Inside Octavia Spencer’s 20-Minute 2017 SAG Awards Makeup Prep — All the Details!

Call it a comeback on the red carpet! “We went through the process five years ago, when Octavia won everything [for The Help], it’s just phenomenal to be back in this situation. It’s like lightning is striking again,” Spencer’s longtime makeup pro, Valerie Noble, raves to Stylish… Continue reading


Dev Patel and Octavia Spencer on Fighting Typecasting, Making Films That Are ‘Anthems of Diversity’

Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as Minny Jackson in “The Help,” and although she’s willing to play a maid again, she has yet to find a character that tops that one. “I just played the best damn maid role written,” Spencer said in an interview with Dev Patel for Variety‘s fifth season of “Actors on Actors.”… Continue reading


Modern Salon 2013 Octavia Spencer Oscars

OSCARS BEAUTY: Hair and Make up for Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer glowed as a presenter for the 2013 Academy Awards. Modern got the HOW TO create both hair and make up:
Valerie Noble designed Octavia’s red carpet glow, emphasizing that priming the skin is essential for both beauty and protection. In five steps she breaks down the look:
1. Prepare the skin. Moisturize with RX for Brown Skin Essential Hydration moisutrizing cream followed by RX for Brown Skin Age Block AV Shield with SPF 15… Continue reading


Octavia Spencer has been making waves on the red carpet, but in my opinion – not for the right reasons. Nobody wants to talk about how beautiful she is, how luminous her skin is, or what she’s wearing. The media is obsessed with issues like weight, size, and how many pairs of Spanx she may or may not be wearing. For the record, Octavia addressed it all very eloquently via her Facebook page.

When I see Octavia Spencer on the red carpet, I see a woman I can relate to. A woman who looks amazing, and has beautiful hair, makeup, and a fabulous dress on — Tadashi Shoji at the SAG’s and at the Golden Globes (will she rock Tadashi at the Oscars, too? Can’t wait to see!) Octavia Spencer’s makeup artist is the beautiful Val Noble — follow her on Twitter @MissValNoble! I contacted her to ask the hard hitting beauty questions. Like, how did this beautiful relationship begin?………Continue reading

2013 Pop Sugar Katie Cassidy

Try Katie Cassidy’s BB Cream Trick For a Flawless Complexion
For the February cover of Regard Magazine, actress Katie Cassidy turns up the smoldering factor tenfold. And while it’s the Arrow actress’s dark, diffused smoky eye that’s the focal point of the look, we can’t but help be a little jealous of her flawless complexion. Celebrity hair and makeup artist Valerie Noble reveals her no-fail formulation for impeccable-looking skin, along with the complete breakdown of Katie’s cover-girl look, when you read more. … Continue reading

Essence 2012 Octavia Red Carpet Look

Octavia Spencer’s Oscar Beauty Secrets | Top tips from Octavia’s glam squad.
Sunday night will be an evening Octavia Spencer will never forget. The Help star nabbed her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and while the whole world saw her teary-eyed acceptance speech from the Academy Awards stage, what we didn’t see is her makeup budge one bit. That’s because her makeup guru of six years, Valerie Noble, applied a flawless finish to … Continue reading