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How Jenna Ortega was created for Wednesday

Date: January 28, 2023 Time: 23:34:50

Gothic makeup with charcoal shadows and the perfect jagged bangs – we tell you how the image of Wednesday Addams was created

Prepared by: Victoria Malakhova

22.12.22, 11:08 2022-12-22T11:08:08+03:00

Costume designer Colleen Atwood (her portfolio includes Fantastic Beasts, Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd) created Wednesday’s look almost from scratch; in past adaptations, this character has not received much attention. Drawing on the wardrobe of the 1960s and the style of Billie Eilish, boots by Prada and cardigans by Miu Miu appeared in the wardrobe on Wednesday. And, of course, the Alaïa dress, with which Wednesday performed the famous dance that went viral. But makeup artist Tara McDonald was responsible for her makeup and characteristic styling – she managed to create a memorable image of the new Wednesday and at the same time other characters.

For Tara MacDonald, it was important not to turn Wednesday’s image into an archaic one, with a strong retro feel. At first, Tara opted for hairpieces and false braids for Ortega, but she eventually abandoned them almost immediately: in the first series, Miércoles appears with long braids in a scene with piranhas, and then her own length. Jenna also changed up her bangs a bit, leaving a couple of elongated strands that focus on her cheekbones. And the style of the famous ballroom dance scene was inspired by Alexa Chung.

By the way, at first they did not want to dye the actress’s hair, but literally on the eve of the first day of shooting, the decision was changed; as a result, she on Wednesday she appears in the frame with canonical jet-black hair and pale skin. Unbeatable combination.

Wednesday’s makeup was not meant to be theatrical. So Tara used the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation shade and blended it with a beauty blender for a thinner finish that showed off the freckles. She forgot about the concealer: the little circles under her eyes looked more than organic.

Heavier makeup was needed for the ball scene; then a matte foundation and damp sponge were used, as well as Make Up For Ever translucent powder. And the freckles this time were also drawn with a special Lime Crime Freckle Pen (write it: shade Mocha). Tara admitted in an interview with Allure that the main reference for her was the make-up from the Chanel haute couture show in spring 2013. Weleda Skin Food Light cream was used to prepare the skin, protecting it from dehydration under make-up and the lights.

But, of course, the main tool on the site was the Nightmoth Lip Pencil from MAC (of course, it still breaks all sales records). Tara mixed it with Dr. PawPaw – a very natural effect.

Images of other heroines deserve special attention. Gwendolyn Christie’s directorial Nevermore was inspired by Kim Novak’s iconic look in Hitchcock’s Vertigo. And on the faces of the mermaids, the illuminator was applied using a special stencil in the form of scales, and for the look the liquid shadows with a metallic effect were not saved.

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