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Here we have put together a small collection of Special Effects Makeup Tutorials from YouTube. We’ve included a nice variety to give everyone a broader view of what amazing things you can achieve with Special Effects Makeup.

Aging: This is one of the staple Special Effects Makeup looks and should definitely be mastered by anyone who wants to shine as a makeup artist. Aging characters can usually be accomplished using only makeup and without a prosthetic appliance.
Old Lady Makeup Tutorial (NO Prosthesis/No Latex)
How To Do An Old Age Makeup
Old Age Makeup Tutorial Transformation Without Prostheses

Fantasy: Who doesn’t love a good fantasy character? This is where a makeup artist can really shine by showing off their creativity. Skill and training are one thing (actually two, but who’s counting) and creative ability is something else. Fantasy special effects makeup is the probably the grand cup winner of all the special effects makeup looks. There is no right, there is no wrong… only your imagination.
3D Carved Makeup Tutorial
Ventriloquist Doll Makeup Tutorial
Winter Butterfly / Fairy Face Painting Tutorial

Characters: Recreating famous and prominent special effects characters can be both challenging and fun! Many makeup artists start out by mimicking the work of famous artists to improve their skills. The challenge lies in doing your best to copy the character exactly as the original and can be frustrating. Do not fret! It takes a lot of experience to compete with the seasoned professionals and everyone has their own unique style.
Barbie Doll MakeUp Transformation
Cabin in the Woods | Fornicus Makeup Tutorial
Jack Skellington Makeup

Horror: Many makeup artists consider horror special effects makeup to be the most fun to craft. A lot of the time horror makeup requires the use of prostheses, latex, spirit gum and/or facial hair. There’s also a really good chance that you’ll need to use theatrical blood- so fun!
Slit Throat Effect: DIY Tutorial
Open Wound and Burned Face Makeup Tutorial
Monster Mouth Makeup Tutorial

It’s no secret that becoming a makeup artist is a beautiful thing, but what is the real beauty of becoming a makeup artist? The real beauty lies in the makeup artists themselves. They are the true beauty and starring gem in the whole thing.

Some makeup artists specialize in wedding, photo, film, or corrective makeup and almost exclusively perform traditional beautifying looks. Then there are those who specialize in theatrical, high fashion or  special effects makeup and concentrate more on creative beauty rather than classic beauty makeup. All areas in the field of makeup boasts its own beauty, however that isn’t where true beauty lies.

True beauty lies within the makeup artist. Yes, their creativity is beautiful. Yes, their technique is beautiful. Yes, their gift of joy to others is beautiful. But the heart of it all is the beauty that grows within the makeup artist. Doing what you love lightens the heart and soothes the soul. It improves upon the person you are and molds you into the best of you. Being skilled, trained, educated and presented with opportunity you can soar higher than you ever thought possible. Confidence lies in knowing who you are, what you want to do and where you’re going in life.

Seeing the joy on someone’s face after a job well done does amazing things for the makeup artist. Happiness is highly contagious and having the ability to help create it for another person is worth its weight in gold. Performing a job that you love will boost your spirits, give you better insight to your future and who you are as a person. This euphoria carries over into the rest of your life. Family, friends, and  all of those who come into contact with you will benefit from your amazing positive energy and pass it on to others.

So, joy and happiness are contagious and easily passed on to others, who in turn, will continue to spread it to even more people. This is the true beauty in becoming a professional makeup artist – a happier life for you and those around you! Make the world a more beautiful place and become a makeup artist today.