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MUD Special FX Makeup Artist Gil Romero Visits

Penrose Academy is proud to partner with Makeup Designory (MUD) for our makeup education.  In addition to receiving a MUD certification that includes 84 hours of MUD Beauty Essentials training in both our Cosmetology and Esthetics programs, we also welcome MUD educators and makeup artists in a few of our weekly Assemblies a year.

This week we welcome MUD’s Associate Director of Education Gil Romero.  Gil is an accomplished makeup artist who has worked in beauty, fashion and as a special makeup fx artist.  Some of Gil’s credits include films such as House of 1000 Corpses and television shows The Shield, Prison Break & Untold Stories of the ER.  Gil shared with our students how he got into the makeup industry and provided a demonstration of special makeup fx by turning a lucky cosmetology student into a zombie.  Gil showed the students different types of makeup mediums to work with and explained the pros and cons of working with silicone, latex, foam and many different types of adhesives, prosthetic pieces, paints and blood.

One of the key areas Gil spoke on was the role of the makeup artist in preparing the full look of the model, starting with a back story to help develop the look and identity of your character.  Gil stressed the importance that a makeup artist may not just  be applying makeup and fx to the face, but to all areas of skin that are exposed and may even need to create a wardrobe for the character as well.