Sometimes we get a product that every single user agrees is absolutely phenomenal. It doesn’t happen often. Usually we have at least one or two reviewers that it didn’t work for. After all, we all have different characteristics so it’s pretty hard to get 10 women to agree on anything-never mind a beauty product.
When we received Scott Barnes Hydrating Masks, the reviews were all glowing. Everyone went nuts for it.
I know Scott Barnes is one of the most famous make-up artists in the world. I know celebrities fight for the privilege to have him work on their faces. How did he do it? How does someone from Detroit become the toast of the A-List? What made Scott decide to create and enter the beauty biz? Most importantly, is he a nice guy? Would he tell me if I had spinach between my teeth?
I wanted to know what makes this genius tick. Scott was gracious enough to answer my questions. I hope you enjoy getting to know Scott Barnes!
My name and hometown:
My start in life was to do this :
I WAS A FINE ART STUDENT AND FINE ART PAINTER, I THOUGHT I WOULD LIVE A QUIET POETIC LIFE PAINTING CANVASES IN BOTH A VILLA IN UMBRIA, ITALY AND NYC RATTY STUDIO
but the path I took towards cosmetics was driven by this…
WORKING ON FASHION PHOTOS SHOOTS AS A LIGHTING DIRECTOR. I LIGHT FACES SO WELL AND THE PHOTOGRAPHERS KNEW I PAINTED SO THEY ASKED ME TO PAINT FACES AND IT ZOOMED FROM THERE. I NEVER LOOKED BACK AND DO STILL MAKE TIME TO PAINT CANVASES. MAKEUP WAS REALLY A CHALLENGE FOR ME AT FIRST SO I WORKED HARD AT IT AND FELL IN LOVE WITH IT.
I want all women to know this about themselves…
THEY ARE GORGEOUS AND STUNNING! I MEAN IT!!! EVERY WOMAN HAS A MAGICAL AND BEAUTIFUL ESSENCE IF THEY WANT TO ACCESS AND EXPRESS IT. WHEN I DO MAKEUP, I FOCUS ON TURNING ON THAT INNER LIGHT AND ENERGY AND TO MANY PEOPLE’S SURPRISE IT’S NOT BY COLORING IN A FACE, IT’S ABOUT REVEALING A PERSONALITY. OF COURSE, I SEE BEAUTY EASIER THAN MANY PEOPLE AND EMPHASIZE AND PLACE IMPORTANCE ON A WOMAN’S INDIVIDUAL RADIANT QUALITIES. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE MUSIC VIDEO LOUD OR IN YOUR FACE…I LIKE STRONG WOMEN BUT WITH A FEMININITY TOO.
My goal is to bring each user of my products this…
THE PROCESS OF ENJOYING THEIR OWN BEAUTY RITUAL. THAT MEANS YOU GET INTO PUTTING YOURSELF TOGETHER WHERE THE PROCESS EMPOWERS YOU EVERY TIME YOU DO IT. BEAUTY IS CONTAGIOUS AND PLEASE PASS IT FORWARD!
I believe in all of my products but if I could urge each women to try this one (pick your favorite) I would…
OOOOOHH TOO HARD TO ANSWER! BODY BLING RULES BECAUSE OF THE INSTANT GRATIFICATION OF SMOOTH, SCULPTED SKIN. DOESN’T EVERYONE WANT TO GLOW A LITTLE? I HAVE HAD WOMEN TELL ME (AND THANK ME) THAT BODY BLING INCREASED THEIR SEX LIFE. MY REPLY IS ALWAYS “WOW” AND THEN I BLUSH!
Style influences vary, I would say my style is most like this…
CHIC, SEXY, INTERNATIONAL, UNDERSTATED BUT STRONG.
I started my line because I couldn’t find this:
PRODUCTS THAT HAVE LIVING COLOR. I WAS SO FRUSTRATED AS MY CAREER TOOK OFF AND I WAS BOOKED FOR EXCITING MUSIC VIDEOS WHERE I WAS RESPONSIBLE TO CREATE KEY LOOKS AND COSMETICS ON THE MARKET JUST WERE NOT PERFORMING IN PIGMENTS, WEAR-ABILITY AND MOST OF ALL “THE BEAUTIFUL FACTOR”
but I deliver this with each product:
AT SCOTT BARNES BEAUTY, WE WORK VERY HARD ON PRODUCT QUALITY. I DEMAND IT FOR MYSELF AND WANT TO SHARE IT WITH ALL WHO BUY MY PRODUCTS. THAT’S MY GIFT TO SHARE MY VISION AND EXPERIENCE.
When I see a women make this mistake I cringe…
DARK LIP LINER PENCIL! IT’S NOT PRETTY ON ANYONE. WE CALL IT THE O-RING! PLEASE DON’T DO THAT OR IF YOU DO, KNOW IT’S UN-ATTRACTIVE.
My products care about the way you look like no one else’s because of this…
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MAKEUP ARITST TO WEAR MY LINE WELL.
Lastly, if I were at a bar I’d order this…
ICED GREEN TEA AND DANCING MUSIC!
True or False, I’m going to tell you when there’s spinach between your teeth…
TRUE EVERY TIME BUT NOT IN FRONT OF OTHERS AND I WILL PROBABLY TOUCH UP YOUR FACE TOO WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT.