Cosmetic Cues With Zoe Saldana’s Makeup Artist, Vera Steimberg

Feb 10, 2011 By Vaneza

Zoe Saldana always looks fabulous and although this is an easy task, every working power women can always use a little help! Cue the talented makeup artist and friend Vera Steimberg who frequently works with Zoe. We recently had the pleasure to interview her and find out her beauty secrets.

How did you get your start as a makeup artist? Was this always your dream career path?
I started make up school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I didn’t think I could make a career out of it, but since I was really young I got involved in photography. I had an aunt that was an actress, so I used to go with her to the rehearsals. I always liked anything that had to do with the arts, beauty, transformations and lighting. Once I moved to the states I was really focused on what I wanted to do, which was having and making a career out of it [beauty]…And with time and lots of practice I made it happen.

What’s been one of your favorite shoots to work on with Zoe Saldana?
I’ve had many favorites shoots with Zoe, one of them being Ocean Drive, because we where at a beautiful location in Puerto Rico, but I have to say that Wonderland UK was [also] an amazing spread, I was really happy with the photo shoot and how the pictures turned [out]. Also working on movies with Zoe has given me the opportunity to really get to know her better and have many great times and continue learning about beauty, fashion, and film with her.

What are three makeup staples every girl should have in her purse?
Every girl should have mascara, cheeks and lips….even if it is lip balm!

What are a few of your favorite cosmetic and skin care brands?
I love Chanel, Nars, M.A.C., Laura Mercier and for skin care [I use] La Mer, Epicuren and Cetaphil.

After a long night, what’s the best way to give yourself that “fresh faced” look?
After a long night, always clean your face before going to bed, moisturize a lot, drink water and get at least 8 hours sleep!

Name one makeup trend you wish would disappear and why?
I don’t really have a make up trend that I wish would disappear, because I think the beauty of certain trends at that moment are fun somehow.

Lastly, what advice do you have for aspiring fashion industry hopefuls?
My advice is never to give up on what your passion is! Learn something new everyday, leave egos on the side and give your love and heart to whatever you want to do.

That’s a wrap! Thanks so much for taking the talk to talk to us Vera!

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