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Artist Interview with HOWARD BERGER

Artist Interview with HOWARD BERGER

Get Your Hit of Makeup Magic with the Ultimate Film Makeup Book You can get your hands on Hollywood makeup legend Howard Berger's new book, Masters of Makeup Effects -A Century of Practical Magic, this September, and it will probably be one of the best things to come...

How to Be a Successful Film Makeup Trainee

How to Be a Successful Film Makeup Trainee

What do you think is the most important thing that will help you succeed as a trainee makeup artist in the film industry? I can hear you saying ‘talent’ and ‘creativity’ and ‘awesome makeup skills.’ And yes, those are important but what really sets you apart is your...

Best Makeup Set Bags for Film Artists

Best Makeup Set Bags for Film Artists

A film makeup artist set bag is your lifeline when working on a film set. A makeup set bag is a smaller pro makeup kit bag which contains a personally curated set of hair and makeup products and tools. These are tailored specifically to the needs of the actor/s you...

Best Kit Bags for Makeup Artists

Best Kit Bags for Makeup Artists

As a new makeup artist your old makeup bag just won’t cut it. A pro makeup artist kit is bigger and more complex than your prized makeup brands you hoard at home for personal use. You need the best kit and set bags you can afford, as professional makeup artists spend...

Is Working in the Film Industry Right for You?

Is Working in the Film Industry Right for You?

A career as a makeup artist working on movie sets may sound glamourous and exciting but the reality can be quite different. The working hours can be brutal – you work long days. Twelve-to-fourteen-hour days are normal. It’s also an intensely competitive industry where...

How to Prep Your Film Makeup SET BAG

How to Prep Your Film Makeup SET BAG

What is a makeup Set Bag? Curating, prepping, and packing your set bag can feel like a mystical art for some new makeup artists. You need to think of your set bag as your on set survival minimal kit. Your set bag should contain all you need to maintain the hair and...

Best Makeup Artist Tradeshows

Best Makeup Artist Tradeshows

Insider Guide to Makeup Industry Trade Shows If you’ve never been to a pro makeup industry trade show, then you’re missing out. Thousands of new and established makeup artists make the pilgrimage every year to the ‘meccas of makeup’ that are pro artist trade shows....

What do Makeup Artists do on Film Sets?

What do Makeup Artists do on Film Sets?

The makeup department is the team responsible for the way actors and performers look on screen. Makeup Artists are responsible for creating makeup hair designs, special makeup effects and prosthetics, body makeup, facial hair, wigs, contacts lenses and even teeth –...

How to Build Your Pro Makeup Artist Kit

How to Build Your Pro Makeup Artist Kit

Budget busting tips to build a better pro kit for new makeup artists Your makeup kit will evolve constantly so it’s a myth that you need to have every product and every cult range in your kit when you’re just starting out. As a new makeup artist, you are not yet...

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