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Beauty Tips From Celebrity Makeup Artist Jami Svay

Want a red carpet-ready look? Celebrity Makeup Artist, Jami Svay, shares her beauty tips and makeup secrets on the blog.
Red carpets are bittersweet. From galas to premieres, you can expect to see each and every celebrity is dressed to the nines in gorgeous, flowing designer gowns we may not all have the budget for. While you might not have the funds to rock a Marchesa gown every day of the week, star-worthy makeup is completely attainable. We had the pleasure of chatting with Jami Svay, the talented celebrity makeup artist and creator of Tastee Cosmetics, about ultimate beauty tips to add to your routine. Svay’s star-studded clientele includes Meghan Trainor, Brooklyn Decker, Angie Harmon and Michael Jordan—just to name a few. She’s also brought beautiful visions to life on the runway with brands like Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Billy Reid, CALLE and Rodarte, among others.

Svay gave red carpet report card for the year, beauty tips and tricks and ways to score an Academy-approved look.

Beauty Tips with Jami Svay

Jami Svay

What are the biggest beauty trends you’re seeing this award show season? Flawless skin is a must during award season. Red lips are NOT going anywhere. Mascara paired with falsies for full on major glam. 

How can we achieve the look at home? Great makeup starts with good skincare, for maximum results exfoliate to reveal fresh skin Try: Kate Sommerville ExfoliKATE. Red lips are classic my favorite is Le Metier de Beaute in Signature Red. This shade works well with most skin tones. Try lining them after you apply your lipstick for a long-lasting pout.

What’s the trick to getting high-coverage for red carpet events? A great primer really gives your foundation longevity and gets the most out of it. From filling in lines and wrinkles to adding a luminous glow. Try: Laura Geller primer in Champagne Spackle.

What’s in your makeup bag that you’d recommend for readers?  Lip gloss…I feel incomplete without it. It’s the icing on the cake for me. Try: NARS in Belize. (It’s my favorite.)

What’s the one beauty rule you live by? Sleep…good beauty starts from within.

You have a pretty impressive portfolio. What’s been your favorite celebrity makeup session and why? Well, she’s not a “celebrity” but she was a really big fashion model in the 70s’. She’s walked the runway with Jerry Hall and Lauren Hutton. I LOVE hearing her stories. Nights at Studio 54, who designers thought were trash. I love nostalgia! Every time I do her makeup for an event we talk for hours. It’s like I step through a portal in time.

Want a red carper-ready look? Celebrity Makeup Artist, Jami Svay, shares her beauty tips and makeup secrets on the blog.

 You’ve been doing makeup for more than 15 years. What’s been you favorite #girlboss moment? I got to be the lead makeup artist for an Oscar de la Renta fashion show. He was so gracious and I loved being apart of his team. I learned that to be a boss you don’t have to be a b***h. Be kind to people and they’ll want to move mountains for you.

What inspired you to start your own cosmetics line? I saw a need at the time. We didn’t have a lot of organic choices for lip balm that taste good. I really enjoyed kissing my husband (still do) and I wanted to be sweet. Thus Tastee Cosmetics was born! It premiered on QVC in 2009.
This piece originally appeared on LapalmeMagazine.com, authored by yours truly.

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  • I love NARS Belize it’s such a wonderful gloss! What a neat interview, I loved hearing all about Jami’s experience and tips.