Refika Salih

“Makeup is one of the most important factors when creating a film. It completely brings the characters to life and, most importantly, helps the audience believe what they are seeing is ‘real’.” Salih has always been passionate about makeup and the way it can completely transform a person. The artist’s work involves a mixture of designing, sculpting, moulding, painting and applying. Shown above is Fitcher’s Bird, which takes inspiration from The Brothers Grimm fairy tales, in which a character disguised herself as a bird. The result is a human-bird hybrid. Frankenstein’s Monster is an extremely iconic makeup that has been repeatedly reimagine and remade, taking inspiration from Mary Shelley’s description.