Emily in Paris’s Ashley Park Has the Sweetest Relationship With Her Makeup Artist

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Emily in Paris’s Ashley Park Has the Sweetest Relationship With Her Makeup Artist

Park: My favorite days were when we hadn’t really established a look yet. Of course, we tried to take into consideration the mood of every scene, but also sometimes I’d just be like, “Okay, I really want to somehow get the green eyeliner in today.”

Nicolas: You really know a lot about makeup. I learned a lot from you! It wasn’t like I was the only makeup artist; you were with me.

Park: I’ve worked with a lot of makeup artists and it’s unique when you find someone where it feels like a collaboration. Especially as an Asian actor, I’ve had makeup artists who were like, “No, no, no, this is how you do it.” But you took such care and did such research on how to do makeup for my face for certain lenses and cameras.

Nicolas: It also helps that you know your own face so well.

Park: I mean, to be vulnerable for a sec, for a while I never wanted someone to do a wing on me because I thought it looked too Asian and I was busy trying to look as white as possible for the camera. But I’ve really opened up to makeup in a different way this past year. I’ve become a lot more confident in myself and I don’t feel like it has to be one way all the time, and you really helped guide that journey.

Nicolas: It makes me feel really good to hear that. I wish I had the words in English!

Park: You know, I’m filming a movie right now in Vancouver and I’ve taken a little more control of my makeup. I’ll say, “Oh, actually, no, you put the eye shadow like this. And also hot pink looks really good under here, trust me.”

Nicolas: The two of us just know what to do. Like you said, sometimes there’s no talking — just laughing and music.

Park: You had to put up with my singing at five in the morning when I was trying to wake myself up! I mean, I’m a singer, but I don’t comfortably sing in front of people like that, unless I have to. Remember when I found out you didn’t know about musical theater?

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