The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has announced nominations for the 9th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards! The MUAHS Awards represent a spectrum of outstanding achievements in makeup and hair styling artistry in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. Winners will be honored at the MUAHS gala, returning to a live-in-person ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, February 19, 2022. The announcement was made by MUAHS President Julie Socash. The nominees for Outstanding Make-Up Artists can be found below and the full list of nominees can be found at www.local706.org
FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Contemporary Make-Up
Black Widow – Paul Gooch, Paula Price, Deborah LaMia Denaver
Coming 2 America – Merc Arceneaux, Vera Steimberg, Trent Simmons, Caroline Monge
Don’t Look Up – Liz Bernstrom, Julie LeShane, Claudia Moriel, Joseph Dulude ll
How did you come to work on The Eyes of Tammy Faye?
Jessica Chastain asked for me — we have collaborated on 15 projects and I feel very fortunate that we do so well together. She always chooses such interesting characters to play, and from my perspective, that allows me to be constantly challenged as an artist.
What sort of research did you do?
One of the first things I did was watch The Eyes of Tammy Faye documentary. I also pulled from TV interviews, vintage magazines, vintage photos, and albums from eBay — the album covers were particularly useful, as they provided period color reference and showed how Jim and Tammy looked during specific years of their life. I created boards with Continue reading →
In 2020, due to the pandemic and for the first time in its more than two decade history, The World Bodypainting Festival live program had to be cancelled. But not being one for sitting on the sidelines waiting to be able to join together again in person, the program’s founder Alex Barendregt decided to go online with the event. The virtual event was a great success and while the 2021 event was originally planned to go live again in Klagenfurt, Austria, the ongoing pandemici ssues made this impossible so Alex once again went onlinew ith the program with an even more spectacular programt hat the first virtual program.
This will mark the second year that the World
Bodypainting Festival has been held virtually. How was this year’s event received by the WBF community?
The community fully understood that we had to cancel the live event again. The response to another virtual event was incredible. They loved being able to Continue reading →
How did you get your start in makeup?
Since I remember myself as a young girl I had a passion to make art. I grew up in Israel where my mother was a fashion and bridal dress designer. We had a beauty salon, so I was always around beauty, fashion and style, I did makeup on all my friends for par ties — mostly carnival parties. I was also a dancer performing on stages and doing the makeup for my dancer friends.
After my military service in Israel, I was walking in the streets of Tel Aviv and I saw a makeup school in front of me. In the school window was incredible creative makeup and body painting photos, really masterpieces. When I saw then I knew immediately, that is Continue reading →
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How did you come to work on House of Gucci?
Jana Carboni: I worked for a long time with the amazing Tina Earnshaw as her key makeup artist, also on some of Ridley Scott’s films. When Ridley started to crew up for Gucci, I was asked to join them. The movie was going to be filmed on the location between Northern Italy and Rome and they were looking for some Italian fashion and glamour knowledge and they thought of me.
Sarah Tanno: I have worked with Lady Gaga since 2009. I’ve had the most wonderful opportunities to learn and expand my career because of the versatility of her artistry. Ridley Scott has been a huge inspiration in a lot of my fashion work so having the opportunity to work with him and Gaga together was sensational.
What sort of research or prep did you do for the project?
JC: I started with a massive photo reference. I went through countless photos, books, documentaries about that era and the Gucci Family, and watched films shot in those years. Together with hair designer Giuliano Mariano, we had several Continue reading →
Where do you live now?
I live in a small rural town about 15 minutes from Princeton, NJ.
What’s your sign?
I’m a Capricorn and a textbook one at that.
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I didn’t know what I wanted to do specifically but I knew that I wanted to be in show business in some capacity.
How did that transpose into working in photography?
I became a photographer quite haphazardly. I didn’t set out to become one, it sort of just happened. I was working as a model/waiter for a few years when, at the age of 28, I got a camera as a gift from a very good friend of mine. Up until that point, I was just coasting, working as a model, which did take me around the world. I credit those travels for my art and cultural education.
Once I received that camera, something magical happened. It became a conduit for self-expression that I wasn’t able to tap into prior. I instantly became consumed and Continue reading →
What was your research process like for Halston?
I studied extensive research. I often find replicating hues of colors from books, old magazines or photographs a challenge. In order to find authentic shades true to the period, it is best to create a color scheme. Shades of lipsticks or blush often require the mixing and blending of colors in order to find the right hues that translate, for example, on the actor’s lips to match the era. Finding nuances requires tweaking. Whether it’s lipstick, blush, contour, eyeshadow, all needs to translate appropriately. We shot in high definition, a further challenge to replicating shades of colors. On occasion, it has happened that I was not aware of filters that were used, which can be a startling revelation, not necessarily the fun kind.
You shut down during filming due to Covid. What was that experience like?
We started filming Halston about four weeks before we got shut down. News started trickling in of other shows shutting down and of friends getting sick. We came in on a Friday the 13th in March and were sent home for Continue reading →
How did you get your start in the beauty industry?
I sketched a charcoal image of Diana Ross in high school and it won first place out of all 50 States, which allowed me the opportunity to study for a Semester at Rutgers University under all the great art teachers. One day the makeup crew didn’t show
up for the Drama Dept. and the teacher asked us to step in after explaining to us that painting a canvas and face are basically the same things. Looking back I now realize that this was my intro into the beauty industry. First makeup job was at a counter for
Fashion Fair and then I graduated to MAC in the late ’90s. From there I went on to do brows at Anastasia where she personally taught me about balance and structure.
Do you approach working with a celebrity differently than working on other clients?
Actually, I don’t. I treat all my clients with respect. I think it’s your birthright as a human being. My staff and my celebrities always tease me because I have no idea who anyone is, and haven’t seen most of their projects. I’ve been busy building my own dreams. It’s a lot of work running your own company. I remember saying one night at closing to the Continue reading →