WHO: Katie Pellegrino. A makeup artist who loves her cat-eye lenses and red lips and has enough sass to spare for the rest of us. Her voluminous portfolio includes work appearing in Elle, Makeup-Artist Magazine, Time Out New York, and work with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Make Up Forever, Target, and Sephora – but always bookmarked is her first Emmy nomination for makeup for HBO’s recording of the Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway.

Impressed would be an understatement, here.

WHAT: The Vitamin E Hand Cream, Drying Lotion, Cucumber Cleansing Lotion, …

(There’s more, but the good things in life are worth waiting for, no? Look out for Part II!)

WHERE: The place where the magic happens: the makeup table.


WHY: No one says it better than the lady herself:

“The Vitamin E hand cream I keep the giant tub on my table because EVERYONE on set is constantly asking for gum and handcream.... also great stuff if you get suckered into doing nails and need to liven up those ashy cuticles.”

Drying Lotion, need I even mention why I love this? Even though it IS the model's job to take care of their skin, I can't tell you how many times a girl (or guy) sits in the chair with a recently pulverized blemish front and center on their face.... I will put the drying lotion on the affected area while they are in hair, so it might be a little "juicy" by the time their face is in my hands!”

Cucumber Cleansing Lotion, is a new favorite of mine when the photographer or AD are specifically requesting a non made up complexion... the cleansing lotion really preps the skin and leaves it brilliant and prepped for a small amount of product.... and the skin stays like this throughout the day without looking dry or dehydrated even after 8 hours of shooting and minimal touchups/powdering.”

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Hooked? We are. Be on the lookout for her other favorites, coming soon.

{images courtesy of Katie Pellegrino herself!}

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