A TV show about a 23-year-old virgin who mysteriously finds herself pregnant sounds like an over-the-top storyline that borrows a little too heavily from a very old, very famous text. But stick a predominantly Latinx powerhouse cast behind it and weave in real-life, everyday issues they face like racism, citizenship, and discrimination — and you get the brilliant Jane The Virgin.
The fact that it’s loosely based off Venezuelan telenovelas would have you believe the series centers around stereotypical heated arguments in Spanish, love triangles, tears, big hair, and heavy-handed makeup. Which, yeah, there is a lot of that — this is a dramatization after all — but for the most part, Jane takes a pretty realistic approach to beauty. Still, when you’re kissing, crying, or embarking on a particularly hot and heavy scene for The Passions of Santos, there are a few things to keep in mind. The show’s makeup artist Shauna Giesbrecht is spilling her other spotlight-stealing tips to R29, below.
How To Make On-Set Makeup Last
One thing the hit series does have in common with its telenovela counterparts: There is a shit-ton of crying and kissing throughout. The first step to making it through unscathed? Reach for waterproof formulas — starting with your base. Giesbrecht says Temptu’s Cordless AirPod System stays put all day, which is most definitely why it was the foundation the character Rogelio stole from his bride-to-be on their wedding day. (Not surprisingly, the makeup artist for The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises uses the same thing.)
For the steamy makeout sessions, Giesbrecht swears by two budge-proof formulas: Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil and E.l.f.’s Essential Lip Stain (the latter of which goes for $2, by the way). Both products are key for holding up against the “countless …read more