Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie & Clyde
Make-up by Karri Farris
Holliday Grainger
Photo:Courtesy of Lifetime
Updated:Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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Bésame Brightening Violet Powder
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer
Bésame Classic Color Lipstick
Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara
Tarte EmphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil
Three Custom Color Specialists Cool Shades Eye Shadow
Three Custom Color Specialists Special Projects Eye Shadow
NARS Cosmetics The Multiple
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Chantecaille Loose Powder
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Anastasia Cooling Eye Brightener
Chantecaille Future Skin
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La Mer The Moisturizing Gel Cream
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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55
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Notorious bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow inspire another cinematic tribute this winter in the Lifetime miniseries Bonnie & Clyde. Here, make-up artist Karri Farris explains what it took to transform actress Holliday Grainger into Parker.

“The research for the film was intense, and we developed about six to eight looks for Bonnie Parker,” she said. “The department head, Trefor Proud, asked me to get inside Bonnie’s head and really understand her character. In trying to do that, I attempted to locate the color of lipstick that was in Bonnie’s bag upon her death. I wrote to historians, a forensic lipstick specialist, auction houses and Berlin’s lipstick museum, Lippenstiftmuseum. The brilliant Three Custom Color Specialists and their vast database of period-specific colors sent me five shades [that they recreated] that would have been accessible to the general public from 1928-1934, which were the six years we were showing.

“Throughout the research, I was snatching up packaging of compacts and lipsticks of the period. However, at 65-plus years old, they were a bit tarnished looking; Bésame Cosmetics’ period-specific packaging and colors were used for onscreen applications by Holliday.

“Holliday’s skin is absolutely stunning, and she moisturized heavily on her own before work. My main concern was keeping her from burning in the summer Louisiana sun—thank you, Shiseido.

“The progression of Bonnie’s look was shown through her lips with the colors and finishes we chose.

“There were many long days and nights filming what was essentially two movies in the time it takes to film one. I feel extremely lucky to have had such an amazing team to work with.

“This breakdown is for [what I call] the early crime-spree look, which took place from 1932 to 1934.”

Editor's note: This breakdown originally appeared in Issue 105 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Skincare
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55; Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, as needed; Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula; La Mer The Moisturizing Gel Cream
Foundation
Chantecaille Future Skin in Alabaster, applied with a damp Beautyblender
Concealer
Anastasia Cooling Eye Brightener and Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Ivory, set with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #1
Powder
Chantecaille Loose Powder in Light and Bésame Cashmere Pressed Powder in Light for on-camera action. All powder was applied sparingly and heavily buffed down.
Blush
Nars Cosmetics The Multiple in Orgasm (scene specific)
Eye Shadow
Three Custom Color Specialists Special Projects Eye Shadow in Warm Vanilla on lid and brow, and Cool Shades Eye Shadow in Pebble in the crease and a light sweep under the lower lashes
Eye Liner
Three Custom Color Specialists Cool Shades Eye Shadow in Black (used wet) applied very tight at the lash line and between lashes
Brows
Tarte EmphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil in Medium Brown
Mascara
Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara, applied with a tiny fan brush on the front and backs of lashes
Lips
Three Custom Color custom-created lip color in Crime Spree and Bonnie; Bésame Classic Color Lipstick in Bésame Red; Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm in a tube, as needed. “I opted to use the Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Ivory around the lip line in lieu of lip liner to give a nice, crisp edge,” Farris said.
Highlights / Countour
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in Luminous Radiance and Luminous Ivory—set with Bésame Brightening Violet Powder—on highs of cheeks and apples, down the center of the nose and under brows; contoured with Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder
Additional Information
“The Nars Kabuki lip brush [available only in special-edition sets] was an essential tool; mine bit the dust by the end of the show. Nails are Finger Paints in Signed in Wine, tattoo by Tinsley Transfers.”


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