L‘Oreal Paris at the Berlinale 2016
Making sure the stars look good under the flash bulbs and spotlights during the Berlinale is the job of make-up and hair artist Andrej Baranow. Once again we managed to catch up with him towards the end of the festival for a fast interview.
How is it going?
This is my 18th year at the Berlinale. I have had a lot of things to do but in a good way. There is a team of 14. We have done a number of calls to hotels, etc. There have been many press conferences, some days 5 to 7.
No Diva Attitudes! Meryl Streep is so down to Earth, very human, no fuss at all. Alexander Skarsgard is a very keen about grooming.
What is the Berlinale Look for 2016?
The J-Lo looks with dark eyes and super Red Carpet Black Mascara and lashes. We have a new product, False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Blush. It is a 2 in 1 product for thickening and extending the lash. There are the Red Lips on the Carpet this year. A woman cannot hide with red lipstick. She wants to be seen.
What else is new?
L’Oreal has a lipstick with a powdery base, very consistent, does not dry the lips. It comes in nude tones. Also, there is a Sculpturing Blush I use for contouring and sharpening facial features. I work with it as a way to layer.
Some new blush colors. They are glowing, sparkly, and sparkling. There is a new lip palette coming in April.
What have you been doing since we last met in 2015?
A lot of beauty and catalog shootings. I worked with Diane Keaton. She is so gorgeous.
Also, I have been working at Babelsberg Film Studio demonstrating to 200 actors on how to apply special effect make up in the Zombie Style.
Andrej is the key make-up and hair stylist for the Berlinale. L’Oreal Paris has been an official partner of the Berlinale since 1998.