KIT FOCUS: KATE BEST

From our Fall 2017 issue we focus on the kit of Jennifer Lopez’s personal makeup artist on TV show Shades of Blue, Kate Best!

Regarded as one of the most well rounded and diverse artists in our industry, Kate Best has built a solid reputation as a makeup artist/designer who is able to transition between theater, television, editorial and fashion effortlessly. Kate began her work in makeup artistry working with photographer Richard Burbridge in London and together they moved to New York where a chance meeting with Chita Rivera changed the course of Kate’s career and life. She was asked to design Chita’s Broadway show Kiss of the Spiderwoman and then went on to design other iconic Broadway shows including Into The Woods, Chicago, Sunset Boulevard and The King and I. When Vanessa Williams replaced Chita in Spiderwoman, it was a meeting that would start a 23 year client/friend relationship with she and Vanessa teaming up for films, television, touring and personal appearances. Kate’s television work includes Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, 666 Park, 24 Legacy and Shades of Blue, on which she is Jennifer Lopez’s personal  makeup artist. Her clients also include Miley Cyrus, Farah Faucett, Selma Hayek, Adriana Lima, Naomi Campbell, Gillian Anderson, Liza Minelli and Viola Davis. Her work has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and Paper and has graced the red carpet at the Emmys, Oscars, Grammys and Billboard Awards. Kate was kind enough to share her must-have products that she counts on in her diverse and unique career.

3rd Degree Silicone Modeling Compound in Medium  Anastasia Brow Wiz® in Caramel  BeautyBlender Original  CHANEL Vitalumière Satin Fluid Makeup  SK-II Facial Treatment Mask  Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette  Hakuhodo J170HSBkSL Flat Lip Brush  Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in sc-4, sc-5 & sc-6 Yves Saint LaurenTouche Éclat in #3 Light Peach   La Mer Crème de La Mer  Cotton Swabs Thin  Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Natural Lighting Powder  Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil  MAC Liptensity Lipstick in DOE  La Mer The Lip Balm  Kevyn Aucoin The Foundation Brush  MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Loose Powder  Kylie Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Dolce  Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Palette  Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold  Herban Essentials Lavender Towelettes  Cozzette S165 Magic Blender Brush  Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum  Cle de PeauLuminizing Face Enhancer  Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Classic Mascara  Skin Illustrator FX Palette  Damone Roberts Latte Duo Eyebrow Powder  MAKE UP FOR EVERFoundation Brush Large  LuMee Duo iPhone Case  Esteé Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer  Tweezerman Slant Tweezer  Laura Mercier Skin Brightening Powder