2012 Golden Globes with Lina Hanson
2012 Golden Globes With Lina Hanson
Experience the Golden Globes Through the Eyes of a Celebrity Makeup Artist
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!