Makeup fx artists usually focus on one genre or style, choosing to create pieces that are either horror, fantasy, or sci-fi inspired, but they all strive to make their pieces as realistic as possible.
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In order to achieve this realism makeup artists use reference photos and study anatomy incessantly, so they can create pieces that are believable enough to sell the illusion and send chills down our spines.
But just because makeup effects have to be believable doesn’t mean they can’t be fun!
UK-based makeup artist David Harris creates special fx illusions that’ll make you grimace and grin at the same time, and even though they’ll make you feel sick they’ll also put a smile on your face while you hurl.
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