Budget Cuts Hurt Us All
Look, I know, soaps' viewership is on the way down and the shows aren't as profitable anymore, so budget cuts are inevitable. I would suggest that in the hair/makeup/fashion realm, they focus those cuts on something less visible, like shoes. That really hurt me to type. But I totally did it despite my personal pain, because having to watch stuff like what we were subjected to on GH today is worse.
I get that it's summer and school's out so you can get the cast and crew's school-aged kids to work for almost nothing, but perhaps they should not have been assigned to the faux-tattoo painting?
[Edit: Oh dear god, Bri in the comments is right -- they are Josh Duhon's actual tattoos. Crayola colors and excessive literalness included. I think we've found the one thing that can finally downgrade him from "brutally hot." Sigh. My apologies for having cast aspersions on perfectly innocent grade schoolers.]
And if they're going to insist on makeup-room cuts, I would suggest maybe trading in the Nars blush for [Mallory, cover your ears] Clinique, or having the actresses bring in their own Shu Uemura eyelash curlers (you know they all have them, since everyone in LA is contractually required to). The current approach of getting rid of the hair conditioner and blow dryers seems unnecessarily drastic.
WTF? How do you ruin Natalia Livingston's gorgeous hair?! This was way worse than Liz lying to Lucky AGAIN, and the show ending with the 20th shootout in as many weeks.
Screencaps courtesy of Clarissa.