The Gayle King Show: More Makeup Than I’ve Ever Worn, Ever

There’s a 1:10 clip of my segment from The Gayle King Show online already! Have a look:

Link? Link!

More information than you probably wanted:


I think the romance fans are everywhere, really. Today, at the Gayle King studios, I had the best conversation with the makeup lady about all the books she likes to read.

I was supposed to arrive camera ready, but I clearly did not apply enough makeup, because I was touched up to a truly amazing degree. And because I’m nosy I asked her all kinds of questions about her job, what cosmetics she likes, and what she recommends. I was so nervous, I cannot for the life of me remember her name. I feel like a tool about that.

The highlights of our conversation:

– She loves Laura Mercier and Shu Uemura, among others.

– In terms of wearing makeup, which I am not terribly knowledgeable about, she says the most important to thing is to hydrate your skin inside and out. Drink water and use moisturizing cream or even oils on your face.

– She really enjoys YA romance (you knew I’d ask her about what she likes to read) and was very curious about Jennifer Estep’s Mythos series when I told her about it, and also about the Immortals After Dark series, the House of Night series, and the Vampire Academy series. We talked about books a LOT.

The actual on camera interview went by in a whoosh. I barely remembered any of it until I watched it on my DVR some hours later. I tried to focus on the person in front of me (Ms. King) and on the fact that the camera people were laughing in the right places (yay).

I was also wearing an earpiece so I could hear the people in the control booth, and it was like having people talking right behind me. When they first put it on me, I kept looking over my shoulder to see who was standing there. I was worried that during the show I’d hear, “Sarah, you are having a wardrobe malfunction. Duck and cover. Or something.”

A lot of folks on Twitter asked about my necklace – I promised to post a link to the artist and where you can buy one like it.

It’s really reasonably priced for something so original – and comfortable. I found that necklace at the Razzle Dazzle shop on Royal Street in New Orleans during Heather Graham’s Writers for New Orleans conference last month.

It’s part of the “Kristina Collection” by designer Hana Stepanek, and it’s a memory wire that hangs around my neck (no clasp!) with big glowy pieces of glass. There’s black, gold and silver wire necklaces, and earrings, too. You can see more of the options online at this shop, including earring and necklace sets. There’s also a Facebook note with more information from a store called Sparkle! But it looks like it might be a little hard to find.

And the shoes attracted some comments, too. (My sister: “I’m sure you are saying some words but YOUR SHOES OMG!”) Everything I was wearing was from Kohls. The Goddess of Kohls was with me. Sometimes the Goddess is elsewhere and they have nothing in my size, but this trip, the Goddess of Kohls was with me, because I found the whole outfit, including shoes, plus stuff for everyone else in the house on sale. These are the shoes, and at my local store, they were on huge discount.

Thank you to all of those who tuned in to watch, and for your kind comments and kudos on Twitter and Facebook. That was so awesome – I was a lot less nervous knowing you guys were watching.


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  1. JoanneF says:

    Did you meet Brian Williams?  Was he hot?  I’ve had a crush on him forever.  Yes, I’m a geek!

  2. Maaike Hoebe says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Can’t watch your interview because it’s not available in the Netherlands onlien (and probably not in Europe). How unfair is that. I would have loved to see it.



  3. Pam c. says:

    I saw it! Was so tickled, you looked and did great.

  4. Kerry D. says:

    @Maaike: It isn’t available in New Zealand either. How unfair. I wanted to see it too.

    Sounds like it went really well, Sarah and even from the still shot on the video, I too love the necklace.

  5. Amanda says:

    I know ALL about the goddess of Kohl’s.  She’s kind of a flaky bitch.

    Lookin’ good though!

  6. Milena says:

    I am so bummed that I can’t see it but, alas, it’s not available in Europe. And I soooo wanted to see the shoes on you! Well, and to hear what you had to say, though I’m sure that was funny and smart and interesting.

  7. Alex says:

    Damn, damn, damn, not available in the UK.  You look lovely in the screenshot thingy though!

  8. The show broadcast too early this morning …. and your segment was too short!  Still, your two favorite lessons were fantastic … and I was intrigued by your shoes!

  9. Ana says:

    “El usuario que ha subido este video lo ha boqueado en tu país” Noooo, Sarah, why do you hate Europe? 🙁

  10. sugarless says:

    you look fabulous and your necklace and shoes are both pretty damn awesome. Well done! You come off as the well spoken, smart bitch you are! Where can I find the rest of the interview? 🙁

  11. library addict says:

    Hope someone posts the whole interview on YouTube or something. I recorded the wrong channel 🙁

    Glad you were able to respond to the usual jaded questions with grace and humor. Plus look good while doing so.

  12. Anony Miss says:

    Ditto here, outside the USA/Canada = can’t view the video.

  13. Meoskop says:

    Your sister is totally right about the shoes.

  14. peggy h says:

    Sarah, you always do our community (very, very) proud with your wit and smarts…and you looked totally fantastic from head to toe—-but I confess I was mesmerized by those fabulous shoes!  Woot!!

  15. Zanitta says:

    I can’t see the video here, but I do love the necklaces on the link. I may be slightly stupid, but even though it says ‘shop now’ I can’t see an option to actually buy online? Is it just me being obtuse?

  16. rebyj says:

    Loved the clip! Congrats and I agree, you looked fabulous. If I were booking your appearances I’d have you go head to head with Jon Stewart cuz he also does snark well or my late night favorite, Craig Ferguson who is in my head any time I read a book featuring Scottish heroes. lol

  17. Marina says:

    Nothing for South America, either. You tease.

  18. Rhonda says:

    You looked amazing!!  Both your face and your shoes!!!

  19. SB Sarah says:

    What is this business about not being able to see the clip outside the US? I am so sorry! I am alas not in control of that – Ana, Ud. sabe que me encanta Espana—y Europa tambien!

    If I can get my hands on a clip and upload it myself, I will. I’m really sorry it’s not universally accessible. I wish there was a way for me to test that when I use a link. But alas, I am in the US.

    Thank you for the compliments! And yes, I did meet Brian Williams. He is very nice and gentlemanly and very very funny, and I offered to recommend a romance for him—but he really loves political nonfiction the most. Oh well!

  20. JBHunt says:

    Your makeup was marvelous, and so were your comments!

  21. Lisa Hendrix says:

    So glad you posted this! I couldn’t watch because I don’t pay for the extra cable package that includes OWN, but you look and sound fabulous. Well done.

  22. Karenmc says:

    Your two favorite things are wonderful. I’m so glad you can think on your feet (or in you shoes, as the case may be), with a thingy in your ear, cameras and crew around and BriWi in the vicinity.

  23. Kathleen says:

    Well, I live in Budapest and saw your great clip. The secret for those outside the U.S.? sign up for Acevpn – ‘nuff said.
    Great necklace. You were great and makeup looked great. One little hint (I worked on tv for years). Both you and Gail had your legs crossed away from one another which in body language talk means you weren’t comfortable with one another. Next time make sure your legs are crossed toward the host/hostess even if you have to force it! Often times, they will then subconsciously cross theirs toward you. A little movement like this puts you in more control and the viewer doesn’t even know why, but there appears to be more chemistry between the two of you. Hope you don’t mind the hint, but I’ll bet this isn’t your last public interview. Well done.

  24. Grace says:

    Great interview!  And I admit was very captivated by both the necklace and the shoes.  The goddess of Kohl’s often bestows her blessings on my household too.

  25. Evelyn says:

    Greetings from Germany, where the video is also not available. I’d love to watch what you had to say, so if there’s an alternative to this link I’d be be glad if someone would share it.

  26. Kathy says:

    Awww.  You were so cute.  I also loved the makeup (lips) and the shoes.  HOLY Crap were they cute.  I probably couldn’t stand on them, but you made a statement in them.

  27. snarkhunter says:

    You’re so poised. I am deeply admiring of poised people.

    And the goddess of Kohl’s has her own little altar in this household.

  28. Andrea Lyons says:

    GREAT COMMENT:  You must be the heroine of your own life.  YAY!  You were superb and brilliant – and you looked mahvelous dahling – congrats! Andrea

  29. Jaci Burton says:

    I thought you looked gorgeous! I loved your shoes and your necklace, and even more importantly, you rocked the genre of romance with every word you said. Thank you for being such an awesome ambassador!

  30. SB Sarah says:

    @Kathleen: I did not know that! How cool – thank you! I will definitely keep that in mind for future interviews. *fingers crossed*

    And thank you for all the kind words and compliments! I have the shoes saved for the next special occasion.

  31. Diane Sallans says:

    Very nice!  I’d be a basket case, were you nervous?  Is that only part of the interview?  I was looking for more!

  32. SB Sarah says:

    That is about a minute out of ~10 minutes total. I hope the rest is posted soon! And yes, I was nervous beforehand, but once on the soundstage I was calm. Maybe there was something in that bottle of water I drank. 😉

  33. Susan says:

    You were so poised and calm.  Even if you were nervous on the inside, it didn’t show.  Great job.

    I was mesmerized by the necklace just as everyone else was.  Thanks for all the wardrobe/accessory info!

    I’m surprised the camera crew reacted one way or the other.  I always assumed they tuned out what the people on the stage were actually saying and just concentrated on the technical stuff.  Very interesting that they’re actually listening.

  34. rebeccaj says:

    GREAT shoes!

  35. KaylaK says:

    Was watching the clip and hubby walked through the room when you said the last little bit about “you must be the heroine in your own life” or something like that.  He perked up and asked, “did she say something about I have to smoke the heroin for my wife?”

    Had to share.

    The clip was awesome – you came off as articulate, well put together, SMART, and funny! Hoping I can find a way to watch the full segment online!

  36. Kelly S. says:

    You looked gorgeous! 

    Also, a Kohls fan & MVC.  So, go you!  Did you have 30% off coupon?  I went nuts with my last one.

  37. Kelly S. says:

    You looked gorgeous!

    Also, yay Kohls! I’m a big fan and MVC.  Did you have a 30% off coupon? Last one I had I went a bit nuts on the spending which worked out okay because it was also Kohls dollar days. 🙂

  38. Cheryl says:

    I watched the whole show and thought you did a fabulous job! I must say I was very disappointed in Gayle. She has Oprah’s habit of talking more than the people she’s “interviewing”. And if she has such an attitude with romance novels than why invite you on? But you handled it with grace. I probably would have pointed out that there are a great many “literary” works that are, as Gayle calls it, “very graphic” but since they’re written by men she’d probably approve. Ugh. And I’m jealous that you got to meet Brian Williams. *sigh* He’s yummy.

  39. myula says:

    you looked fabulous! way to go gurl!

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