The Art Of Transformation | Special Effects Makeup

The Art Of Transformation | Special Effects Makeup
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An SFX Story

 

If you don’t know by now, I’ll tell ya… I’m a makeup instructor. One of my favorite things to teach is Special Effects Makeup. The reason I love teaching this subject is because to me it is what I think makeup is, which to me is; the magic of transformation! Transformation can be seen in simple day to day makeup, but when you use Special FX you can completely change a person into someone else like magic.. And I love that!

This week I’ve been teaching SFX Makeup, and I wanted to share some of the fun products
I work with:
  • We use the very exotic tissue paper..what?!?! Yes we use this with latex and create creepy skin.
  • Sponges (non latex) these sponges are essential to use with liquid latex because the liquid latex won’t eat them.
  • Stipple sponge.. we use these to create scrapes and other cool effects.
  • Q tips, from cleaning edges to adding color, these bad boys are useful.
  • Liquid latex will be your best friend (if you aren’t allergic) you can build and rip and with this product to create realistic skin.
  • Liquid blood is the best finishing touch to make a wound, burn, cut and flesh eating zombie look realistic.
  •  Black creme color. I use this to give depth.
  • My favorite product to use is 3rd degree. This is a silicone 2 part product. When combined you have ten minutes to mold and shape into what you want it to be and it harden that way.
  • Another favorite not shown here,  is thick blood. It’s a gel like blood with many uses.

 

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I have some videos in my YouTube channel on how to use some of these, Actually I have an entire play list on these:

Here are some Special Effects Makeup looks I’ve created:

Burns 
 Psychopaths and real life BFFS 
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Clown and Burn
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Wound and Bruises
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Ok Beauty Addicts! I’m glad I got to share this side of the beauty world that I love, If you have any questions feel free to comment below!
Are you a beauty lover or a sfx lover?