Arnold Schwarzenegger's special makeup request. The Terminator gets his big M.A.C fix behind the scenes at Cannes

By Clarissa Cruz
Updated June 06, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: T3: Robert Zuckerman; Compact (inset) Photograph by Philip Friedman

Who says real men don’t wear foundation? Mr. ”T3” himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was prettiness personified after being made up by M.A.C cosmetics artist David Biard during the Cannes film festival last month. The secret behind Ah-nuld’s glowing yet carefully contoured look? M.A.C Blot Powder and Studio Tech Foundation. ”He wanted to look really natural and really fresh,” dishes Biard. ”His bone structure is really good and there are no imperfections, so I just did something very light to make him gorgeous.” And did the star — who Biard says was ”very, very comfortable wearing makeup” — have any special requests? ”He didn’t want to look so tan.” Ben Affleck, take note.