September 10, 2012
My dear friend, Scott Barnes, is a world-renowned celebrity makeup artist and true creative genius. He’s perhaps best known for giving Jennifer Lopez her famous “lit-from-within” glow (read his behind-the-scenes account of their time together in this month’s issue of Allure magazine). Now he’s just come out with his second book, Face to Face, the follow-up to his bestselling first book, About Face. Packed with gorgeous before and after photos, step by step instructions, and intimate interviews with celeb subjects like Kim Kardashian, Raquel Welch, and Vanessa Williams, his new book is an everyday style guide that any woman can use.
Having seen his amazing work on the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair, I was so flattered and honored and excited when Scott asked me to be part of his book. (Check out my transformation – and Mohawk!) I sat down with him the other day and asked him about his beauty philosophy.
Q: Why did you write this book?
Scott: My message has always been clear: Everyone has the ability to transform, and makeup is an easy and fun way to change and enhance your own unique beauty.
Q: What do celebrities know that the rest of us should know?
Scott: When you look your best, you feel good about yourself and the world takes notice. Confidence commands respect!
Q: What are the beauty essentials that every woman needs?
Scott: The top three beauty must-haves are: Mascara (my favorite is Lancome); lip gloss (I like Dior); and Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
Want to win a signed copy of Face to Face? Send me an email to and tell me when you feel the most beautiful. I’ll pick a winner at random and Scott will sign a book for you!