There’s no denying Rami Malek is oozing with talent, but for those who weren’t familiar with the actor pre-Bohemian Rhapsody (you may remember him from 24, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, and most notably, Mr. Robot, for which he won an Emmy), his propulsion into the spotlight for his scary-accurate portrayal of Freddie Mercury made him a household name. Malek swept the awards circuit this season, earning several wins for Best Actor and rightful praise and attention. His off-screen romance with on-screen partner Lucy Boynton in the film has also won the hearts of fans (Malek said Boynton "captured" his own during his Oscars acceptance speech last night). Needless to say, all eyes are on him, which means he’s taking care to make sure he’s camera-ready before he sets foot on the red carpet.
"As a groomer over the last 10 plus years, it has been taboo to talk about men wearing any type of makeup, however, in 2019 we are much more open about it as a result of social media," says Malek’s longtime personal groomer, Marissa Machado, who’s client roster also includes Joe and Nick Jonas and Michael Keaton. The two teamed up after Machado prepped Malek for a red-carpet appearance for Mr. Robot, and she’s been his go-to ever since. Curious how Machado, who’s well-versed in hair, makeup, and skincare, got Malek Oscars-ready, we asked her for all of her behind-the-scenes secrets.
Source: Byrdie – Lindsey Metrus