At the series' start, Miranda was a blunt and pragmatic young lawyer. "I often went with a stronger lip color for Miranda because I thought it reinforced her businessy, up-front attitude. She didn't have a lot of makeup on, but she'd always wear lipstick," said Kabuki, who was brought in by Pat Field to do makeup for the first two seasons of the show. "It's very funny because in person, Cynthia Nixon is very soft and different from her character. As a makeup artist, I had to adjust to that."