Quiet on set! HGTV Makeup Gig

11 Dec

And here I am….I always wanted to hold one of these things and yell “Action!”  I am so corny, and a little too excited in this photo – ha.


This past Fall I took on a ten day job to work as the Makeup Artist on set for the HGTV Dream Home 2013.  HGTV is the sister network of the Food Network (another one of my favorites).  Ten days of makeup, hair and styling for project managers, interior designers, architects,  builders and developers.  This year the home is out on Kiawah Island, which is absolutely gorgeous.  A few years ago I visited Kiawah Island for the first time and my jaw dropped.  Coming from New England, it definitely does not compare to anything I was used to.  The landscaping is immaculate, and the plush greenery makes you feel as if you’ve entered a rain forest.  The hours were early and long during this shoot, but I have to admit seeing the sun rise every morning through the sea grass and over the marsh, really made it worth it.  Oh yea, and I got to do what I love every day!

Along with the architects, builders and developers, I worked with Designer/Host Monica Pedersen…



…Project Manager Jack Thomasson…


and Interior Designer Linda Woodrum


The collaborated job on this house was incredible; everything from the construction to the landscape and decorating were amazing!  Here is where I set up shop…the upstairs guest bathroom.


And here is the outside of the house…blue skies just about every day!  The house was always surrounded by butterflies too.  I couldn’t help but take a couple photos…




Here I am in the back of the house waiting in between sets.  I look petrified don’t I?!  ha!  I’m just in ‘work mode’…


…and lastly here is that beautiful sunrise I saw every morning.  Breathtaking huh?  Even looks nice through a window while moving ; )  This was an incredible experience for me, as is every makeup job I take on.  I very much enjoyed working with GoTo Team, the Scripps Network and all of the talented people that came together to make this happen.  I can’t wait to see the show air on Dec 28th!  Check out this link for more info on how to enter the sweepstakes:  HGTV Dream Home 2013.




9 Responses to “Quiet on set! HGTV Makeup Gig”

  1. mltjstangas@comcast.net December 11, 2012 at 01:49 #

    That is so exciting!!!! I always try to win the HGTV Dream Home;)

    • Finger Paint Makeup December 11, 2012 at 02:19 #

      Thanks!! The house is just beautiful – you definitely need to enter the sweepstakes!!

  2. Sarah December 11, 2012 at 02:34 #

    Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! What a cool experience – can’t wait to watch and see all of your beautifying skills on the screen!

  3. Michelle December 11, 2012 at 03:15 #

    OH MY WORD!!!!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING THING TO DO!!!!!!! I’m so so so proud of you, K!! My eyes burns with tears of joy!! You are living your dream…and it’s only going to get BETTER!!!!!

    • Finger Paint Makeup December 11, 2012 at 03:28 #

      Well you just made me all teary-eyed. You’re amazing, you know that?!

  4. Shannon Bradley December 11, 2012 at 03:36 #

    What a fun experience! Can’t wait to watch! Do you come with the home if I win? I need a makeup artist! Hope all is well 🙂

  5. Amanda Skypeck December 11, 2012 at 04:38 #

    This is absolutely amazing, Kristin!! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! xo

  6. angarade December 11, 2012 at 17:09 #

    Kristin I knew you would nail it! And now you know what joe and I are up to all day at work…or well, what I used to be up to all day at work. Hope you land more production jobs.

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