The 16 Best Special Effects Makeup Before And Afters

Not all special effects are CGI. Check out our countdown of some of the best special effects makeup in the business. See how the pros make this makeup magic happen on Syfy’s new season of “Face Off,” hosted by McKenzie Westmore, premiering on August 21 at 9/8c.

16. Michael Jackson/Zombie


15. John Leguizamo/Violator


14. Jim Carrey/Grinch

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

13. Michael Dorn/Worf

“Star Trek: The Next Generation”

12. Andreas Katsulas/G'Kar

“Babylon 5”

11. Eric Bana/Nero

“Star Trek”

10. Ray Park/Darth Maul

“Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace”

9. Danny DeVito/Penguin

“Batman Returns”

8. Doug Jones/Abe Sapian

“Hellboy 2”

7. Ralph Fiennes/Voldemort

“Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix”

6. Melissa Cowan/Bicycle Girl

“The Walking Dead”

5. Ron Perlman/Hellboy

“Hellboy 2”

4. Michael Keaton/Beetlejuice


Fun Fact: “Face Off” Judge Ve Neill won a Best Makeup Oscar for her work on “Beetlejuice.”

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger/The Terminator

“Terminator 2”

1. Benicio Del Toro/Wolfman

“The Wolfman”

Check out Syfy's new season of "Face Off" to see how the pros make this makeup magic happen!

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