Casualty makeup is a very complex module and a very difficult skill to master. The student has to deal with firstly makeup, period or contemporary, followed by casualty, followed by breaking down the look.
‘The best makeup is the makeup that goes unnoticed’ is a popular saying in the film industry.
When applying a broken down look to an actor, the makeup artists must remember that not only is his/her face going to be on a 22×52 ft cinema screen but more than likely in high definition as well.
It is key to keep the whole look as natural as possible and avoiding any obvious blobs and ensuring the grubby look is perfect.