Temptalia Interviews Heidi Klum and her Makeup Artist Linda Hay

Heidi Klum and her makeup artist Linda Hay were taking questions and giving answers yesterday, and did you think we wouldn’t ask a few beauty-related ones ourselves?  Also, you can win a gown created by renowned fashion designer John Galliano, through the Diet Coke Red Dress sweepstakes at www.mycokerewards.com and support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For each sweepstake entry, Diet Coke will contribute $1, up to a total of $250,000, to the Foundation for NIH in support of women’s heart health research and awareness.

Temptalia:  What do you have to do differently to make the skin ready for the camera?

Linda Hay: Whether it’s the red carpet, a runway show or a photo shoot, the same principles apply for getting gorgeous, glowing skin. For the body, I always ask my client to exfoliate the night before or morning of the event so we can start with a fresh and smooth surface. I like to apply a 50/50 “cocktail” of Bare Bronze Gleaming Self-Tan Tint (for instant bronzing) with Bare Bronze Daily Glow Moisturizer (for moisturization and a fool-proof self-tan). I top bronzed skin with a shimmer powder like Sexy Little Things Ooh La La, drawing a line with the fluffy shimmer brush along the front of the arm from shoulder to fingers, and on the front of the leg from thigh to toes. This will help visually slim and make the skin glow when the camera’s flashbulb pops.

For the face, it’s important to see fresh and pretty skin underneath the makeup. The red carpet beauty icons are the ones whose skin is glowing, seemingly from within. Severe, pancake makeup is aging so I like to use a combination of concealer, bronzer, and blush for modern, sexy, and fresh red-carpet skin.

Temptalia:  How do you decide on what kind of colors to use for the occasion?

Linda Hay: The dress for the occasion dictates the makeup look. We’ll collaborate on the makeup style once Heidi puts on the dress and we get inspired.

Temptalia:  What keeps you feeling and looking sexy on the red carpet?

Heidi Klum: To look and feel sexy on the red carpet, all I need is my glossiest lip gloss in my clutch, my sexiest lingerie under the dress, and my hot man on my arm!