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THIS FRIDAY IS THE 13TH! To honour that and everyone's favourite Slasher Mr. Voorhees, I created a face-paint look that is his mask.

#Alexandreafio to show me your recreations on twitter and instagram at @alexandreafio. There is a video of this tutorial that will be uploaded this Friday, November the 13th 2015 that you can check out and follow along with.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Spirit Gum
  • Paint Brush
  • Makeup Sponge
  • Cotton Swabs
  • *Water Activated Paint (Black & White)
  • *No-Smudge Cream Paint (Black & White)
  • *Red Grease Paint
  • Black Eyeshadow
  • Bruise Wheel/ Brown Face paint

* These are the different types of paint I used. You are free to substitute the types of products I used (use all water activated paint, use only cream paint) for what you already own or feel more confident using.

Step 1: FACE PREP

I began by prepping my face in a coat of white water-activated paint just so It would be easier to layer on my cream paint later.
In this time I also stuck down my eyebrows with spirit gum for a flatter surface for application considering my eyebrows are thick (this is substitutable with a glue stick). You may skip this process if your eyebrows are thinner/ don't need to be stuck down. You may also decide to coat other facial hair you may have for a smoother application.*
* Don't forget Spirit Gum Remover!

Step 2: FACE BASE

I used No-Smudge Cream Makeup in White to cover the entirety of my face. I applied in in a rough, blotchy way to add depth and texture to the "mask." There is no rhyme or reason for this, I just went to town making sure to get in-between the hairs of my brows, too.

I left a gap around the forehead and around my cheek area for later.

Step 3: EYE HOLES

Next we tackle the eye holes of the mask. I created a round eye shape around my actual eyes, using my under-eye circles and under my brow as a map. Using Black Water Activated Paint I traced my eye holes and filled them in.

To make them darker and to set them, I covered them in black eyeshadow. Any matte black colour will do!

Step 4: CONSTRUCTING THE FACE (DEPTH AND HOLES)

I decided to make this step one entirely because the "depth" part is optional.

I used a yellow colour from a bruise wheel to add depth and discolouration in the mask, focusing it into the cheek bone around the mouth and on the forehead.

After that, I began to map out the holes in Jason's mask. I found it extremely easy to use a q-tip as a tool for perfect circles (and also to cover more ground quick and evenly. I dipped the q-tip into No-Smudge Black Cream Paint and while referencing a picture of Jason, poked where I wanted the dots to be.

At this point I also added some grey face paint (mix of black and white) to do a little bit of shading around the holes. A minor detail but It makes the mask look more 3D.

NOW THAT YOU LOOK LIKE SWISS CHEESE, WE CAN MOVE ON.

Step 5: MASK DETAILS

Creating the red details on the mask is extremely easy. Using red grease paint and a reference photo, I outlined simple shapes on my forehead, and on my cheeks (triangles, basically). Then, It's easy to fill them in.

Step 6: FASTENERS

On the forehead, and on both sides of your face closest to your eyes, create again some rectangles that extend to your hairline and a little over the mask inward to your face. This gives the illusion that the fasteners are on the mask, but are also fastening it to your face.

After you fill in the black rectangles (I used more cream paint) add in some white for high lights and dip a q-tip in white paint for a white bolt in the fastener- just as we did when making the holes!

FOR AN ADDED EFFECT I drew a line in black eyeshadow from my eyebrows down to beside my nostrils to civ the illusion of a wide nose. Blend this out.

Step 7: MASK SHADOW

Lastly, we add shadows to the blank part of our face to give the 3D effect a stronger look. By using darker eyeshadows (black and brown) I traced and shaded along the mask outline and brought it further out.

Step 8: AND YOU'RE DONE!

There is a video that will be uploaded to YouTube @ Alehfiorante on Friday, November 13th 2015 if you want a real-time step-by-step showing. There are a TON of other looks on my channel, too.

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