Exclusive: What Happens When Kate McKinnon & Aidy Bryant Get Ready for the Emmys

Makeup artist Cassandra Garcia invites us into the glam room via her iPhone.

By: Noah Lehava

If there were any getting-ready scenario we’d want to go full Pink Panther mode and sneak our way into, it would be inside the glam suites of Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant ahead of the Emmys. Can you even imagine what that would be like? Luckily our friend, makeup artist Cassandra Garcia, gave us all the details (and the photographic evidence) of what went down as the hairspray, Bobbi Brown lipstick, diamonds, and jokes were flying. Click through for a peek inside their dressing suites, and watch Garcia on makeup, Joseph Maine on hair, and the custom Tanya Taylor dress stylist Remy Pearce put on Aidy and the Alexander Wang number Kemal Harris chose for Kate.


For Kate, I created a smokey eye with glowing skin. We wanted to create a look that balanced out the Alexander Wang dress. We did a plum smokey eye with a nude lip and flawless skin. Kept it fun with a touch of smokey glam!"

"We listened to Ariana Grande and ate pizza."

"For Aidy, we created a fresh, clean look to complement her beautiful dress. We kept the makeup super simple with a soft, defined crease and a crisp winged liner. The cheeks were pink and flushed with a touch of illumination to complement the pop of coral for her lip color."

"We all caught up because we hadn’t seen each other in a while, so [the day] was filled with laughter, stories, and love."