The Expert with Cheryl Calo

Cherly Calo Makeup artist


Cheryl Calo is the key makeup artist for Veep.  She has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Makeup Artist in a Multi-Camera Series.  She has been a makeup artist, hairstylist and groomer for over 25 years, some of her celebrity clientele includes Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Halle Barry, Tupac, Lenny Kravitz, Cameron Diaz, Rob Lowe and many more.  She has worked on television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, American Idol, Dancing With the Stars to name a few.  Cheryl also works on editorial, runway, music videos, award shows, film and commercials.  She is an expert on enchancing the natural beauty of her clients and making them look the best.

Today she shares some beauty tips with us:


Recent Beauty Splurge:  Talika Eye Patches.. They are Devine!!

Foundation brush or Sponge?
  I used both.. Foundation brush to apply, and a Beauty Blender sponge to finesse. I have a Bachelor of Fine Art, from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn NY. I  paint in my free time and right now I’m preparing for a guess what?… I started grabbing the blender and using it along with my brushes. To sum it up, they each have an important role in building a flawless foundation.  

Song you are listening to on repeat:  
Blake Shelton “Sangria” and all the rest of his songs.. I Love me some Blake!!

How do you find inspiration?  
Inspiration is everywhere!! Nature is a big one for me, a beautiful song, I am inspired by the person I’m putting makeup on and I pray a lot. 

Do you have a signature makeup look?
  I’d have to say no. Whatever the total look calls for. Depending on the outfit or vibe I want to achieve.

Makeup trend that everyone should try?  Matte Liquid Lipstick. it’s makes life easy and your lips are… most of the day….on!

Makeup up trend that you wish would stop?  Black and Navy Lipstick.. only be used for Halloween or Special FX.

Makeup product you wish was invented? I wish there was a non toxic instant makeup brush cleaner. 

Beauty tip:  Make sure you use good Moisturizer everyday.. that means Men Too! And if you don’t have any or you ran out.. rub on a little coconut oil.

Best advice you have ever received?  The cream always rises to the top and there’s enough work out there for everybody, so why worry .. be happy!

Dream person to work with?  I have no favorites.. they’re all dreamy! 

Best Drugstore Buy?  L’Oreal BB Cream Perfection Foundation

Follow her on Instagram @CherylMkupart.