How the "Amsterdam" Hair and Makeup Teams Depicted 3 Different Decades

Visually, "Amsterdam" is a beauty-lover's paradise. The film spans roughly 15 years, taking place from 1918 to the 1930s, and follows three friends - Valerie (played by Margot Robbie), Burt (Christian Bale), and Harold (John David Washington) - that accidentally stumble into a murder investigation. As if those big names weren't enough, the ensemble cast also includes Taylor Swift (as Liz), Anya Taylor-Joy (as Libby), and Rami Malek (as Tom).

Beauty-wise, we're treated to period hair and makeup from three different decades and get to see our characters evolve with the times. Makeup department head Nana Fischer tells POPSUGAR how important it was to "tell this story through makeup" and hair. "I was almost like working on a really old Hollywood movie," she says. "It's like going back in time."

Robbie alone has approximately six different makeup looks in the movie and three wigs that she cycles through. To create the looks, not just for Robbie but the whole cast, Fischer took inspiration from art deco paintings and the black and white portraits by George Hurrell of Old Hollywood stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Audrey Hepburn. Meanwhile, hair department heads Lori McCoy-Bell and Adruitha Lee went to thrift stores to pull old books and even looked at old family photographs. "A lot of the looks came from pictures of my great-grandmother," says Lee.

Ahead, Fischer, Lee, and McCoy-Bell walk through a few of the standout hair and makeup moments in "Amsterdam" and share the exact products used on set.

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