27-year-old Wan Farah Nadia Wan Iskandar finds consolation in her special impact makeups. ― Picture courtesy of Wan Farah Nadia Wan Iskandar
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 ― When it involves self-expression, this Malaysian woman is bringing the chills to life with her eccentric alternative of special impact makeup.
Be it well-known horror movie characters or an area dish, 27-year-old Wan Farah Nadia Wan Iskandar finds consolation being artistic and taking it to social media.
“Some folks would say that I’m losing my time by doing these special effects makeup.
“But they don’t perceive that makeup is my ardour, it’s like a type of self-expression to me,” Farah informed Malay Mail.
Farah, who’s a fan of horror and thriller films, has been actively sharing her work on social media and has over 30,000 followers on TikTok.
She noticed a spike in her quantity of followers since Halloween final yr after posting her ‘Hijabista Clown’ makeup which is her tribute to Stephen King’s IT clown.
The Kelantan-born administrative government additionally went viral not too long ago for her rendition of the native dish, lontong.
It was a collaboration challenge with six associates who determined to do a Hari Raya-themed special impact makeup.
“We determined to go with the Hari Raya theme since everybody can’t return house for Raya because of the Movement Control Order.
“So, we wish to do one thing to cheer our followers. One of my associates determined to do a cherry biscuit makeup and one other had gone with the rainbow biscuit.
“As for me, I selected lontong because it has all the time been my favorite dish particularly throughout Hari Raya,” Farah mentioned.
Farah, who has been doing special effects makeup since 2014, mentioned that there are challenges in what she does.
The greatest problem was that it was time consuming, citing that it took her two days to finish her lontong makeup as she needed to make her personal props.
However, the lengthiest makeup challenge she ever did was on her rendition of Pale Man from the darkish fantasy movie, Pans Labyrinth which took her 4 days to complete.
This is as a result of she used liquid latex as her predominant ingredient which took time to dry earlier than she might begin specializing in the main points.
Besides that, her lack of images gear additionally made it onerous for her to seize her completed works.
Farah’s rendition of Pale Man (left) from darkish fantasy movie ‘Pans Labyrinth’ and Sally (proper) from Tim Burton’s ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’. ― Picture courtesy of Wan Farah Nadia Wan Iskandar.
Farah additionally mentioned she tried to do a 31-day special effects makeup for Halloween final yr however needed to cease on the 27 day because the makeup was inflicting an impact on her face.
Although she sees this as a pastime, Farah didn’t dismiss the concept of turning into an expert special effects artist as she was fascinated by it.
Farah additionally has a facet gig as a makeup artist for special events like dinners and dates.
“My high favorite works, to date, are the Pale Man from Pans Labyrinth adopted by my rendition of Sally from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas and at last The Grinch,” Farah mentioned.
Most of Farah’s special effects makeup concepts got here from her however she additionally takes requests from her followers.