Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Interview with Sucker Punch Makeup Artist Rosalina Da Silva

If you're like me, you see a lot of movies based on the makeup looks alone. And Sucker Punch, out in theaters March 25, is no exception. Luckily, my gal Rosalina Da Silva was the makeup artist on this movie, and she granted me with an exclusive look at how she created all of the various looks!

Each of the main characters has such a unique, different look. How did you come up with the concepts for each of the girls?
Every girl had a very different and individual personality in the story. Through weeks of prep we defined and created their character, that best suited the illusion created by Zack Snyder. Wardrobe was a big part of it as well -- then we changed hair color and lengths, the makeup just developed to bring the look together.

I love the look you created for Babydoll. What products did you use to get the look?
Babydoll was a lot of fun, inspired by Brigitte Bardot with a splash of Anime characters. A sweet, innocent look but at the same time very fearless. [I used] a 60's eyeliner, long full lashes, nude lips.

There's so much black eye makeup in this movie! What were your go-to products for characters like Amber and Blondie?
My old favorite eyeliner, M.A.C Fluidline in Blacktrack -- tried and true. We airbrushed the foundations on -- we used various brands, Armani, Kevin Aucoin, Kett, Kryolan.

On long-running shows I often change the foundations, as the skin changes due to the long days on set. Sometimes lack of sleep, dehydration, you need to adjust to achieve the best and smoothest results.

What was the experience like on this movie, with all the special effects?
Most of the special effects were in post production, so there was a lot of green screen and staring into empty space. In general the experience of working on this movie was exhilarating ... and exhausting!

How was it working with a bunch of girls for this movie? Were they all really into makeup?
The girls loved makeup! Who doesn't? They were totally into experimenting, pushing the envelope to find their character through their makeup look. We really went to extremes on this movie due to Zack Snyder's incredible vision and the fantasy world that he created. There were no limits, never too much in the world of glamour, color, lashes, glitter and crystals.


  1. I need the holographic glitter used on Amber during the lighter stealing scene in my life! Please help!

  2. I really wish she had gone into more detail about the products used. I really want to know everything that was used for Babydoll's look!

  3. Best makeup! Ive got that MAC eyeliner the best. Babydoll was my fav.

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