Special Effects Makeup (SFX) Services in Kenya

With the absorption of modern technology, the makeup industry is constantly growing and so is the absorption of new and advanced skills to make more productions. You have probably wondered how film characters get transformed into different creatures to fit a certain role. Doing such a transformation requires Special FX Makeup skills. SFX that involves cosmetics to focus on body art, face painting, old age, character, and even creatures requires the artistic ability of special effects makeup. Are you looking for Special Effects (SFX) services in Kenya? Well, at Janeson, we offer accredited and highly acclaimed Special FX Makeup services in Kenya in areas such as theatre, film, TV, fashion designs, special effects laboratories, beauty schools, theme parks, media industry, etc.


Special Effects Makeup(SFX) Services

SFX Makeup artists provide various services as highlighted below;

  • Sculpting and molding of characters
  • Blood and wound techniques
  • False teeth impression
  • Hair, facial hair, and bald cap applications
  • Age makeup
  • Injury simulation
  • Work with latex and silicon
  • Lifecasting
  • Create believable cuts and burns
  • You can as well operate as a freelance makeup artist and apply your skills in different industries
  • Character Creation 


Tools and Materials Used by Special FX Makeup Artists

  • Scar Wax 
  • Cream Foundations
  • Rigid Collodion
  • Bullet wound kits, which are bought as ready-made prosthetics which help Special Effects Makeup Artists to create the best look for their clients and also give you an easier method rather than starting from scratch.
  • Variety of different sized and shaped brushes for providing different textures
  • Silicone 
  • Castor seal – used together with liquid latex is applied on top of makeup to produce true color as well as make the makeup run smoothly 
  • FX Gelatin
  • Fake blood is used to modify different looks. Fake blood can come in a lot of unique and distinct forms. Depending on how or where the blood will be applied, you can look for scabbed blood, or running fake blood to create a number of different character looks. Most special effects makeup artists make use of fake blood on their every day processes and artists work,  hence knowledge on how to effectively use fake blood on clients is an important skill among SFX Makeup artists.
  • Alcohol Activated Palettes applied in color mixing processes
  • Liquid Latex – used to create believable different cuts and burns
  • 3D modeling compound – used to sculpts 3D skin objects such as fake noses

Doing some kind of research is important in the SFX Makeup field by studying the purposes of tools and products. Because minimal ideas and a lack of knowledge in this field can affect the outcome of your work. Therefore, learn and practice the use of the right tools and different products that will help you with the production of efficient design and a beautifully realistic facial and body outcome. With the right know-how, possibilities become limited.


Skills of an SFX Makeup Artist

Any person can do Special FX Makeup services but it takes a professional SFX Makeup service provider to provide quality and accredited services that match your requirements. Therefore, finding the right and professional SFX Makeup artist is the best way to go. Janeson has got you covered. Our SFX Makeup professional possess the following skills;

  1. Design; Ability to design is a crucial skill that is required to execute Special Effects Makeup services in various industries and you shall need that in order to produce feasible results.
  2. Customer Service: Maintaining proper communication with customers is important across the entire makeup industry. Therefore, excellent customer service is required in all SFX Makeup service providers as they especially work in an industry that relies on interpersonal networking.
  3. Knowledgeable; A good and professional makeup artist has a complete and detailed understanding of how different skin surfaces are applied makeup and how different applications work with different textures. They have a good understanding of the whole platform and materials they are working with. Therefore, they have the necessary skills on how the colors and materials available work together to best complement face colorations and complexion.
  4. Creativity: This type of profession requires creatively thinking outside the box. Problems will arise regularly and to turn an issue into a successful outcome, you need to solve those problems creatively and as fast as possible.
  5. Tools Knowledge: Having a good understanding of what you’re working with is the key to successful outcomes. Therefore, it is important to do some research and study the products and tools and how they are effectively used. Using the right products and tools helps to yield realistic designs.
  6. Safety Adherence: Working with chemical products and tools can be hazardous if safety and proper measures are not adhered to. Therefore, following proper guidelines will put you away from dangers that may arise from safety non-compliance.
  7. Flexibility: At some point, there could arise some abrupt changes that need to be worked on, the makeup artist is on set and ready to make those changes.
  8. Adaptability: A skilled SFX Makeup artist possesses the ability to adapt to industry changes that could arise at a particular point in time.
  9. Dependability: A good makeup artist is highly dependable by clients to provide clean and attractive makeup results at all times. Offering quality services is how to stand out in the industry.
  10. Management Skills: As an SFX Makeup artist having management skills gives you a great background in managing resources and time necessary for making your career a success.
  11. Special Effects Makeup artists have to be comfortable working with items crafted from different pliable-related materials such as silicone and rubber.


Special Effects Makeup Artists have the ability to bring unreal characters to life. They do so by manifesting any character with makeup applications using impressive skills. SFX Makeup artists use their skills to create the appearance of cuts, burns, blood, bruises, old age, deformities, mutations, etc.

For accredited and highly acclaimed Special FX Makeup services in Kenya in areas such as theatre, film, TV, fashion designs, special effects laboratories, beauty schools, theme parks, media industry contact us here