L’Oréal at Berlinale

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.