From A-List Whisperer to Beauty Rescuer: people who keep the Oscar economy buzzing - Erin Carlson FEBRUARY 4, 2015 The Beauty Rescuer Amy Rittiner, celebrity makeup artist (clients: Chrissy Teigen, Molly Sims) whose in-demand services range from $200-$2,000: "On the day of an award show, it is crucial to plan the schedule down to the minute, adding in cushion time wherever possible. Los Angeles is notorious for bad traffic and late people, so to protect my business I account for this. "When I first arrive at the hotel, we look at the gown and decide together on the final look. Next, the client puts on a comfy robe, a hydrating facemask and some good music. "Over the years I've mastered the art of applying makeup in stressful situations. There's often two to three artists working on one person, FaceTime meetings, live tweeting, breast-feeding and a video crew. My assistant is my saving grace. She keeps me fed, watered and on time! "One year, for the Oscars, I had eight clients all at the same hotel. I set up my makeup station on a room service table and rolled from room to room all day. Needless to say, I got a ton of requests for touch-ups in the elevator."