Makeup artist, Lucy Sibbick has done noteworthy work in films like ‘World War Z’ and ‘Darkest Hour’. Read more about her including her net worth.
The task of a makeup artist
It would not be wrong to call a makeup artist a magician or a creator of the highest level. They are the ones who make the scriptwriters imagination a reality. A special effects makeup artist can not only understand and visualize the kind of look the writer or the director wants on screen of the character, but they have the special knack to give the visualization a materialistic form. A makeup artist experiments with different looks, prosthetic and possibilities to come to a final image of the character. It is a tedious job and it requires a lot of perfection. Many times, the makeup artists have to recreate the entire character everyday till the filming finishes. Their medium is the human body on which they apply makeup, prosthetics with perfection for aesthetically improving the looks of the person, hiding the flaws and/or to transform the person completely. In the United States as well as the other parts of the globe, professional licenses are required by agencies in order for them to hire the MUA. Bigger production companies have in-house makeup artists on their payroll although most MUA’s generally are freelance and their times remain flexible depending on the projects. The use of digital cameras may have made the use of bridal make up more popular. While bridal makeup is an easier part of the field, more challenging ones are the special effects makeup and theatrical makeup. Special effects makeup artists are in much demand in the Hollywood industry especially in alien and horror movies. One such exemplary special effects makeup artist is Lucy Sibbick. Let us know more about her:
Who is Lucy Sibbick?
Lucy Sibbick is a British special effects makeup artist. She is best known for her work on films like ‘Darkest Hour’. She was even nominated along with Kazuhiro Tsuji and David Malinowski for her work in the film, for an Oscar 2018 award for Best Makeup and Hairsstyling nomination. Oscar 2018 Awards will be held on March 4th, 2018. Lucy Sibbick has also done noteworthy work on films like ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ in 2016 and ‘Eastern Promises’ in 2007. Lucy Sibbick was the makeup artist key prosthetic for the movie, ‘ Zoolander 2’. Zoolander 2 was released in 2016. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is a 2016 British-American historical comedy horror film based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel. Lucy Sibbick was the prosthetic makeup artist in the film ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’. ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ was released in 2014.
The makeup artist, Lucy Sibbick has a net worth of $1.1 million.
Makeup maestro Kazuhiro Tsuji views
Makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has done a fabulous job on the film ‘Darkest Hour’. Gary Oldman’s transformation in the film ‘Darkest Hour’ for the character Winston Churchill was amazing. Gary Oldman said in an interview that inspite of being covered by tonnes of makeup and being under pounds of prosthetics, he felt very comfortable in his role as Churchill. Praising Tsuji’s work in the film, “You needed not only a makeup artist, but an artist as well, Because of those huge, realistic sculptures Kazu does, he looks at bone structure and anatomy. In my mind, Kazuhiro Tsuji was the only makeup artist who could pull it off.” Tsuji had long since dropped the idea of working in the film industry. He was very satisfied in his career as a fine art sculptor artist. He said in an interview, “I had left and started to do fine art, and one day, Gary sent me an email. “Okay, there’s a show. I want to work with you, and if you cannot do this, I not going to take this show.” So I replied, “Okay. I need some time to think about it.” Because in my mind, I made up my mind to leave the film industry and make a life in fine art, and if I went back to the film industry, I felt like I was cheating my life. But I started to realize that the first big inspiration to be a makeup artist was one makeup done by Dick Smith—turning Hal Holbrook into Lincoln. That really inspired me, and that’s why I started this whole thing. I was thinking, “This is the once-in-a-lifetime dream job I was waiting for, my whole career in the film industry, and I never had the opportunity.” I also felt like I could pay back the people who supported me while I was in film industry, so I decided to take this job.” Tsuji had one thing clearly in his mind that while creating the prosthetics, he should be careful not to make the character look like he is wearing a mask. His makeup had to be so natural and real that it could mistake anyone for a real character. Well, all we can say is that he has totally nailed it with his job in the film!
Lucy Sibbick and David had the golden opportunity of their lives while working with makeup artist maestro Tsuji and learning skills of the art.