Scott Lattimer's tips for Halloween makeup

It's time to whip out the fake blood and liquid latex

If there is anyone who knows a thing or two about SFX makeup, it’s CEO of ACMUSE Scott Lattimer.

The Australian College of Make-Up and Special Effects (or ACMUSE for short) has been providing industry training in film, TV, theatre, fashion, bridal and special effects makeup for 40 years. As Halloween is just over a week away, and with most Halloween parties happening even sooner, what better time to talk all things SFX makeup!

esprit Magazine spoke with Scott Lattimer to find out what looks he’s loving this Halloween and insider tips on making your makeup super spooky.

Keep reading to find out Scott Lattimer’s tips for Halloween makeup.

What is a great go-to last-minute Halloween makeup look?

Carrie, Stephen King’s Film – An old frock and bucket of blood, a great last-minute look that’ll have people stopping in the street. Simplicity is the key.

What is your biggest tip for those wanting to try their hand at SFX makeup this Halloween?

Ensure that you are using he right glue for the job in hand – e.g. if you’re gluing hair use Spirit Gum, if you’re gluing three-dimensional prosthetics use Pros-Aid or Silicone.

How do you make fake cuts and blood look realistic?

Use Third Degree Silicone putty to create the wound and fill with Robert Smith Silicone Flow Blood.

What is the most impressive makeup look you have seen on Instagram?

The most impressive makeup look so far will have to be Vanessa Skulltress Davis, see her at The Show Sydney 8th & 9th Feb 2020. 

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Come to Hell, you’ll get a better tan. 🔥 SALUDOS, La Diabla 😈 MR MONKEY SKULL name game winner is @bethimogenclark who came up with 3 wicked names ‘Captain Jack Marrow’, ‘ Nefarious Bueller’ and ‘Boney Wan-Kenobi’ 🤣🐒💀 Which of her three names is your favourite? Diabla Devil Demon Goddess 2.0 Makeup, Headress, wig styling and prosthetic application by me. Thank you for all the hilarious name suggestions over on my stories for Mr Monkey Skull- I was majorly entertained 🤣🤣🤣 Primary inspirations and @serendipitytheartist Polarised/ highlighted skin effect inspired by @marcelocantuphoto horn prosthetics inspired by @zorinblitzz Wig style inspiration ‘On The Town’ 1940’s musical from back in my theatre days of managing the wigs, hair and makeup on shows. Quote by @s8n PRODUCTS: @morphebrushes 3503 Fierce By Nature Palette @inglot_cosmetics AMC Pure Pigment 112 @realtechniques sponges @nyxcosmetics_uk Prismatic Eyeshadow ‘Mermaid’ Red cream body paint @duoadhesive Green Duo @sugarpill Liquid lipstick ‘Zero’ @fangophilia Bespoke Gold Grills @regalrose Lion Knocker Earrings @bluestreakcrystals Swarovski crystals (Some of these products were gifts) @lorealhair Elnett Spray + @makeupforeverofficial Airbrush in Black to blend hair into the front of the wig. Wig- 20 quid off Hackney high street. @denmanbrush Brush Music by Jason @ #halloweenmakeup #halloweencostume #morphe #morphebrushes

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What makeup look are you excited to try this Halloween? 

I want to recreate Joaquin Phoenix – The Joker and I want the laugh.

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