Lancome's National Artist Darias Provides Tips & Tricks for Summer 2009!
Darias is Lancome’s National Makeup Artist for the West Coast and he certainly has the street cred for the job — which he’s been doing for 3 years.
Essentially an art school-trained artist, Darias wound up at the MAC store on Robertson Blvd in LA working when Lancome plucked him from the store and offered him the dream job of his life– using faces as his canvas and cosmetics as his paint. Known for his celebrity work and comentary on tv for key red carpet events, Darias is extremely talented yet very down to earth.
Darias— such a cutie!
Scene-stealing glamour is celebrity makeup artist Darais’ passion. He elevates makeup to an art form and is passionate about helping women everywhere find their inner-superstar.
Known for his signature red carpet looks, Darais is a favorite among Hollywood’s elite. Salma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Ellen Page, Emma Roberts, Sissy Spacek, Cher, Jennifer Beals, Hillary Duff, Pink, Brittany Snow, Kelly Osbourne, Janice Dickinson, Paris Hilton and Zoe Cassavetes all flock to Darais for gorgeous makeup that stands up to the glare of awards show flashbulbs.
Darais has also provided edgy, artful makeup for photographer David La Chapelle and music videos like Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” and Pink’s “Stupid Girls”. Darais believes that educating clients about their facial structure and features is essential to discovering the makeup options and techniques that enhance their beauty the most. His philosophy is clear: proportion, balance, composition and color theory are the artistic principles behind every great makeup look.
“Makeup magic happens when light takes darkness by surprise,” says Darais. Nominated with key makeup artist Billy B for “Best Makeup” at the MTV Video Music Awards, Darais’s show-stopping looks have appeared at the Oscars, the Emmys, on America’s Next Top Model and in movies, magazines and more.
Ageless Mineral Foundation
Darais is Lancôme’s impresario of color on the West Coast, ready to affect emotions, moods and attitudes for each client he touches and every sensational look he creates–which amounts to about 10 thousand women a year and he’s just as comfortable working with you as he is working with celebrities– because they are just as concerned about how they look as you are.
Listen to the podcast of the conversation with Darias about life with Lancome!
Key products that Darias mentioned in the podcast– if not already featured include the following.
Le Vernis Exotique Kiss polish
Lancome Le Laque Fever long-lasting gloss
Color Design Shadow (not the color Darias mentioned however)
All are available on Lancome.com
Thank you to Darias for his great tips, ideas and all his time that he gave for this interview. If you have a chance to see Darias at a Lancome National Makeup Artist PA– you really should go!