Black Swan, the 2010 psychological thriller, transported audiences to the more disturbing side of modern ballet. Filled with dark twists and turns, the bold visuals complement the dramatic storyline. What really makes this film a visual treat? We'd have to go with the amazing makeup design--I was instantly mesmerized! Makeup artist Judy Chin transformed Natalie Portman's Nina into both the elegant yet tortured White Swan, and the bewitching and sensual Black Swan. When crafting the film's Black Swan makeup, Chin revealed that she wanted a look that "gave you the feeling of the dark version of the white swan…beautiful and sexy but dark and dangerous at the same time."
Want to adapt this dramatic look in real life? It's easy! The Black Swan has all the elements of classic glamour: contour, highlight, and liner. Chin's makeup tip: "Ease up on the wings…and you can do a smokey eye that's very dramatic!"