Step Up Your SFX Makeup with These 8 Instagram Follows


Whether it’s for a film, tv show or just for fun, special effects makeup, or rather, SFX, always impresses. The ability to shape shift your face or impersonate someone else’s is a talent only some possess. And although spooky season has passed, we can still continue to appreciate the transformative looks.

Whether you’re looking for something to recreate or just want to be wowed while scrolling through your feed, these up-and-coming SFX artists are worth the follow.


@naezrahlooks is a self-proclaimed “shapeshifter” who not only slays on Instagram but has taken over TikTok as well. The makeup artist uses the video app to give quick tutorials on how her incredible looks come to life. And we are so thankful for it!


If you’re wanting some gore with a side of fun, you need to follow @ellycatt. From impersonating beloved characters to adding deadly details to iconic glam, her looks never fail to impress. We’re basically obsessed.


Another SFX artist you need to follow is @makeupbysantaa. Not only does she serve #GLAMGOALS, but her illusionist looks are everything. And no matter what kind of artistic makeup you’re looking for, she’s probably slayed it!


Although her looks remain on the spooky side, @natashajanewood brings a playful element to her SFX makeup. The Instagrammer actually started on TikTok, where her “Dark Disney” series received much high praise.


@katieelizabethbutt uses nature, food, social media and other elements as inspo for her looks. And she doesn’t disappoint! Sometimes spooky but always transformative, you won’t want to miss her iconic posts. 


From character work and cosplay to snapchat inspired, spooky looks, Instagram user @paulie_sfx does it all! Serving us illusions, funny videos and intense glam, his makeup always has our jaws on the floor.


@paintedmina’s Instagram is definitely worth the follow. She tackles everything from comic book glam and painted scenes to displaced facial features and deeper meanings. In addition to her posts, she also gives a behind-the-scenes look into her art on her IG Stories.


Last but not least, Instagram user @designdain produces some of the most remarkable makeup we’ve ever seen. She recreates famous pieces of art, immerses herself into paintings and more. Her skills are seriously out of this world!

Which SFX artist is your fave? Let us know in the comments!

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