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MONSTERPALOOZA PART 2 - The Lost Boys

MONSTERPALOOZA PART 2 - The Lost Boys

April 15, 2017

In the midst of all the Monster madness, there was one event in particular that we were especially excited for... the key event of the weekend: the Lost Boys 30th Anniversary Makeup Tribute.

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MONSTERPALZOOA PART 1 - Our Adventures

MONSTERPALZOOA PART 1 - Our Adventures

April 14, 2017

On Friday 7th April we travelled across the pond to LA to attend the biggest prosthetics show in the world: Monsterpalooza. After a 15 hour journey we arrived in Pasadena to be greeted by the amazing team at PPI Premiere Products Inc, who basically made the entire trip possible and spoilt us rotten!

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10 Minutes on Set with... Eryn Krueger Mekash

10 Minutes on Set with... Eryn Krueger Mekash

April 12, 2017

Eryn won her first Emmy for The Normal Heart, two for American Horror Story for the non-prosthetic and prosthetic categories. She has received 25 Emmy Nominations for outstanding achievement in makeup, prosthetic and non-prosthetic, as well as 6 nominations from the Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Awards. Currently, she is the department head for FX’s anthology, American Horror Story.

Join us as we get to know her a little better...

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A Handy Guide to Pro Bondo

A Handy Guide to Pro Bondo

March 28, 2017

So what exactly is Pro Bondo I hear you cry?

Well, Pro Bondo goes by many names including Prosthetic Transfers, Pros Aide Transfer, 3D Transfers or simply Bondo. Whatever name you like to use, the product stays the same: an acrylic adhesive based material used with translucent flat plate transfer mould to create cuts, scars eye bags and even aging pieces.

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A Handy Guide to Pay and What to Expect as a Trainee Makeup Artist

A Handy Guide to Pay and What to Expect as a Trainee Makeup Artist

March 17, 2017

As a trainee makeup artist I was always unsure what I could expect to earn when it came to different jobs. I was just grateful to be thought of in the first place, and to be getting experience. Educating myself as to what was to be expected, was half the problem, hopefully this article will help guide you through. If nothing else, you will know you aren’t alone in your confusion! 

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A Handy Guide to Being The Best Makeup Assistant You Can Be

A Handy Guide to Being The Best Makeup Assistant You Can Be

March 01, 2017

As a trainee I was lucky enough to assist a plethora of amazing artists, on jobs that spanned all aspects of the industry. From prosthetics to high fashion, from commercial editorial shoots to music videos and television, every gig imparted its own invaluable experiences, and help scoot my career as a burgeoning makeup artist in the right direction.

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Top 5 80's Monster Makeups

Top 5 80's Monster Makeups

February 15, 2017

Ah, the eighties; a decade of excess. From the hair, to the shoulder pads, to the ballads, everything had to be big. Even the movies got in on the action, as technical advances in the special effects industry meant that filmmakers could realise their most grotesque visions in glorious, disgusting detail.

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The Armoury is Open

The Armoury is Open

January 31, 2017

Imagine it; a professional makeup artist's utopia. A fully-stocked, trustworthy shop staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people; space to meet, create, and share ideas; dedicated studio space; an unending flow of coffee.

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