The Brilliant Contouring Hack Hunter Schafer's Makeup Artist Swears By
As Jules's celestial washes of glitter on HBO's Euphoria might suggest, actress Hunter Schafer knows how to make makeup look like it belongs in a MoMA exhibit. (Particularly in the abstract expressionism section, nestled right between Krasner and Pollock.) For the star's most recent — yet equally artsy — beauty looks, you can credit her makeup artist Sandy Ganzer.
While Ganzer didn't do Schafer's makeup for the hit show — they met on the press tour during the premiere screening — their collective approach to beauty is emblematic of what you see on screen. "Hunter likes to play with different looks and has a background in fashion and art, so doing her makeup is a collaborative effort," she said. "Luckily, I think we have a similar aesthetic when it comes to makeup. It's less about looking 'pretty' and more so using it to create an overall look that is cohesive with the hair and clothes in an artful way."
Also pure artistry: how Ganzer can create a contour on Schafer without a lick of makeup, her perfect pearly look, and more. Catch a glimpse of the magic ahead.
The Contouring Hack Hunter Schafer's Makeup Artist Swears By
Spoiler alert: Schafer already has damn good skin — or "angelic," as Ganzer put it — but there is a little prep work she does to all her clients that goes into the pre-makeup process. "When doing makeup, I almost always start with the NuFace [Mini Facial Toning Device ($199)] to awaken and sculpt the face, so I don't have to do it later with contour," she said.
That's right: you can put down the contour kit.
The Secret to Hunter Schafer's Glowing Skin
When you already have crystal-clear skin, you needn't smother it with foundation. Instead, "I'll use a good illuminating moisturizing primer, like Dr. Lancer Glowing Skin Perfector ($95), or the Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow ($49)," Ganzer said. "That's enough to make her look even and glowy."
One of Hunter Schafer's Best Beauty Moments of 2019 So Far
Ganzer has been working with Schafer for months already, but she still credits her makeup look for the Variety magazine event as one of her favorite moments.
"I hadn't seen what she was wearing yet, but I was packing my kit beforehand and spotted these crafting pearls and thought I could maybe incorporate them into her look," she said. "Then I showed up and saw the dress she was wearing had pearl appliqués, and the first thing she said was, 'I forgot to ask you beforehand, but do you have any pearls in your kit?,' as I was simultaneously saying, 'OMG, I brought pearls hoping you'd let me use them on you!' We both kind of laughed at that."