Over the past few months, you may have seen commercials for a Phantom of the Opera-esque beauty treatment, a plastic mask full of glowing lights that promises clearer skin. Like glycolic acid peels or at-home laser hair removal, it is the latest product to act as a holy grail: something that was once relegated to the…
Saturday Night Live is remarkable because so much of it still happens live. In fact, the final four episodes of this season will be completely live in all four US timezones. That commitment to the craft is what makes this video of a Kate McKinnon character change so damn impressive.
Stranger Things costumes are sure to be everywhere this Halloween, so you’ll need to distinguish your ensemble by striving for complete authenticity. The ultimate Dead Barb will take some work, but YouTuber Freakmo—who specializes in effects make-up—will show you how in her cheerfully informative tutorial... slugs and…
Three years ago, I made a trip to Sephora with one specific purpose in mind: to search for the perfect foundation. Surely, some mystical brown shade existed at the elusive nexus of “good” and “right.” Having spent most of my life wearing solely mascara and a resting bitch face, this was my first time hunting for just …
Well, that’s not bad. There’s a bit of prop help to recreate Pikachu’s body and ears—but the transformation from human face to Pikachu is all done with makeup applied on the fly by Chrisspy. It’s kind of scary how much she ends up looking like that cute little Pokémon.
Here’s an interesting portrait of Howard Berger, a special makeup effects artist who’s worked on films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Inglorious Basterds, and the work he does to transform actors into, well, monsters. You get to see everything: adding clay to an actor’s lifecast to build the form, the molding…
Here’s a fun and interesting look at how Hollywood ages actors with make up and prosthetics versus what they actually look like when they get old. Some of the movies get it very close (Marlon Brando in The Godfather), while some movies are way too liberal with the wrinkles and the balding and end up getting it totally…
In one of the better ways of marking Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, MAC Cosmetics is coming out with a whole line of makeup inspired by the show. Yes please, give me all of it. I’m going to wear it all on my face at once and scare small children and large dogs.
I don’t even want to think about how long it took to get all this paint off.
Even the most dedicated of method actors usually aren’t keen on having half their face blown off for a role. So where do they turn to when they need to look battle-worn and bloody? A very talented props department.
As you count down the minutes to tonight’s American Horror Story: Hotel finale, feast your peepers on this clip highlighting the work of the show’s talented makeup crew. You’ll get your longest look yet at a character who has thus far has made only brief, yet horrifying, appearances: the Addiction Demon.
Special effects artist Maria Bradley has been doing some amazing body art—including some cool “baby bump painting” for years. So when she became pregnant herself, it was a chance to do something really unusual.
If you want to add some realistic wounds to your zombie makeup or just do a better job applying those cosplay elf ears, Hollywood Makeup Lab can guide you step by step through some basic procedures that will make your fantastic creations and creepy monsters come to life.
Leaving the house is overrated. Sure, there are like, flowers, and friends, and fun things to do out there, but also you have to wear sunscreen, and spend money to do the fun things, and sometimes you have to talk to strangers when you don’t feel like it. And WORSE, you can’t always wear the exact outlandish amazing…
Here, have a little weird futurism with your cosmetics! Apparently, L’Oreal is teaming up with a French “bioprinting” startup to develop 3D-printed skin for product testing. Very cool but speaking of skin, mine is crawling just a little.
The 8th season of SyFy's monster makeup reality competition Face Off wrapped up this week, so it's a good time to look back at the scariest, most badass, beautiful or just flat out awesome creatures from the entire season. Plus, we interviewed season 8 winner Darla Edin.
Why cosplay when you could look like you've just stepped straight from the pages of a comic book? Lianne Moseley's wonderful makeup creations transform people into superheroes that look more at home in comic pages than they do in the flesh.
What would Neill Blomkamp's much speculated about idea for an Alien movie look like in real life? One clever artist took the director's insane concept designs another step forward bringing Aliens' Corporal Dwayne Hicks back from the dead.
Different eras have different definitions of beauty. A look in the early 1900s can fall out of favor a few years down the road or maybe inspire a style decades later. Cut Video made this video that shows a model getting her and make up done to show what beautiful meant from 1910 to 2010.