Thursday, January 3, 2019


While the vast majority of the posts here at The News Vault focus on upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases, I do try to branch out sometimes to promote independent films and directors. That's initially why I started up the "News Vault Spotlight," though last year I decided to expand beyond my admittedly limited scope to include other artists, such as musicians (i.e. Cohen over Coen) and now cosmetologists / makeup f/x artists!


A native of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (the home of weather forecasting rodents and Bill Murray time loops), Sarah Burke is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology-Arts & Sciences. Sarah quickly developed an affinity for creating makeup f/x while working at The Beauty Bar in Dubois, PA, and without any formal training she has done some truly amazing makeups, turning herself into various creatures, actors, and film characters.

Sarah currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA where she is practicing cosmetology. She hopes to one day break into the film industry, claiming that she would be satisfied with seeing her name in the end credits of just one movie. But until that day comes, she'll keep honing her craft and delivering some impressive makeup designs, especially during the Halloween and Christmas seasons! Speaking of which, let's take a look at some of her personal favorites, shall we?


Chucky & Tiffany

Oh my.... what big teeth you have!

The Pumpkin Queen!

Sarah's gaze will turn you to stone!


Marilyn Manson!

Bryan Cranston's Walter White!

The Marleys from The Muppet Christmas Carol!

Beware of the Wet Bandits from Home Alone!

Don't feed them after midnight, and keep them out of sunlight!

Thanks for taking the time to read about Sarah Burke Vault Dwellers! What I've shared in this post is just a mere taste of Sarah's impressive makeup - to see more of her work, be sure to follow her on Instagram! And if you happen to be a filmmaker who is on the lookout for someone to do the makeup for your film, definitely get in contact with Sarah!


Do you want to be part of the next News Vault Spotlight? Then please contact us at! Be sure to include a short biography, photos, links to your website and/or social media pages, and most importantly, links to your creations, and we'll help promote your work!

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