Earlier today I was reading parts of an interview with Gwen Stefani where she talked about her distrust of the work many makeup artists do. I was thinking that more often than not, the problem is far less the makeup artist's skills and more about their familiarity with the client's face and needs- from a hard to match skin tone to a specific face shape that requires to do things a bit differently than the artist's go-to method.
I don't know who did Ashley Judd's makeup for this book signing. Maybe she did it herself and then she has no one else to blame. After all, there are several other bad choices here- from her dress to whatever procedure Ashley had done on her face. But if there were any professionals behind this look and abundant use of light-reflecting concealer and who knows what else (or the godawful lipstick), the people who did this to Ashley Judd should not work again for a very long time.
Nicole Kidman had a similar issue a year or so ago. One would think that unnatural disaster would have taught everyone a lesson: