Should you boast the remarkable ability to think about anything other than Meryl Streep’s epic premiere as Mary Louise Wright on Big Little Lies (in which case, reveal yourself, warlock), you may have noticed that a lot has changed since season one — even on the beauty front. Jane has bangs! Tori got her breasts done! Bonnie is one freak-out away from full-blown stress acne.
This also applies to the cast’s makeup. “There are some aesthetic changes for the ladies of Monterey you can expect this season,” said Michelle Radow, the show’s makeup department head. “Some are subtle, while others will be more obvious to viewers. You’ll see some shifts in color palettes, makeup deconstruction, and sometimes the addition of more makeup to help visually tell the story.”
From hidden tattoo meanings you never saw coming to the mascara that holds up to Streep’s cry-screams, the behind-the-scenes beauty secrets ahead may not center around the murder of Perry Wright, but they are pretty killer.