So… last weekend I saw Sucker Punch at the Imax theater… It was finally here, with mixed reviews but, I was very excited to see it, so I reserved my tickets for the big screen days in advance.
I liked it….but…was a bit disappointed with the ending… the final scene. The “ending” that we filmed had you leaving the theater feeling great singing “OOh Child”. It would have you dancing, getting a red devilish wig , crystals, rhinestones, more lashes and … ” nurse femmeBot, Joan of Arc and Arabian Nights” outfits.
I said in some of the interviews for the blogs and magazines, in fact on my interview for Make-up Artist Mag, I mention the ending had me in tears, and that the choices of the make-ups would have been explained…oh well, I didn’t know things had changed. (wait for the DVD)
I’m hoping that on the director’s cut the extra 18 minutes will show all those extra scenes…totally worth waiting for!!!
I have received so many messages and e-mails about the make-ups and lashes so I’ll will put up the make-up charts and I promise to answer all your questions…
Originally I found most that I needed from Red Cherry, the prices were great, BUT, after not answering the phones and emails, when we place a second order and failing to send the lashes within the time we needed, I moved on to other more accessible brands, at the end of the day, if you look hard enough, someone else is carrying the same lashes under a different number and name.
During prep I spent hours on the internet looking for the right kind of false lashes, some of them came all the way from Australia, Eyemimo had a great selection, after the original purchase of $200, they allow you to make smaller orders.
Here are some words from the lovely Carla Gucino:
“We definitely had so much fun,” Gugino said. “Rosalina [Da Silva] designed the look of the film makeup-wise, we did ‘Watchmen’ together as well,” she explained. “She’s amazing. But there was a point when she said, ‘Carla, guess how many sets of lashes you have on your eyes?’ and I was like, ‘Including my real ones?’ and she was like, ‘Yes.’ And we realized that it was four.”
“I have to say I had soooo much hair on my head and so many lashes on my eyes. I look sleepy, but really I’m just trying to hold them up.”
To Be continued….