M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013

7 Oct
M·A·C Cosmetics x Rick Baker Halloween 2013

M·A·C Cosmetics x Rick Baker Halloween 2013

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Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including M·A·C PRO products such as: Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

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Look 1: Day of Dead

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013- Look 1: Day of Dead

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013
Look 1: Day of Dead

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013- Look 1: Day of Dead Face Chart

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013
Look 1: Day of Dead Face Chart

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M∙A∙C Rick Baker – How To Create the Day of Dead

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Look 2: Zombie

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013- Look 2:  Zombie

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013
Look 2: Zombie

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013- Look 2 Face Chart:  Zombie

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013
Look 2: Zombie Face Chart

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M∙A∙C Rick Baker — How To Create the Zombie

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Look 3: Bride

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013-07 Bride

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013
Look 3: Bride

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013- Look 3: Bride Face Chart

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013
Look 3: Bride Face Chart

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M∙A∙C Rick Baker – How To Create the Monster’s Bride

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M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween Collection

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween Collection

Availability: Online October 2nd, 2013; October 3rd at select M·A·C locations.

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rick baker Feature Article_85.indd

Make-Up Artist Magazine, Issue No. 85
Baker’s New Look: Zombie Chic

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“Make up effects demand very specific products as many normal make up products won’t work on rubber appliances. If I am doing a paint make up, I like to use Chromacakes, Paint Stick and M·A·C’s Acrylic Paint.” – Rick Baker

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M∙A∙C Rick Baker – Movie Makeup Master

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M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013

M·A·C x Rick Baker Halloween 2013

Halloween Contest with Rick Baker: www.macrickbaker.com

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Back to Behind The Scenes with M·A·C PRO

FILM: RICK BAKER
Rick Baker’s first professional job was as an assistant to makeup film great Dick Smith on The Exorcist. He received the inaugural Academy Award for Makeup for his work on An American Werewolf in London. He created the “werecat” creature Michael Jackson transforms into in the music video Thriller. Subsequently, Baker has been nominated 11 more times with six additional Oscars, both records in his field. He also received the 2485 Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. Baker claims that his work on Harry and the Hendersons is one of his proudest achievements.
MAC PRO Special Effect Make-up Artist Rick Baker
What influenced you to become a special makeup effects artist?
I was fascinated by monster movies that I saw on TV as a child and decided that is what I want to do for a job – make monsters.Who are your role models in the field?
Jack Pierce was the great make up artist who created all of the classic Universal monsters and was my first influence. Dick Smith was my next, but I was a fan of any make up artist who created good make ups.Can you describe some of the nuances that differentiate special effects artistry from fashion/editorial work?
As a make up effects artist, my job usually entails making some one look worse, older, uglier, fatter or hairier. For fashion or editorial work, a make up artist usually strives to make someone look better. More attractive. Sexier. I usually work on sweaty ugly men and fashion make up artists work on beautiful sexy women. What’s wrong with me?Do you create your looks after seeing the costumes or do the makeup looks set the tone for the costumes? Have you ever had to amend your look based on the way a costume unexpectedly fit or appeared on screen or vice versa?
I create my looks before I see any costume designs. Many times the design of my make ups affect the design of the costume. Many times we build the costumes in my studio to go along with the make up.What were your favorite films to work on? Who were your favorite characters to create? Is there a look you wish you had originated and how does that look inspire you today?
I enjoy creating characters. So any film where I was allowed to create a character, I have fond feelings for. Harry from Harry and the Hendersons is probably the favorite character that I have created. I wish I would have created the Frankenstein’s monster from the 1931 film. I think it is the most iconic make up ever created. The blend of actor and horrific make up is a masterpiece that I continue to be influenced by and strive for.What are your favorite M·A·C Cosmetics products to use on set?
Make up effects demand very specific products as many normal make up products won’t work on rubber appliances. If I am doing a paint make up, I like to use ChromacakesPaint Stick and M·A·C‘s Acrylic Paint. Also a mixture of Mixing Medium and cosmetic Paint Stick and PigmentsHow much time was spent creating and perfecting each look? On the flip side, can you describe the best way to remove the makeup and what M·A·C products help to do so while caring for the skin?
For the make-ups I created for my M·A·C collaboration, I started first with a Photoshop design sketch. I usually spent a couple of days exploring with the different possibilities and finally deciding on the best look. Then I would spend a couple of days picking the best color combinations. I would do a test make up on another day, study the photos of the test and usually do photo shop corrections, improvements and redesigns on that photo. Then I would do a second make up test with the new improvements learned from the first test. And usually again, study and improve the design. I then created and dressed the wigs. The wig for the Bride was about two weeks work. Then I did a third test make up and usually this was the final test. 

How does your range of personal memories of Halloween and your many professional experiences inform the three featured looks of this collection? What is the specific “Rick Baker” touch or unique signature that defines three “classics”: Day of the Dead, Zombie and Bride
Halloween was always my favorite holiday and designing Halloween-like make ups is one of my favorite things to do. I have been creating Halloween make ups for myself, family and friends for over fifty years now. I always try to make a Halloween make up a paint make-up. I have always been impressed at the effect you can achieve by just painting a face, by the dimension that you can achieve by the clever use of highlights and shadows. I tried to create a selection of different looks from beautiful to horrifying by just painting a face with different M·A·C products. I think if there is a Rick Baker signature on these make-ups it is that they appear to be dimensional.

Congratulations on your 7 Academy Awards. That’s an outstanding achievement in any category. Having accomplished this great feat, what are you goals for the future?
To win seven more! Actually my goal for the future is to stay creative through out my life. If I don’t do something creative in a day, I feel like it is a day wasted.

SourceM·A·C PRO

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Rick Baker, M·A·C Throw Monster Mash

(left to right): Micheline Pitt/Bride of Frankenstein, Kelly Osbourne/Dame Edna Everage and Rick Baker/steampunk Frankenstein's monster

Micheline Pitt/Bride of Frankenstein, Kelly Osbourne/Dame Edna Everage and Rick Baker/steampunk Frankenstein’s monster

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To celebrate the launch of M·A·C Cosmetics’ new Rick Baker Halloween make-up collection, Baker and his family hosted an Oct.19 ghoul-aganza in conjunction with the company. Rick Baker’s Monster Mash lured approximately 300 guests to his Glendale, Calif.-based Cinovation Studios.

Rick Baker and Silvia Baker attend M·A·C Cosmetics and Rick Baker's Monster Mash

Rick Baker and Silvia Baker attend M·A·C Cosmetics and Rick Baker’s Monster Mash

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“Rick and Silvia had once had a party that went down in history,” said M·A·C Cosmetics Senior Artist John Stapleton. “So we said, ‘Let’s see if we can top that party.’”

Stapleton served as M·A·C’s liaison to Baker throughout the yearlong development of the M·A·C Rick Baker collection, and showed off how sufficiently scary the results could be.

“What I did was take the zombie make-up and modify it, made it a little more Mummy-like … a little more dehydrated,” said Stapleton, as he modeled his sunken face and shredded-wrap costume.  “It took about four and a half hours for the outfit, and then the face was about an hour and a half.”

The studio’s main room featured a hillside graveyard on one side and a looming staircase guarded by flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz atop each post on the other. Eerie apparitions, illuminated by faux moonlight, hung from the ceiling. Throughout the night, demons, monsters, zombies and ghouls mingled with familiar characters from film and television.

As the invitation encouraged “Monster Chic,” many guests came wearing what could only be described as gothic gruesome.

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Jason and Naomi Priestley attend M·A·C Cosmetics and Rick Baker's Monster Mash

Jason and Naomi Priestley attend M·A·C Cosmetics and Rick Baker’s Monster Mash

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Among the characters spotted enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres, lining up at a photo station and dancing were Edward Scissorhands, Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Wolverine, Eddie Munster, Michael Jackson, Elvira, Jack Skellington, a pair of Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Scarlet Witch and Franken Berry. Mixed in were a few more traditional versions of Frankenstein’s monster, variations of his bride, some mermaids, some witches, enough pirates from the Caribbean to man a ship and Professor Edward C. Burke (Lon Chaney’s character from London After Midnight). Baker himself made a popular costume choice—there were at least three doppelgangers in the crowd. Like any good reporter wanting to blend into the background, I did my best Claude Rains imitation as The Invisible Man.

Though it wasn’t easy to tell, lurking among the masses were Hollywood performers including Andy Garcia, Kelly Osbourne, Markie Post, Jason Priestley (with make-up artist wife Naomi, left), Slash and his wife Perla Hudson, Lucas Till, Victoria Summer (left, in red), MythBusters’ Tory Belleci, director Jon Landis and jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino. Make-up artists in attendance included Dave Elsey, Mike Hill, Steve Prouty, Lee Joyner, Shannon Shea and Make-Up Artist publisher Michael Key. In addition to Stapleton, Nick Gavrelis, Jennifer Balbier and Karen Reddy-Medeiros represented M·A·C.

Baker stole the spotlight with an original visualization of a steampunk Frankenstein’s monster. Heavily layered in metal, with valves, pipes and rivets, he looked like a Jules Verne nightmare come to life. His wife, Silvia, was equally a standout as his steampunk bride.

As an extra treat for attendees, Baker opened the doors to the Cinovation museum, located on the second floor. Anyone willing to climb the stairs and brave the flying monkeys could get a closeup of his classic creations from Men in BlackThe Nutty ProfessorMighty Joe YoungHow the Grinch Stole Christmas and many more. It was well worth taking off The Invisible Man’s dark glasses and breaking character for a few moments.

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Baker, center, with models from the campaign for the M·A·C Rick Baker Collection

Baker, center, with models from the campaign for the M·A·C Rick Baker Collection

Source: Make-up Artist Magazine

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