How to Do Burn Makeup

Introduction: How to Do Burn Makeup

This is my first Instructable, so bear with me. I'm going to show you all how to do some awesome make up that looks like you got your face burnt. It's pretty easy and pretty cheap.

Please rate! It helps me to know how I'm doing/should improve!

Step 1: Supplies

Here's what you'll need:

Liquid Latex
Toilet Paper
A creme make up kit with red and black (You can probably find one at a local costume shop)
Brush (foam brushes work well)
Brillo pad
Baby Powder
Blush Brush

Step 2: Laying Down the Latex

The first and most important step is to make sure you or whoever you're doing the make up for isn't allergic to latex. This can be VERY bad if they are.

If you/they aren't, then start by laying down a base of liquid latex where you want the burns. For me, I did around the eyes. You can do this all over the face if you want.

If you or your actor's eyes start burning or getting cloudy, IMMEDIATELY wash off the latex and stop here. If it's all good, keep going.

Step 3: Adding Texture

Now while the latex is starting to dry, take some toilet paper and roll it into a thin line. When the latex becomes "tacky" (sticky to touch) press the toilet paper into the latex and allow to dry. You may also want to blend the latex with the skin a bit or create a rougher looking edge. Fancy people who can afford stipple sponges would use one here. Cheapos like me would use a Brillo pad. :)

Once it's dry, cover the TP with another coat of latex and let dry again.

Step 4: Makeup Time!

Now that everything's dry, start applying makeup. This is sort of improv, but you really want a nice red base to go on. So do some red makeup all over with touchs of yellow and black to give some depth.

Step 5: Finish It Off

You're almost there. Now, give everything a light coat with baby powder and a blush brush so the makeup won't smear.

You're done!! Enjoy the fruits of your labor in movies or just scarying the crap out of people.

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    4 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 2

    the liquid latex contains ammonia which will make the eyes water.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    You remind me of the scarecrow mask from Batman's beggining


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, we used that as an inspiration when we were making it


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Not bad For those whom can't afford Liquid latex You can use unflavored gelatin and some food color mixed in then makeup to add effect