nina Simone’s rhinestone eyebrow looks, as well 1970s Glam Rock moments. Gen Z is completely redefining what makeup can and should be used to do, by embracing a total freedom in expression and defying beauty and makeup norms.
Aside from designing the Euphoria makeup to be visually captivating and help propel the various story-lines forward, I was encouraged by Sam to Continue reading →
Kit Focus: Bright Eyes Limecrime Diamond Dew Liquid Eyeshadow in Aurora 20.00 Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel #62 13.00 Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Polar 14.00 MAC Liquilast Liner in Keep It Currant 22.00 Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner in Papaya Peach 22.00 Melt Eyeshadow in Lovesick 17.00 CAO Liquid Matte in Gold 18.00 Lemonhead Glitter in Commando 24.00 MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Lit Powder in Turquoise 21.00 Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Goldmine 22.00 Pat McGrath Labs Eyeshadow in Purple Reign 25.00 Dior On Stage Liner in Pink 30.50 Smith & Cult Glitterbaby in Blue to Pink 24.00 Graftobian Eyeshadow in Orange Geuse 14.00 Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner Stage Dive 21.00 Danessa Myricks Colorfix in Royalty 18.00
NARS High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner in Sunset Boulevard 24.00 MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Color Paint in Pink 25.00 Chanel Ombre Premiere in Pierre De Rose 36.00 Kryolan Proliner in Copper 22.95 Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow in Enchanted 24.00 Stilazzi Borderline Intense Gel Liner in Emerald 11.00 Ben Nye Aqua Glitter in Purple 10.00 MustaeV Eyeshadow in Deep Capri 13.00 Face Atelier Shimmer in Pink Glaze 22.00 MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan 18.00 Ben Nye F/X Creme Color Chrome Yellow 9.50 ESUM Duo Pencil in Rose Aubergine 20.00 MAC Pigment in Basic Red 22.00 Mehron iNtense Pro Pressed Pigment in Night Sky 11.50 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Color Pencil in Lava And So On 18.00 Cozzette Infinite Eyeshadow in Abundant 12.00
CONCEPT: KELLY CASTRO + STACY MCCLURE + DISTORTRAITS
How did you come to collaborate on Distortraits?
Kelly: We do a lot of beauty shoots with models coming through San Francisco. That work can tend to have a limited shelf life. The Distortraits came about as a way to re-purpose those images and to give them a new life. By distorting them in-camera, the picture becomes less a portrait of a specific person, and more of a symbol, reduced to mood, tone and form.
How often do you collaborate on projects? Kelly: We almost always work together whenever I have a booking. I have learned the lesson to never forgo professional makeup on a portrait shoot if I can help it. Stacy
is great at making people feel relaxed before going in front of the camera, which is a valuable asset. It’s why she’s always booked with commercial/corporate work.
What’s the best part of working with your spouse on creative projects?
Stacy: I love that Kelly is so motivated by the world around him. He is always taking in what inspires him, and his enthusiasm and attention to detail inspire me. We are both Continue reading →
How did you come up with the idea for Mr Eyeliner?
The idea behind Mr Eyeliner is that the eyeliners are truly created for all individuals. Many years ago, when I was a performer, young guys would come up to me after a show. They would tell me their stories of how they had to wear their sister’s or girlfriends’ eyeliner because they didn’t feel secure going to the store and buying eyeliner because they would be made fun of at the store. The original reasoning in creating Mr Eyeliner was to give everyone the freedom to purchase, wear and express themselves with eyeliners. Truly show that you can be yourself.
How did you become involved in the anti-bullying cause?
It was about four years ago. I started noticing bullying situations everywhere. No one seemed to have an outlet or safe place to discuss it. Too many just ignored it. I started searching the internet for Continue reading →
You’ve worked with Quentin Tarantino for more than a decade and designed the makeup for The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill Vol.1 & 2. How did you start working together? We met through a mutual friend, Julie Dreyfus, while he was writing Pulp Fiction. Then he seemed to be in every restaurant in Hollywood that I went to, and we would say hi. A couple of years later, Julie and I went to visit the set of Jackie Brown, and it was so much fun! I told Quentin when we left that I wanted to work on his next film, and I did not care if I was sweeping floors! He called me six years later and told me he was ready to do his film and reminded me that I had offered to sweep his floors. But I would not need to, instead I was going to department head Kill Bill.
With your history, how does the process of working on a Tarantino film differ from working with other directors? No matter how well you know him, you never just relax – he gives 250% and I do not want to give him less. But, of course, you do develop a shorthand and understanding that is helpful. He also starts having screenings of films that are nspiring him way before we start shooting. It glues everyone together and makes it easy to talk to people and work together.
What was your makeup design process like for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? Quentin is not traditional, and for some of the actors he preferred their iconic looks rather than the correct time period. It is his love story to Hollywood, his hometown, and how he remembers it. As soon as I started prep, the first thing I did was go with Janine Rath-Thompson, the hair department head, and visit costume designer, Arianne Phillips. She had been on the film for Continue reading →
The iconic Lady Gaga know not only for her musical talent but also pushing the boundaries in fashion has now delved into the beauty world, and rightly so with Haus Laboratories. Launching this Summer, at Haus Laboratories they say “beauty is how you see your self”. The beauty line made with Gaga’s longtime makeup artist Sarah Tanno, includes RIP Lip Liner, Le Riot Lip Gloss, Glam Attack, a liquid-to-powder shimmer, each available in six shades.
With this new line, Lady Gaga, wanted to create a line that’s not only life-altering, but create products that are multi-use, like the RIP Lip Liner, and Glam Attack, a shadow without fallout, that can also be used as a highlighter. We can’t wait to get our hands on these products and check out the versatility of the entire beauty line.
The entire Haus Laboratories product line ranging from $16-$49 will be available for preorder on July 15th at 3 am ET both at hauslabs.com and Amazon.
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How did you get your start in makeup? I went to college for theater at Florida State, and during my senior year a man came down from Broadway to show me how to do beards and quick wig changes. That is when I realized how much more fun it would be to help create the world with other creatives than just bringing one character to life. I graduated, went to hair school where I learned weave, braids, and minimal wigs, then went to Los Angeles to learn character and prosthetic makeup. Growing up a book worm, I was always kind of let down by the movie versions of books. But now I get it. What a challenge to be tasked with bringing a world to life and hoping people like it.
You also Department Head Stranger Things. Was there any overlap in shooting schedules? From the get-go, I told them I might have to leave at the end for the third season of Stranger Things. I pitched my key, Heidi Pakdel, to take over if that were the case. Natasha Lyonne was fine with it so long as everything was designed, prepped, and ready to go.
What was the makeup inspiration for Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) in Russian Doll? We knew we were going for a grungy, messy kind of smoky eye with her character. I pulled some smoky favorites of Natasha from events that she and I both liked and played with it for a little bit. I made a modern day Debbie Harry funky shape for her Continue reading →