Halloween Makeup Tips: DIY Fake Wounds Special Effects

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Get Halloween makeup ideas and tips for applying horror movie makeup for special effects, in these free videos. Create gory Halloween costumes and dramatic theater make up effects.

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Cosmetic makeup has been used for years to enhance the natural beauty of women around the world. When used on stage or in a movie, makeup takes on a role of its own. Special effects makeup can be as simple as a cut or a scar on the face or as complicated as full-body character makeup. Do-it-yourself special effects makeup is easier than you might think and can be done using things you have around the home.

In this series of videos, our expert instructs viewers how to use makeup and household objects to create a character or costume appearance. Watch as our expert transforms his assistant from an attractive, healthy young woman to a disgusting zombie in a matter of minutes. Learn how to apply makeup using an airbrush or how to apply adhesive safely to the face. Get insider tips on using gelatin-based makeup or applying color and powder to change the tone of the skin. If you want to apply objects or appliances to your special effects makeup such as screws or nails, watch this video series. Using layering and blending, you can apply anything to the face or body and make it look natural, including toupees and wigs, as you will see in these videos.

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