Salla Yli-Luopa is a Helsinki based makeup designer and prosthetic makeup artist who started her working career as a hair stylist in London in the early 00's. Few years later after finishing a make up course she moved on to film work, with the greatest interest always being on genre film and special effects make up.
She has studied prosthetic makeup and mould making on several Gorton Studio courses in the U.K. and worked on many international film productions around the world.
Her all time favourite movies are the likes of Evil Dead, Drive and Faster Pussycat Kill Kill. She is also known by a nickname The Mistress of Blood.
She has won three Jussi-awards
Best Make up Design 2015 - LOVEMILLA
Best Make up Design 2016 - THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI
Best Make up Design 2017 - UNKNOWN SOLDIER