The Beauty Team Behind The Perfectionists Had Their Work Cut Out For Them
If that underwater scene in the pilot episode of The Perfectionists — which, for the uninitiated, is the Pretty Little Liars spinoff everyone's been talking about — is anything to go by, then you know the show's hair and makeup team had their work cut out for them. Forget smeared eyeliner or a lone flyaway; they were completely submerged.
"That was really interesting — a big learning curve for us," Luce Cousineau, the makeup department head, told POPSUGAR. The solution here, and in most cases on the series, was to wing it (and, yeah, plenty of waterproof products). "At the end of the day, our directors and our first AP and certainly our camera folks — they understand this is a beauty show. They understand that sometimes we just need a moment with the actors, kind of get them to reset."
That means you can expect the same giddy feeling you got anytime Emily or Aria walked in with a new hair color or lipstick from The Perfectionists crew — although it might have been easier if their glam room were set up in a tent next to the shooting camp (it wasn't, but more on that later). Then again, isn't everything more fun when you don't know what's going to happen next?
Luckily for you, the hair and makeup team are rife with behind-the-scenes beauty secrets they actually want to share, so you can get a glimpse at what's about to unfold in Beacon Heights this season.