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  • Behind the Scenes of the "Pulp Fiction" Makeover on Hit TV Show "Community"

  • Posted by Anna on March 25, 2011 at 01:52PM
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  • When I was asked to visit the set of the NBC hit show "Community" for their "Pulp Fiction" episode, which aired last night, I jumped for makeover joy. Yeah I love the show and all (Joel McHale is the perfect hybrid of funny and smokin' hot), but I was especially excited because I knew that makeup artist, Pamela Lljubo-Obrien, would go all out to transform the cast into Tarantino's memorable characters.

  • While I was there, Lljubo-Obrien gave me the inside scoop on how she changed character Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs) into Mia Wallace (the character played by Uma Thurman in the film).

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  • First, she said, the most important step in staging any look is the skin care. She stressed how important it was to start with a clean face, especially when the stars of the show are constantly in heavy makeup (for 12 hours or more at a time!). To clean the faces of the cast, she loves Lather products, especially Lather Sweet Almond Exfoliating Creme, $23.

  • Once Jacobs' face was clean, Lljubo-Obrien primed her with Jan Marini Skin Research Age Intervention Prime, $75. Then she applied Koh Gen Do Foundation, $55 to her entire face. To conceal imperfections and cover any dark spots, Lljubo-Obrien used her favorite concealer kit that she uses on all her celebrity clients, Colorescience Pro Corrector Kit, $50.

  • To create Mia Wallace's highly contoured look, she used the Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit #2, $45 to define Jacobs' bone structure.

  • For the eyes, she started by covering the lid in Stila Eye Shadow Pan in Dune, $18. Then created a winged eyeliner look with Blinc Cosmetics Eyeliner in black, $24. To finish the eyes, she curled and coated Jacobs' lashes with black mascara.

  • And finally, to finish off Jacobs' transformation, Lljubo-Obrien applied a deep cherry red to the lips. All that was left after that was the black bob wig and voila, Mia Wallace was reborn on the set of "Community."

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  • Click here to see more fun celebrity transformations.

  • Did you see the episode? What'd you think?

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