February 10, 2017

In honor of New York Fashion Week, 3 makeup artists talk shop

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The world’s most beautiful people would like you to believe they just hopped out of bed looking good, but that’s not true. One of the open secrets of the fashion industry is that it takes a small army of stylists and makeup artists to get models Instagram-worthy and runway ready.

Believe it or not, models have to stay ready. At large fashion industry events, there’s always someone with a smartphone or a camera—even though half the people in the crowd have dead phones because they took too many pictures. We checked in with three celebrity makeup artists who buff the flaws from the flawless. Daniel Martin, Jamie Greenberg, and Christin Cook Zito make sure the celebrities they work for— Jessica Alba, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris, Dolly Parton, Chelsea Handler, and Kate Bosworth — are always ready for their close-up.

Photo Credit: Daniel Martin

1. How many unread texts / emails do you have right now?

Daniel: Zero!

Jamie: Zero

Christin: 0 unread, probably 30 unanswered. I’m notorious for reading things then forgetting to respond.

2. What’s the first app you check in the morning?

Daniel: Dark Sky for the weather. It helps dictate what I need to wear for the day!

Jamie: Mail

Christin: Instagram! I love it! Come find me!

3. What’s the last app you check at night?

Daniel: Instagram

Jamie: Instagram

Christin: Besides email and texts, probably Facebook!

4. What app do you use the most?

Daniel: Uber & Juno

Jamie: Instagram

Christin: Instagram, Facebook & My Fitness pal

5. What’s your favorite emoji?

Daniel: Black heart

Jamie: Red heart

Christin: ❤ all the way

6. What’s your battery freak-out point?

Daniel: I’m a worrier so 40%-45%

Jamie: I never let my phone battery get low enough to freak out. I always carry my really cute Powercell 3015c from Ventev and frantically plug in any chance I get!”

Christin: Less than 20% and I’m grabbing my Ventev Powercell 3015c!

7. What’s your favorite Instagram or Snapchat filter?

Daniel: Rise on Instagram

Jamie: The first one on Snapchat

Christin: Clarendon on Instagram. I don’t really use Snapchat, but I love that flower crown that makes everyone look like a goddess!

8. What’s your most-liked Instagram photo?

Daniel: A photo I took of my client Jessica Alba, sipping champagne before one of her premieres.

Jamie: A recent one I posted of former President Obama holding my nephew

9. What places are listed in your weather app?

Daniel: Paris, NYC & Los Angeles

Jamie: NYC; Los Angeles; Encino; Park City, Utah; Santa Barbara; Tulum; West Palm Beach; Rockville, Maryland; Ojai; Cupertino

Christin: Ha! Nashville; Las Vegas; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; and Lihue, Hawaii

10. What’s the craziest place you ever lost power to your phone?

Daniel: Santorini Greece. Lost power during sunset and couldn’t capture the moment, still pissed till this day!

Jamie: Night out with friends … we had an issue getting an Uber


On set touch ups today! Can you guess who I’m working with? #setlife

A photo posted by Jamie Greenberg (@jamiemakeupgreenberg) on


Want to see some great shots of the celebs our panelists have worked with? Or are you looking for videos for how to get that look? Check out Daniel, Jamie and Christin on their social channels below!


Daniel Martin: Instagram: @dmartnyc // Twitter: @dmartnyc


Jamie Greenberg: Instagram: @jamiemakeupgreenberg // Twitter: @jamiemakeup // YouTube: Jamie Greenberg // Website: jamiemakeup.com


Christin Cook Zito: Instagram: @christincookzito // Twitter: @christinczito // YouTube: Christin Cook Zito // Website: christincookzito.com


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