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How a Makeup Artist Creates an Iconic New Character

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Makeup artists work on fashion shoots and runway shows, but they also create some of the most iconic movie and TV characters. So, what inspires a great movie makeup artist?

The answer is: great movie makeup of the past. It’s an art form with a long history, and convincing movie makeup — including prosthetics and hair and character shading — turns an actor into his/her character, in a way that CGI simply can’t.


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