Monthly Archives: September 2011

What is the best way to learn makeup effects?

What is the best way to learn prosthetics and makeup effects?

This is one of the most common questions asked, so I figured a frank and honest post dedicated to it would be worthwhile. But without that inbuilt desire to do it, then being presented with the skills and techniques will not actually make any training worthwhile at all. Continue reading

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Coraline Button Eyes Makeup Part 5: Application

Well, finally the last Coraline makeup video is here – and editing this made me recall how much fun I had sticking this thing on! Paul Ewen who wears the piece is a joy to work with – he is … Continue reading

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Coraline Button Eyes Makeup Part 4: Casting Appliances

How best to get boiling hot gelatine into a mould without burning yourself to pieces? The answer of course is a bloody great syringe which doesn’t melt under such circumstances. ¬†Originally this video was gong to a couple of minutes … Continue reading

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Coraline Button Eyes Makeup Part 3: Moulding

Part 3 arrives at last…a little redfaced and late for class but here none the less. Apologies for the lengthy delay but I am back in the house. It has been a crazy month of working & vacationing in Texas … Continue reading

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