August 29 2014

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3 posts tagged "Rick Baker"

Beauty Sound Bites: Monsters Inc.



“It was my hobby as a kid. I used to make monsters in my bedroom, [which was] my makeup laboratory—I slept amid monsters and toxic chemicals…I felt for the monsters; I was never afraid of them.”

In the case of Baker, it looks like nightmares really do come true. Above, we pay homage to one of Baker’s best (and most terrifying) paint jobs: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. While the artist initially didn’t think the pop star would be a “good candidate” for his type of makeup, when he watched the iconic dance filmed on-set for the first time, he said, “I’m witnessing something here—this is pretty cool.” Indeed.

Photo: RexUSA

Rick Baker Gives Good Face


If you’ve left your Halloween costume to the last minute, head straight to MAC to pick up an arsenal of acrylic paints and pencils, then try your hand at face painting inspired by Rick Baker. The legendary special-effects artist has earned seven Oscars (yes, one for every day of the week) for his work on movies like The Wolfman and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Not to mention, he’s the makeup mastermind behind Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Just in time for tonight, Baker created step-by-step tutorials for three silver-screen-worthy looks: a zombie, an updated version of the Bride of Frankenstein, or, my personal favorite, a colorful sugar skull from the Day of the Dead. After you watch the video above, set aside at least an hour to apply, then prepare to shock and awe.

Video: MAC Cosmetics

Amy Adams for Lacoste; The Fiercest Fragrance Of Them All; And More…


Shocking as this may be to believe, porcelain-skinned, flame-haired beauty Amy Adams has gone without a fragrance contract all these years. But Lacoste has remedied that oversight by signing the actress as the face of its new Eau de Lacoste scent. [WWD]

In other perfume news, it looks like Project Runway star Christian Siriano will be launching his first fragrance, “a fragrance which to me symbolizes the type of women I love to dress who is stylish, sophisticated, and powerful,” he says—and fierce, one assumes. [WWD]

MAC Cosmetics has just announced its latest collaborative coup, which involves teaming up with Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist Rick Baker on a new product line due out next fall. Baker, it should be noted, is responsible for the epic, physical transformations in movies like The Nutty Professor, Men in Black, and perhaps most notably, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. [WWD]

Kate Middleton’s fringe is making news across the globe, and now the approval ratings are in: 66 percent of Englanders are on board the bangs bandwagon. [Marie Claire UK]

Photo: Theo Wargo/ Getty Images