Beauty Buzz: Black Swan Beauty


The much-anticipated Black Swan opens today, and the film’s beauty has got us buzzing. Makeup designers, Margie Durand and Judy Chin, are responsible for creating the dark, operatic look. “We applied a pale ivory foundation with a white cream highlight on the forehead and cheekbones. To create the swan eyes, we used M·A·C Chromaline in Black Black. Using M·A·C Pigment in Silver combined with Mixing Medium, we applied feathery brushstrokes over the Black Swan’s eyes. The lips were lined with M·A·C Lip Pencil in Vino and topped with M·A·C lipstick in Dubonnet. We then lined the under eye with a thin line using M·A·C Chromaline in Red,” explains Margie. To ensure that the body and face makeup stayed put under the lights and perspiration, the artists used pancake makeup with a spray sealant and alcohol based pigments that are “virtually water proof and rub proof.”

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