I'll be honest: special-effects makeup — better known as SFX to artists and enthusiasts — has always seemed a bit out of reach. Sure, I can nail a winged liner or blend eye shadow. But working with tools like cotton, silicone, and body paint always seemed challenging for my average skill level.
This type of makeup is often so realistic, intricate, and masterfully executed that it is reserved for movie and TV sets. But thanks to social media, this technique is increasingly becoming more accessible. It is especially popular on Instagram, where SFX artists can show off their (often gory!) art, gain fans, and post quick tutorials.
As Halloween approaches, there's no better time to delve into the world of SFX. Read on! We've found 10 absolutely inspirational artists on Instagram to get you inspired.