Getting to Know the Glam Squad is usually about introducing you to celebrity beauty pros you might not know. But this week we've got a gal that we've gone behind-the-scenes with many times before. We're talking about Kaley Cuoco's makeup artist Jamie Greenberg. A veteran at prepping for red carpets, Greenberg—whose clients also include Rashida Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Beth Behrs, Jayma Mays, Lizzy Caplan and Anna Faris—let us join her as she got the Big Bang Theory actress ready for the 2013 Emmy Awards, 2014 Golden Globes and even shared a video as she perfected Cuoco's wedding makeup last New Year's Eve.
A now Jamie is sharing even more scoop from her time in Hollywood. Trust us, you're going to want to check out what she had to say:
How long have you been a makeup artist?
I've been doing makeup for 11 years.
Where did you get your start?
I started at Ulta! I worked my way up the makeup counter ladder with a job a Bloomingdales for Paula Dorf and then Dior. As time went on I started freelancing with beauty brands.
What was your big break?
I was freelancing for Jillian Dempsy and her line Delux. She took me to assist her for an Avon Representative Sales Conference and that opened the door wide open.
What are a few of your favorite red carpet looks that you've created?
Rashida Jones' navy blue eyeliner look at the 2012 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards.
Jayma May's green smoky eye at the 2012 SAG Awards.
Kaley Cuoco's soft pink lip with black cat eye at the 2013 People's Choice Awards.
What was a near-fiasco that you've had to deal with?
The worst day was when I had to do two nominees for the Emmys. I had twenty minutes to get from one client to the next. Things didn't go as fast as I thought they would with the first client so I was an hour late for the second. I hate being late. I actually cried in the car! It was probably the worst day ever but both clients made the best-dressed lists!
What items are always in your kit?
mark Touch and Glow shimmer cream cubes all over face palette
Ardell Lashes & Duo adhesive
Anastasia Brow Pro palette
mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay On lip stain
What new products are you currently obsessed with?
Avon Mega Effects mascara
mark All Butter Now lip treatment
Dr. Lancer AM/PM Nourish moisturizer
What is your favorite drug store buy?
I love Aquaphor. It's an oldie but a goodie. I actually never played around with it until I had a child. Now I smear it on everything—it's the best!
What about your fave high-end splurge?
My splurge would be foundation from Japan or London called SUQQU. It's so flawless and really makes everyone's skin look smooth and perfect.
What's the weirdest request you've ever received from a client?
To bronze their entire body. When I say entire body, I mean the entire body. But it's part of the job sometimes.
What's the best thank you gift you've ever received?
I think it's a tie between Isabel Marant shoes and a Louis Vuitton Bag—both from the same (very generous!) client.