A Special Effects or FX Makeup Artist has the power to bring to life out-of-this-world characters against bizarre backdrops set in just about any time period — past or future. No, they’re not Magicians; Special Effects/FX Makeup Artists do it through the artistry of the makeup they apply and the prosthetics they create. Special Effects/FX Makeup Artist apply their theatrical wax pieces and makeup to live Models or props, for theater, film, and/or television productions. Alternatively, they may also work for a cosmetics company, makeup company such as: M•A•L, special effects lab, costume company, prosthetic design company, theme park, cruise ship, or even an avant-garde fashion show.
A typical workday for our Special Effects/FX Makeup Artist will be showing up to set on time, with their materials, ready to work. Their tools are the lifeblood of their art, so it’s important for them that they have everything they need for the day. Actors and Models report to them for hair and makeup, and the Special Effects/FX Artist goes about creating a predetermined look.
The Special Effects/FX Artist and Director and/or Employer may talk beforehand about what’s needed for the shoot, show or job. If there are multiple days of filming or working with a particular look, they take detailed photographs and write down notes in order to recreate the look each day to complete accuracy.
They are masters at applying makeup, creating molds and casts, designing, and fabricating. They use wigs, prosthetics, and other tools to get the job done. While the standard Makeup Artist may be criticized if they get a little too carried away with their creations, in an Special Effects/FX Artist particular line of work, over the top is the norm.
Special Effects/FX Makeup Artist have the unique opportunity to express themselves creatively through their work, without bounds or limitations. They might be aging an Actor one day, and creating an out-of-this-world monster the next. Whatever you can dream up, our Special Effects/FX Artist can create it on any human canvas. If you would like to hire our very talented Special Effects/FX Artist for your Film/TV or Fashion Show or you may just want to create a funky look for Halloween, St Patrick’s Day, Christmas or the Big Company Event, Please feel free to give call us a call or book online to reserve your spot Today! Please see the starting price list for special occasion makeup below.