Thursday’s Transformation by Make Up Like A Pro

“Transformation Thursday” by Make Up Like A Pro

Hey everybody how’s your week been? I’ve had a great week filming again… We are 3 weeks into the film now and it’s going FABULOUSLY!

Filming actually got me thinking about today’s post. Every day we all go through some form of transformation whether it’s putting on a suit for a smart office job, or putting on a bright red lipstick as part of a uniform. I’m sure that we all do something on a daily basis that we wouldn’t necessarily do on our relaxing, days off

Often in the work that I do as a hair and makeup artist, I am making some form of transformation on a client. This might involve a new hair style or putting on a wig to show a character. Or a temporary tattoo(s) to be added to help to create a character story. Hair and makeup plus character clothing all go together into the mix to build this characterThis happens in real life just as it does in The Movies too in the way you choose to look on a day-to-day basis

Something caught my eye as I was catching up on makeup news this morning and that was Actor Jared Leto’s recent transformation for his new film. He caused a bit of a stir at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday. The red carpet looked on in shock as he took to the runway with NO EYEBROWS. Yeah that’s right, nada, zilch, nil…none.  Not a hair in sight!

Transformation Thursday

Now, with all the hype at the moment about the importance of a “strong brow”, do we think that his hair and makeup artist thought to push the current trending norm away and create a storm with his brow-less face?! In a word, no! Jared Leto is currently filming new film, The Dallas Buyer’s Club starring Matthew McConaughey, as a gaunt AIDS patient. Leto’s character is a transsexual. He has undergone a huge transformation as part of his on-screen character creation

Leto told Entertainment Tonight that his eyebrows aren’t the only thing that has required a transformation, “I waxed my entire body, including my eyebrows. I’ve lost a lot of weight because I’m playing a young person with AIDS. It’s been challenging but really inspiring too.” He adds, “It’s a lot of work to be a pretty little girl. I have a newfound respect for women in general.”

Transformation Thursday

Transformations are part of daily life and should be embraced with open arms!

Why don’t you make a transformation yourself today. Use a different colour lippie… Tie a hair tie in your hair that you wouldn’t normally do. Paint your nails red! Any day of the week, you can create your own little Hollywood scenario and walk down your own red carpet

But maybe don’t shave off your eyebrows :)

By Make Up Like A Pro

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