Life as a Makeup Artist, a very Interesting Day


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Life as a Makeup Artist, a very Interesting Day

Today I worked on a shoot with a couple of research Dr.’s that study the brain.  It was so cool to uh, well, pick their brains!  =)

I was super happy to hear what they had to say in their interviews….

They talked about the things that cause the brain to age.  They also talked about ways to keep it young–which included lots of nutrients in the diet & exercise.  They said it was interesting that as better nutrition was added to case study’s diets, the skin cleared up and people lost weight as well.  Not surprising, but very fun to hear it from the these research scientists.  It’s crazy to me how as we become so advanced, the things we really need most are the most very basic of all!

So for today, just a couple of crazy moments.

I set my GPS to the address I was given.  Then when it announced I had arrived, I pulled into the parking lot of the only building around.  They were under construction, so I parked a ways away and lugged my case and bags and directors chair all the way, down 2 full flights of stairs.  When I got to the lobby, I called the production manager, who said he’d be right out.  Well, he wasn’t, and I started to wonder.  I asked the receptionist and learned I was at the wrong place.  Ugh.  So needless to say, I packed back up and out and loaded back up and continued on til I found the right place.  I was grateful for a good morning workout!  Luckily the talent and gaffer had the same problem, so all was well, yay.

I almost had a panic moment as yesterday I sent my kit off to Boston for a shoot next week, so I grabbed what I needed for today’s shoot and ran off, not realizing I forgot to grab hair products!  Gulp.  Luckily I had a few small products in my set bag, so WHEW, it all worked out.

Never a dull moment, that’s for sure.

So that’s my day, my life, and how bout YOU?!!  Please share your thoughts, we LOVE what you have to say 🙂


Laurie & Tiffany

Behind the scenes on “Leverage” TV Series

Life as a makeup artist: Behind the scenes on “Leverage” TV Series

It’s a crazy life, but I moved to Portland for 6 weeks to do half a season, running the hair department on Leverage..  Here are some little glimpses of my life on Leverage.

Behind the scenes

Sorry about the blurriness, this was just with my phone and a shaky hand, lol.

Anyway, this is a picture of me (Laurie) with my two assistants. The one on the left is Jennifer and the one on the right is Danyale. I love my girls so much, they’re great!

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That’s me, peeking a look on the monitor in a closed video village 🙂


This TV show moves at a super fast pace, we film an episode every 7 days, which is really intense. As soon as we start a new episode, we receive the next full script to start breaking down in our spare time (haha!)

  behind the scenes, leverage tv show I love the crew a LOT, they’ve got lots of wonderful people, and for the most part, the cast is a lot of fun too. I noticed there has been a lot of turnover on the show, especially in my dept., which is a little odd, but I’m learning why. My hope is that I can turn some of those things around and create a smooth running ship. On most of the trailers I run, our actors love to come in and just hang out in the MU trailer in their down time, not sure that will happen here, but I’ll do my best to make it a place actors at least want to be when they need to be there.

behind the scenes, on leverage

Right now we have a 5 day break while the cast is headed for NYC for the up-fronts. So we opted to take tomorrow off and work next Sat. instead. Whew, hoping to have LOTS of fun in the mean time =)

I flew home yesterday morning and went right up to Tiff’s set to surprise her. She was so excited, and I got to see all of her amazing work. She definitely made me proud!! Then her cute hubby and little boy came up, I was so happy to see them. After that we went to see my middle son & his cute family, which made it a wonderful day!

It’s a beautiful sunny day today, and that’s how I feel inside too. You can travel the world and meet all kinds of people, but at the end of the day it’s the love of family and friends that fill the heart the most!

Comment please, MWAH!


Laurie & Tiffany