Me at Samuel Goldwyn Theater excited and ready to meet makeup and hairstyling nominees for 2016 Oscars Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium.
Gown by Ximena Valero.
Host Academy Governor Leonard Engelman presents three nominated teams from movies:
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Mad Max: Fury Road makeup and hair team sharing their experience how they created texture on actors bodies.
They used a lot of clay and airbrush. The movie was filmed in Australia and Africa. For this movie there were recruited a lot of different kind of artists who have never done makeup before in their life. There were a crew of 45 makeup and hair artists working on Mad Max!
The look created for a war boy. Everyday they had to create and use new appliances.
My favorite question was, what kind of silver spray they used to spray their mouths. The answer is a silver edible cake spray.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Prosthetic makeup designers are Love Larson and Eva von Bahr, an awesome team from Sweden. It was so interesting to learn how they made main actor look younger and later to an older. Eva told that they used a miracle serum, which is now highly shared on google and you tube, where all your wrinkles disappear in 5 minutes. It really works! But unfortunately, she said that it lasts only two hours. Her advice was this “if you want to try it, then you need to change the party every two hours”. The crowd was laughing!
The Revenant with Leonard DiCaprio. This movie has 12 nominations!
Makeup and hair crew: Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini.
Makeup artist had to work with indians in order to crate a face painting for the actor indians in the movie. Their face paintings have a meanings and symbols, that were created according native indian traditions.
It was interesting to hear how they created Leonardo makeup and frozen beard look. You won’t believe! To create a frozen eyelashes artist used sugar and water and for beard paraffin from candles. It took a lot of time to remove sugar from his eyelashes. Leonard Engelman said that it is hard to make actor look realistically dirty. Sian said that she used 4 kind of medium to get the dirt. Two for body, oilier one for neck and dryer one for face.
These people are all the makeup and hairstyling nominees for the Oscars 2016. It must be so exciting for them !
They are all winners. These artists gave all their hearts and worked hard to make it happen.
<3 My favorite though is makeup and hairstyling of Mad Max. I hope this team will be the one to get an oscar.
A photo with my mentor Academy Governor Leonard Engelman.
Thank you for a wonderful experience!