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Our Top 5 SFX Makeup Documentaries
Our Top 5 SFX Makeup Documentaries

March 24, 2020

We are creative minds. Adapting and finding new ways to progress and succeed is what we do best.Take comfort in the fact we are all in this together. Keep busy, stay inspired and try not to dwell. 
Now, considering the current climate and the current government advise to stay indoors, there's no better time to get inspired!
So as a part of a continuing blog series we are listing some of our Top 5 SFX Makeup Documentaries, TV shows, Reference Books and even Magazines to keep y'all trucking. 

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Stay informed - COVID-19 and the Film Industry
Stay informed - COVID-19 and the Film Industry

March 17, 2020

With productions heading to hiatus we at The Armoury are in the same boat as all you freelancers. With the announcements of all Disney, Netflix and now Warner Brothers productions going into hiatus, and government guidelines and advise changing from day to day, we thought we'd share what knowledge is available. 

What precautions can I take as a makeup artist? 

  • Use a hand sanitiser after contact with others.
  • Use a IPA to sanitise all of your kit, not just your makeup brushes. 
  • If you are not using your makeup brushes, keep them in container. 
  • Try not to dip your brushes into a product, decant your product onto a palette with a disposable spatula. 
  • Do not mix products on your hands, if you need to warm a product before application use a wax palette instead. 

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A Handy Guide to Set Bag Essentials
A Handy Guide to Set Bag Essentials

March 02, 2020

 Never get caught short on set with our guide Handy Guide to Set Bag Essentials, below we list all of your essential set bag products and the best way to utilise your space! Want to join in the conversation? 

Now you can! Join the Armoury conversation via our brand new forum. 

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Behind the Makeup with Ida Astero Welle
Behind the Makeup with Ida Astero Welle

July 16, 2019

This year we were honoured to have the outstandingly talented Ida Welle join us for 2019's IMAT's London. A graduate from Theatrical Make-up for TV and Film, and Special Effects Make-up studies in Poland and Norway, Ida has acquired 9 years' experience in the make-up industry, working on a variety of different artistry styles from commercial, film and theatre work, to more avant-garde work within stage, events and art-films. 

Ida, (along with the dream team she assembled) created a completely unique character which she was kind enough to tell us about below!  

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