Last time, the Evolution of Disney: Part I focused on the upcoming film Maleficent and the costume design. This week I will focus on the makeup design and look that inspired Maleficent before it hits theaters Friday.
The look from both versions is really quite similar and they did an excellent job of translating it into a live-action film.
MALEFICENT’S MAKEUP AND HAIR
In like fashion to the costume design, Angelina Jolie contributed to the finished look of the character Maleficent, bringing a strong sense of what the character should look like and represent. The look is based off of her vision in collaboration with special effects artist Rick Baker, her makeup artist Toni G, and special effects artist Arjen Tuiten and was inspired by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.
The creature elements required three hours to apply and about an hour to remove each day. Along with quite a few prosthetics that were applied on Jolie’s cheeks and nose, in addition to goat-like contact lenses which were specifically created and hand painted to match her eyes and add a little sparkle. There are even some false molars, ears, and crazy nail art to create the look of the villain. While her hair was mostly braided or in a bun to support the horns.
Overall the makeup department was going for a subtle makeup look with a few enhancements to Jolie’s already beautiful features, which can now be replicated with MAC’s new Maleficent collection inspired by the film. The lipsticks she wears in the film are the exact same colors in the collection’s palette and are meant to be compatible with all complexions.