Before the cameras roll on our favorite big and small screen celebs, they take a seat in the chair of a makeup artist, who transforms their look. One of those such celebs is Stephanie March. March and celebrity makeup artist Rebecca Perkins, who worked with March on the set of Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, teamed up to open makeup salon Rouge New York. I recently caught up with Perkins to talk beauty and get intel on her style favorites in fashion, beauty, and entertainment.
Tell us about the ‘dry bar for makeup’ concept.
Stephanie and I had always wondered why our makeup dynamic – having an artist who was solely there for a service to make you feel beautiful and not just to push product on you – didn’t exist in retail. Something streamlined and straightforward. Dry Bar started it for hair but we wanted to pioneer it for makeup.
What beauty items are always in your bag? A bright lipstick and a good hydrating mist. Also a mini sunscreen. I am loving the Coola makeup setting spray with SPF since it makes reapplying sunscreen so easy.
What beauty trend would you like to see go away? Nasal contouring.
What beauty myth would you like to dispel? That you can’t wear ‘X’ color. You can! Just find a shade that suits you. If you don’t want to, that’s different.
Who’s your beauty icon? Joan of Mad Men
What are your favorite TV show and film? Top Chef, Game of Thrones, and Moulin Rouge.
What are you listening to? Anything Feist or Paul Simon.
Perkins Shares Beauty Tips
- A fun new color of lipstick can literally change your mood for the better.
- The Kardashians didn’t invent contour and it can be done subtly with a beautiful effect without feeling or looking overdone.
- All makeup washes off. So don’t be scared to try something new.
Image source: Rebecca Perkins