People behind red carpet looks

People behind red carpet looks
ANTI-CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Actress Felicity Jones and actress Julianne Moore at this year’s British Academy Film Awards; and actress Michelle Monaghan at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

How make-up artists work to transform stars.

You do not become a star with the wave of a magic wand.

Before Hollywood's awards shows, climaxing with next week's Oscars, an army of make-up artists and coiffeurs work for weeks to perfect what you see on the red carpet.

Ms Sabrina Bedrani is one of these magic fairies.

The Frenchwoman first made her name in the fashion industry, working with top photographers such as Mr Peter Lindbergh, before moving to Los Angeles, where she rapidly became one of the most sought-after make-up artists in Hollywood.

Her clients include actresses Julianne Moore and Felicity Jones, and model Heidi Klum.

Ms Bedrani is the one who has looked after Jones' face since the British actress was nominated for an Oscar for playing astrophysicist Stephen Hawking's wife Jane in The Theory Of Everything.

"An Oscars campaign is a long haul, like for a presidential election," said

Ms Bedrani, who follows Jones everywhere she goes once she arrives in Los Angeles.

The promotion of The Theory Of Everything began with its Toronto Film Festival premiere last September, followed by its United States release the following month, and the ongoing awards season, including the Golden Globes last month, right up to the Oscars on Feb 22.

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