Beast Makeup Tutorial

Beast Makeup Tutorial


Before there was Hogwarts, a lot of us dreamed of one day being asked to live at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Even though the probability of having the mutant gene was just as low as being a wizard, a kid can hope, right?

One gifted youngster who didn’t have to just hope was Hank McCoy.  Hank’s mutations may have come from the fact that his father worked at a nuclear power plant but from a young age, he showed a promising intellectual future in the body proportionate to a gorilla.

When Hank was invited to the X-Mansion, he was accepted into the ranks and became one of the founding members of the team.  And since then, Beast has been a staple to not only the X-Men universe but the Marvel Universe as a whole.

With X-Men: Apocalypse premiering this month, we knew we had to bring one of our favorite team members to life.  Beast isn’t just known for being well-educated or super strong.  He’s a witty guy using his brains and brawn to make a better world for mutants and humans alike!  One shining example of all the facets of Hank “Beast” McCoy came from Kelsey Grammer’s portrayal of this X-Men during Last Stand.

While the next time you see Beast in Apocalypse he’ll be played by Nicholas Hoult, we’re serving up a whole lot of Grammer’s Beast in this tutorial.

Watch the full video or check out the step-by-step instructions below to transform yourself!


Start by applying a brow prosthetic with spirit gum.


Use liquid latex or Pros Aide to smooth the edges and make the appliance blend with the skin.


Using a filler, like thickened Pros Aide, or liquid latex, conceal the edges of the prosthetic.


PRO TIP: To eliminate the need for extra layers of blue makeup for the final look start by laying down a couple base layers.

First apply a base layer of red makeup over the whole prosthetic.

Go over the red makeup with skin tone makeup or foundation.


Use a fluffy brush to powder over the makeup with translucent powder.

Now pick out your palette of blue tones- a highlight and shadow tone.




Load a rough sponge with your shadow tone and another with the highlight tone.

Alternate between the two to add depth and create a mottled appearance.


Lightly sponge over all of the makeup with gray to tone down the bright blue.


Add dark blue to the creases of the brow.

To make the skin look more realistic use a bit of watered down yellow and red makeup and flick on specks of pigment with a stiff-bristled brush.

Use hair trimmings to create eyebrows.

Don’t worry about taking any serums.  You’ll be blue in the face in no time if you follow this tutorial. If you do become this beastly member of Team X-Men share a pic with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WHCdoesSFX.