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Special FX Makeup

My loves,

I apologize for the lack of post yesterday but I recently started a new makeup course at George Brown College and I’ve been crazy busy! After my first full day of class I was completely zonked and couldn’t even put two sentences together. So I decided to let you in on what I’ve been up to. You all know I am a working Makeup Artist, but it’s always important to continue to learn new things because the industry is constantly changing. I decided to take a 3 week Special FX Makeup course at George Brown College (where I did all my previous schooling), it’s only been two days and I’m already having a blast.

What I’ve Learned:

Day 1: Usually Day 1 of Makeup Course is pretty boring and you learn about the course outline, your kit and really what you are going to be learning. This one not like that at all, which I was quite happy about! We jumped right into it and begin creating wounds, cuts and bruises. I learned basic cuts and bruises previously but this was far cooler. Instead of using wax to create the wounds we used transfers. I don’t know about any of you, but even though it can be tedious work I love creating guts and gore.

IMG_6855 IMG_6854The above pictures show the work of my classmate, I did not create this makeup look.

It is such a fun course (intense/difficult, but amazing), and you get to do the work and have someone do the work on you! Which is always fun to see yourself all gored up.

IMG_6860 IMG_6862I created this nice knife gash in my classmates arm! I had never used transfers before but I much prefer it over creating the wound with wax. It’s a lot easier and a lot less time consuming.

IMG_6864 IMG_6866We finished the day off by painting cuts on ourselves. This part was quite fun! We had to try to make it look 3D using only paint, which can be quite difficult. I love doing stuff like this because I actually do paint in my free time.

Day 2: Second Day we dove straight into bald caps! This particular task I was pretty nervous about, I’ve never done a bald cap before so I really didn’t know what to expect. But I can tell you that my teacher made it look far easier than it actually is.

Slide1My lovely classmate in her bald cap that I adhered to her head. Very time consuming and very difficult, yet I enjoyed every minute of it! After two days I can tell you I’m very much going to enjoy this course.

Just for fun, me in my bald cap!

IMG_6885Scary, I know!

Okay, so why I chose to go to George Brown College for my full Makeup and Esthetics course. The teachers are absolutely amazing and they all work and have been working in the industry. So they are always up to date with new products, new techniques and know what the industry is like and what to expect as a working makeup artist. I love absolutely everyone who works at George Brown in the Makeup and Esthetics department. And I’m very happy I chose to do all my courses there.

My teacher for this Special FX class is crazy talented and a fabulous instructor. He previously worked on Hannibal and Defiance, which is awesome. Keep your eyes peeled for more crazy special effects makeup, it’s going to be a wild ride.

If you are at all thinking about going into makeup or esthetics please check out George Brown College, you won’t be disappointed and there are so many opportunities presented to you at this school.

Psst…I’ve recently updated my page ‘Artistry‘, please take a peak!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Laurelle, xo


1 Comment

  1. kflowermaquillage says

    wow this looks amazing! I’d love to learn more special effect makeup 🙂

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