My mother and my grandma have all the time type of been my…what would you name it? My magnificence icons. I’ve my grandma’s nostril and my sister and I each share her chin. One among my first recollections is at my mother’s vainness, and he or she’d all the time put on this actually stunning crimson-red lipstick. I’d put on my mother’s lipstick, heels, and bandanna, and I’d sing songs from Evita and Madonna. I assume magnificence and artwork and music all turned one at that age.
I grew up dancing in recitals after which nationwide competitions. My mother began doing my make-up once I was youthful. It was very particular: pink lipstick and really pale, powdered pores and skin with a darkish grey eyeliner or simply mascara. It felt like my armor. Then I keep in mind sitting within the hair and make-up chair for the primary time in Vancouver once I was turning into Evie [daughter of Snow White’s Evil Queen, in the Disney film Descendants]. She required a little bit of a change — full blue wig and blue lashes. Or once I did the film Songbird, which is about throughout the pandemic, it made sense that my character wore little to no make-up. However then there was a giant shift in her storyline the place she turns into much less weak, so we put her up in, like, this Tomb Raider-inspired slick braid, and that simply modified every part.
This character that I am engaged on proper now, Cassie, is extraordinary, all coronary heart and energy. She’s survived virtually the unimaginable, and he or she’s just lately recognized with kind 1 diabetes. She has to work three jobs simply to pay her hire, and that isn’t sufficient to pay for the insurance coverage that she must pay for her insulin. She’s going to have tattoos and I needed to make the tattoos extremely private to who she is. The story known as Purple Hearts. Not solely as a result of that is the medal that [her love interest] receives within the navy, however as a result of to me the mixing of a pink and a blue coronary heart is, I believe, what the world wants proper now.
Being on digicam might be the best lesson in magnificence. Once I first began, I solely used eyeliner and a nude lipstick that washed me out. I keep in mind strolling my first carpet and I noticed photographs and I used to be like, “This isn’t working.” After which over time you meet totally different make-up artists, you be taught extra about your self. As an example, I do know now that I like smoky eye shadow, with the ability to begin small and construct it up for larger occasions. The tones which are finest for my eyes aren’t blacks or grays, however oranges or pinks or reds. My lips have stayed fairly constant. I’ve all the time liked both like a pink or a pink, and I’ve all the time type of bounced between these two lips.