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.

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Amazon Prime Day Concert

What a show we had for Amazon Prime Day!!!

It was pure Girl Power :)

The artists were:

Taylor Swift

SZA

Due Lipa

Becky G

Hosted by Jane Lynch & Tyler Oakley

Tyler was the coolest kid I’ve worked with in years! He was kind and so generous to the whole crew. Respect is the first word that comes to mind. I can see why he has 6 million followers!

Tyler Oakley attributes his success only in part to his accessibility as a young gay man. "It's not all about me being gay. It's kind of like an underlying theme for me [with gay life] sprinkled throughout the videos."[1] He sees Ellen DeGeneres as a role model: "She embodies what I want my experience to be and my influence to be, where it's a positive one, it's a happy one, it's not something about the bad parts of life or the downsides of a lot of things. She's using her influence for good, and everyone knows who she is, what she stands for, and that she is a lesbian."[1]

It was an amazing night to be back with my Fremantle Production family again. Also to work for the best director Glenn Weiss and producer Laura Hill.

This is a perfect example why I love my job!

Here is Tyler doing MY makeup :)

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Paul McCartney for his "Egypt Station" Tour

What a fabulous treat to be with Paul McCartney on tour!!

We started out on The Jimmy Fallon show where those two had so much fun playing tricks on people and just having a good old time.

Egypt Station has been number 1 for 2 weeks in a row now..

Go Team McCartney!!!!!

Heading to Canada then to Japan. Did I mention Paul is HUGE in Japan!

Nothing like kicking it Old School with a true Rock & Roll Star..

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Nicki Minaj at The VMA's

Well, this was one show that will go down in history and it was no easy task.... but I love the adrenaline rush.

Just when you think you have seen it all... BAM!!!

The VMA's are on Sunday night, Saturday at 3:30pm Nicki's stylist wanted all 8 female dancers to have 25 inch pony tails with matching bangs. Ok, I'll make that happen... No problem!

Sunday (day of show) that afternoon Nicki brought in 4 new dancers from LA which were all Asian with blonde hair.. OK still made it happen! 

When we finally get to the stage, wardrobe wants us to attach METAL head gear on the crown  of their heads.  We probably used 3000 bobby pins to secure those pieces on!  My fear was one would have flown off when they whipped their head around. Not one fell off!!!! Made it Happen!

When Nicki Minaj is on the performance list for an awards show, you know she’s going to deliver. The Queen rapper, whose new album just dropped Aug. 10, made quite a mark at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards: she chose to stage her show-stopping performance at the Occulus.

Singing from downtown Manhattan’s Oculus, the transport hub and shopping center that opened in the World Trade Center district recently, the Queens rapper served up an energetic medley of songs from her album, opening with “Majesty” before shedding her elaborate pink cape to rap “Barbie Dreams” and one more track, dressed in golden armor.

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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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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.

Please click on the link below.

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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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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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

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!

Penn & Teller "Fool Us"

Being in the desert meaning VEGAS for 15 days is hard on a girl,  but working with Penn & Teller & the whole "Fool Us" crew is so worth it!!!

This is our 4th season of "Fool Us" on the CW Network channel & they are already taking about the 5th season...YAY! The show was also nominated for many awards this past year. 2017 will not disappoint! 

Penn & Teller are the coolest guys to work with & all the magicians that come on the show make for such a memorable  day.

Of course I would NEVER tell how the tricks are done..... but honestly the acts are getting better & better.  There were more magicians that fooled them this year than all the years combined.

Can't wait for next year :D

John Cena

 

When John walks into a room you know it!

He's in awesome shape but he can't fit into clothes off the rack :)  John's legs are so muscular we had to rip the back of the board shorts to get him in them.

Working with him was a blast as he was the host of the Nickelodeon "Kids Choice Awards".

It was a very COOL feeling looking up in Times Square & see the promo we did for the show. As they say it was as big as life.... and life is GOOD!!!

 

Don Rickle, Regis Philbin & Miss Piggy

What a day this was :D

OMG Don Rickles does not care what ever comes out of his mouth!

He cracked jokes so much on this job that we did we actually could use half of them.

His answer … I'm 90 years old & I can say what ever I wan….& he did.

Regis tried to step in a few times but that just wasn't happening .

The crew laughed so hard, some had to leave the room.

When Miss Piggy showed up the gig was up!!!

They both knew they were the 2 old guys in the balcony like Sesame Street.

I can't EVEN repeat some of things that came out of Don's mouth but Regis was a saint & a true gentleman.

Some good belly laughs that day!!!

Natalie Cole

A friend found this picture of Natalie Cole when I did her hair & makeup for the week to sing with "Countess Luann" for New York Housewives.

Natalie's voice was that of an angel… Luann's not so much.

When they both sang together, clearly you knew who was classically trained.

Natalie has ALWAYS been a pro to work with & I will miss her very much.

In this picture we went through 8 different red lipsticks to match her dress :)

She was so stunning that night.

Out of all her problems, she showed up on time & was a true class acts.

RIP Natalie Cole!