Belinda Moss Makeup

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Belinda Moss is the THE makeup artist everyone wants.  For over 20 years she has been the number one choice for A-list celebrities, musical superstars and management types. Belinda is based in the New York City, Nashville Tennessee and Tampa Florida areas.

Stevie Wonder "Dream Still lives"

I'm so very proud of this piece that I did for Stevie Wonder. I did most of the artists in New York City, so I am not claiming I did all of them as most were shot at their studios & in LA.

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The message is what matters!

“On April 4th, 1968 at 7:05 p.m. Central Time, Dr. King’s life was cut tragically short.  50 years later a need for his dream to be fulfilled is far greater than ever.  This is precisely why, the dream still lives. 

Please create and post your own Dream Still Lives video with #DreamStillLives.  Spread love...spread hope.

— STEVIE WONDER

https://www.dreamstilllives.com/

(IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)

STEVIE WONDER (OPENING)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND MRS. MICHELLE OBAMA

COMMON

MEGAN NICOLE

TYLER OAKLEY

THE CHAINSMOKERS

BTS

MARIAH CAREY

WHOOPI GOLDBERG

RYAN TEDDER

MICHAEL STRAHAN

JAMES CORDEN

BILLY CRYSTAL

DAVE MATTHEWS

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS

SERENA WILLIAMS

DR. KEITH BLACK

LUPITA NYONG’O

NAOMI CAMPBELL

KATY PERRY

BILLIE JEAN KING

GLORIA ESTEFAN

SAMUEL L. JACKSON

SMOKEY ROBINSON

DEMI LOVATO

TIGER WOODS

NOAH SCHNAPP

THE HONORABLE CONDOLEEZZA RICE 

LILLY SINGH

EVA LONGORIA

BETTE MIDLER

RITA WILSON

THE HONORABLE SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

SIR ELTON JOHN 

CONGRESSMAN CEDRIC RICHMOND

CHADWICK BOSEMAN

JANELLE MONÁE

GAYLE KING 

CHER

REVEREND JESSE JACKSON

ROBERT DE NIRO

LUIS FONSI 

JIMMY KIMMEL

JAMIE FOXX (1)

HOWARD STERN

KESHA

JAMIE FOXX (2)

CLIVE DAVIS 

CHARLIE PUTH

LECRAE

NICK JONAS

KIRK FRANKLIN

HARRY STYLES

GARTH BROOKS

ANDRA DAY

DAVE CHAPPELLE

TONY BENNETT

SZA

ARTURO SANDOVAL

CARMELO ANTHONY

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY

SADIQ KHAN, LORD MAYOR OF LONDON

TREVOR NOAH

DARIUS RUCKER

LIONEL RICHIE

MARC ANTHONY

YARA SHAHIDI

WARREN BUFFETT

MERYL STREEP

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

BON JOVI

TIM COOK

MARK RONSON

MARY J. BLIGE

BERRY GORDY

STEVIE WONDER (CLOSING)

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Interview for "Broadway to Vegas"

 

 

WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES RECOMMENDS YOU TO THE POPE MAKE-UP ARTIST BELINDA MOSS LOOKS GOOD

 

Make up artist Belinda Moss

 

 

It's not very often that a person's resume includes a President of the United State and a pope. The resume of veteran New York based make-up artist Belinda Moss contains just that. It also contains a list of celebrity names long enough to be turned into wallpaper.

While celebrities walk the red carpets and bask in the spotlight, make-up artists and hairstylists usually stay out of sight and out of print. Their semi-anonymity helps preserve the glamour of show business - or politics - which is a form of show business.

Moss has been using other people's faces as her canvas for over 20 years. In 2012 she did the make-up for the presidential candidates debating on television. Those debates can make or break a candidate's election bid. Sometimes it isn't what they say, but how they look. Remember the debate - the one with John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon? 

The lesson learned: Don't ever minimize the importance of lighting and make-up. 

It's long been stated that one of the reasons JFK won the debate over Nixon was because of the lighting and Kennedy used a make-up artist while Nixon did not, causing him, on camera, to look tired and sweat.

For Moss' 2012 stint of painting, patting and powdering those taking part in the presidential debates, she not only needed makeup and brushes - Moss needed the proper clearances and security checks. 

"President Obama suggested me to do the pope since I have done him and I already have clearance," Moss told Broadway To Vegas referring to the September 2015 visit of Pope Francis. 

One man recommending a make-up artist to another man - a high profile version of 'who's your barber?'

If somebody clueless comments - "A president and a pope, that's a couple of references - got any others?" She does.

Tony Awards, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Elton John, Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical - Live television special, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come TV Special documentary, Grammy Awards, The Sports Illustrated Special 2016, Michael Buble's Christmas Special on NBC, and on and on. 

For instance, consider how she spent that last couple of weeks.

For over 11 years she's done the make up for Sir Paul McCartney, including a session on March 21, 2018. "I was showing Paul how to use Mad Hippie skin products and he loved the Amika hairspray. . . . Elizabeth Arden for Nancy," she posted referring to Paul's wife. "Then Meryl Streep arrives so I left some products with her," including the same one which had been provided to Lady McCartney with Moss quipping, "Don’t tell Nancy."

Last Sunday, April 1, the modern, edgy, gritty Jesus Christ Superstar Live! aired on NBC. That meant that for the two week prior to the air date none other than the famed, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was schlepping around New York doing promotional interviews. Following in his footsteps was Moss with her trusty makeup bag.

On March 28 she posted: "It was an honor to work side by side with Andrew for several weeks. He had Glenn Close with him talking about her play with him Sunset Boulevard. The next day it was all about John Legend!!!," was her excited comment about the star who played Jesus on Jesus Christ Superstar.

Promotional tours are necessary but can be tiring and sometimes you don't know what you'll experience.

Bad lighting can ruin the best of everything else.  

What does she do if she takes her client into a set where she knows the lighting isn't up to par?

"For bad lighting I try kindly ask the lighting person to bring down their key light," she explained to Broadway To Vegas. "Being kind goes a long way. Most lighting people know me, so they know I’m only trying to give everyone what they want. “Keep the client happy”.

There are some universal skin care rules.

"My main concern either for a woman or man is healthy, clean skin!! I prep their face first with Vitamin C Serum. I love Mario Badescu," she explained, adding that she lets the product "soak in and start painting my canvas. I never have been big on a “beat” face so I’m very light handed and bring out a glow. The Vitamin C helps and a small about of highlighter on the top of your cheeks.

"For more mature skin I use Youth Oil from L'Occitane which makes an amazing glow," she continued. "Always wash your face and use a fine scrub to get all the grime from the day - Mario has a good one. Also your skin care and makeup go on so smooth. It's all about your skin. I baby everyone's because that is really what people see first."

It's long been said that how a woman applies make-up to her face when she was 30 is exactly how she'll apply it when she's 70 - a look which might not be the most flattering on the red carpet. Do celebrities tell Moss what they want, whether it's appropriate or not? 

"Most celebrities let me do my thing," she answered. "I make their skin  amazing first; then the rest is what color lips. I usually ask what they are wearing and go from there. My style is not over done but always chic and classy, I let their eyes talk and not the makeup."

Advice for the ordinary person who doesn't have a make-up artist on call is: "always wash your makeup off at night and follow with more vitamin C and a nourishing night cream." Moss recommends "Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream at night and your skin will be luminous in the morning."

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Sir Paul McCartney & Meryl Streep

In the middle of the 4th blizzard in March I made it to Paul McCartney's home for an interview that turned out to be the most memorable day that I've had in years.

As I was getting Paul ready for his interview I was helping him read lines and just being present to help, not that Paul needs any help with interviews as he's a wealth of knowledge about any subject.

The interview will air all over social media on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death.  With so much going on in the world it was refreshing to hear words of peace and hope.  Paul spoke of his duet with Stevie Wonder "Ebony & Ivory".  Perfect choice!

As Paul was wrapping up his interview I turned to find Meryl Streep standing behind me. I think Paul was even a bit star struck. 

Both Paul & Meryl nailed it in 2 takes ,  enough time for all of us to get home before the blizzard gained momentum.

Driving home in the storm I felt blessed in every way.  Life is so GRAND and I get to sit on the sidelines and watch it play out.

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards 2018

The Grammys are back in New York City !!!!!

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.[2] It was the first time since 2003 that the ceremony was held outside Los Angeles (where the Staples Center had been the home of the Grammys since 2004). James Corden returned as host.[3]

The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The nominations were announced on November 28, 2017. The "pre-telecast" ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) was be held on the same day prior to the main ceremony.

I was the Department Supervisor for Glam (25 assistants) so it was a 3 ring Circus getting Lady Gaga's backup singers ready along with Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, SZA & Despacito  but I LOVED every minute of it :)

I truly hope the Grammys come back to  NYC!!!

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Elton John Tribute "I'm Still Standing"

The day after the Grammys, while all the stars are still in town ... Lets do another show !!!

That Monday Lady Gaga had to do her pre tape for Elton as she had to catch a plane to London at 8:00pm so she was gorgeous as ever and professional. She wanted all her strings and back up dancers in clean nude colors as she was in all white looking angelic singing one of Elton's famous songs.

The next day was jammed packed with all stars on deck to pay tribute to Elton John by singing one of their favorite songs.

My favorite was Ed Sheeran NAILING one of Elton's songs (I don't want to give it away as it airs next month)

Just to name a few artists... there was Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert, Kesha, John Legend, and Little Big Town, among others.

It was a beautiful tribute to a real icon Sir Elton John.

 

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Andrew Lloyd Webber.. "Jesus Christ Super Star"

Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, England, the first of two sons of William Lloyd Webber, an organist and composer. His mother, Jean Johnstone, was a pianist and violinist. Young Andrew Lloyd Webber learned to play various musical instruments at home and began composing at an early age. He continued his music studies at Westminster School, where his father was an organist. At the age of 9, young Andrew was able to play the organ and assisted his father during performances. In 1964 he went to Oxford University as a Queens Scholar of history.

In 1965 he met lyricist Tim Rice and dropped out of school to compose musicals and pop songs. In 1968 he had his first success with the West End production of 'Joseph and the Amasing Techicolor Dreamcoat'. From the 1960s to 2000s Lloyd Webber has been constantly updating his style as an eclectic blend of musical genres ranging from classical to rock, pop, and jazz, and with inclusion of electro-acoustic music and choral-like numbers in his musicals.

It was an honor to work with Andrew all week promoting Jesus Christ Super Star airing LIVE on NBC on Easter Sunday.

He had Glenn Close with him taking about her play with him "Sunset Boulevard"

The next day it was all about John Legend!!! he will be singing most if not all of the songs.

Truly magical week! 

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Jason Alexander in the "Portuguese Kid"

Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959),[2] known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and director.

Alexander is best known for his role as George Costanza in the television series Seinfeld. Other well-known roles include Phillip Stuckey in the film Pretty Woman (1990) and the title character in the animated series Duckman (1994–1997).

Alexander has had an active career on stage, appearing in several Broadway musicals including Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1989, for which he won the Tony Award as Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Producers. He was the Artistic Director of "Reprise! Broadway's Best in Los Angeles", where he has directed several musicals.

Jason was the lead in a show we did for Broadway HD & PBS.

Jason could not have been more delightful... He took selfies with us backstage and was a pure joy to be around.  No EGO here :)

I'll work with him ANYTIME!!

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Hal Prince Documentary

 

Harold Smith Prince (born January 30, 1928) is an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. He has garnered twenty-one Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards.

What a pleasure to work with this incredible legend .

When Hal left the interview from the beautiful "United Palace Cultural Arts Theater" he was off to Switzerland to go skiing ... 

True Genius !!!!

 

 

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Live from Lincoln Center New Years Eve with the New York Philharmonic

Must say I get to do the BEST show in town on  New Years Eve.

Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic , Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes & Aaron Tveit.. how can you go wrong?

It's always an honor to work at Lincoln Center & New Years Eve is even better.

What a beautiful way to end 2017!

I'm so looking forward to 2018... It's going to be the BEST year yet!!!!!

Wishing everyone a happy & health new year.

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Guitar Legends for Heroes

New York was jumping Thursday night with guitar legends from all over the world.

All the money went for helping our veterans .. Pier 54 was packed so we made some serous cash to help our vets.

The line up was : Richie Samboria, Lindsay Ell, Orianthi, Billy Gibbons, Tracy Adkins, Robert Randolph, Eddie Trunk, Dave Navarro, Nancy Wilson, Sam Moore, & Joe Don Rooney.

All these awesome talented people brought the house down & there was not a soul sitting down.

God Bless America!!

 

 Lindsay Ell & Belinda Moss

Lindsay Ell & Belinda Moss

Halo Awards

Nick Cannon did it again!!!

This was the best Halo Awards in recent history.

Nick searches for 4 kids that actually help save the world.

One kid Caleb raised $300,000 to help the homeless in Chicago & recruits a team of 3000 to help clean up the city.... He's 11.

What have you done today??? :D

The talent list was off the chart:

Kelly Clarkson

Kelsea Ballerini

Why Don't We

Another year of amazing Brainiacs :) 

#Love my job

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Arthur Ashe Kids Day Start of the US Open

This is always a very cool show for me.  It's the beginning of the US Open & if you know me, I'm totally into tennis!!!  LOVE the game!  So it was a rush to see 3 of my favorite players there.

Roger Federer , Venus Williams & Rafael Nadal.

Arthur Ashe Kids Day is close to my heart because a portion of the ticket sales go to helping kids that never could afford or even given the chance to learn tennis on all levels.

This is a huge venue for kids to launch their careers as well .

Sophia Carson was fabulous & so was Jack & Jack.

Great show all the way around.

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The Play "Indecent"

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

I LOVE what I do & I get to work on  the best shows in New York City.

The final week of the play "Indecent" we were blessed to film it LIVE on Broadway HD

The actors were so excited & theater actors are always such a pleasure to work with.

It was especially cool to work with the star Katrina Lenk.

I'm so very grateful for all the blessings in my life.

Life is GOOD!!!!

Grammy Salute To Music Legends

Well, this was quite a night!

Myself & my team were running from one hotel to another doing hair & makeup for the worlds icons.

The list of legends of the Grammys were overwhelming.

This is just some of the artists that were being honored:

Russell Thompkins

Dionne Warwick

Stanley Cowell

Dwight Yoakam

Andra Day

Randy Newman

Charlie Pride

Whoopi Goldberg & Paul Shaffer were presenters.

Needless to say we had a busy & memorable night :)

2017 Trailblazer Awards

This Award show is one of a kind.  First it takes place in one of the most beautiful places on Earth St. John of the Devine. 

It celebrates the LGBT Community & it's stars!

Cyndi Lauper was honored & had 12 violinist play behind her as she sang "True Colors". 

It was sad at times hearing the stories of people that were killed in the Orlando shootings & many other very disturbing  stories but this show is trying to keep people aware of what is going on & the LGBT community is getting stronger & wiser with the help of educated people.

DON'T JUDGE!

I LOVE my Crew below!!!! True ANGELS!!

"Showtime At The Apollo" with Steve Harvey

So Steve Harvey's first hosting show was "Showtime At the Apollo" 20 years ago. Unfortunately he was fired & there were so many other hosts that took over the show.

Most like Whoopie, Capone, Monique, & many others I did the show with over 15 years ago at the Apollo.

Steve decided to buy the show &  bring it back every Saturday night like the old days.

6 days..3 shows a day... We had our first couple of months.

Looking forward to our next run :) complete with Steve harvey & The Sandman.

2017 NBA Awards

Well, this was the first year the NBA had it's own award show & it was awesome!

Drake was the host... how could they go wrong :)

Nicki Minaj sang & had 18 dancers that all needed hair & makeup.  It was a crazy show but as ALWAYS.. we got the job done & with elegance.

Looking forward to next year.

I JUST LOVE MY CREW !!!!!!!!!  THEY ARE THE REAL STARS!!!!!

 

Kevin Kline (Tony Award Winner) in "Present Laughter"

This was one of the best plays I've done in quite awhile.

I was honored to work with Kevin Kline which he won the Tony for his performance in this play.

The wig maker, wardrobe, writers all should have won awards!

The wigs were all sewn by hand with love & the wardrobe was spot on for the 1920's

Again I was so honored & grateful to work for Broadway HD & PBS for being able to see & be part of the fabulous play.

Kevin shined as the true star that he is !

2017 Tony Awards

Thank goodness the Tonys came back to Radio City! That is their proper home :) We were at the Beacon the last couple of years.

Kevin Spacey was our host this year & he did not disappoint. He was funny & he can really DANCE & SING!

Uma Thurman , an old client hung out in the makeup room & we had some laughs.

It takes a village to pull off this show & I'm proud to say this is my 18th year doing it.

This is my favorite show of the tear...No drama because theatre actors are so professional that drama isn't even in their vocabulary :)  Which in this business is RARE!

This show just keeps getting better & better every year!

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

What an AMAZING play we did at The Tony Kiser Theatre.

The best part was meeting this fabulous actor Wade McCollin.  He transformed his beard into frost in 2 minutes then changes it back. there were many transformations & it was so exciting to be a part of this beautiful cast. I learned a few things as well.

Again it was cool that Broadway HD streamed this LIVE.

Check out the transformation on Valerie Vigoda below.

This is totally worth going to see. Keep your eye out as they are moving to a new theater .

LOVED it!!!