Make-up Artist

“I believe that all women are pretty without makeup- but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.” ~ Bobbi Brown

“Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment.” ~ Pat McGrath

“We makeup artists are a unique bunch of people; we don’t have the classic brain, the classic training, but we’re creative, so we figure it out.” ~ Bobbi Brown

“Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.” ~ Kevyn Aucoin

“It is said that no star is a heroine to her makeup artist.” ~ Richard Corliss

“As a makeup artist, I learned quickly that the color of your lips affects the way a lipstick looks. If you see your friend wearing a great color, don’t assume it will be right for you.” ~ Bobbi Brown

“Whether you are sixteen or over sixty, remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist.” ~ Helena Rubinstein

“Beauty, to me is about being comfortable in your own skin.” ~ Gwyneth Paltrow

“Generally I would say that I’m not a super-adventurous shadow girl. I’m all about a lip, eyebrow, and mascara, but through the years, working with different talented makeup artists, I learned how awesome eye makeup can be if you get it right. That’s how we got the colors we came up with.” ~ Gwen Stefani

“No amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart.” ~ Kevyn Aucoin

“Every makeup artist has a straw somewhere on them, pretty much at all times. They’re pros, and it’s a lot easier to sip things backstage and not mess with your lipstick that way. You learn fast to always ask for a straw when your makeup is done.” ~ Kendall Jenner

“In a pinch, I could always get work in pictures as a makeup artist.” ~ Lana Wood

“Every photoshoot, I’m always asking the makeup artist what they’re using on me, and I’ll go out and get it.” ~ Denise Richards

“Whenever possible, I try to get a professional to do my makeup, because the idea of putting together a flawless look intimidates me. I like to be open to a makeup artist’s ideas on the look they want to create, but I always ask to keep my foundation pretty lightweight and luminescent.” ~ Amanda Crew

“My makeup artist, Tonya Brewer, taught me the importance of moisturizing daily. Hydration is a must if you want pretty, dewy skin – which I love.” ~ Bella Thorne

“It’s a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain.” ~ Rick Baker

“I’ve definitely learned more about myself through experimentation over the years – which products work best for my skin and tricks from various makeup artists I’ve been lucky enough to work with.” ~ Ashley Greene

“I really don’t wear a lot of makeup, but my makeup artist Priscilla Ono has taught me the basics.” ~ Amber Rose

“I’ve been a makeup artist since I was 12 and it was always a dream of mine back them to have my own line. I would spend hours every night recreating looks I saw in my mother’s Cosmo magazines and it was my escape. When you come from a poor background and a family full of alcoholics, you don’t fully understand what that means when you’re a little kid. I found art and makeup, it changed my life.” ~ Jeffree Star

“One of the makeup artists once dyed my dog blue with vegetable blue.” ~ Mia Kirshner

“There are makeup artists sometimes that have a jade face roller. If you’re really tired those are really good.” ~ Gwyneth Paltrow

“It makes my makeup artist’s life easier. [Plus] it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now.” ~ Kelly Ripa

“We define content very broadly. Representing chefs, designers, makeup artists – it’s all important.” ~ Ari Emanuel

“If I’m talking to a photographer, I’m talking to a stylist, I’m talking to a makeup artist, we’re kind of creating and collaborating and making something that is artwork and is special and is different.” ~ Chloe Grace Moretz

“There’s not a hair extension or a makeup artist that can make me feel the way I feel when I give back” ~ Beverly Johnson

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” ― Yves Saint Laurent

“Makeup is malleable and mercurial: The biggest joy I have every day is the opportunity to create, to play, and to invent with something I’ve loved forever.” – Pat McGrath

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

“Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face. Play with colors, shapes, structure—it can transform you.” – François Nars

.”Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.” – Lady Gaga

“To me, the essence of truly modern makeup is the freedom to be yourself, to express who you are.” – François Nars

“Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment.” – Pat McGrath

“I just like playing with makeup and clothes–so I really don’t feel like there are rules, and if there are rules, then I think it’s up to you to break them.” – Kesha

“My dad used to say makeup was a shallow girl’s sport, but it’s not. It’s armor.” – Courtney Summers

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” – Coco Chanel

“That’s one of the things I love about makeup–you can change your whole attitude by just doing your eyeliner or lipstick differently.” – Beyoncé

“Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late.” – Unknown

“‎Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color – it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively.” – Roberta Gately

“When I put on makeup, I’m not doing it to pander to antiquated patriarchal ideals of feminine beauty. I’m doing it because it makes me feel good.” – Sophia Amoruso

“But if you want to know who the scariest person in the group is, look for the one who’s been fighting zombies without smearing her eyeliner.” – Mira Grant

“Perfect isn’t normal, nor is it interesting. I have no features without makeup. I am pale. I have blond lashes. You could just paint my face—it’s like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.” – Amy Adams

“Calliope leaned forward on the vanity, which was littered with gleaming silver beauty wands and powders and a fresh manicolor mitt—all of it arrayed carefully before her, like weapons polished and laid out for battle. Her own lethal tools, which had always made her so dangerously beautiful.” – Katharine McGee

“Makeup can be used to express yourself… Those experiences should not be limited to women. Everyone should be free to be as colorful as they want to be.” – Ian Thomas Malone

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I feel beautiful without makeup on, but when I do put makeup on, it just gives me this extra pop.” – Cardi B

“I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.” – Kevyn Aucoin

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” – Mindy Kaling

“What I love most about makeup is that you can’t get attached to one thing, one idea, or one approach—and once you’ve achieved perfection, you have to wipe it all off and start over the next day.” – Pat McGrath

“Makeup can help you capture a moment.” – Carine Roitfeld

“Foundation should unify tone, but it shouldn’t take away the individuality of the skin.” – François Nars

Makeup is an art form for me. It’s a form of expression, and it’s such a cool way to get my creative juices flowing.” – James Charles

“Makeup is the finishing touch, the final accessory.” – Marc Jacobs

“I grew up in a makeup chair. And to see the women around me getting ready was so aspirational. It’s about mothers and daughters, a girl watching her mom at a vanity table.” – Drew Barrymore

“We’re just so lucky as women to be able to wear [makeup]. If you’re having a bad day, you can change that.” – Gwen Stefani

“I love natural beauty, and I think it’s your best look, but I think makeup as an artist is so transformative.” – Marina Diamandis

“I love fashion, and I love changing my style, my hair, my makeup, and everything I’ve done in the past has made me what I am now. Not everyone is going to like what I do, but I look back at everything, and it makes me smile.” – Victoria Beckham

“I can’t wear a little makeup. I have to wear a lot of makeup or no makeup.” – Betsey Johnson

“Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty—it’s a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside.” – Michelle Phan

“Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up.” – Anne Lamott

“The notion that wearing makeup is anti-feminist is silly. Cleopatra pretty much invented the eyeliner, and she ruled a kingdom!” – Natasha Scripture

“Makeup transforms me. I feel like I’m in disguise when I walk my dog without makeup on.” – Maye Musk

“I love being super–tough, but if I need to put on a dress and do my hair and makeup, I can do that too.” – Elizabeth Rodriguez

“I believe in manicures, I believe in overdressing, I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Makeup ignites a psychological transformation of both the wearer and the observer.” – Richard Phillips

“Foundation should unify tone, but it shouldn’t take away the individuality of the skin.” – François Nars

“Cosmetics is the science of a woman’s cosmos.” – Karl Kraus

“What red can do for the spirit, it can also do for the face.”

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

“Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside.”

“Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside.

Unless you eat the make-up.”

“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.”

“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.”

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.”

“The intoxication of rouge is an insidious vintage known to more girls than mere man can ever believe.”

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

“Caring about beauty, it is necessary to start with the heart and soul, otherwise no makeup will not help.”

“Any woman can look her best if she feels good in her skin. It’s not a question of clothes or makeup. It’s how she sparkles.”

“Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.”

“There are no ugly women, only lazy.”

“If you’re going to be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

“There are more important things than outward appearance. No amount of makeup can cover an ugly personality.”

“I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.”

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

“Makeup can make a woman look more beautiful at every age.”

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”

“To me, beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything.”

“Personalized beauty is about each woman being able to create her own makeup routine that complements her coloring and style.”

“There are no rules when it comes to makeup!”

“Makeup is about balance. When the eye makes a statement, the lips should be quiet.”

“Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret.”

“That’s why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.”

“I believe that all women are pretty without makeup, and can be pretty powerful with the right makeup.”

“Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face. Play with colors, shapes, structure – it can transform you.”

“I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.”

“Makeup is part of my daily routine. It’s the time in my mornings when I can concentrate on me, and me alone. Giving yourself the kind of attention is so important – and is something that is definitely glossed over by too many women.”

“Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare, it means you can wear less makeup and let skin shine through.”

“Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment.”

“You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.”