A Place To Learn Special Effects Makeup

Videos are great place to watch and learn about Special Effects Makeup but all those steps can be hard to remember and follow when the time comes to actually do this yourself.

SPFX makeup takes time, practice and a fine tuning of your skills. 

Here is where I have written down all the free information you could want. 

Find how to’s, Tips and Tricks and step by step instruction you can follow.  

I want to share with you everything I have learned from over 15 years of Casualty Simulation with a Paramedic background.  I have added tips from the Makeup Artist Diploma and what I have learned working in the makeup industry.


Where is special Effects makeup Used

Everywhere.   We see it used in movies, photography, medical training and for the pure fun of all things Halloween!

Skills and techniques are always changing, evolving and updating.  The makeup world releases new ideas, new makeup products and new concepts.  

Technology is always changing too!

With 4K TV we can see more and more detail and that changes how we put makeup onto people too.  


We can no longer slap on a coat of pain and call it a day, or cover it in a bucket of blood and call it a cut.  

We need detail.

makeup in movies

From black and white television to the new 4K TV, things sure have changed.  We can see so much more detail than ever before. 

Pop in an old movie and it might look a little fuzzy compared to a new release.   More and more detail is changing how we put makeup onto people and the level of detail needs to increase.  

Attention to colour, placement and continuity will make post production and producers happy.

We can no longer slap on a coat of pain and call it a day, or cover it in a bucket of blood and call it a cut.  

We need detail.

special effects makeup in medical training

I have long used casualty simulation to add value to medical training.  

Being able to visualize an injury is crucial in helping the responder act as though there is a real injury that needs to be treated.  It will also help the actor (or casualty) act out the injury.  

special effects makeup in photography

From editorial magazines to selling makeup, we need pictures.

There is also this crazy social media sharing world that seams to LOVE pictures of special effects makeup.

special effects makeup for halloween

Although there are certainly some very creative Halloween costumes that require little to no makeup, I LOVE Halloween and all the creative makeup that comes with it.  

With special effects makeup you can open a whole new world of costumes, your imagination is your only limit.

Social media also LOVES Halloween.  From 100 days of Halloween makeup challenges to even cosplay, you can have some serious fun with special effects makeup.

What we need

Special Effects Makeup skills and techniques are always changing, evolving and updating.  The makeup world releases new ideas, new makeup products and new concepts.  

Technology is always changing too!

With 4K TV , smart phones with retina displays, to cameras with increasing megapixels, we can see more and more detail and that changes how we put makeup onto people too.  

We need detail. We need high quality products.

Have Fun and keep Learning

Take your time, come back often, even give me a shout if you like.

This is a place to learn and try new things.

This is a place where I will keep learning and sharing everything I know.

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