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Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for House of Gucci

December 3, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for <em>House of Gucci</em>

Jared Leto’s over-the-top performance as heir to a fashion fortune in House of Gucci garnered mixed reactions from critics, but one thing that is undeniable is that his look is memorable. In the film, he has to look like the bombastic Paolo Gucci did—balding, with long side chops on his face, a pudgy nose,... »

Crafts Spotlight: Dune Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

October 20, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: <em>Dune</em> Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, Dune, hits the big screen this weekend. The Warner Bros. production features a bulging cast that includes Timothée Chalamet as the protagonist, Paul Atreides, and Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac as his mother and father.  Roughly, Dune is about the Duke of House Atreides... »

Bridgerton Hair and Makeup Designer Marc Pilcher Dead at 53

October 4, 2021 | By
<em>Bridgerton</em> Hair and Makeup Designer Marc Pilcher Dead at 53

Sad news from the UK, as it’s being reported that Hair and Makeup Designer Marc Pilcher, who just picked up a Creative Arts Emmy for his work on Netflix‘s Bridgerton, has died at the age of 53 from COVID complications. Variety has confirmed Pilcher’s death through his agency, Curtis Brown, who shared a statement from Pilcher’s friends and... »

Emmy Watch: The Handmaid’s Tale’s Thrice-Nominated Makeup Artist Burton LeBlanc

August 23, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em>’s Thrice-Nominated Makeup Artist Burton LeBlanc

Burton LeBlanc makes Elisabeth Moss look like hell. And for his efforts, he’s earned three Emmy nominations. LeBlanc, you see, is a top TV and movie makeup artist and just landed his third nomination (shared with Alastair Muir) in the Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) category for his work on Hulu’s hit series, The Handmaid’s... »

RuPaul’s Drag Race Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

August 16, 2021 | By
<em>RuPaul’s Drag Race</em> Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

Sashaying into its 13th season on VH1, RuPaul’s Drag Race took off on the runway with episode one, “The Pork Chop,” named for Victoria ‘Porkchop’ Parker, who was the first queen ever eliminated from the show going back to season one in February 2009. As always, the competition was fierce for the competing drag... »

Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

August 10, 2021 | By
<em>Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special</em> Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

For many of us, the spirit of Christmas in December 2020 seemed like an impossible dream. Mariah Carey saw the vision of celebration through those darkest days, bringing that holiday cheer into our homes with Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+. The seven-time Emmy-nominated make-up team led by seasoned Department Head Makeup... »

The Mandalorian‘s Head Prosthetics Makeup Artist Brian Sipe on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Life

July 22, 2021 | By
<em>The Mandalorian</em>‘s Head Prosthetics Makeup Artist Brian Sipe on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Life

When Star Wars was first released in 1977, it was a game-changer for Hollywood. Emmy-winning Makeup Artist Brian Sipe was among those in which the franchise had a big impact. Sipe is now the head makeup artist for Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian, a Disney+ series that takes place five years following Return of the Jedi.... »

Contender Profile: Emmy Winner Lisa Love on Doing Make-Up for The Stand as a Real Pandemic Hits

June 2, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Emmy Winner Lisa Love on Doing Make-Up for <em>The Stand</em> as a Real Pandemic Hits

If you haven’t watched the Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand (now streaming on Paramount+), you’re missing an amazing achievement in crafts, particularly in the last few episodes where Boone’s amazing team created the New Vegas setting that’s the home for Alexander Skarsgård’s Randall Flagg, a demonic... »

Dickinson Hair and Makeup Team Discusses Fusing Research with Modern Twists

May 25, 2021 | By
<em>Dickinson</em> Hair and Makeup Team Discusses Fusing Research with Modern Twists

At first glance, Apple TV+‘s  Dickinson looks like a period drama from the 1850s featuring the lovelorn poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) and her near-miss adventures with requited love and becoming famous. But watch closely through the 10 episodes in Season 2 and you’ll see a much more interesting modern mash-up featuring hairstyles such as Elvis... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

April 19, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

The 93rd Academy Awards are now less than a week away, taking place on Sunday, April 25. Depending on when you’re reading this, your Oscar ballot may have already been turned in before the April 20 deadline. Or maybe you’re not an Academy member quite yet but, as a member of the film (or... »