How Much Preplanning Goes Into the Makeup Looks on Legendary
Not even 10 minutes into the first episode of Legendary and you'll see how beauty-centric the HBO Max series is. For each ball, the houses come up with a theme for their performance and Gunter's team of hairstylists and makeup artists have the task of making them a reality. "Things are based on themes and categories within those themes," Gunter told POPSUGAR. "We got together with all the houses, we'd discuss what the looks were going to be and we would just get it going."
But this wasn't a situation where the beauty team had weeks or even days to prep. "Our turnaround time was fairly quick," said Gunter. "The department heads would all sit together with each house and discuss what look they wanted within the theme. We would then build from that and try to put it together and create something. That was like a one or two day process because that's all the time we have before the ball."