‘The Suicide Squad’ Make-up Artist Reveals Harley Quinn’s Actual Make-up Merchandise — Interview
When tasked with creating Harley Quinn‘s make-up seems to be for a movie, the place the hell does an individual even start? Amongst all of the comedian books, animated collection, video video games, and prior motion pictures from the previous 20 years that includes the character, there’s an countless quantity of reference materials. So Heba Thorisdottir, the make-up division head for The Suicide Squad, wasn’t completely certain at first.
Deciding on a signature search for Margot Robbie as Harley within the upcoming James Gunn movie, she remembers, required tons of analysis due to that. “We searched on-line, we ordered tons of the comics — we went on eBay, we bought previous ones, we bought newer ones — and we put collectively her character based mostly on what occurs in her script,” Thorisdottir explains.
Final we left the character in 2020’s Birds of Prey, she was sporting pink and blue pigtails paired with bright-red lips, smudged black eyeliner, and a playful heart-shaped magnificence mark, all the results of her liberating cut up from the Joker. For The Suicide Squad, nonetheless, Thorisdottir opted for a darker and much more recognizable iteration of Harley Quinn make-up because the character joins a brand new workforce of antiheroes. With a cast-white complexion, heavy blood-red eye shadow, and pitch-black lipstick, Robbie’s look emulates greater than ever the Harley that followers know from the comics (you realize, sans the jester headpiece).
Making certain a clean base was arguably a very powerful step in creating Harley’s look on Robbie, as Thoridottor explains. “We all the time begin with a scorching towel and skincare, then I might use Desert Mist from Arcona as a sealant between the skincare and the merchandise,” she says. “Then I used the Smashbox Photograph End Primer for [the look] to remain on all day.” The muse liable for the character’s long-lasting pale base, Thorisdottir provides, is Nars Mushy Matte Full Basis.
After utilizing an Hourglass Cosmetics Arch Forehead Sculpting Pencil to fill out the eyebrows, Thorisdottir depends on purple eye shadow shades from two completely different palettes — one from Viseart and the opposite from Japanese model Suqqu — to attain Harley’s vermillion look, which was topped off with Chanel Le Quantity de Chanel Mascara.
And people black lips? Not lipstick. “We ended up utilizing a Smashbox black eyeliner and simply put somewhat balm over it,” Thorisdottir reveals. “We discovered that stayed the very best as a result of she goes by means of lots on this film.”