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Halloween Makeup Inspiration

HALLOWEEN!!! Halloween Makeup is something that most makeup lovers think about all year long. It’s the time of year when we go through our makeup inventory and take stock of what we have and what we may need. Doing this alone can actually inspire many ideas for the perfect costume. However, if you’re still in limbo or drawing a complete blank, then look for ideas in other areas.

Halloween MakeupHalloween Makeup for People Creatures

It may be easier to come up with something creative, original (or not), and achievable by breaking things down a bit. Start by deciding what type of costume you would like to create. Are you looking to copy a real person, dead or alive; or a fictional person? Maybe you don’t want to be a person, but rather a character from a book, movie, comic, or play. Then again, you may want to create your own character from scratch to showcase something very original. Use your creative abilities to craft yourself a superhero like Spiceman, who foils his foes with various spices and helps those afflicted with bland food by adding just the right seasonings to their dish.

Halloween Makeup for Animals and Insects

However, if people aren’t your cup of tea, then you can entertain the idea of being an animal, insect or plant. They may seem boring or overdone, but that’s where your imagination comes into play. Remember that movie with the alien plant that needed to be fed blood on a regular basis? Definitely not your average boring houseplant! And there are also several different depictions of people and animals being bitten or blended with insects. Just expand your mind a little and do some research on exotic bugs and you’ll see what I mean.

Halloween Makeup for Inanimate Creatures

Okay, let’s say that people, characters (fictional and non), animals, bugs and plants aren’t for you. You can always dive into the realm of inanimate objects. Take a look around your house or anywhere for that matter and try to spot something that catches your eye. It doesn’t have to be beautiful to attract you. In fact, it may be something disgusting or horrific that makes you do a double take. Try to channel it into something that you can manage and/or create as a costume. What about a talking chair, futon couch, evil refrigerator, or crazy paperclip?

So, basically you only need to observe the world around you and add a dash of colorful creativity to come up with an amazing costume that’s sure to get noticed.

 

The Oldest Makeup School in the World Celebrates 50 Years world's oldest makeup school

We are 50 years old this year! This makes us the oldest professional makeup school in the world. Established in 1966, we are celebrating 50 amazing, talented, and creative years of makeup artistry.

EI is the World’s Oldest Makeup School for Good Reason

Most makeup schools have been in business less than 10 years and usually belong to a chain of schools. While having multiple locations allows them to teach more students, it also allows them to make more money. EI is a single, solitary school located in the heart of Hollywood, California. We have remained in Hollywood for 50 years and have no plans to relocate. To ensure the highest standards in curriculum and efficiency, a single location is necessary. We credit a portion of our longevity to the fact that we focus all of our efforts on one school, one faculty, one student body and one goal – to provide the world with the best of the best.

Anyone interested in attending our makeup school should call to schedule a private tour. Those who wish to experience what we have to offer are welcome to spend a day as an auditor.

10 Facts About EI Makeup School

Special Effects MakeupWe’ve come up with a list of 10 fun and interesting facts, because you may or may not be familiar with EI makeup school. This list is an introductory for anyone who is interested in attending our school, and where you can find more information about what we have to offer our students.

Past Facts:

 

1. We are the World’s First School of Professional Makeup, and still going strong after being in business for 50 years. Students attending our school are receiving more than 50 years of experience and talent.

2. Hollywood, California is the only location where you will find our school, and nowhere else. There are many makeup schools throughout the country with multiple locations, however, we only have a single location in Los Angeles. Having just one location ensures that we offer students the best education from experienced instructors who are currently working in the industry.

3. This year is our 50th Anniversary! Founded in 1966, we are proudly celebrating our 50th birthday. After many years of refining, redefining, and remodeling we have finally hit the half century mark on the calendar.

Present Facts:

 

4. As an accredited makeup school, we have the ability to offer help to students that other school can not.  An accreditation is important for a school to possess, so students can feel secure in their education.

5. Because EI makeup school is accredited, Government funded Financial Aid is available to qualifying students. Many of our students wouldn’t be able to attend our school, without the help of financial aid.

6. Our instructors were contestants on the popular TV series FACE/OFF. In fact, they have even gone on to win the season. There amazing work on and off of the show only serves as a testament to their talent.

7. EI makeup school is a professional school for those who are serious about the makeup arts as a career. Our curriculum is designed specifically for those who have a serious interest in the makeup arts. The focus is solely on makeup and its multiple uses in different settings.

8. Students learn everything from the basics to complex special effects makeup, with no stone left unturned and no corners cut. A thorough and comprehensive education that translates to real world application is our main goal.

Future Facts:

 

9. We boast an 80% job placement rate, which means that 80 out of 100 students are employed in the makeup arts after graduation. Having one of the highest placement rates of all the makeup schools, we pride ourselves on the viability of our education.

10. Students can find guidance, counseling and help from our Career Services department. Keeping open communications with their specialist, is highly encouraged. It’s best for students to discuss their future career goals with an expert, in order to make the most of their career.