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BEHIND THE SCENES OF OSCAR MAKEUP

BEHIND THE SCENES OF OSCAR MAKEUP

Oscar Winning Makeup Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes for Best Oscar Makeup?  Well, today on Glossible we have just that! 

Oscar Makeup

Yesterday, Andie Cumber and I had the very good fortune of being a guest of one of my gal pals, Vivian Baker to the Oscar Symposium. This event was a special "behind the scenes" look of the nominees that were up for Oscars for best makeup.

During this event, you are allowed an up close look on how they decided to create the looks for their characters...and ultimately got nominated for Oscars because of these looks. I could have pinched myself to be in so much amazingness! Truly talented people....and all were so incredibly nice...not one diva attitude to be found.

The nominees for Best Makeup 2015 were:

In the following images, you will see images of the actors and how they transformed each character. Why look at Instagram when you have these people to swoon over? Here is our journey in images....I hope you enjoy it!


THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Turns out this is the one who won best makeup......what do you think?

The Grand Budapest Behind the Scenes

The Grand Budapest Behind the Scenes

Tilda Swinton is truly transformed into her character Madam D....

Hand pieces for Tilda Swinton's character....

Hand pieces for Tilda Swinton's character....

Tilda Swinton mold cast....

Tilda Swinton mold cast....

Madame D's wig.....

Madame D's wig.....

The characters in motion....

The characters in motion....

The many mustaches.......

The many mustaches.......

Remember this scene in The Grand Budapest?

Here are the fingers that made it happen! LOL!

The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Makeup
M. Gustave's wig.....

M. Gustave's wig.....

Harvey Keitel's teeth.....for his character Ludwig

Harvey Keitel's teeth.....for his character Ludwig

This piece was truly remarkable. I believe I screamed when I saw it and touched it. It felt so real. Can you imagine the time it took to make this? I don't know if there is enough Ritilan in the world to get me to have the patience to do this. HA! Color me impressive!

The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Makeup

The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Makeup

So realistic looking. Can you imaging playing a practical joke on someone with this head?

So realistic looking. Can you imaging playing a practical joke on someone with this head?


FOXCATCHER

If any of you have seen the movie Foxcatcher, you will know the transformation that Bill Corso did for Steve Carell. As you see, it was truly masterful! One of the most telling signs of how great this makeup was is how long the camera stays on Steve Carell's charcters. You literally can see how seamless it was......
(here is a great article on how Bill Corso transformed Steve Carell)

Steve Carrell's piece for Foxcatcher

Steve Carrell's piece for Foxcatcher

Makeup Nominee Foxcatcher
The transformation of Steve Carell....

The transformation of Steve Carell....

Transformations in Foxcatcher

Transformations in Foxcatcher

Silicone Ears....

Silicone Ears....

In Foxcatcher, Dennis & Bill actually lengthend Channing Tatum's jawline to give the look of his character...look how seamless. Amazing!

Continuity Sheet......

Continuity Sheet......

Channing's silicone ears.....

Channing's silicone ears.....


Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy makeup was my personal fav. While I was truly blown away by all the makeup, this one was the most fun! When I see how much work went into all the characters I was thinking to myself, "mamma mia, how long did this take on set each day!" HA!  Plus I love space stuff. :P

Face pieces for the characters......colorful!

Face pieces for the characters......colorful!

Molds for the characters....

Molds for the characters....

Look how detailed each piece is!

Look how detailed each piece is!

Molds......

Molds......

Take me into the future.......

Take me into the future.......

Colorful wigs of Guardians of the Galaxy

Colorful wigs of Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Wigs...

Guardians of the Galaxy Wigs...

Guardians of the Galaxy Wigs...

Guardians of the Galaxy Wigs...

Guardians of the Galaxy Wigs...

Guardians of the Galaxy Wigs...

Guardians of the Galaxy characters.....truly labor intensive....

Guardians of the Galaxy characters.....truly labor intensive....

Guardians of the Galaxy characters

Guardians of the Galaxy characters

Makeup products used on Guardians of the Galaxy

Makeup products used on Guardians of the Galaxy

Makeup products used on Guardians of the Galaxy

Makeup products used on Guardians of the Galaxy

Not only did I get to meet the Oscar nominees and other past Oscar winners (I met 6 past Oscar winners) but I got to see a glimpse into the film world. I truly was honored to be a part of this special day! 

These makeup artists are the cream of the crop and they are fiercely protective of their industry.  They work well and play nice together. They need each other. It's very much a collaborative effort and I wish every facet of the beauty industry was like this.......Then I ask, why aren't us fashion and beauty makeup artists like this?

I guess what I'm trying to say is, as artists we should strive to do this level of work for our industry no matter what part of the beauty or makeup industry we are in. Let's keep the bar high and do our BEST work. Let's look up to these film artists as being truly masterful in their craft.

Hope you enjoyed your look in photos.....now to pack for Italy......

XO,
Sonia

THE ONE MAKEUP TREND THAT NEEDS TO DIE

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