While live blogging the Golden Globes on Sunday night, I think the moment that made me gasp the most (besides seeing a fleeting glimpse of January Jones in that Versace cut out gown) was the Biebs’ glowy, dewy, perfect skin. Granted, he’s only 16 so besides some breakouts he should have incredible skin. But he looked almost doll-like.
I contacted Nathan Johnson, a celebrity makeup artist with experience in film and TV. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone and Elle. Most importantly for our purposes, about 50% of his clients are men. Here’s what he had to say about Justin’s glow:
He is shockingly dewy….almost to the same dewy level as Mario Lopez and Zac Efron. Men and makeup is about as old as Hollywood itself and it should be expected. There are several ways that you can achieve that dewy glow. He may have used a liquid highlighter or a brightening primer, but I suspect there is more to it than that. I’d be willing to wager that he was either airbrushed or is wearing a very sheer layer of liquid/cream foundation. And he’s wearing blush. Notice the highest part of his cheek bone. Natural flush never goes that high. He looks fantastic, but there are a few telltale giveaways.
Busted, Biebs! Not that we’re judging you, boo. Very few women will leave the house without at least a little bit of makeup on, never mind the red carpet. I’d airbrush myself from head to toe.