It’s almost Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner! You know what that means: costume time! 

Ahhhh how I love Halloween. I think it’s nearly every makeup artists’s favorite holiday. Each year, around this time when stores start to put up their Halloween decorations, costumes, and makeups, I always get really excited! What are you going to be this year? 

With it almost being Halloween, I thought it would be appropriate to post up one of my favorite makeups I did back in school. Now… I’ve been doing hair and makeup for about 7-8 years, but special FX only 3 years. This photo was taken for our final projects at school about 2 and a half years ago. I LOVE special fx.

This makeup took a total of 2 hours. My model was the lovely Jessica Fooskas. This makeup was inspired by a mix of Beetlejuice and The Joker from The Dark Knight. The makeup consisted of a bald cap, hand laid hair to create the look of a receding hair line, third degree for the scar on her lip/cheek, yellow teeth paint, and grease paints for the face. 

The cool thing about looking back on all of my work is that I have realized I have a very distinct style. It’s neat to see that over time. If I were to explain my style in one word it would be gritty (if we are talking about my fx style). For my beauty makeup, I would definitely say it’s either “light” or “natural.” I definitely do not have a heavy hand in either fx or beauty. 

I always enjoy doing special fx and I wish I could do it more often.

With that being said…. I really need to brush up on my fx, so I have decided to practice more character makeups in the spirit of Halloween. There will be some fun videos and photos I will post of each character I make, so stay tuned!

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9/15/14

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