Impeachment: American Crime Story Hair and Makeup Details
"We Had So Many Wigs!" — and Other Beauty Secrets From Impeachment: American Crime Story
How the Show's Story Arc Contributed to the Overall Beauty Looks
One thing viewers may notice as the season moves forward is the way the beauty team used makeup to further tell the stories of the characters. In the case of Feldstein's Monica Lewinsky, she begins the show wearing a visible amount of makeup that coincides with the normalcy of her current situation, though as the scandal unfolds, there's a noticeable difference in her appearance, according to Sillay.
"We transformed her makeup to what she was going through at the time," she said. "At the beginning of the show, she has these red lips because she's bright and cheery. But as the show progresses, we tone everything down to play into what her mental state was at the time and to complement the colors and look of the era. We played the makeup to the emotion for her."