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The Ultimate Makeup Artists Glossary

The Ultimate Makeup Artists Glossary

April 06, 2018

Sometimes it can feel as though makeup artists have a completely different language. From filming terms, products, techniques and more acronyms than you can shake a stick at, it's easy to get lost within the technical jargon.

So here at the Armoury we thought it would be helpful to write a glossary to break down all of those technical terms.

We would love to add and expand this list, so if you feel like theres any terms that you'd like to see below please let us know!

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A Handy Guide to Fake Bloods

A Handy Guide to Fake Bloods

June 08, 2017

There is an array of fake blood out there, but how to select the right one for the job? We give you the lowdown on how to select the best fake blood products… Just a warning - it may get a bit bloody from here! 

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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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