Doing Karlie Kloss’s Makeup

Karlie Kloss Kristen Arnett 700pxThis past September I had the honor to do makeup for super model Karlie Kloss. She was named the new beauty spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris and led a group of international beauty editors through her favorite NYC spots and even took everyone back to her beautiful home to teach them all how to make her famous Karlie’s Kookies. I tasted more than a few and let me tell you, they were healthy, gluten-free, vegan deliciousness!

If you ever thought that a 6-foot tall, gazelle-like Victoria Secret Angel with virtually flawless skin would be intimidating, you’d be totally surprised to find out that Karlie is a genuinely sweet and thoughtful person. Her poise and intelligence mixed with her general warmth makes everyone a Kloss fan within seconds of meeting her.

Karlie-Kloss-Working-Out-CookiesMany thanks to OW! PR, Karlie Kloss, L’Oreal and the entire crew who I had the pleasure of working with that warm day in September 2014.

Here’s a look at the final shots from our day together you can also view them in my portfolio, along with many other beauty and editorial shots from my makeup work.

Karlie-Kloss-800pxOn Karlie Kloss makeup is truly just an enhancement. Her face is so versatile. Karlie can hold her own in a strong editorial makeup look, yet here she wanted to look approachable, natural and not too fussy. (All the things I specialize in!)

So you’ll see the makeup is a balance of earth tones and subtle color that highlight Karlie’s incredible blue eyes and golden skin.

Did I mention her skin is basically flawless?  You may want to hate her for that, but it’s just not “worth it” to be jealous. She’s wonderful on the inside and out. So I say, let’s celebrate this gorgeous being!




Photos by Shawn Brackbill

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