With stay-at-home orders still in place, many people are picking up new hobbies. Some have been taking up sourdough bread-baking or tie-dyeing, others have even decided to go for it and give themselves at-home haircuts. Tina Fey, on the other hand, is learning how to apply her own makeup with a little help from her friend and makeup artist Gita Bass.
While Tina Fey (SNL extraordinaire and Mean Girls alum) is basically a household name, you may not know who Gita Bass is yet, so allow us to introduce you to her. She’s a makeup artist who frequently paints the faces of A-listers like Elizabeth Banks, Laura Dern, and of course, Tina Fey herself. Since social distancing has been in effect, many people making TV appearances, like Fey did for the “Rise Up New York” virtual telethon on May 11, have to rely on their own skills instead of the professionals that normally do their hair and makeup.
Bass was kind enough to drop off a care package to her client in preparation for their virtual makeup lesson:
Bass posted a photo of her pal with the generous gift, captioned with, “dropped off a little beauty care package to Tina over the weekend to prepare her for our virtual makeup session today! Everything is clean and sanitized, of course. Stay tuned for the after pic 💃🏻😎💕”
This is the ultimate beauty package and pretty much has everything Fey will ever need. The makeup kit includes Beautyblenders, foundations from both Dior and Armani foundation, Laura Mercier’s translucent powder, It Cosmetics eye cream, and more. Let’s just say that Bass really hooked it up for Fey.
And the proof is in the picture. On May 12, Bass posted Fey on the telethon with her makeup done to perfection from the virtual help of Bass. The makeup artist posted a photo on her Instagram from the telethon captioning it: “So in all the fun and excitement of seeing Tina, catching up and virtually getting her makeup done, I didn’t even think about an after picture. And she looked so gorgeous (well she is gorgeous with NO makeup but let’s say she was more camera-ready). I guess I was just ‘in the moment.’ Virtual makeup is obviously no replacement for the real thing, but it’s a great option for right now.” Ain’t that the truth?
Fey spoke on the telethon about the non-profit organization Robin Hood, which is raising money for those in New York City that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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