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2012 Golden Globes with Lina Hanson

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2012 Golden Globes With Lina Hanson

Experience the Golden Globes Through the Eyes of a Celebrity Makeup Artist

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In Hollywood, January and February are busy times for makeup artists, with shows like the Golden Globes, SAG awards, People’s Choice Awards, and the Oscars all happening at once. Awards show season is something I look forward to every year. It’s a chance to create a look for an actor or actress that will be talked about for months to come.

A couple of months before awards season starts, my hardworking agents book me for the clients that will be attending the shows. Pre-booking appointments is crucial; it ensures that every celeb will have someone on-hand to take care of their hair and makeup. This year, I had two clients that were attending the Golden Globes, and one who was attending the after-parties, where numerous photos would also be taken.

I spend the night before the awards making sure I have everything ready for the next day: false eyelashes, makeup removers, clean makeup brushes, blotting papers, etc. One of my clients emailed me photos of the dress she was planning on wearing—a beautiful black gown—and I immediately start brainstorming ideas of how I can do her makeup. Of course, I always wait until I see the whole look before deciding on anything; I want to make sure everything works well together.

I start my work day by grabbing a cup of coffee for the road. I get to my first client around 10:30am, and she shows me the gorgeous green dress that she will be wearing. She has fair skin, so I decide to go for a makeup look with brown and gold tones; it will complement the dress very well, and it will work with her skin tone. It takes me about an hour and a half to do her makeup, while we chat about pretty much everything. She’s very happy with the end result. Before I head over to my next job, I make sure she has powder, blotting papers, and touch-up lipstick for the red carpet.

My next client has an appointment at 12:30pm. When I arrive, her hair has already been done, and it looks beautiful. I see the dress she had emailed me pictures of, and it looks even more stunning in person. I decide to keep the eye makeup pretty soft and natural, putting more focus on the lip. Berry-pink lips are really hot right now, so we experiment with different shades until we find the perfect one. The makeup look takes me about an hour and a half to complete. After she puts on her dress, jewelry, and shoes, I check her makeup again. We finish the makeup look with some powder, and I give her some blotting papers and some touch-up lipstick to apply before she walks down the red carpet. I snap a quick picture of her before I leave. She looks amazing!

I have a couple of hours to myself before I head over to Santa Monica, where my last client of the day will be attending a Golden Globes after-party. I’m a bit early, so I set up my makeup and take a look at the dress she will be wearing. It’s a beautiful orange gown. I discuss some ideas with the hairstylist before we start. The hairstylist decides to do a sleek and sexy ponytail, so I opt for a smoky eye and nude lip, to complement the dress and hair. Once my client has her dress on, I reapply some lipstick, spread some anti-shine where it’s needed, and she is out the door.

I head home after a long and eventful day. The first thing I do is log onto my computer to see all the images of my clients on the red carpet. They all look amazing, and I’m very happy. I call my agent to find out what other jobs I have coming up this week. We still have a few more awards shows this month, and the bookings are already coming in!

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