It’s 2018 and guess what? The Make-up market is evolving as an art, generating larger revenues and employment around the world. An average woman is said to spend about R700 to R800 on make-up products per month and an average of 55 minutes applying make-up a day.
With the global make-up market estimated to be worth about $85billion, the potential to be a successful make-up artist within the industry in limitless.
Not only is the market blooming, new techniques, products and Halloween make-up looks have been trending in magazines and social media platforms.
Recently Gwen Stefani shocked everyone with her hot Ghoulish Halloween party look, inspired from the 1993 animated Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and we all know celebrities become our inspired go to looks, whether it be doom and gloom or glamorous and erotic.
With the hype going around, what is your go to Halloween make up look? Will you be going back to the 1990’s and let special effects pioneer Jack Pierce inspire you with his iconic make up looks from Dracula, Frankenstein, the mummy or are you thinking of something terrifying yet creatively amazing.
Chante Roets from Kryolan South Africa, gives us the current top 5 Kryolan special effect products, to create your Halloween look:
- Liquid latex, great for balding caps and aging.
- Spirit gum, for all thing’s prosthetics.
- Fresh scratch, artificial blood for the dry blood effect.
- HD blood, realistic blood effect for HD cameras.
- Cine wax, realistic 3D effects on the skin.
When creating your special effects make-up look, don’t forget these tips:
- Always perform a small patch test 24 hours prior, to check for any reactions.
- Always apply make up to a clean and oil free area.
- Coat hairy areas with Vaseline to prevent pulling of the hair and to remove make up easier.
- Spirit gum must be sticky before attaching prosthetics.
- If time is not on your side, use a hair drier to dry your latex.
- Remove make-up with warm soap water, do not pull off.
- For a realistic bruise, you will need a variety of cream or powder eyeshadows.
- When creating wrinkles, pull the skin outwards or create different expressions while the latex is drying and the latex will wrinkle when you let go, creating an aging illusion.
- Wax needs to be molded onto the skin in the desired shape, edges blended and wax matched to the correct skin colour.
If the Make-Up Artistry industry interests you, Beauty Therapy Institute offers you two options that include all aspects from basics, fantasy and special effects.
- Basic and Advanced Make-Up
- Theatre and Media Make-Up
Remember no matter how skilled the actor or client, the process of using prosthetic sculpting, moulding and casting techniques to create advanced effects, you always need a professional make-up artist to help tell the story.