Yesterday I took the Halloween Makeup Workshop at Kryolan in San Francisco. For those of you who don’t know what Kryolan is, they’re a professional makeup company that started in Berlin in 1945. They work with the film, theater and television industries, have over 16,000 products and are in 80 countries. And also they are the company who is sponsoring one of my favorite TV shows, Face Off on Syfy!
I’ve known for awhile they had a San Francisco office and store, but yesterday was my first time there. The store is packed with so many colorful items I didn’t know where to look first. They have everything from regular beauty makeup and nail polish to special effects items (some of which I purchased at a 30% discount because I took the class).
The class was 7 1/2 hours of doing makeup and we accomplished things such as: bruises, wounds, a vampire look, half skull/half sugar skull look and a zombie look. They give you all the supplies you need for the day but you don’t get to keep it all. That’s where that 30% discount comes in handy. 😉
I did feel like the class was a little rushed and we didn’t have a lot of time to really detail and perfect the looks before we had to wipe them off and get onto the next thing. This was actually my first time ever doing a class like this, so it was all new to me. I really liked doing the bruises and wounds especially, I find that kind of makeup really fun. When it came to doing the face painting though, man that wasn’t easy! Especially the skull which was easily the hardest thing of the day. Let’s just say I’m about as artistic as a cardboard box, so this kind of thing doesn’t come naturally to me.
I debated on showing you photos of the Halloween looks I did but honestly, I was easily the worst in the class and do not feel comfortable showing anything I did because it was so rushed and sloppy. However I do have photos of the bruising and wound I did, which were my better two of the day. Keep in mind this is my first time ever doing any of this so be nice, haha.
This was a fresh bruise and we used the Burn & Injury Circle Palette which includes a lot of pink/red/purple shades.
Here I did a bruise that’s now healing and has turned that yellow/green shade which I always see on me because I bruise so easily!
This was my wound which we created using Scar and Effect Wax, the Bruise Wheel and liquid blood. I definitely learned some things about using the wax for next time. I made it a bit too thick and should have taken away more and smoothed out the edges to make it less bumpy looking. But overall I think I did an ok job. That stuff is NOT easy to get off the skin though!
At the end of the day we got to go into the store to see what goodies they had. I decided on getting some items so I can play around more with wounds.
I also picked up the Death Wheel, which is a nice little color palette for say zombie or other dead type looks.
The Burn and Injury Circle is what we used in class so I picked that up also.
And finally I picked up the Aquacolor palette which we also used in class. There are twelve shades of creamy colors in here great for creating tons of looks and these last a long time.
They have quite a few classes there coming up in 2014 that sound interesting to me. I may check out the FX Character Makeup class which is a 2 day workshop.
Anyway now I am off to lay on the couch because I’ve been fighting a nasty cold for days that keeps waxing and waning.