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How to Apply Elf Ears

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Step 4: Apply liquid latex

Liquid latex is malleable stuff, and there are lots of different techniques used to apply it. I found two strokes were useful here. First, to cover the sharp edge, start brushing from the skin to the ear tip. This fills in the gap nicely.

If a second layer is necessary, it can be helpful to brush from the ear tip to the skin to cover the brush strokes. Only my first ears required a second layer. As I improved my technique (and worked on people without ear fuzz), I filled in the gap with one layer.

It's critical to allow the latex to dry between layers and before applying makeup. The latex will be shiny when dry, and turns a translucent pinkish color. Test it with your finger to make sure it's dry.
 
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