There is so much one needs to know being a makeup artist (especially nowadays), that I have felt somewhat daunted about re-entering the arena; this is probably why I have shied away from this kind of work for over two decades now. Yet I can’t deny my interest in seeing an elaborate character makeup brought to vivid life by an actor, despite whatever learning curve I may have to grapple with. There are so many new materials to choose from as well these days that it can be difficult to even get started without knowing exactly how everything is going to be constructed from the start. Silicone, urethane, resin, foam latex, gelatin, collodion and slip rubber….yeesh. Lots to learn! I never allowed anything to get in my way of learning anatomy and sculpture, however, so I certainly won’t let anything stand in my way of creating some cool makeups.
Here’s to the future.