Bruise Makeup Tutorial 1

Vancouver IMATS 2011 (Better Late Than Never)

 Thank you to everyone who came out to the IMATS 2011 Vancouver. We sent Chis Mills from Silver Shamrock Lab. to rep for us at the Frends Beauty Supply booth. He had a great time meeting everyone and helping demo some great products. Below are his neck wound, scar, injury, and close range gunshot with powder burn applications. We look forward to catching up again in 2012!

Zombie Makeup Effects Tutorial with Sloughing Skin!

Our latest makeup effects tutorial shows you how to do a gross zombie makeup with sloughing skin. You do not have to use a prosthetic, the system works great with 2d zombie makeup.

Special thanks to makeup artist Amy Mills for this great demonstration!

Spectral Motion Makes-A-Wish Come True!

Mike Elizalde and the team at Spectral Motion helped Matthew Yarber of Greenwood Village, Colo. realize his dream of becoming The Joker. Matthew, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, was given a tour of the facility before meeting suit performers Derek Mears and Brian Steele. He then received the star treatment, gradually transforming into The Joker, green wig and all.

Check out the full story at THE  DAILY NEWS 

Pros-Aide Transfer Application Tutorial

Here is our new Pros-aide transfer tutorial video. There is a lot of great Makeup FX info floating about on the interwebs, but one thing we noticed is the lack of info on Pros-aide transfers. This is a very basic walk through on the application and painting of a purchased  transfer. We will show the process for making the transfers in a future video.

X-Men First Class Makeup

X-Men First Class is finishing off its box office run in U.S. theaters. At the time of this posting, it has taken in a respectable $100,750,138 domestic. The films origin story has a lot going for it with believable acting (mostly) and a moving plot, but the one thing not recognized by the general media is the fine makeup work. 

R.I.P Michael J. McCracken

The world has lost a very talented artist, Mike McCracken.
Check out his facebook fan page here! (might have to be logged in to view)

"I am Legend" Makeup Test Video

An exciting look at Steve Johnson's makeup fx test for "I am Legend."

The video says more than typed words can express. It is unfortunate the finished film ended up having such horrible rubbery "mummy jawed"  CG creatures. This is another example of the bad choices that producers make when constructing a film.

Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem" Fx Photos

Shock rock maestro / controversial horror director Rob Zombie is leaking process pics from makeup fx artist Wayne Toth's shop. The pictures seem to show a disturbing multi nippled witch chest. Here is what Rob had to say.

New and Improved site in the works!

The folks at are working hard to bring you an updated experience. We will return to updating you on the latest in makeup, monsters, and their mad creators! The future is bright so stay tuned!  

Skull Makeup Halloween Tutorial

This is a simple step by step tutorial showing an easy method for painting a skull / skeleton face. No specific supplies are needed besides grey, black, and white makeup, and a brush for application. You can use creme, oil based makeups, or cheap Halloween store colors. This makeup took approximately ten minutes to apply. Be creative. Once you have mastered the basic design, experiment! The base color of the skull can change to create a different feel and all the lines and shapes can be angular, to create an even more terrifying look. Use a skeleton face to “scare” up any costume.