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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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# Article Title Author Hits
21 Just Jeans Arianne Zucker 7294
22 Suga' Sweet~Days of our Lives Arianne Zucker Shares Her Style Secrets & Passion for Her New Jewelry By Arianne Zucker 6439
23 Look Like a Soap Star ~ You Rate the Stars 6606
24 DramaQueen Gets Inside the Bubble with Robin Mattson Danielle Orsino 7986
25 Look Like a Soap Star ~ Gift Ideas for the Soap Stars Danielle Orsino 5961
26 Look Like a Soap Star ~ MakeUp Guru Timothy Alan Shows Danielle Orsino 9760
27 GH Liz and Jason Fans Get Their Own T-Shirt Danielle Orsino 10715
28 Drama Queen's Category Quiz Danielle Orsino 11242
29 At the Daytime Emmys 2005... Danielle Orsino 8080
30 Soapdom Contributor Danielle Orsino on SoapTalk Danielle Orsino 7443
31 The Five Rules of Divadom Danielle Orsino 7425
32 AMC's Alicia Minshew Danielle Orsino 6184
33 Look Like a Soap Star ~ GH's Lois and Brook Lynn by Danielle Orsino 2037
34 Two Gentlemen of General Hospital Linda Marshall-Smith 8097
35 EMMY 2004 ~ From Head to Toe Linda Marshall-Smith 18877
36 Look Like a Soap Star! Linda Marshall-Smith 6202
37 EMMY 2004 Linda Marshall-Smith 11245
38 EMMY 2004 ~ The Gowns and the Glitz Linda Marshall-Smith 5148
39 OLTL's Catherine Hickland's New How-To Video Linda Marshall-Smith 4372
40 GH's Tamara Braun's New Look Linda Marshall-Smith 2840
 
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