This may come as shock to many of you, but a lot of the sexy mugs you see while watching sports are aided by makeup. For those not fortunate enough to have the luxury of being in studio where there is often help for things like makeup, wardrobe, and coffee preparation, sadly you are left to your own devices.
Below is a video from Today's 6pm ET SportsCenter where one television personality (unknown at this time) was caught in the background freshening up his face for an upcoming live shot. We'd love to know who this is in the comments and you work in the business, we'd love to know how the knowledge of doing your own makeup is passed on for male personalities. Is it part of training? Do you ask your girlfriend? Youtube? I am told layers is the key.
I always had fun going to a grocery store during my TV sports reporter days and freak out old ladies by asking them which foundation and powder looked best on me.
Make up is usually taught to male personalities from in studio make up people who will come in and help out the field reporters. For places like ESPN and TNT, they have makeup people on staff they bring in. Depending on how big the show is, remotes might send a make up artist.
The main reason is not being shiny in the bright lights. HD makes it worse, as you can imagine.
Finally, if you are someone without an in house makeup person, many department store make up people will be happy to teach you. (and sell you product). Mac is the one many folks use.
Hope that gives you an idea about how on air guys get to look so good. Sadly, for my on air days, no make up in the world could keep me from breaking sets everywhere! But, I digress.
@awfulannouncing Phil Mcrackin?
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@awfulannouncing bill pidto?
@awfulannouncing Is that Robert Flores?
@awfulannouncing no clue