“The inspiration is the Oscars. I want him to go out there and be golden, I want him to glow,” says makeup artist Amber Amos.
First-time best actor in a leading role Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya, 29, is leading the stylish pack of actors on the 2018 Academy Awards red carpet in a sharp mustard velvet evening jacket with black trim, complete with a black bow tie, black slacks and tonal patent leather dress shoes.
While his role as Chris Washington in satirical horror movie Get Out has earned plenty accolades -- the film and writer-director Jordan Peele are up for three nominations Sunday night (March 4) -- the actor's dapper full look is in part a result of collaborating with stylist Mercedes Natalia and makeup artist/groomer Amber Amos.
“The most important part is skin prep and making sure his skin is very hydrated because realistically most guys aren't prepping their skin and they don't really have a routine,” says Amos, who has worked with the critically acclaimed actor since October 2017. “Daniel is so low-key, every time the goal is to perfect the skin and make him look less tired than he is because he's doing a lot.”