It’s true, most supermodels are born with the natural beauty gene and have the luxury of walking out of the house looking beautiful without so much as a swipe of chapstick. But like anyone, when they hit the red carpet they need a little pick-me-up, and models Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bündchen, and Marisa Miller look no further than celebrity makeup artist, Terri Apanasewicz, who’s known for creating flawless yet natural beauty looks.
Along with her A-list clientele, Terri has worked with a number of makeup lines and recently launched her own limited edition collection of lipsticks with ‘Tini Beauty. The collection features a colorful selection of long-lasting lipsticks that she swears by for the glamorous looks she creates for the red carpet.
With the Academy Awards just one week away, we caught up with the celebrity makeup artist to find out her favorite products, and the secret to achieving that natural beauty look.
Modelinia: Can you tell us a bit about your makeup collaborations? Any favorite product?
Terri: I work with a variety of products some which include: Amazing Cosmetics, Makeup Forever, Sonia Kashuk, Chanel, Liptini & Eyetini and MAC. A couple of my favorite must-have products are the Amazing Concealer from Amazing Cosmetics. This is the best concealer in my opinion and I use it with everyone I work with. I [also] love the new lipstick collection for Liptini. It comes in 5 shades and the texture is moisturizing and smooth yet lasts. And MAC’s fluidliner is my go-to gel liner.
Modelinia: You do makeup for the world’s biggest supermodels. Do you have any tips or secrets on how to get that effortless, natural supermodel beauty we see on everyone from Gisele to Marisa Miller?
Terri: I don’t try to cover up their natural beauty with makeup; instead I use makeup to enhance their loo and make them even more radiant. In most cases less is more and when you’re working with the likes of Gisele, Marisa, or Cindy, most of the work was done at birth. I like to keep skin fresh and natural; natural doesn’t always mean no makeup and I really like a dewy glowing cheek.
Modelinia: Is there a feature you like to play up more? Eyes? Lips? Cheekbones?
Terri: I love them all. It’s finding the balance to any look but I would say that the eyes are the most fun because there are so many variations to create.
Modelinia: With models traveling all the time, you must have some great experience covering up under eye circles. Any tips you’re willing to share?
Terri: Start with hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Sometimes when the model is getting her hair done you can apply a great eye pad like Signs Eye Mask from SK-II. This will give her that extra boost she might need for dark circles or puffy eyes.
Modelinia: Lastly, what’s the number one makeup item every girl should have?
Terri: Wow, this is a tough one because I think it really varies from person to person. But if I had to just say one I think a lipstick because usually a nice lip color can give your whole face a pick-me-up and you can also use it on your cheeks for blush in a pinch.