Jason Collins – Makeup Studio Autonomous FX

Episode 12: We speak with Jason Collins from Autonomous FX a Special Makeup Effects company based in Los Angeles, we chat about the beginnings of the company, How to stay passionate about your work , exciting new developments within his company and how important positive working relationships are in our industry..

KIT CORNER: M.Y.O Cosmetic Case


Jason’s obsession with makeup effects began at the age of 13. Taking notice of his fascination with horror films his mother took him to a magic store where he found makeup books and supplies to fuel the fire. Throughout his teenage years he indoctrinated all of his friends and family to be his guinea pigs while he furthered his education which mostly compromised of guess work. He believes they all made it through with their skin intact. Working his way through other makeup effects studios he started his own, Autonomous F/X, Inc. in 2005. Throughout the years he’s made a name for himself with the quality and diversity of the work with tight time constraints. Jason has received two Screamfest awards and four Makeup and Hairstylist Guild Awards for his work over the years.

Since 2005 Autonomous FX, Inc. has been creating unique makeup and animatronic effects under the creative supervision of owner Jason Collins. Throughout these years and projects we’ve been able to carve out a visual niche of our own in a competitive landscape. We do this by having the sole belief that our craft is a powerful tool in helping visually articulate the word on the page or an abstract concept. Through innovation, changing technologies and tightening budgets we work with every department to make sure the creative idea is expressed to its fullest potential. We believe that in order for an idea to really work it takes a team.

To see other projects Jason has worked on visit: IMDB or Instagram

KIT CORNER – M.Y.O Cosmetic Case

For Kit Corner on Episode 12, we spoke with Suzanne Carter creator of M.Y.O Cosmetic Cases. With a vision to modernize, personalize and revolutionize the way women do beauty. Her award-winning cosmetic cases represent a new era in “on-the-go” beauty, offering a combination of convenience, versatility and quality. With 20 years of experience in business development and corporate training, Suzanne was a sought after consultant. Companies relied on her expertise to help them increase productivity and save time, money and resources. Without a doubt, Suzanne’s specialty was efficiency. But when it came to her daily beauty routine, she found herself constantly frustrated by her overflowing makeup drawer and bulky makeup bag.

Working in collaboration with groups of millennial women with go-everywhere, do-everything lifestyles AND professional award winning makeup artists, our cases were designed by our customers. The M·Y·O [M·Y·O Makeup Your Own] Cosmetic Clutch Kit and Pro Kit is a fully customizable magnetic cosmetic palette, that safely stows makeup, both regular and pan, makeup accessories, and in our proprietary M·Y·O Beauty Pods, liquid makeup. skincare products and more.

OFFER EXPIRES: 31st October 2020