Wonder Woman 1984’s Beauty Looks: The Surprising Influence of Supermodel Cindy Crawford

WONDER WOMAN 1984, from left: Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, 2020. ph: Clay Enos /  Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

Gal Gadot’s makeup in Wonder Woman 1984 pays tribute to the bold and dramatic trends of the 1980s, according to her makeup artist Sarah Brock. Brock revealed that most of the beauty looks in the film were inspired by supermodel Cindy Crawford, who epitomized the tanned, golden, and healthy look of the era. Gadot can be seen sporting slick ponytails and side-swept, curly hairstyles with bright, ’80s-style makeup throughout most scenes. To create the looks, Brock studied magazine covers and cosmetics ads that featured Crawford, as well as researched popular beauty trends, brands and skincare ingredients of the time. The end result was a collaboration between Patty Jenkins’s, Gal Gadot’s, and Brock’s visions of keeping Wonder Woman looking like an Amazonian goddess while incorporating the ’80s nostalgia that the character demanded.

WONDER WOMAN 1984, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, 2020.  Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

The makeup artist for Wonder Woman 1984, Jan Sewell Brock, opted to keep Diana’s face makeup neutral but added bold eye makeup to complement the energy of her golden armor. She believed that anything less than a powerful eyeliner would have been overshadowed by the stunning costume. The film was shot for eight months across three different locations, and Brock had to work twice as hard to maintain the consistency of the makeup look while also dealing with varying weather conditions in London, Washington DC, and Fuerteventura. The extreme humidity, heat, and sandstorms presented different challenges for the makeup team, and they had to adapt their application techniques accordingly. Despite all these challenges, the hair and makeup team persevered to help create an iconic superhero movie.

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