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Podcast S3, Ep11: Redhead Makeup with Natalie Cosco, Jane Levy’s Makeup Artist

Adrienne + Stephanie are big fans of NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”. The main character/redhead is Zoey Clarke (played by actress Jane Levy). The show is centered around the ability Zoey has to hear people’s thoughts in song. Her redhead character is stubborn, determined, and loving. She’s also gorgeous and her makeup is always on-point!

On and off stage, Natalie Cosco is the woman behind Jane Levy’s redhead makeup looks. Natalie is an accomplished makeup artist in both film, print and TV. Her career spans 30 years of achievements including iconic productions as: “Smallville”, “Fear the Walking Dead” – Season 1, “The Mountain Between Us”, “The Edge of Seventeen”, “30 Days of Night (Dark Days)”, “The Man in The High Castle” and “The Art of Racing in The Rain.”


Adrienne and Stephanie were so excited to ask Natalie the following questions and for you to hear her answers/tricks/techniques:

1. Let’s talk about redhead makeup! Besides your current work on “Zoeys Extraordinary Playlist”, we know you worked on so many films and TV shows throughout your career. What do you love about working on a redhead? Are there any special products, shades etc. that you use when working on a redhead?

2. We LOVED the look you did on Jane Levy at the Golden Globes this year. For those who didn’t see it (and we’ll post it on, Jane Levy was wearing a navy blue dress. She had on a colorful lip, a smokey eye and great brows. We’ll break down those choices in a minute. But, the difference with this look is that the 2021 Golden Globes was virtual! Did the virtual nature of the show play a part in Jane’s makeup look? Should you do your makeup differently when on Zoom? If so, how?

Products used:

Eyes: Mix of a matte charcoal gray, black matte and a pink/burgundy to the bottom lid from HUDA Beauty for the smokey eye. They did individual lashes and a cat eye.

Lipstick: Rose Hermes Lipstick

Eyebrows: Jane Levy isn’t a natural redhead so her natural brows are ashy. Natalie has to bring warmth (and red tones) into them. She used a mix of Glossier, Colorpop and Anastasia Brow Powder. 

5. As a makeup artist, what is your go-to makeup product?

She recommends always doing a brow and lip before leaving the house — they make the biggest statement.

6. What is your favorite concealer and how should you prep your under eye area before applying this product? And, how do you deal with creases in the concealer?

Concealer: To prevent creasing, don’t put on a rich and heavy moisturizer before applying concealer. She applies a Sea Buckthorn oil and/or Charlotte Tilbury moisturizer right up to Jane Levy’s eye area and puts concealer over it. She loves Charlotte Tilbury for concealer choices too. Use a translucent powder to lock it all in.

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