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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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MUA Top Fives: Dirt

MUA Top Fives: Dirt

February 15, 2018

As Valentine’s week comes to an end the question on everyone’s lips, how dirty can you get... to help you out we've broken down our top 5 favourite dirts.

1. Fleet Street Dirtworks Dirt -

This extensive range of dirts includes x6 realistic shades (Dark Brun, Soot, Sand, Rotten Stone, Sedona, Muddy Waters) with colours that match the Skin Illustrator Grunge Palette (available is 'On Set' size too!).

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MUA Top Fives: Christmas Gifts for Makeup Artists

MUA Top Fives: Christmas Gifts for Makeup Artists

December 14, 2017

Finding the ideal Christmas present can be stressful at this festive time of year, especially for the makeup artists who has it all... so we thought we would try and make it easier for you.

Whether you're looking for the perfect Secret Santa present for a friend, stocking filler ideas for your flatmate or a Christmas gift for loved ones (we obviously mean yourself), The Makeup Armoury offers a wide range of Christmasmas gift ideas for all!

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MUA Top Fives: Special Effects Makeup Books

MUA Top Fives: Special Effects Makeup Books

November 29, 2017

The internet is a goldmine of information for makeup artists; both those looking to hone their skills, and those seeking a little inspiration. But nothing really beats a good book. Here we pick out five of the best books on SFX makeup ever written, so you can keep the words and works of the masters right on your bookshelf:

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Our top 5 Vampire Designs

Our top 5 Vampire Designs

October 25, 2017

Since the very birth of cinema, the varied and ambiguous folklore surrounding vampires has made them a makeup artist's dream; a chance to start with the slightest of briefs and get truly inventive. Primal and demonic? Feral and animalistic? Man-bat-wolf... thing? You do you. The world vampire is your oyster.

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Our Top 10 SFX Instagram Accounts to follow this Halloween

Our Top 10 SFX Instagram Accounts to follow this Halloween

October 19, 2017

Probably like most of you, we too are guilty of spending way too much time on Instagram. It’s creative and fun, and hey, so are we, so it’s a match made in heaven! And what better time to indulge in this than Halloween?

What we really love are those instagrammers who show the limitless possibilities of makeup, showcasing new products and techniques. Whether you want to create a shockingly realistic wound, a frightening face paint, or even something subtle and sexy we have you covered.

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Our Top 5 SFX Brushes

Our Top 5 SFX Brushes

July 13, 2017

We all have our favourite brushes, the brushes that you rely on, which have seen you through thick and thin. The brushes that you feel lost without when you arrive on set and realise you forget to pack it into your kit at 4am this morning... 

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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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