Haute Secrets: Scott Barnes

Scott Barnes shares his Los Angeles secrets with Haute Living. Find out where Scott shops, dines and who he thinks has the best dessert in the City of Angeles.

Where were you born: Detroit, Michigan

How long in Los Angeles: 1 year full time, traveling here for work for 12 years

Neighborhood: West Hollywood

Occupation: Celebrity makeup artist

Favorite Restaurant: Tender Greens

Best Steakhouse: STK

Best Sushi: I don’t eat sushi

Best Italian: At home

Best Pizza: New York! LA has the worst pizza

Best Lunch: The Polo Lounge

Best dessert: Al Gelato on South Robertson, they have homemade ice cream there, too

Best place for a romantic date: Asia de Cuba – you get this really beautiful view of the city, and it’s all glass, and it’s by the pool…

Best Sunday brunch: The Ivy by the Shore in Santa Monica

Best place for a power business meeting: the Peninsula

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Sunset Tower

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: G Star / Kid Robot

Best Spa: The spa at the Sunset Tower Hotel, love the Grecian style steam room

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Gold’s in Venice

Best Massage: home visits with Oleg Bouimer, www.owellnessglobal.com

Best Limousine/Driving Service: CLS

Favorite Charity Event: Joyful Hearts Foundation, Mariska Hargitay’s charity

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Getty

Best Museum/Exhibit: The Getty Herb Ritts

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The old Getty Museum/house

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: My home

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: The weather

Scott Barnes has worked with world-renowned photographers, including Patrick Demarchelier,Scavullo, Gilles Bensimon, Tony Duran, Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, Ruven Afanador, andMark Seliger with his work gracing the covers of such leading magazines as Allure, Elle, Harper’sBazaar, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Marie Claire. Scott has also appeared on topnational and regional television programs, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Extra, AccessHollywood, and Good Day L.A.

Although Scott has worked with a variety of Hollywood talent over the years, including KateHudson, Nicole Ritchie, Mary J. Blige, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Celine Dion, it’s his work withJennifer Lopez that birthed the new monochromatic look featuring bronzed skin and pale lips.Described as “The Glow,” this signature look became known as “lit from within” and helpedlaunch Scott’s best-selling beauty product, Body Bling bronzer.

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