Fantasy Special Effects Makeup FLEX Series

In this four-week flex class, students will practice guided special effects (sfx) makeup designs to create rainbows, flower fairies, galaxies, and mermaids with simple makeup, facepaint, and other household materials.
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year olds


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per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will learn makeup skills while developing self-expression through artistry. 
The teacher has a PhD in theatre, having taken several stage makeup courses as part of her studies, and she runs fantasy day camps with daily cosplay challenges. On Outschool she teaches a variety of in-person SFX and glamour makeup classes. She's excited to share this class with students who otherwise may not be able to explore the world of SFX fantasy makeup.
Students are expected to complete the makeup project by Saturday and upload a selfie to the classroom each week. If possible, they are asked to respond to the discussion questions and other students' makeup results as well.
I try to keep the supply list as simple as possible. Many things you can get from a dollar store (though not in these brands). You will need:
- A makeup mirror
- Makeup wipes (get the most gentle kind)
- Eyeshadow in lots of colors (My current favorite for rainbow colors is the Lisa Frank palette). 
- Facial moisturizer and/or primer
- Eye primer (there are many. No need to get an expensive one. Concealer also works for this)
- Water-based Facepaint - I like the Mehron multi-colored palettes. Basic gives the most important colors. Basic + Pastel gives everything you need. You could use acrylic or watercolor paint.
- I also use an additional white facepaint - Mehron Creamblend Stick in white. (
- Foundation in your own skin color. Honestly, I use Maybelline. 
- A mesh wig cap or fishnet pantyhose for the scale patterns
- School glue (white or clear is fine - like Elmer's)
- Facial tissue or bath tissue (like Kleenex) 
- A few fake flowers that can be taken apart
- A unicorn horn (or a piece of paper, scissors, tape, and a headband - to make a unicorn horn)
- A fairy headpiece and wings (optional)
- Makeup brushes - a liner brush, powder brush, and foundation brush are the most useful. (you can use cotton swabs, paintbrushes, and your fingers if you don't have brushes, though)
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Positive feedback will be given when students post their photos.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Kids with sensitive skin should be careful about makeup content, but we aren’t putting anything on faces that isn’t supposed to be there.  I wrote the following in response to a question about brands for makeup for sensitive skin:
Some of my favorite brands claim to be good for sensitive skin in general. Urban Decay is my go to brand, and it claims to be hypoallergenic. But that doesn't mean it would work for everyone (nothing does). And different colors are more abrasive than others. The Nude pallettes are generally softer and safer, but as you said, not the bright and fun colors. Reds, purples (because they contain reds), and metallics are going to be the most abrasive. Burts Bees and MAC are also really good.  I found this article when I was looking for some more info to answer your question:  For foundation and my makeup wipes, honestly,  Neutrogena actually does a really good job. It's inexpensive and drugstore brand, but it has worked better than a lot of the more expensive brands.


Iris Imaginoria (Jessica Gray)
Lives in the United States
Artist, educator, writer, creator
479 total reviews
293 completed classes

About Me

For more than fifteen years I have created and directed innovative programs that incorporate literature and pop culture into educational experiences through The Imaginorium where I am Artistic & Education Director. Theatre, art, science, cosplay,... 
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