Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Paul Starr image courtesy of Wenn

Paul Starr image courtesy of Wenn

Blake Lively and Paul Starr photographed by
Mark Seliger courtesy of Vanity Fair August 2008

Amanda Seyfried, Emma Roberts, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart
photographed by Mark Seliger with make up by Paul Starr courtesy
of Vanity Fair August 2008

God Bless Paul Starr!!!!

Famed make up artist Paul Starr was found dead in his apartment earlier today, Tuesday August 19, 2008. Friends who had not heard from him for a few days decided to drop by his apartment. They broke down his door and went into his apartment, where his body was found. He has been in "the business" for more than 20 years.

Paul had worked with all the major photographers, directors, celebrities and magazines, including Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth, Annie Lebovitz, Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman for publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, Elle and Marie Claire. His complete resume can be found on his wesite via this link.

Starr also wrote a book called “Paul Starr on Beauty: Conversations with Thirty Celebrated Women”. A pdf snippet from his book's chapter on Joni Mitchell is available via this link.

He was also the first in-house make up artist for Estee Lauder and a founding beauty editor for Flaunt Magazine.

You can read more on the WWD Beauty Industry News website via this link. He was represented by Magnet LA & Magnet NY.

****UPDATE - AUGUST 20TH 2008****

Paul Starr image source - Facebook

R.I.P. - Paul Starr's Facebook account can be seen via this link.

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