22 Greatest Special Effects Makeup Transformations That Took The Movie To Another Level

28 NOV, 2014 11,755 views Popular | Creative

While makeup is often used in film to beautify the appearance of actors and actresses, it is also used to transform them into fantasy characters. Even with computer-generated imagery (CGI), special effects makeup is still critical in helping live actors and actresses look authentic in the CGI world surrounding them; imagine Frodo with perfectly rounded ears and normal, hairless feet, and you understand how important the special effects makeup artist’s tiniest jobs can sometimes be. Not only must the artist be well-versed in conventional makeup, he or she must also be knowledgeable when it comes to the use of prosthetics, often made of latex, silicone, rubber, fake blood, and other materials.

As the audience, we tend to overlook the important job of the special effects makeup artist. Today, we pay homage to these unsung heroes by checking out the most incredible makeup transformations ever seen in movies and television. Use the photo slider to compare the before and afters.

Seriously, what sorcery is this?

Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Jim Carrey as The Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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