Creating Saturday Night Live: Kate McKinnon Make-up Transition

Creating Saturday Night Live: Kate McKinnon Make-up Transition

On March 11th, 2017, the SNL make-up team had only one commercial break to get Kate McKinnon out of her Jeff Sessions character and into her “Shud the Mermaid” character. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at that transition.

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20 Responses

  1. Nathan Krupp says:

    Saw “Kate” and had to click fast asf.

  2. Xhoose says:

    This is amazing teamwork

  3. The_Lovely_Drawing says:

    So much respect for the incredible makeup/styling team. They’re able to completely change a look within 5 minutes. ??????

  4. ReservoirDog Productions says:

    I don’t care who she impersonates, she’s still freakin’ beautiful;)

  5. mmessi72 says:

    straight up skills

  6. Ezra May says:

    You gotta love the SNL makeup crew! And of course, Kate McKinnon <3

  7. Iønejapanime says:

    these videos are so cool! I love the behind the scenes stuff!

  8. Jay Kay says:

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  9. Grace Morrison says:

    i give you Kate McKinnon – the only woman that could still be hot as part blobfish

  10. TRCizzle says:

    To be fair, it doesnt take much to transition from Jeff Sessions to a sea monster…

  11. whatsuphotdog says:

    Louis C.K. in the thumbnail

  12. Pokota3 says:

    Anyone else wondering why this is an off week for SNL?

  13. Selleswiet says:

    Well atleast she already had the bald cap in place from the Jeff Sessions sketch.

  14. Plasvi says:

    Oh man, words can’t describe how much I adore her.

  15. Dennis Mangual says:

    Love to see more behind the scenes like this one.

  16. Shud the Blobfish says:

    Turns out I am just a costume, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

  17. Unknown User says:

    please make more behind the scenes content the set transition was one of your best videos according to the commenters and myself there is a skill in the production department who has more knowledge than most TV shows in all time due to how long they’ve been doing it at snl

  18. Frankie says:

    This is AMAZING! I love seeing BTS stuff like this, it’s a great way to see the show come together.

  19. Jenni Davis Makeup says:

    I’ve waited over 30 years to see this SNL wizardry. Growing up as a devoted fan and makeup artist I always admire the quick changes. Thanks so much for sharing this secret behind the magic! ????

  20. hootypatootie says:

    These behind the scenes videos are always fun

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