- Beef up your cosmetic bag with Debbie's makeup essentials.
- Find out where Debbie finds inspiration.
- Achieve a cake-free face with these three tips.
- Have a favorite blush? Try using it over your eye shadow.
- Look to your pantry to create gory looks for Halloween.
- Get ladylike á la Mad Men's Joan Holloway.
- Rock and Republic Shadows: "Their eyeshadows are amazing and they come in three different pigments. There’s the matte, there’s a semishimmer, and there’s a high shimmer."
- Rock and Republic everything else: "I love their pigments; their blushes are great; the eye shadows are great," says Zoller. Also great? The gel liners.
- Make Up For Ever: "I love Make Up For Ever," says Zoller. "They [the products] kind of complete the look that I’ve been using on the show quite a bit. I seem to go to their stuff because this season gets a lot crazier. If I thought last season was big this season's even bigger. Last season we had the dominatrix [look] and stuff, now we are going into more underground cultural things."
For a peek at Debbie's work, be sure to catch the season premiere on Sept. 22.
"You can take a little bit of blush that has a heavy pigment, put it on your blush brush, and then wipe it completely over the eye quickly," she explains. "It makes it pop even more because you're giving it a little bit of color." So simple, yet so effective.
After talking to makeup artist Debbie Zoller about her behind-the-scenes work on Castle, along with her techniques for making the gory details of her job come to life, I wanted to know how she got to where she is today. With an impressive resume including work on Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, The Sweetest Thing, I Heart Huckabees, Mad Men, and Castle, you might be surprised to hear that Zoller dropped out of beauty school and hit a few road bumps along the way before finding her true passion. To find out more of her inspiring story, just keep reading.
Check out some of Zoller's work in the gallery above. Then, to find out what she had to say about working with the cast, along with some of her favorite beauty products, just keep reading.
Recently, I caught up with Zoller, who is up for an Emmy for her previous work on Mad Men (more here), to find out more about what a typical workday is like onset at Castle.
To find out more about Zoller's work, read more.
Joan Holloway proves that you don't need to show skin to be the hottest woman in the room. (OK, she's often the only woman in the room, but still.) The Mad Men character has a sultry secretary style that would still turn heads today.
Makeup artist Debbie Zoller researches every character's look to make it as authentically '60s as possible, and she emphasizes Joan's personality through her makeup. "Joan knows how to get what she wants by using her skills and sexuality," Debbie says. "She reads all of the latest fashion magazines and knows what works best for her to make her presence known at Sterling Cooper. I play up her amazing eyes so she can mesmerize every man she comes in contact with."
For the behind-the-scenes scoop on the precise products used to transform actress Christina Hendricks into Joan Holloway, read more