Whether they’re gracing magazine covers or walking the red carpet, celebrities seem pretty flawless. With clear complexion, perfectly coiffed hair and dazzling features, you’d think they were born that way. The secret behind their glamour, however, is probably a top celebrity makeup artist.
Celebrity makeup artists work wonders on many celebrities. The path to becoming a professional makeup artist may be tough, but here are a few who have made their way to the top.
Scott Barnes is one of the few top celebrity makeup artists. Barnes came to New York City planning to be a fine-arts painter, but soon found that his artistic talents extended into the world of fashion. Some of Barnes’ work has been showcased on popular magazines such as Elle, InStyle, and Rolling Stone. The celebrities with whom he has worked include Beyonce, Celine Dion, and even Gwyneth Paltrow. He is most known for his work with Jennifer Lopez. He created “The Glow,” a monochromatic, bronzed look, for Lopez.
Another top celebrity makeup artist is Troy Jensen, who has worked with celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Bynes, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez and Rachel McAdams, to name a few. His work has appeared in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Vanity Fair. He has also done makeup for music videos and has been featured on MSN’s Style Studio. Jensen has also begun photographing celebrities like Nicky Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
Joanna Schlip is a celebrity makeup artist who has also authored her own book titled Glamour Gurlz: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Great Make-up and Gurl Smarts. Among the celebrities that Schlip has worked with are Angelina Jolie, Geoffrey Rush, Sophia Bush, Rachel Bilson, Rosario Dawson, and Kate Beckinsdale. She has also done work with magazines like Self¸ People, and Women’s Day. Schlip got her start with French Vogue, and since then has continued to create unique looks in order to help everyone look his or her best.
Yet another top celebrity makeup artist is Pati Dubroff. Dubroff has created looks for actresses like Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth. Dubroff, like many other top celebrity makeup artists, has had her work featured in W, Glamour, and American Vogue. Her signature look is “classic yet distinguished,” according to her personal website. Dubroff has also worked with renowned photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Mark Seliger. When she creates looks, she accentuates a woman’s intrinsic beauty.
Billy Brasfield, also known as Billy B, is a celebrity makeup artist who is most known for his work with Lady Gaga, and has also worked with Keri Hilson, Cindy Crawford and Sharon Stone. Billy B was the man behind Lady Gaga’s looks in music videos such as “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way,” and “Telephone.” His work has also appeared in fashion magazines like British Elle, Time, and Vanity Fair. Though he had a humble start behind the makeup counter of Macy’s in Herald Square, he has since risen to the top of the makeup world.