You will gain an understanding of the big difference between a special effects makeup kit and a catwalk makeup kit. Multiple chemicals will be used, so there will be a need for skin sensitivity tests.
A health and safety quiz will be completed regarding contra‐indications (skin conditions which prevent or restrict the use of media makeup).
Hands-on activities will give you multiple ways to practice and review makeup materials. Bruising and scarring techniques will be demonstrated, and there will be an introduction to four simulated injury techniques: wax and gelatine used to simulate a wound, liquid latex to simulate ageing and burns, and silicone to sculpt into a simulated wound. You will learn how to apply, and paint, a small animal-themed prosthetic piece, how to apply crepe hair to create a moustache, and you will also learn how to create and apply a bald cap.
You will use makeup templates to create a unique design, a makeup morgue (mood-board of design ideas) and put what you have learnt into practice to create your designs. Photographic evidence of practical work will be collected through the process and must be provided to complete the course.
During the course, you will:
- Follow health, safety and hygiene procedures
- Be able to prepare model and work area for special effects makeup
- Demonstrate the practical skill and capability to effectively blend special effects makeup
- Prepare makeup sketches
- Incorporate the principles of makeup artistry into design