Danielle Brooks's Perfect SAG Awards Beauty Look Includes Fenty Products

We don't blame you if you shy away from red makeup looks for fear of looking like you have a virus. But let it be known that the colorful shadow look is alive and well, and Danielle Brooks just took it to new, glorious levels at the SAG Awards.

Danielle tapped her go-to makeup guru Michael Patterson to create the style. On his Instagram, Michael revealed that he used Fenty Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent, MAC Cosmetics, and Ardell lashes to complete the look.

We simply cannot stop staring at Danielle's uberglam face right now. Something tells us this crimson fabulousness will land a place in red carpet beauty history.



Being equipped to work with all skin canvases is an integral part of the job of a makeup artist, says makeup artist Michael Patterson, whose celebrity clients include Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo and Teyonah Parris: "Every makeup artist needs an arsenal of products that can create looks for every skin type and skin tone." He recommends MAC's Studio Correct and Conceal palettes as a kit staple. "These palettes offer a wide range of shades and color-correcting benefits for all skin tones," he says.



While we can all agree about the fact that everyone is beautiful in his or her own way, sometimes a girl just needs a little help. A boost! And by boost I mean a little contour here, a little lipstick there and finish it off with some GLOW.

Michael Patterson is in the business of transforming a blank canvas into a stunning and vibrant piece of work. His brushes have touched more celebrities than you can even see on a Hollywood Bus Tour! During our interview what stood out most about Michael is his appreciation for other makeup artist and his love for transformation.


9 Uses for Your BeautyBlender That Have Nothing to Do with Foundation

Apply skin care with extra benefits. 

"I love using a beautyblender to apply skin care," says celebrity makeup artist Michael Patterson. "The shape is perfect for reaching all the tight areas of the face without pulling and tugging on the skin." (This is another situation where you'll need a separate sponge.) Even better, the beautyblender actually has a cooling effect, which when mixed with your skin care products, can help depuff in the a.m. "Use a bouncing motion to push your lotions and potions into the face; the pointed tip is perfect for precision application of eye cream," Patterson explains. "Start by stippling at the tear duct and working in, down and out."


Expert Tips on How to Get Your Best Brows With Makeup

Celebrity makeup artist Michael Patterson says though we might not think about it, two brow pencils are always better than one, and that creating a naturally full and dimensional brow begins by layering pencils. “Choose a pencil with a shade closest to your hair color and one slightly darker. Apply the lighter shade by using small, light pressured ‘hair-like’ strokes, following the direction of hair growth,” Patterson adds, explaining that this technique will create volume. “Switch to the deeper shade and use the same technique, this time focusing more toward the middle and tail of the brow for added definition.” Patterson's favorite: MAC Cosmetics Eye Brows Pencil ($17) "for the best precision and color range.” 


Makeup Artists Sound Off the Most Flattering Ways to Wear Rose Gold Makeup

Start With Foundation
As counter intuitive at it may sound, celebrity makeup artist Michael Patterson says creating the perfect summer glow starts by infusing a copper or rose gold pigment into your foundation. "I love MAC Cosmetics' Tan Pigment ($22) for a universal shade that fits most skin tones. Start by buffing a sheer veil of foundation onto the face. Next, add a small amount of pigment (less is more!) into the foundation and mix together thoroughly. Buff this mixture onto the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead, cupid's bow and chin. This will give a subtle ‘glow from within’ that's perfect for the summer months.”

Gild Your Pout
“Metallic lips are trending, and a rose gold shadow is the perfect way to punch up that pout," says Patterson. "Apply your favorite nude lipstick and blot with a tissue. Grab a rose gold eye shadow and use a fluffy brush to buff the color onto your lips, starting in the center and gently working outward to create a long-lasting and edgy metallic lip." His favorite: ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow ($5) in Weenie. "The creamy consistency works perfectly on top of traditional or liquid lipsticks.” 


Makeup Artists Share 16 Industry Secrets to Fix Beauty Mishaps In a Minute or Less

Keep Lipstick Put
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“To prevent lipstick from transferring to your teeth for a worry-free smile, wrap a tissue tightly around your index finger, close your lips around your knuckle, and without opening your mouth, pull out your finger. Viola—you’ve removed the lipstick color from the inner part of your lip preventing transfer to your teeth without disrupting any makeup on the surface.” 
Michael Patterson, celebrity makeup artist

All About Lighting
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“Makeup reads differently in various light sources. Bathrooms tend to have soft, warm light in their vanities, making us look our best. However, for makeup, this can be a double-edged sword when we step outside. To avoid it, always try to apply your makeup near a natural light source (like next to a window). This will allow you to see the truest color, keeping your foundation, blush and bronzer in check." 
Michael Patterson, celebrity makeup artist