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Look Like a Soap Star


Carole Burnett (Verla Grubbs, AMC) with Norm BrynDid you ever crave that soap star look? Just how do they do it? Is it all purely natural beauty, or do the very beautiful stars of daytime get helped along in the looks department by the talented behind-the-scenes make up, hair, and wardrobe people that create their looks?  It's not a trick question, we all know the answer to that one!

Soapdom is delighted to welcome to the Look Like a Soap Star column, Norman Bryn, a film and television makeup artist for 30 years, with credits in all avenues of the business including soap operas, of course.

At All My Children for five years, Bryn designed beauty makeups for Susan Lucci (Erica), Kelly Ripa (Hayley), and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Kendall #1) among others. Bryn makes people pretty, but pretty UGLY too sometimes, with special-effects makeup at Guiding Light and One Life to Live over the years. Bryn's new book, Makeup & Misery: Adventures in the Soap Factory, is a chronicle of his experiences in the daytime realm, which might best be described as the soap opera behind the soap opera! Recent film credits include The Namesake for director Mira Nair, and Cloverfield for producer JJ Abrams.

In Look Like a Soap Star, Bryn is the most recent in a line of soap opera notables like Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days of our Lives) and Danielle Orsino (fashion designer for soapwear) to offer their insight and knowledge in this column so that you may apply some of their expertise to your own beauty regimen.  But not only will Bryn share the make-up tips of the stars, he's bound to come clean on some back stage gossip and then some!

Sit back, relax and learn from this soap opera make up pro. Feel free to ask Bryn questions about make-up tips. Just post your question in the comments at the end of his weekly articles.

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1 The Cosmetic Surgery Habits of the Stars Linda Marshall-Smith 3992
2 Soapdom says: Become the soap opera star you’ve always dreamed about! Linda Marshall-Smith 2267
3 Go natural and in budget to look like a soap star Linda Marshall-Smith 1811
4 Love Tom's Shoes? Wear Tom's Eyewear, too! Linda Marshall-Smith 2633
5 Groom your kids to look like a soap star! Linda Marshall-Smith 2321
6 Grab a spoon and get healthy for summer Linda Marshall-Smith 3619
7 Soap Star Eyebrows & Setside Scoops Norman Bryn 6138
8 Days of our Lives’ Arianne Zucker Takes Lowd Suga to the Next Level Kathy Hittleman 6425
9 Start with a Good Foundation Norman Bryn 4050
10 It Starts With Achieving Beautiful Skin... Norman Bryn 4774
11 Introducing Norman Bryn, Make-Up Artist to the Soap Stars Norman Bryn 8498
12 Change for the Greener Arianne Zucker 3666
13 BIGGER is BETTER Arianne Zucker 3854
14 Star Style Arianne Zucker 6147
15 Inside the Daytime Emmys . . .and more! Arianne Zucker 11976
16 Sassafrassy Summer Arianne Zucker 5873
17 Look Like a Soap Star ~ Travel in Style Arianne Zucker 5869
18 Simply Fexy Arianne Zucker 5771
19 Vintage Boots Arianne Zucker 7665
20 Meet Soapdom's Look Like a Soap Star Columnist, Arianne Zucker 6851
 
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