Beauty & SFX with Christina Vida
Christina is a New York City native, born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up, she found an outlet for her creativity in art, photography, comic-books, and especially in makeup. She attended Queens College and received her degree in Art History and Fine Arts, with a minor in Photography. With five years working in the industry, her experience ranges from editorial to runway to beauty, with special effects being her area of expertise. She is currently an educator and resident makeup artist for one of the leading brands in global production of professional makeup for film, TV, and theater. Christina loves being able to incorporate her passion for special effects and being able to teach workshops for teens who aspire to join the makeup/special effects industry.
What brushes do you use for beauty-related makeup?
This is the perfect brush for applying any complexion product. It blends product so beautifully and evenly on the skin. I have several in my kit!
I love this brush for applying any powder blush or highlight products. The shape of the brush hugs the cheekbone and glides over the apples of the cheeks like butter!
I love a small duo fibre brush! It gives such a soft application of color and is another favorite for applying cheek color or a subtle glow.
Since special effects is your passion, what brushes do you like for SFX work?
This brush is great for any line work and I personally love to use this particular one for "veining" in any SFX work. The synthetic fibers are great at picking up alcohol paints and the tapered tip gives me so much control in my detail work.
This is another great brush for line work! This angled brush gives you great control in your application, whether you’re applying a fierce winged liner or gnarly SFX wound.
Any “insider” tips and tricks?
This brush is supposed to be for the eyes, but I actually use this brush for color correction. It's perfect for stippling on color and building up coverage if needed.