I’m so touched by everyone’s kind words and comments on the make-ups for “Sucker Punch”..so glad so many of you got inspired by them…It means a lot to me!!!
I’ll get to “make-up breakdown” but I want to share these amazing quotes from the movie first, words that make you think:)
Wiseman: For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.
Wiseman:If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
Sweet Pea: Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can’t know what form they’ll take One day, Old man, Next day, Little girl. But don’t let appearances fool you, They can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they’re not here to fight our battles. But to whisper from our hearts. Reminding that it’s us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
Sweet Pea: Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us. And at the same time, things that will never die. Who teaches us whats real, and how to laugh at lies. Who decides why we live, and what we’ll die to defend. Who trains us, and who holds the key to set us free. It’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight!
I designed and created the look for the movie but I had two of the most amazing make-up artists working next to me: Vanessa Giles who worked on Amber, Blue and the HighRoller among others…
The very talented Leah did Sweep Pea and Rocket’s makeup, as well as other characters.
The amazing hair team led by Anji Benben did a fantastic job and for the costumes they were spectacular!!!! Thank you Michael Wilkinson for the inspiration….
The movie required 3 major looks for the girls. The Asylum, Brothel and the dance, backstage, theatrical and glamors looks.
The amazing and visionary Zack Snyder had requested the looks to be somehow bold. Because the story happen and the end of 1960′s, that’s where I began with the earlier Makeup tests.
Emily arrived always with her skin moisturized and ready for makeup….
products used: prep and prime… face and eyes… Strobe lotion…Mac
The foundation varied …It was always the lightest color that was available, When possible I opt for a mineral make-up.
I started with Sappho cosmetics as a under base to the Armani, Christian Dior Mineral Makeup, Shiseido, ShuUemura, Kevin Aucoin and Revlon Colorstay in Ivory, witch I airbrushed on…
I often change foundation in the course of a movie, with Emily sensitive skin, changing foundation was the utmost importance, so it wouldn’t react too badly after all…I always choose two foundations a lighter and another about 3 shades darker…I do the contour ( highlight and shading) that way…once the face is ready for the foundation I either airbrush or use the pink sponges…
The blush was a combination of a Mac cream blush in red applied under the foundation and powdered…the final red cheeks were Shu Uemura Red #14 ( I used a round fluffy brush)
The lashes were #111 from Ardel… and Red Cherry #13
Eyeliner Blacktrack Mac
The eyeshadows were from a Visiora palette but you can find the same colors in Mac with Vanilla for the lightest and a deep brown and burgundy tones for contour and shading…apply the lighter color first all over the lid, then do the contouring in the socked of the eye, from the inner to the outer corner. Blend Bled Blend
Lips where sheseido: lip liner BE701 lipstick BE 109
For the last scene the glossy lips had the addition of Mac glitter (reflects pink)
All the pigments and glitter were from Mac amazing collection…
The idea behind this look was to “really” make her like a doll
The finish touch was a light spray of shimmer on the high points…and ofcourse my own creation “tron powder” was widely used ….the extra glow.
Once the movie was over I went to Japan for a week…and surprise surprise there are a lot of Babydolls in Japan…!!!
If you have a dark complexion don’t use the lights colors…go for warm tones with bronze and golds….the blush maybe in the deep coral tones.
Next I’ll do Blondie’s Make-up breakdown….