At 45 years old, with two kids, and over 15 years in the industry, Jennifer Lopez still has that glow. After shutting down every red carpet she attended this award season, it’s clear why she is the queen of all things beauty. Celebrity makeup artist Rokael Lizama, who has worked with Beyoncé, the Kardashians, and Christina Milian, shows us how to get a J.Lo-inspired look and shares his tips for creating fuller-looking lips a la Kylie Jenner, without going under the knife.
Kardashian sisters, we’re really happy for you, but the Foster sisters are about to have the best reality show about not ever making a reality show of all-time. Erin and Sarah Foster are the star-duo of VH1′s new show Barely Famous. The writer and actress aren’t new to the limelight, growing up in the Hollywood scene. So if you’re going to be filmed, why not look amazing? That’s where wardrobe stylist for the series’ Jamie Schneider and hairstylist Scotty Cunha come in.
We chatted with Jamie and celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendaño, who did the makeup for the show’s promo, about their experience with the Barely Famous cast and their work with top celebrities around the world.
Jamie Schneider Other Clients: Britney Spears, Nicole Richie, Eva Mendez, Julianne Hough, Abigail Breslin
How was it working with Erin and Sarah on Barely Famous?
Jamie Schneider: It was great. Erin and Sara are like sisters to me, so I know their bodies very well and what works for them, which makes working together not only successful but fun!
Who came up with the final wardrobe selection for the show? It was definitely a collaborative effort. We worked together to discuss what “vibe” both Sara and Erin wanted to put out and were all in accord with what we wanted. Everyone ended up happy in the end.
What’s your favorite memory from working on the the show? My favorite memory of the show was watching the girls on set. To watch these brilliantly funny ideas come to life made me really proud of them. Especially the scene where Erin is dressed up as a banana and Sara is in a slinky bikini.
What does your day look like on set? Every show is different. It normally involves knowing, a night or two before, what scenes will be shot the following day. Therefore, I can get to set and have everything steamed and prepped and accessorized. Then, it normally goes smoothly as all outfits are typically fit way in advance and tailored.
What is your process and approach for styling television shows? My approach is to find things that not only look good on the clients figure but that are appropriate for the camera. You need to check on pattern, contrast, and color, as well as the shape. Close pinstripes, for example, create a wavy pattern on television.
What are some of the things you consider in regards to wardrobe selection when working with your younger clients like Abigail Breslin? You always have to consider age and body type. It is different for everyone — and you most certainly don’t want to make a young girl grow up faster than she has to! Oh, and it’s important for the client to have fun and feel good in what they are wearing.
Any recent celeb red carpet looks you love? Kate Hudson and Emma Stone at the Golden Globes. Margot Robbie, Rosamund Pike, and Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars.
When it comes to celebrity teams, hairstylist Tokyo Stylez knows how to make magic happen.
An expectant Molly Sims looks every bit the model mom on the latest cover of The Bump. The Las Vegas alum opens up about getting pregnant at 41, husband Scott Stuber‘s obsession with picking out their daughter’s name, and their 2-year-old son Brooks.
On getting pregnant at 41: “I got pregnant with my son at 38 while on my honeymoon, but I had a harder time with her. People always think, ‘Oh, you have to take care of yourself once you get pregnant, or when you have the baby,’ but your body is like a garden. You have to feed it and make sure it’s fertile before you even start trying. I saw a great acupuncturist who put me on fertility teas, and I worked with Lori Bregman, a phenomenal coach, who really helped me get ready to have this baby. She was my support system, and I swear by her fertility smoothies, which I drank every day.”
On her husband being obsessed with picking out their daughter’s name: “Yes. Scott is pretty much obsessed with the name. He wants it to represent not just when they’re a newborn but also how it will sound in a board meeting. He’ll do crazy stuff like announce the name like a football player—’Brooks Stuber, number 59 for the Patriots!’ He also makes PowerPoint presentations with columns so he can see first names with middle names.”
On if she’s stressed about having two young children soon: “I can tell you the things I stressed about with Brooks like breastfeeding—he was born with a tooth like a vampire!—I won’t stress about with her. I’m actually more worried about Brooks. The time we had with just him has been amazing. I’m so excited for our daughter to arrive, but at the same time I’m going to miss that alone time with him. It’s something I really cherished these past two and a half years.”