Crafts Roundup: Makeup and Hairstyling

Disco, flappers, and old men dominate the makeup and hairstyling Oscar race, with the shortlist comprised of American Hustle,  Dallas Buyers Club,  Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters, The Great Gatsby, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, and The Lone Ranger.

David O. Russell’s American Hustle, of course, is steeped in 70s fashion: Studio 54, Cosmo covers, and Chanel ads adorned by Catherine Deneuve. For Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, Evelyne Noraz (makeup) and Katherine Gordon (hair) focused on glitter, perms, and plunging necklines. During the frizzy casino face-off, Adams was all silvers, blues and greens compared to Lawrence’s more vulgar display of brightness.

In turning Carey Mulligan’s Daisy into The Great Gatsby’s well-bred beauty, makeup artist Maurizio Silvi and hairstylist Kerry Warn made her a delicate ash blond. Her makeup is a mix of black, gray, and brown shadows followed by individual false lashes with light pink lipstick from Chanel. And her hairstyle is inspired by the semi-shingle: a layered bob with more of a masculine shape in the back.

Bad Grandpa’s Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) was transformed into a convincing senior by make-up effects vet Steve Prouty, whose makeup team went on the road like Irving and his grandson in the movie. Unlike the previous Jackass movies, though, they streamlined the original sculpture so Knoxville could be more expressive.

Read the rest at TOH/Indiewire.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Costume, Tech, Trailers

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