Thanks to the rise of YouTube makeup tutorials and novice makeup users showing off their looks on Instagram, more and more women are becoming interested in the makeup techniques that used to be solely implemented by professionals.
Those of us at Frends Beauty think this is amazing! After all, makeup is not only artistry, but it's a fun and addictive hobby that everyone should be able to enjoy.
Once someone conquers professional techniques like contouring, baking and color theory, they often find themselves wanting to explore the world of special FX makeup. Even if you aren't planning on launching a career in special effects, learning these techniques can make for a fun hobby that will help you to understand even more about the craft of makeup artistry. Plus, you'll be literally the most popular person in your group come Halloween!
If you want to learn more about the world of special effects makeup, follow these tips and tricks on how you can master these skills for yourself.
Tip One: The Internet - Especially YouTube - Is Your Friend
The Internet has changed the world of makeup for the better. In the old days, people had to attend cosmetology schools or get apprenticeships to learn professional makeup techniques. These days, anyone with a smartphone or computer can access the techniques of professional makeup artists, either through a beauty blog or a step-by-step tutorial on YouTube.
YouTube is filled with amazing tutorials on special FX make up. There are tutorials fit for everyone from total novices using basic drugstore products to advanced artists who have more professional kits. Explore both types of videos to learn just about everything there is to know when it comes to special effects artistry.
Tip Two: Invest In The Right Products and Tools
Many special effects techniques can actually be done with standard cosmetics. For example, a dark blue palette featuring brown and purple hues can be used to create a faux bruise if you know the right techniques.
However, if you want to take your special effects artistry to the next level, it's going to be a good idea to invest in some products and tools. You don't have to spend a fortune to create a collection that will allow you to do a wide array of looks. For example, Ben Nye makes several kits designed to help you achieve specific looks, from a witch to a clown.