Tina Earnshaw is a make-up veteran, having either designed the make-up or worked on principal actors on – wait for it – Titanic, Emma, Mama Mia, Shakespeare In Love, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hamlet, and many, many others.
She’s been nominated twice for an Oscar, and is revered within the industry for her ability to create a classically beautiful face: think perfected skin, enhanced eyes, and full, pouty lips. Her work makes the individual features of an actor pop without applying what appears to be an awful lot of make-up. It’s quite the feat.
In this episode, Tina talks about her early make-up influences, how she came to work initially in Max Factor and then for the BBC, before deciding to try her hand at films.
She also tells anecdotes about some of the people she’s worked with, detailing Kate Winslet’s eyelash curling meditative moment, and Pierce Brosnan’s despair at his dog dying. Her stories are all told with Tina’s trademark warmth, which I suspect may be part of the reason actors are said to find her company such a tonic when on set.
Tina last year launched Tina Earnshaw Brushes, and hers are truly brushes of very high quality that have clearly been designed with a make-up artist’s meticulous attention to detail. The No6 eyeliner brush, No4 slanted brush, and No2 blush brush are particularly stand out.
Tina’s product mentions include:
– Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
– Fracas by Robert Piguet
– Le Dix by Balenciaga
– La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation in Honey Glow
– La Prairie Light Fantastic Cellular Concealing Brightening Eye Treatment in Shade 10
– Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
– Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil in Basic Brown
– Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium