Celebrity makeup artist Zena Shteysel has had her fair share of experience in the beauty industry: Her skills have been featured in print campaigns, several feature films, and some of Hollywood’s most-watched TV shows, including Dancing with the Stars (see her in action at right), where she earned an Emmy award for her work beautifying contestants such as Kelly Osbourne and Laila Ali. Zena gave FITNESS some on-the-go advice, as well as a peak inside her makeup bag:
FITNESS: You must be so busy traveling to make up your celebrity clients. What are your best on-the-go beauty tips?
Zena Shteysel: My favorite products for on-the-go are those that make me look awake and fresh quickly. For me these include a brightening concealer for under the eyes, a champagne shimmer eye shadow on the lid, mascara, blush and a lip gloss in a pink color.
FITNESS: If you had to clean out your entire makeup supply and keep five items, what would they be?
ZS: Brow pencil or powder, concealer, mascara, blush and lip gloss.
FITNESS: Do you have any weird beauty tricks you swear by?
ZS: My favorite beauty trick is lining the inside top lash line with black eyeliner to intensify the eye without looking like you did anything.
FITNESS: What’s the most important thing to keep in mind when trying to achieve a flawless complexion?
ZS: To achieve a flawless complexion the most important thing is to take care of the skin. Make sure to cleanse the skin before bed and use sunscreen during the day.
-Nina Ramadan, beauty intern