My name is Emma, also known as Movie_mayhem_makeup. I use body paint and special effects makeup to transform myself into different characters or create effects that alter my appearance.

I live in Cardiff with my fiancé and 2 sons who are big game and movie fans, they're amazingly supportive and are always helping me with ideas for my next look. We moved from London just over 3 years ago.

I love using makeup to create all different kinds of art, but I especially love creating illusions that make people say “Wow, how did she do that?”

My interest in special effects makeup began when I worked for a drama company in London. As part of the classes, we would teach the children how to create realistic-looking makeup like the ones used in movies & TV shows. I loved the children’s reactions when we showed them how it was done. I soon realized that adding face or body painting created some amazing effects.

More info: Instagram | twitter.com | youtube.com

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1 year ago

Now make a wish!

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I started practicing face painting and I loved working with children at parties and special events. I built up a large client base which kept me very busy.

When we decided to move away from London, I had to begin to build up a new client base. While I was in the process of doing that, I had more time available and I decided to keep practicing by doing the makeup on myself. I created an Instagram page to showcase this.

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AMELIA ADAMS
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1 year ago

Its horrific how realistic that is.

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

Woah. Beautiful!

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The page grew and I met lots of amazing makeup artists through my page who I’ve become good friends with. We’ve worked together to create some fun projects but also to support some wonderful causes, using our combined pages to spread awareness.

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Fury2020
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1 year ago

She is a GENIE-us!

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Ollie lavalley
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1 year ago

My favorite! So beautiful 🥰

When the pandemic hit, all the work I had outside of Instagram came to an abrupt halt. I’ve loved being able to carry on with my art through this channel and also working with all the other artists. It’s been an amazing social channel, especially at a time when we were so limited in how we could connect with people.

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

This ones my favorite!!

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Nudge
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1 year ago

hehehe if you just focus on the lowest set of eyes--

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Willem Hunse
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1 year ago

My fav

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Slime11IsSus
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1 year ago

cgi level negative infinity

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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1 year ago

I’ve had days like this…

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

😮😮😮🤯🤯

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

Beautiful blending of colors!

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

It honestly looks like the fish is floating on water above your skin!

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1 year ago

They always said she was straight-laced.

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Just_Another_Hooman
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1 year ago

This one is eerily beautiful- I love it!

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Lydosentcare
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9 months ago

wowwwwwwwwwww

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Art Tani
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10 months ago

snow whites stepmother! i love it

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Aiyanna Clements
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1 year ago

Sorry about that, my dog got out off her leash

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

Ooh! Scared me at first!!

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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1 year ago

Perfect for Day of the Dead or a quick run to the local WalMart (nothing phases them anymore).

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Talia Mclaren
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6 months ago

hehe this is brilliant

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Tessa Merkley
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1 year ago

this is my fav

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Amy Jo Buchanan
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1 year ago

You look like a young Geena Davis! Phenomenal makeup jobs!,

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago (edited)

I know I said awesome for everyone you did, but this one is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do with makeup!

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CynderAce
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1 year ago

Jack!

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Mark Berry
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1 year ago

Skeletor!

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J.A.D.E
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1 year ago

My fav 💜

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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1 year ago

What I look like before my morning coffee.

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

I bet you could win best costume! Like as a zombie teacher!

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gursim kau
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1 year ago

love it!

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Julianne_thecatlover555
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1 year ago

nightmare fuel

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

You did great on this one it’s looks furry!

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J.A.D.E
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1 year ago

Woahhhh looks so realistic 🤯

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

Wow! How long did it take you to do this. It looks like gamora. If you did this quicker than marvel I’m impressed!

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Helen Davies
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1 year ago

Love the teeth!

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Kennedy Johnson
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1 year ago

We are venom!

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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1 year ago

Da, da, dada, dada, dada, dada…

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Veronica Connelly
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You are what you eat!

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Veronica Connelly
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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!

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Lauren Caswell
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Pop art zombie 😍

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