Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to say that planning for Halloween 2018 is already underway and I have some very exciting news!
I first started offering Halloween makeovers in 2013, and since then the demand for spooky makeovers has well and truly rocketed. Each year I find my cancellation list growing with people hoping to be fitted in for a last minute appointment and it disappoints me so much to have to turn people away.
This year will be a little different – I have the gorgeous Millie joining me to create some gruesome and gory SFX makeup looks! This means that we’ll be able to fit more lovely people in this Halloween for horrible transformations!
I first met Millie at the Yorkshire Scare Grounds in 2017 where we worked together on the makeup team providing makeup for the scare actors. She’s fabulous at creating gory SFX wounds and I know she’s going to be an amazing addition to RDMUA this Halloween!
With that in mind, I’m already reserving appointments and registering interest for appointments over Halloween 2018 for Millie and I. If you’d like an appointment this year or would like to register your interest, please send me a message and I’ll get right back to you with further details.
Here are a few FAQ’s that you might have…
Why should I choose Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry?
With global recognition for my Halloween makeovers and numerous awards for my makeup work and business practise, I can promise that you’ll have a fantastic experience with Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry! I work very carefully to ensure that you get the Halloween look that you want whilst working in a safe, relaxing environment. You can guarantee to turn heads with your Halloween makeover, and for all the right reasons! I use professional, movie and theatre grade makeup to give you the best results that last and look extremely effective.
Can you recreate a look for me?
All of my Halloween/SFX looks are built on the foundations of the looks in my Halloween Look Book (click here to view). Clients may pick a look to work from but I cannot recreate a whole new look due to time limitations.
How long does a Halloween look take?
It all completely depends on the look. Some looks may take an hour, while some may take several. Please see each individual look for time estimates.
Do you travel out for Halloween makeovers?
Usually, no. Halloween makeup is messy and requires adequate space to work in. I work from a studio with a floor that I can easily wipe clean – spirit gum and liquid latex wouldn’t fare well on a carpet in a home!
When should I book?
Halloween is my busiest time of year so early booking is crucial. I have a waiting list for Halloween makeovers so please contact me for further details.
How do I book?
You can book by contacting me through my website or Facebook page. All makeovers require a 50% non-refundable and non-returnable booking fee of the total cost to secure your date and time. Your appointment will not be saved without this.
How much do Halloween makeovers cost?
The cost varies from look to look, please refer to my Halloween Look Book for the individual cost.
How long will my makeup last?
If looked after properly, your makeup will last for the full day/evening.
Can I change my look after booking?
Every appointment is booked to a strict time limit according to the look chosen at the time of booking. You will not be able to change your look after booking and putting down your booking fee.
Can I bring my child along to my appointment?
The studio is not child friendly so please do make childcare arrangements beforehand.
Can I bring along a friend to watch?
I do not allow any spectators while I am working. The studio has a limited waiting area so only visitors with pre-made bookings are welcome.
How many people can you fit in on one booking?
Each look takes at least an hour to complete so you would need to allow an hour per person per makeover. I welcome both single and large bookings – please contact me for further details.
Can I buy contact lenses from you?
Yes – I stock a limited amount of contact lenses to compliment your Halloween look. You will need to purchase these at the time of booking as they will not be available to purchase on the day.
How do I pay?
Deposits are payable by direct bank transfer – I do not accept cash, cheques or PayPal transfers. Remaining payments can be made before your appointment by direct bank transfer or on the day of your makeover in cash. I do not accept bank transfers on the day.
What products do you use?
Halloween makeovers are completed with professional, theatre and movie grade products from the likes of Ben Nye, Kryolan, Robert Smith and Mehron. I do not use face paints or fake bloods found in supermarkets. I use professional suppliers with quality and high performance products.
Is the makeup easy to remove?
Prosthetic makeup can be a little harder and more time-consuming to remove than regular makeup. Regular makeup and creme paints can be removed with a makeup remover such as Micellar cleansing water. If you choose a look with liquid latex, silicone or prosthetic work, you will be given a bottle of Isopropyl Myristate (a synthetic oil used as an emollient) to help remove it carefully and efficiently. You will also be given aftercare advice.
Do you do children’s facepainting?
I do not offer facepainting for children. When it comes to Halloween, I focus purely on gory, gruesome looks that are SFX based. The makeup that I supply is not suitable for children.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via my website or Facebook business page which you can find by clicking here.