What Went Into the Emmy-Nominated Look From the Colonies
To create the worn-down effect from the Colonies (and especially on Alexis Bledel's character, Emily) the team used a silicone-based FX product that comes out of a syringe. "When you put it on somebody's skin, it looks like tiny pieces of skin that gives you a broken-down texture," he said. "We'll do that on top of some coloring around her cheeks, nose, and forehead with the Skin Illustrator On-Set Flesh Tone Palette ($55). Then also, some pinky sunburnt-toned looks to her forehead, ears, and neck to make it look like she's been out working in the elements, sun exposure, wind."
The look was so good and so believable, it was nominated for an Emmy last year.