How To Do Horror Makeup
How To Do Horror Makeup
Professional face painter Juliet Eve will show you how to do horror makeup. In this video, she outlines the basic techniques needed to make a monster face. Starting with a lighter base color, and then adding darker colors and details, Juliet will show you how to turn anyone into a scary monster. These clear instructions are great for those who are new to face painting. Even if you've painted faces before, you might pick up some new skills with this video which demonstrates how to achieve depth and texture as well.
Today, I'm going to show you how to do horror makeup. I'm going to do Shane here as some kind of monster from a horror movie. We're going to start with the light colors, which are where the bits stick out, basically.
Don't forget, you can create on a monster, because monsters can be anything you like. Not one monster is ever the same as another one, did you know that? Keep very, very still. Well done.
That's great. So, on the sticky-out bits like the cheeks, and the nose and the chin, we'll do the light green and then we'll blend in with the dark green. Keep your head up slightly.
Well done. Now, I'm going to add a bit more depth under the eyes so I'm going to mix in some lake, which is not a normal color you would do if you were going to do beauty, but if you want to make it look a bit fierce, get a bit of lake on the sponge. Just gently close your eyes.
Very softly into the corners, make them even darker. That's the main base. Now, I'm going to use my secret weapon.
It's a sponge that's got a lot of holes in it, and this is a way of creating some texture on the skin. Just dropping it on the skin like that gives it a bit of texture. Maybe pock marks on this monster.
That's all it needs. You could do it with another color. You could add a bit of white.
Just a bit different, that's the idea. So, there's that bit of monster. Now, I'm going to get my black brush with the black that's got the high pigment because we want some good lines, well-defined lines.
Alright, we're going to do the monster lines, the essential monster lines. So, first of all, can you frown? Can you do that? If you could, you'd have a line right around here and a few more here, when he wrinkles up his nose. So that's the essential shape with the black.
And now, I'd go in, having built all those steps. It's important to go step by step with monsters, very definitely. So, it's the frown line, the lifting of the eyebrows, creases on the nose, the eye bags, the smile lines, and then some fangs.
If you can get all those pointers in, it doesn't matter what shape they are. That's the essentials. Then we can move in and I use the highlights.
So, that's how to do horror makeup, if you want a horrible monster. Now, Shane, would you like to have a look in the mirror? You won't be scared, will you? Promise? What do you think? Is that scary? No? You're not scared? He's not scared.