‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Beauty: Photos, Details – WWD

“Stranger Things 4” was arguably one of the biggest TV debuts of the year, garnering 1 billion views in less than a month after its debut and resonating with viewers for its storyline, 80s nostalgia. and beauty looks, which fans always ask for. lead makeup artist Amy L. Forsythe about, she said.

“I feel like our characters are so adorable that people get hooked on them,” she said of the show’s popularity. “People are like, ‘What lipstick did you use on such and such? What eye shadow? There are also people in cosplay and they’re looking for every little detail. Like, ‘How big are the tattoos? ​of Eddie?’ They’re just hungry for information, which is really fun.

Forsythe, who has worked on the hit Netflix show since its first season, satisfies that hunger through her Instagram account, where she posts in-depth looks at specific beauty moments fans have been asking for.

One character that has resonated the most is Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn, who joined the cast this season. Forsythe posted several photos to his Instagram showing detailed images of the character’s tattoos for fans looking to recreate the style.

Forsythe thinks the looks resonated so much with fans for their authenticity and range of looks from the mid to late 1980s.

“I got so many calls from co-workers and people saying, ‘I lived in the 80s and it was so right,'” she said. “They’re like, ‘I was wearing this makeup and my friend is like this [character].’ I feel like people really resonated with that. And people who weren’t there at the time, I feel like they can still feel that authenticity when they watch it and it just feels so cohesive.

Forsythe’s approach to beauty in “Stranger Things 4” is different from the norm. Instead of focusing on the beauty of the main characters, Forsythe focused more on the background characters. This approach was intended to maintain the authenticity and personality of the series’ established characters, but also to define the distinct parameters of the Hawkins, Ind., and Lenora, California fiction.

While Hawkins’ characters are more bare-bones and traditional, Lenora’s characters embrace the graphic colors and retro-inspired trends that were prevalent in 1986.

“[The beauty] paints a picture of who these people are and where they come from,” she said. “I think you can really tell the difference between someone who lives in Hawkins and someone who lives in California. They’re two totally different worlds and I think that’s a really cool thing to remember. For example, just because something is “in” in one domain, it might not be “in” in another domain. But that’s the show – it shows you different kinds of people from different places, and I think the beauty really highlights that.

Forsythe said one of the scenes that has really stood out for her has been the roller rink scene since the start of the season because she got to play with the 80s beauty trends, especially for the characters. bullies.

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An image from “Stranger Things 4”.

Courtesy of Netflix

” California [scenes] I would say it was so much fun because you really have to show that it’s 80s cinema,” Forsythe said. “Like, that’s the makeup you see when you go back and watch 80s movies. The background is a character on our show, so I feel like with the bullies, we specifically added things to them that [replicated] Icons of the 80s. You’ve got the shimmery eyeshadow, you’ve got a lot of blush, you’ve got the pink lip gloss and all those things that you can’t necessarily put on one of the lead actors without it being entertaining.

While sticking to a simpler approach to beauty for the main characters, Forsythe said the character she feels has the most striking beauty moment in ‘Stranger Things 4’ is Robin Buckley, played by Maya Hawke.

Towards the end of the season, the character eschews his tomboyish aesthetic for a more feminine aesthetic to impress a male psychiatrist doctor. The character gets a makeover from Nancy Wheeler, played by Natalia Dyer, who Forsythe says replicated Robin’s makeup she had seen on her mother.

“We have never seen [Robin] in beauty makeup,” Forsythe said. “When we see her go to [the] Pennhurst [Mental Hospital], we see her out of her element and as Nancy sees her mom putting on makeup. It’s kind of like a fish out of water, but I thought it was really fun.

Overall, Forsythe said the funniest part of “Stranger Things 4” was the season’s larger cast of characters and how it gave him the opportunity to experiment with his looks.

“It was really fun this season because the world got a little bigger, so you can introduce a little more of the stereotypical 80s vibe through the characters,” she said. “We have Dungeons & Dragons [characters]we’ve got the jocks and bullies in California, so you can really start to address all those things that you really couldn’t present before.

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