Step 4: Applying the Make-Up: the Base

Make-Up application is an art and can be very frustrating at times. The following is just a guideline based on how I applied my make-up, but should be adapted to each individual situation. I begin my application with some liquid foundation to give a base color to the application.

I coat the application evenly with foundation using a flat brush. Use a foundation that closely resembles your skin color. (Quick Tip: To save on expenses, purchase brushes and applicators from art supply stores as the selection and price is better then the applicators found at normal super-markets.)

Blend the foundation into your skin using a blending sponge. I used one of those cheap little foam triangles. (Quick Tip: Make your sponges last, rinse them off after every use to keep make-up from building up on them and rendering them un-usable.)

Once the blending is complete. I prefer to add a darker foundation around the wound with a pad to create some depth.

The darker foundation will highlight the wound and draw attention to it and away from imperfect blending. It will also give the appearance of bruising which is common with large wounds.
I loved the post and the makeup. This is one of my works, hope you enjoy.<br>
How did you do the eye ? I really like that
<p>I use modpog it's like latex a bit</p>
<p>is there an alternative to liquid latex</p>
<p>i used to use school glue and that worked really well!!</p>
flour and vasaline, however after a little the mixture begins to crumble
<p>Yup! Just mix flour or cornstarch with Petroleum Jelly (vasiline) </p>
this worked great for me(: the Halloween store only had pints and it was about 17 and the fake boodwas about 3 i had my makeup from theatre so that helped. i did burn wonds and a knife slice on my face, which had little baby hairs and was a pain to get out but nothing too bad i have no idea how to post the pics but it looked so realistic everyone was asking where i bought my wounds!(:
<p>My Zombie look. I did the fleshy look on my neck on myself :)</p>
first try.
<p>A good first try and looks painful...good job buddy!</p>
nice tutorial....here's my first try.
This year you gotta get some white makeup in there so that you can &quot;see&quot; the bones... now that'd really freak some ppl out<br />
Take a chicken bone and crack/splinter it and inbed it into the latex
WOW! thats insane :D
Yeah right
That is Awesome, man. Especialy for a first try. My first attempt was nowhere near as cool. Congradulations. I think you've found your special talent.
Lol, I can FEEL the pain of taking that off right now. (Note, the hair)<br />
dude thats really cool
dude it is
your is blended way better than mine... may i ask what you used? as in, what does it say on the front of the bottle, im not good with brands of makeup
AH DANG! Looks real...<sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><strong>WOW</strong></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup><br/>
dats cool
dam thats awesome!
this was my attempt but i used toilet paper mixed with corn flour and water and lots of fake blood (home made) and makeup...
My first attempt at any kind of Halloween makeup or fx. The inside moves as I flex my forearm, giving it a really gruesome appearance.
very useful tut... was a zombie for halloween so this was really helpful... everyone was pretty well grossed out... GOOD TIMES!
That will give a 3 year old nightmares. It makes me think, &quot;gosh, I really need to practice now that i have liquid latex, fake blood, and spirit gum.&quot;
man is that real sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo grooooooooooos and also those bones look real to ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww goooooooodddddddddddddddddddddd how did you even do that ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww groooooooooooooooooooooooooosssssssssssss gooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd.!
haha thanks! i used the bones from chicken wings btw
Aww man... now I'm hungry...<br />
how the hell did you get the bones to not stick out like a bump?
well i made the basic circular wound shape on my hand and then took chicken wing bones (boiled the meat off), cut the ends off, and added a little more liquid latex to the ends to connect the bones the to wound edge and a little on the underside to hold them into place then did the basic paint application and added the fake blood :D<br/><br/>**and a little tip** dont cover the ends of the bones evenly and also try to apply thick areas of liquid latex over the central area of the bones... that way it will look like its less connected solely around the edge of the wound and it will look less uniform and more like the top of your hand was ripped off (which is the effect i was goin for here)<br/><br/>ENJOY!<br/>
wow, yeah, NICE. but im glad i didnt meet you trick-or-treating, i probly wouldve screamed my head off...lol :)
i had to slather on the fake blood to cover up my experimentation with makeup..
what part of your body is that god well whatever it is you did a great job
eww ah looooks so real ughh.............
you really think so or are you being sarcastic?
It is actually nauseatingly realistic!
next up... compound fractures! I'd love to see an 'ible on making fake compound fractures.
me too
not nice
well on halloween i made my face white with makeup, then stuck this on the side of my face. it, along with all the weird noises i would make when walking by people, made me look like a zombie. After wards we went to welcome south resturant to eat and i took it off in the bathroom. it was on the table wrapped in some napkins so it would dry, but it still had some blood on it. when the waiter came, i wasnt paying attention and she picked it up, looked at it kind of funny, then threw it in the trash : ( oh well, ill just make another.. lol
no im seriouse dude llol
You inspired me, to attempt something similar this year. I only had PVA wood glue and toilet paper on hand. Turned out alright though.
what part of your body is that god well whatever it is you did a great job
I thought about doing that, but I dismissed the idea remembering how hard PVA dries, but after seeing this, I can see how wrong I was! That is Brilliant!
LoL. I was in a rush and only had bold red and black craft poster paint also. I didn't want to use a container of the GF's foundation to blend the whole thing in either. So no make-up what so ever just black and red paint. I think it took around 35 mins all up to apply. The PVA released easily when removed (not hair loss) and the entire piece came off intact. The PVA seems to remain rather flexible in these sort of thing layers. It only three step too. Paint area desired in PVA. Apply a layer of TP to area. Lay out edges of woung with rolled up length. Apply one top sheet over to mould the wound and to taper the edges out.. Then saturate with PVA. Blow dry. Nice a quick.

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