Secret behind the electrifying appearances of the celebrities is none other than the makeup artists. From Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart to Britney and Madonna, makeup artists play a vital role in enhancing the beauty of the celebrities. It is just not about the film stars, but models and television actors. Let us look at the top 10 famous makeup artists in US.
An Afro-American has his hands and makeup brushes on the world famous supermodels. He is one of the highest paid makeup artists, not in the United States, but in the whole world! His salary a day is no lesser than $3500, which doesn’t count his travelling allowance, overtime allowances and other expenses incurred. He created fabulous makeovers in some famed celebrities, namely Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, and many more. He is very successful as he broke the traditional way of putting on the makeup! He broke the color barrier and was hired by Revlon as their spokesperson, as the very first Afro-American! Sam Fine also launched his own book.
One of the truly passionate makeup artists in the US, know the secret how to paint beautifully on a woman’s face. Yes, you read it right. Charlie Green effortlessly uses the faces of the celebrities as canvas to play with the makeup. She doesn’t follow any hard and soft rules for makeup. Also, she loves to explore new and fascinating ideas, yet all her experiments brought some mesmeric output! In fact, her free spirits about makeup and grooming the celebrities just appear on her face. The confidence and innovation together with her passion, made her a successful, most prominent makeup artist. What not to love, she has a huge fan followers and endorses innumerable brands.
Carmindy Kathryn Bowyer
Carmindy, a Native American makeup artist rose to fame for her impeccable work on the television show, What Not to Wear! Yes, a professional makeup artist should be familiar with what not to wear, what not to choose and what doesn’t fit on us! It was just all about the simple makeup advice, some interesting yet lesser known makeup hacks and getting that perfection. Later, she worked with many famous international fashion and exclusive women’s magazines, namely, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Essence, Gq, etc. She also has a unique line of cosmetic brand named after her and her business partner, Coty’s Sally Hansen Brand. The brand features the makeup products based on natural tints. She is also a beauty writer and published author! She published three books, featuring the dynamic beauty and makeup tips. She lives in Miami and New York City.
Hope you heard about the Bobby brown line of cosmetics! It was named after the founder, Bobbi Brown, one of the renowned makeup artists in the USA. A veteran, experienced and a terrific makeup artist. She has so for published eight books on beauty and makeup. Bobbi Brown loved to experiment different shades. She in earlier years worked with a chemist to form different neutral lipstick shades, which were launched in her label. Think about lipstick shades, we do love to some juicy dark or rosy lips! She made a brave move to introduce neutral lipstick shades. And this bravery and quest to bring the unusual shades something new made her achieve great heights. Many Hollywood celebrities and television stars rely on Bobbi Brown.
Is there a makeup artist in United States where most of the celebrity Alisters just gives more preference and priority? It could be none other than Mally Roncal! Belong to a second generation Filipino American, New York is Mally’s home town. While she worked with most of the top celebrities in the Hollywood industry, she started her career as a fashion designer. The career in as a makeup artist kick started as a freelancer, and she had innumerable celebrity clients. Her source of inspiration for unique makeup is stolen from her mother’s ordeal. When you look good, you feel good, this is her motto and she just achieves it every time. Mally makes many guest appearances in popular tv shows, and launched the brand, Mally Beauty.
Makeup artist! The profession isn’t just limited to adorning the celebrities, enhancing the appearance. It means a lot and also includes the special makeup effects. Hope you got it right. Stan Winston is a renowned name in the Special effects makeup, rather the creator of the special effects makeup. Stan Winston gave life to ghostly appearance, cruel villains, sculpting, toning and molding the face and body to get the sophisticated complex appearance. Terminator, Iron Man, Predator series of movies, and of course, the all time favorite Jurassic Park – all the movies are advanced to another level, by this award winning makeup artist. He is no more with us, but his masterpieces live forever.
Isn’t there a tough contender for the special effects makeup artist? Yes! It was none other than the Oscar award winner, Rick Baker. The professional makeup artist, renowned for his special effects makeup won the most number of Oscar awards. He even holds a Guinness record as he was the only individual who won 7 academy awards. Specialized in prosthetic makeup, Rick Baker is also a hairstylist and an avid actor! Some of the best works include, An American Werewolf, The Exorcist, Beauty and the Beast, Batman Forever, and many more.
Pac McGrath, an influential name in the makeup world! Accredited and crowned by Vogue as the best makeup artist, Pat never had any relevant training in makeup or fashion. Inspired by her mother, she just had a certificate from a foundation course on art. With self-initiation, passion and interest she pursued her dream in the runaway fashions. The extreme flexibility combined with innovation, she became one of the most prominent makeup artists in the US.
Don’t you love the dimpled chirpy actress, Drew Barrymore? Then share your love for her with Gucci Westman. Raised in multiple culture and countries, provided Gucci Westman unlimited inspirations, ideas and of course, the typical styles of every country blended in her unique way. Gucci Westman is loved for her ability to create a magical appearance. Her style of makeup enhances the look which depicts the sensuality that makes women more attractive, not too overpowering. It’s not just about Drew Barrymore. Natalie Portman and many celebrities enjoyed the bliss of makeup. Gucci Westman also honored with different titles.
Remember Mrs. Doubtfire? Of course, you cannot forget her. The credit goes to Ve Neill, aka, Mary Flores, who manifested the perfect Mrs. Doubtfire with her unique style of magical makeup. Ve Neill won the Oscar award for her impeccable work, as Best Makeup for Mrs. Doubtfire. Besides, she won two more academy awards and was also nominated for 8 times at the academy awards. She proudly holds back to back hits with impeccable depiction of unique characters crafted with her makeup brush. One of the most notable films, the clumsy, chirpy and adorable Johnny Depp and his crew in the entire series of Pirates of the Caribbean Movie.