BB's Exclusive Interview w/ Scott Barnes! - About Face OUT Now!!

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Postby aka » Dec 30th, 2009, 3:12 pm

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Postby shygirlJLofan » Dec 30th, 2009, 4:11 pm

awesome interview Maurice!

Gonna have to get myself a copy of the book!
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Postby Schizophonic » Jan 3rd, 2010, 9:50 am

im going to get my copy nowwwwwwwwww
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Postby Delly » Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:19 am

JenRox wrote:Nice! I am (im)patiently waiting for mine! What do you think of it?


The book is AMAZING! So unique! Its so much better than I expected!
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Postby JenRox » Jan 7th, 2010, 10:55 am

Even the NY Times wrote about it. Wow! Image




Using Beauty to Do Good

By HILARY HOWARD

Published: January 6, 2010

THE theme of "About Face," the 240-page coffee table book that features 20 dramatic makeovers and goes on sale this month ($25), is that beauty should be used for "purpose instead of for vanity's sake," said its author, Scott Barnes, in a recent interview.


Mr. Barnes, a makeup artist who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others, cited the Old Testament story of Queen Esther as an example of the power of beauty. Esther, an orphaned Jewish peasant, learned how to embellish her looks in the court of King Ahasuerus of Persia, also known as Xerxes. She was ultimately selected as his queen. "Her beauty saved a race of people," he said, as he described her role in halting a planned massacre of Persia's Jews.

The idea of using beauty for the greater good is consistent throughout the project. "Every celebrity I chose for the book has a foundation or is involved in a foundation," said Mr. Barnes, who selected 4 celebrities and 16 women who aren't famous to make over for the book, including Katherine Albrecht, a privacy expert and activist, and the actress Mariska Hargitay, who started the Joyful Heart Foundation, which supports survivors of sexual assault.

Looking good brings respect, Mr. Barnes said. "You show up in nice clothing at the airport and they're nice to you," he said. "You show up in sweats and they're like, 'The kiosk is over there.' "

Mr. Barnes, who trained as a painter at Parsons, got his start in makeup mixing raw pigments. "I started working with them just like I used to mix all my oil paints in a grinding glass," he said. Soon, Julianne Moore was requesting a jar. Then Lucy Liu, then Jennifer Lopez. From there his makeup career soared.

Although Mr. Barnes doesn't run a foundation himself, he is working to establish one for melanoma. Mr. Barnes, who is renowned for playing light off the skin, and whose shimmering lotion, Body Bling, is popular among celebrities, had a younger brother, John, who died of melanoma at age 30. The book is dedicated to him.
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Postby BellaJLo » Jan 7th, 2010, 1:09 pm

^^sweet!

we beat you NY Times! heheh
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Postby Dannah » Jan 7th, 2010, 1:24 pm

i'm waiting for mine.
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Postby crazyboyms » Jan 7th, 2010, 1:26 pm

he told the NY Times like the exact same things as he told me
real happy for him though they wrote an article about his book, he already told me they gave him a call and told him they love the book (like u can read in the interview on ojf)
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Postby Dannah » Jan 7th, 2010, 1:28 pm

how cool is that?
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Postby BellaJLo » Jan 16th, 2010, 2:42 pm

The glow downhttp://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/fashion/the_glow_down_iMBL091DJMeXvRVoApuaCK#comments_block

The man who created J.Lo's look dishes his (and her!) secrets

Last Updated: 4:16 PM, January 16, 2010

Posted: 12:44 AM, January 16, 2010

He's been making Jennifer Lopez glow longer than Marc Anthony has. And in the decade he's spent as her No. 1 makeup man, he's gotten to know every curve on her body. Plus, he's got all those nude photos . . . of her lovely face, sans makeup.

Note: We saw them. She's still gorgeous. It's painful. They're part of his private stash and sorry guys, he's not sharing.

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(Pictured w/ his adorable puppy!)

For Scott Barnes, Jennifer Lopez isn't just his most famous client - she's his friend and carpool buddy. His place in her life was solidified 10 years ago, when Barnes was scheduled to do her makeup at an InStyle magazine photo shoot. She walked in wearing head-to-toe blue and aviator sunglasses, with her hair pulled back. He remembers her being well-moisturized, beautiful, "blingy gold" and "a little tan with some self-tanner on." He also remembers her makeup - hard, heavily contoured and "just too much."

"I look at a woman like a man looks at a woman - as opposed to a gay looking at a woman - and I think that's the difference," says Barnes, who after being married to a woman for 10 years is now divorced and lives with his partner, Nick, in a posh Jersey City apartment.

"When I started creating the J.Lo glow, I was like, 'What would

be desirable for men?' Men don't really like kissing women with lipstick on - they get grossed out by it, especially reds. So I came up with a flesh palette that was glowy."

Barnes painted her face in the way he was trained as a classical fine arts painter at Parsons School of Design, layering different hues of bronzer. Needing a quicker fix, Barnes set to work himself, blending self-tanner, shimmer and pigment in a blender in his kitchen. The result was Body Bling, the creamy treatment he practically bathes her in. He says he rubs it in all over, always in a circular motion, to soften her face and define her body - and created the beginnings of the makeup trend that changed the decade: the J.Lo glow.

Barnes' latest project is his first book, "About Face" ($25 at scottbarnes.com), in which he transforms real women of all races, ages and shapes into their most gorgeous selves. Lopez, who will star this spring in her latest flick, "Plan B," is his most famous face, but almost everyone inside is a regular girl. He dishes on his tips, tools and everything from how to apply blush to warming up your eyelash curler.

"I learned from Jennifer that you have to be comfortable because you're not always going to be perfect. But you always have to embrace yourself," he says.

"If you think you're beautiful, you will become beautiful. There's a spiritual connection between beauty and yourself - they're not separate things."

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Postby Dannah » Jan 16th, 2010, 6:43 pm

i got mine!!!!

he signed it too =]
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Postby BellaJLo » Jan 17th, 2010, 2:03 pm

^^Be sure to write a review guys!!

"ScottBarnes68

Hey guys. I just went on amazon. If you like the book, Write a review on amazon.com. Thank you all for your continued support."
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Postby crazyboyms » Jan 19th, 2010, 7:22 am

received my book, Imko's and the one for our contest on OJF yesterday. cover looks amazing when you see the actual book with your own eyes
love how Scott signed my book
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Postby LaGuitarra » Jan 19th, 2010, 12:43 pm

aww that's cool!!!
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Postby NelleBelle_89 » Feb 18th, 2013, 12:08 am

Sorry to bump, but how do you guys get such great interviews?
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Postby kumkum » Aug 6th, 2013, 5:33 am

Its a interesting story, I always like her makeup so loved to know more about her secrets.
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