If you are new to the world of special FX makeup, we are going to give you some great ideas on looks to try.
Do not be afraid to pick up your tools and get to work on a new special FX makeup look. Who knows what your creation could lead to? So, go and grab your most patient friend and get practicing. As we all know, practice makes perfect, especially in the world of twisted and magic special effects makeup.
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A great one to get used to, which will help you when you are creating other special FX makeup looks, is creating fake blood.
What do I need for this special FX makeup task?
- Red food colouring
- Corn syrup
Yes, we know that you can go out and buy already made fake blood, but these shop bought ones will not be as good as making the real thing yourself. Also, you might come to a time where you run out of the shop bought stuff and so making it yourself is your best option.
Fake blood is a great way to get started in special FX makeup as it is one of the easier things to create.
This makes this task perfect for beginners. Another great reason why making your own fake blood is better than heading on down to a shop or hoping on the internet, is that we often do not know how safe those ones are. As this will be going near eyes or mouths, you will want to be particularly careful that they are completely non-toxic.
Cuts and wounds
Although we have listed this idea for you to try as a beginner level, do not feel that the more skilled of you can still work on this skill and really develop on what you already know and can do.
What do I need for this?
- Cotton pads
- White glue
- Fake blood
- Eyeshadow- colours most used for this idea are reds, blacks and dark colours – imagine bleeding and bruises when selecting colours for your pallet
White glue is used mainly by beginners, but using a product called liquid latex can make a great strong alternative. Cotton pads could also be swapped out for tissue paper. When creating these wounds and sore and cuts really use your imagination and go wild with variety on how to approach this look.
This is a key skill to master for anyone who really wants to start creating some exciting new innovative looks. It is slightly harder, so practice the easier skills first.
What will I need?
- Foam latex or silicone or latex
For this task you will want to watch plenty of tutorials to create the most realistic prosthetics to upgrade your looks.