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The DistaffCounterpart of the LockAndLoadMontage. The heroine puts on her makeup and clothes while preparing for the Big Event. The key to the trope is that she applies her makeup with the same speed and seriousness as a soldier loading his guns--she's all business, and her business at the moment is looking good. May count as MundaneMadeAwesome.

Often juxtaposed with a standard LockAndLoadMontage. A FemmeFatale might even do both simultaneously. The rare examples of a male doing this tend to be PlayedForLaughs.

Compare ThisMeansWarpaint and MakeoverMontage.


[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', DragonLady Shenhua is shown putting on lipstick during her introduction scene, while she and Leigharch prepares to rescue Revy.
* In the first episode of ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' Priss is seen doing this as part of the opening montage, preparing to go on stage and sing the opening theme. Contrasted slightly with LockAndLoadMontage for other characters.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after her guild's disbandment, Lucy is shown getting ready to work as a reporter.
* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' has an weird and justified case. Main character Éclair [[MagicFeather becomes stronger when wearing lipstick]] (it works as a form of auto-hypnosis) so she goes through this when she has to go all-out. [[ImprobableWeaponUser Her lipstick can also be used as a rubber whip]].
* Done in ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish''.
* In ''[[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Moon Super S]]'', CampGay VillainousCrossdresser Fish Eye do this as part of his HoneyTrap schemes.

* TheBaroness gets one at the start of IDW's ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeIDW G.I. Joe: Cobra]]'' #1 before she infiltrates an enemy mansion in Ecuador. It is contrasted with a more standard LockAndLoadMontage later in the issue.
* The first page of ''ComicBook/{{Airboy}} vs. the Air Maidens'' consists of the Air maidens (Valkyrie, Black Angel and Lupina) performing one of these as they don {{Stripperific}} outfits to infiltrate a drug lord's birthday party as 'gifts'.

[[folder:{{Film}} - Animated]]
* Used in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' when the soldiers are applying drag to infiltrate Shan Yu's guard in the royal palace (set to a brief reprise of "[[IronicEcho I'll Make a Man Out of You]]", no less!).
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} 3'' as Captain Chantalle Du Bois is called out to capture Alex. We see her loading up briefly, and then she finishes by applying her lipstick and popping her lips.
** Also with the Chimps - while the Zoosters are on their way, and the Penguins pillow-fight, the Chimps prepare their disguise as the King of Versailles - complete with Phil applying lipstick and popping his lips.

[[folder:{{Film}} - Live Action]]
* Shoshannah before the premiere in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', including putting her rouge on like warpaint, followed by loading a gun, and then fixing her hat.
* In the film adaptation of ''Film/VForVendetta'', Evie does this while V gets his gear ready to fight.
* In the reprise of "Tonight" in ''Film/WestSideStory'', Anita has a L&LM verse while the gangs prepare for the rumble.
* Early in ''Film/PrettyWoman'', when Vivian and her roommate are preparing to work the street.
* During the closing credits of ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* In ''Film/TheHairyBird'', the girls are shown getting ready for the St. Ambrose boys to visit.
* ''Film/TetsuoTheIronMan'' shows the antagonist changing his hairstyle, painting his lips, and putting on eye makeup before his confrontation with the protagonist.
* Elle Woods in the opening credits of ''Film/LegallyBlonde''.
* Gender-flipped during the opening credits of ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'', with Creator/PatrickSwayze and Creator/WesleySnipes performing it, ''fabulously'' of course. Clip is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-aUj4dRm-o here]]
* In the opening sequence of a Thai movie ''Film/BeautifulBoxer'', juxtaposed with a LockAndLoadMontage of a boxer preparing for a fight. Played with in that both sequences are performed by [[spoiler:[[{{Transsexual}} the same person.]] ]]
* Done several times during trips to the salon in ''Film/YoungAdult''.
* The opening credits to ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada''.
* The opening credits to ''Film/DangerousLiaisons'' has a montage featuring both the main male and female characters. It looks like they are dressing for battle, and [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance they were]].
* The montage where Literature/BridgetJones prepares to impress her boss Daniel at the upcoming book launch, she does the following: brushes up on conversational skills, studies up on current events, [[FashionHurts shave and wax]], uses a body brush, rolls up her hair, picks out a [[LittleBlackDress sleek black dress]] and weighs the options between a [[OfCorsetsFunny control-top]] [[OfCorsetsSexy panty]] and a thong before deciding on the former.
** The second film has a montage that includes more FashionHurts and the inclusions of such tropes as OfCorsetHurts in addition of a haircut that has to be ravaged by the damage done by a deluded hairdresser.
* Andie in the opening credits of ''Film/PrettyInPink''.
* When Sue Ellen is getting dressed for her job interview at GAW in ''Film/DontTellMomTheBabysittersDead''.
* In ''Film/SuicideSquad'', the Squad undergoes a LockAndLoadMontage as they gear up before entering Midway City. Harley Quinn's doubles as a lipstick and load montage as she strips and chooses her outfit and applies makeup as well as selecting weaponry.
* In a non-comedic male example, Eric in ''Film/TheCrow'' has one of these right before going out to avenge his and Shelly's deaths, including putting on the famous black and white makeup.

* In the ''Literature/DaughtersOfTheMoon'' series, (at least in the first two) before the big showdown against the Atrox, there's a sequence of the main character putting on beautiful clothes and makeup -- but rather justified in the first, ''Goddess of the Night,'' because the character is 1. Going to a club, and oughta look good anyway, and 2. Describes it as battle paint -- the psychological preparation is as important as anything else.
* A straight male example when Miles Vorkosigan does this in ''Literature/{{Memory}}'', cleaning up and donning his house uniform and all his medals before going to the Emperor.
* Another male example in ''Literature/TheKalevala'', as an entire chapter is devoted to Ilmarinen the smith bathing and dressing up to go court the Maiden of Pohja.

* Belle in the opening credits for ''Series/SecretDiaryOfACallGirl''.
* The opening credits of ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', and it's a ''corpse'' that is [[DarkerAndEdgier dolled-up]].
* On ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' [[ActionGirl Sarah]] often does both simultaneously.
* PlayedForLaughs with Tim's 'getting ready for the disco' montage in ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "Saturday Night Grease".
* The opening credits of ''LingerieFootballLeague''.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Irene Adler goes through one as she is waiting for Sherlock to arrive in "A Scandal in Belgravia". Juxtaposed with Sherlock's own, more unorthodox, preparations, which involve getting Watson to punch him in the face.
* The four girls get one as they prepare for their night on the town in ''Space_''.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Gunn asks what type of equipment they'd need to burgle an auction house. Angel suggests repelling hooks, flashlights, aerosol spray -- all against a montage of these items being prepared. Lockpicking tools, rope, a knife and...lipstick? Turns out it's a female ClassyCatBurglar who's after the MacGuffin as well.
* One is seen at the start of episode 1x02 of ''Series/ByAnyMeans''. The twist is that it turns out to be Charlie preparing to go undercover as a transsexual.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': "Cavallino Rampante" opens with a montage of a beautiful young woman getting ready for what appears to be a night at a club. She is actually a car thief getting ready to boost a Ferrari.
* Soo-min preparing to seduce Hyung-min in ''Series/HeartlessCity''.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky-BYK-f154 Sexy Getting Ready Song]] from ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend''.
* The finale of season 6 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' opens with assorted characters getting dressed in preparation for [[spoiler:the trial of Loras Tyrell and Cersei Lannister]] with a sharp contrast between the elaborate clothes of the nobility and the old sack worn by the High Sparrow. The montage lingers on Cersei for longer than the others as she is fitted in a new [[DarkIsEvil black]] [[VillainousFashionSense leather and chains]] number because [[spoiler:she is about to have them all killed by blowing up the Sept of Baelor where the trial is taking place]].
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': In "Lady's Man", there is a scene showing the killer slowly putting lingerie and makeup. [[spoiler:It is actually a VillainousCrossdresser]].

* The Canaanite goddess Anat is said to do this. She anoints herself with henna and ambergris, puts on saffron and murex (purple) clothing...and then proceeds to slaughter her brother Ba'al's enemies so badly and messily she ''wades up to her thighs'' in the blood and gore. While laughing. Then she cleans herself off and reapplies.
* [[BiblicalBadGuy Jezebel]] does this when Jehu went to meet her at the palace [[FaceDeathWithDignity for their final standoff]]. Because of this, she is often [[MyGirlIsNotASlut associated with prostitution]] [[SadlyMythtaken (despite never having actually engaged in it in the text)]], and her story is used as a cautionary tale for women that [[MakeupIsEvil (artificial)]] BeautyIsBad.

* Done in a ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' Sunday strip that apparently shows Paige putting on her make-up getting ready to go out. The last panel reveals it to actually be a grounded Peter trying to sneak out of the house disguised as Paige.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* A very twisted parody of this occurs in the 2008 commercial for [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights. In the advert, [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] is shown preparing herself for someone about to summon her, by somewhat-doing her hair, filing her nails, and ''[[BloodLust using blood as her lipstick]]''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfW7WY64yH8 Here's a link to the commercial]], but be forewarned that it contains a JumpScare or two.

* Parodied in ''VideoGame/ZackAndWikiQuestForBarbarosTreasure''. When we first see Captain Rose, we see her glitzing herself up so she can look her best while defeating the Sea Rabbits. At one point she puts on her signature lipstick... and then puts some on her cheek to make it look like TribalFacePaint.
* Seen in the intro to ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarTwinBlueStarsOfJudgment''. The catch is that [[CreepyCrossdresser it's Judah]].
* Nina Williams does this during the ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken Tag Tournament]]'' opening and in her ending in ''Tekken 6''.

* ''[[Franchise/{{Bobbinsverse}} Giant Days]]'': [[WrittenSoundEffect FIF! BLUST! ZIIIIIP!]] "[[http://scarygoround.com/gd/index.php?date=20101104 One hour, thirty one minutes!]] A new record!"
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons:'' In [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-3-47/ this episode]] Allison puts on her lipstick before heading into danger. She says it calms her down.

* During the "Linkara Lost" arc of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', [[RealLifeRelative Linkara's real-life girlfriend]] Iron Liz replaces him for an episode. We see her suiting up in a near shot-for-shot remake of Linkara's own LockAndLoadMontage... save for one shot of her applying lipstick.
* Trope/PlayedForLaughs in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--mJxpdOwo0 this video]] of the Italian webseries ''Insopportabilmente Donna'' by Creator/TessMasazza, that shows [[CosmeticCatastrophe everything that can go wrong when applying makeup]].
* Primping up to get ready for a review is serious business on ''WebVideo/ThePhilosofan''.

* In ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', Ilana, Lance and Octus all go through this prior to the Homecoming Dance in "Under the Three Moons."
* ComicBook/TheJoker gets this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. Course he's fueled by RuleOfFunny.
** ComicBook/{{Huntress}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktUhed7K3SA&feature=related changing into her costume]] (including applying dark lipstick) counts as a more practical example.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Daphne undergoes one - instructing the other girls to "turn her into a rock star" - when she joins the Hex Girls in "In Fear of the Phantom".