The 1 Beauty Staple the Handmaids Wear That You Never Noticed
It only makes sense that, when you're rundown from the men (and, in most cases, their wives) of Gilead impeding your basic human rights, you can see it on your face. That's the exact effect LeBlanc tried to create with the Handmaids: "One of the main things you see when you're tired is that darkness under the eyes," he said. "So we used any kind of variation of dark, taupe eye shadows to create that worn out under-eye look. For some of [the Handmaids], depending on if they look too fresh coming in or too well-rested, we'll smudge a little bit of red lip liner in the waterline to make them look like they have been crying or haven't slept."
(Clearly the team did a great job at achieving that effect, considering the show just picked up two Emmy nominations: the first for outstanding contemporary makeup and the other for outstanding contemporary hairstyling.)