Making Up America: Memoirs of a Celebrity Makeup Artist
by Susan Heydt
Here’s your chance to go behind the dressing room curtain of your favorite celebrity to places you’ve never been before.
Making Up America by Celebrity Makeup Artist Susan “Suze Makeup” Heydt is a behind the curtain look at humanizing celebrities amid all the power and glamour of those who come to make their mark in DC, including Hollywood A-listers, power hungry politicians,sports heroes and megawatt musicians. A colorful mix of stories seen through the lens of my counseling psychology background, the memoir is a collection of my experiences as a Celebrity Makeup Artist. The book takes a look at the stories about these familiar faces, who drive politics, movies, sports and beauty in and around the Nation’s Capitol. Find out about the personal side of these newsmakers to see that they’re just as vulnerable to the hopes and fears of life as you and me.
Actors and politicians usually top the list of the most requested stories. My personal favorites are individuals, who posses beauty, intelligence and wit. There’s something about the person with that combination that endears them to me. You’ll read real stories about these famous people, who inspire us to reach to new heights.
Everyone has a beautiful feature. My job is to find the individual’s uniqueness and enhance the natural beauty and strength of a subject. My work has appeared on covers and editorial for Vanity Fair, GQ, Elle, The New Yorker, Esquire, Fortune, and The New York Times Magazine to name a few. My political clients include President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, Madame Speaker Pelosi, Senator McCain, Govenor Schwarzenegger, and Mayor Bloomberg. My movie clients include Elizabeth Olsen, Daniel Craig, Josh Brolin, Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Heather Graham, Tilda Swinton, Laura Linney, Emma Roberts, and Diablo Cody. Music clients include Glen Campbell, Placido Domingo and Bryan Adams. Athletes include Cal Ripken Jr., Alex Ovechkin, Adam Jones, Bobby Boswell, and James Brown. Fashion clients include Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Marie Grey. Photographers include Mark Seliger, Platon, Nigel Parry, Christian Whitkin, and Jeff Riedel.
Advance praise for MAKING UP AMERICA
“Anyone in a creative field wanting to believe in the possibilities of an unusual career path needs to read this colorful journey of a psychologist turned celebrity makeup artist.” –Stacy Igel, Boy Meets Girl