About Me

Brisbane, Australia
A professional working Make Up and Hair Artist for over 20 years in the Film Industry I have ALMOST seen and done it all. Working on such films as 'Lord of the Rings', 'Daybreakers', 'Matrix','George of the Jungle II' 'Scooby Doo', 'House of Wax', 'Aquamarine', 'H2O Just add Water' TV Series to name acouple that are interesting. For the things I am yet to see and do I am saying bring it on. I have the best job in the world and would love to share with interested people some tricks of the trade that I have and will help them in their day to day lives and if your a aspiring Make Up Artist give you advise and answer those questions that come to mind about getting into the industry, resumes, tech tips, and more. This will help being online as I am not always able to take the calls I recieve. Lets get started. Love to hear from you. Movie Data Base: www.imdb.com/name/nm0756608

Saturday, April 17, 2010


CALLING FOR BLOG TRICK AND TIPS QUESTIONS ............or just want to confirm your on the right track with your design and how to!
Don't forget you are all welcome to ask questions about 'How To' if your stuck and need some assistance!
I love it and am most happy to share with tricks and tips for your make up jobs.
After all I have made 'Cold Sores' to 'Dinosaurs'.......budgets for low to big budget films and all in between so it  will be great to hear from you if you need advice.   Kym


  1. Hi Kim - Do you have an email i can contact you on, as i have a few questions reguarding materials etc, and rather than going thru the whole thing here + taking up a heap of space in the comments section, perhaps i could ask you via email?

    Mine is c_mujook (at) yahoo.com.au

    i understand if you prefer not to give out your email

    E J Zyla

  2. Hi there, just ask away and I will blog you back. Not giving out email at this stage. regards Kym

  3. Ok cool

    Without going into too much detail or specifics, basically i am a visual artist/illustrator who creates artist books, small self publications etc
    I predominantly create characters + concepts.
    I am trying to teaching myself some special effects techniques for an exhibition idea that i have been working on.
    So that means taking a side step from my normal practice...which is cool, as i have always wanted to get into special effects at some stage.
    I t seems like a natural evolution or step to my work.

    I am going a little nuts as to where i can find specific materials to make some things like mother moulds etc.

    I have started the Dick Smith basic 3d special effects course, as it is nice + simple + pretty good with explanations (You tube is also very helpful).

    So i thought i would ask you where i might be able to find thing like just alginate in Brisbane...???....(not a mini mould making kit alginate...!...as that seems to be the only stuff i can find)

    + a few other bits + bobs for my kit to start.

    Factors that are making it tough are

    1. I live in Brisbane ...there seems to be no places to buy in Brisbane for special effects


    2. online stuff is really expensive for postage (I have a meager budget being a self employed/freelance artist)

    Like i said - its' for an exhibition that i would like to get happening eventually, so i don't want to go into detail here about what exactly i am going to be doing.

    You might not be able to help + i understand that i have given you not much to work with in terms of info.

    Thanks for your time

    E J

  4. Dear EJ
    Yes unfortuately we have limited Brisbane supplies for Special Effects.
    You could get a 5kg pack of alginate from Dental Suppliers here. I havent for awhile so phone around.
    A major of artist buy from:
    1. Barnes Products - Sydney - they are reopening a store here before the end of year they one we had closed 12 months ago.
    2. Rowe Trading Company - Richmond SA.
    You will be able to get all the products and books you need from these two suppliers.
    Postage yes is a problem, but its just the way it is.
    Also take a look at 'Body Double' - Smooth On product as you can use it for casting on skin and unlike alginate you can re- use it.
    If you are not casting on skin there silicone molds are the best as they allow for undercuts (get it out of mold).

    websites are:

    For Makeup supplies - not a wide range
    Latona's at Wavell Heights BNE- Carine or Abigal
    ACMUSE in Sydney www.makeupcollege.com.au
    Scott Latimer
    check them out on net.
    Let me know if there is anything else I can suggest.
    Cheers Kym



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