What You Can Expect to Be Different in Season 4's Makeup
Season four starts off in a new location with new struggles. June is no longer stuck in Gilead, but her fight is not over yet. Because of this, you can expect the makeup on all of the characters to intensify along with the plot. "What's happening in season four is pretty explosive," said LeBlanc. "June and a few of the handmaids [are] on the run and in disguise as working farmhands. So, it's really just intensifying [the makeup] and keeping up that realism."
That means you can expect lots more blood, dirt, and grime.
The trailer shows Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) battered after being interrogated by The Eyes. "You also have Commander Lawrence, who's in prison, so he's looking a bit rough, worn out," said LeBlanc. "He's got a little bit of bruising, [a] messed up hair and beard." Commander Waterford is also incarcerated, so he's not looking too great. As the season progresses his beard gets longer and messier, and his dark circles worsen the longer he's there.
As for June, she's still in survival mode. "The intricacies of her makeup occasionally change from scene to scene," said LeBlanc. For instance, she looks even paler at the start of the season due to that gunshot wound she sustains in the last episode of season three. "There's a gray tone to her face because she's fighting off this infection from a shotgun wound," he said.