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The one where I get to play as MUA!


Oh it's been a busy couple of weekends for little ole me but it's been a blast! I had the great opportunity of helping out my friend Narelle with her zombie movie! Now we all know I'm used to handling a camera or giving the orders in this kind of thing but this time I was set a different task: Makeup!


Let me tell you it's been a long time since I've done anything zombie related (6 years in fact) so I jumped at the chance to muck in and try something different. The twist of the whole thing of course is that it's not just a zombie movie, it's a zombie movie for kids! Starring all of Narelle's students from her drama school. 

So me and my 3 fellow MUAs (don't worry I'm not going to declare myself a professional just yet) got stuck in to our cast of 75 for each of the 3 days of production. That's about 60 kids and 15 adults by the way. Every day! Man I'm tired! But it was great craic and below you will see, my kit, some of my work on the adults and some snaps I took of everyone in action. Hope you enjoy and keep an eye out for Zombie Formal Queen in next years Oscars short film category ;)

My kit not including my Crown Face brushes
Loved playing with my Kryolan liquid latex. The bruise wheel was great too just wish we got to keep it :(
My favourite Make Up Forever foundation and an alcohol palette (there was lots of cooing over this but alas we didn't get to keep it either)
Some nice gooey blood kindly donated by Bex at Bexberry.com
My Dad!! Getting nice and Zombified. 
Toy tractors and fake blood. What else would you expect?
My first dead person. We decided to go with more greys in the end as it is a PG film after all!
Action shot!
The Queen herself! I had the pleasure of doing her non Zombie make up and of course reached for my old faithful Naked palette!
A few mid Zombifying shots 


And then the finished results!



Big Thanks to Narelle at Drama For Kids and Larry at Lamb Films for having me! Can't wait to work with them again!












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