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How To Do Old Age Make-Up

1.With Sponge, apply Base over face and neck. Pat entire face with a sponge for a smooth, even texture.

2. With Brown Shadow (Palette), block out age contours to nasal fold, cheek hollows, jowls at jaw-line, temple, nose and neck using a #7 Flat Brush. With Ultralite Highlight (Palette), block out highlight areas adjacent to shadows using a #7 Flat Brush.

3. With a #10 Flat Brush or Sponge, feather shadows away from the base of each contour area. Leave color deepest in the creases of wrinkles and shadows.Soften highlights downward to blended shadows.

4. Wrinkle forehead and apply Ultralite to high points. For crowsfeet, squint and apply Ultralite to lines at outer corners of eyes. With Dark Brown Pencil, apply thin "wrinkle" lines within highlights. Fine wrinkles may also be penciled in on either side of nose. Set makeup with Powder on a Puff:

5. Lips: Apply #7 Lipstick to lips; powder. Pucker lips tightly; apply Ultralite. With Plum Pencil etch wrinkles above upper lip downward into pucker creases. Etch wrinkles through puckers to area beneath lower lip.

6. With SS, lightly apply uneven texture to create liver spots, age spots and broken capillaries using colors from Old Age Stipple Wheel. For sallow effect, stipple Golden Yellow (Palette) over highlights and shadows.

Final Details: With toothbrush or sponge, lightly apply Grey or White Hair Color to hair and eyebrows. Add additional shadows and highlights as necessary. Powder if needed.

Application of Prosthetic Appliance

Step 1. Clean facial area where prosthetic will be placed. Step 2. Position prosthetic to the face to trim any edges gently tear. Step 3. Apply adhesive to skin where the prosthetic will be. With large pieces cover a smaller area in the center. Step 4. Position the prosthetic onto face. Cover remaining areas with adhesive and tack down edges of piece. Step 5. Allow adhesive to dry. Step 6. Apply liquid latex to the edges of the prosthetic to blend. Apply several coats allowing them to dry between. Step 7. Brush loose powder over liquid latex and the prosthetic. Step 8. Apply the base make-up color, preferably castor oil based. Blot the make up on gently with your make up sponge. Step 9. Powder over the base coat. Step 10. Apply detailing with a fine brush, and shadowing with a sponge. Step 11. Powder over detailing. Step 12. Apply make-up to any facial are not covered by prosthetic. Step 13. Apply any hair, eyebrows or beard with spirit gum. When you are done applying your make-up you can complete your character with a wig or hood. If at all possible use hair or fur from the wig or hood to make any facial hair that is needed. Remember, each individual will apply make-up slightly different. With a prosthetic there will only be one that you have created. After use, carefully remove the prosthetic with adhesive remover. Try not to rip the edges. Clean away loose latex on the edges of the prosthetic. Store in a ziplock bag in a cool, dry place. Do not place anything on top of the bag.

LIST OF SUPPLIES
Rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, adhesive (spirit gum), liquid latex, stipple sponge, castor oil based make-up, highlight colors, brushes, loose powder, make-up and adhesive remover.

How To Use Liquid Latex

Liquid latex is used by the make-up artist to change the contours of the face and create a change of character by use of prosthetic pieces. It can also be used in building reusable beards and mustaches. The equipment needed to work with liquid latex includes: a small brush, scissors, coarse comb, nylon stocking and a hand held hair dryer.

BEARDS and MUSTACHES: Once the style of the hairpiece is determined, select the color of crepe hair and prepare it as you would when using spirit gum. (See below) The hair may be left curly, combed or straightened depending on the desired style. Paint the face with liquid latex a little past the area to be covered with hair. Allow this first coat to dry. The hair dryer can be used to speed up this process. Apply a second coat and allow to dry to a tacky stage. Cut small pieces of nylon with scissors and press them into the tacky surface, overlapping the edges until the entire area is covered. Allow to dry. Paint on a third coat and apply the prepared hair, the effect is more natural if the hair is not pressed flat into the latex. Press only the ends of the hair into the latex making it appear to grow out from the face. Arrange the hair in the desired style. Once dry, shaping and trimming is done with scissors and a coarse comb. Starting at the corners, gently pull the entire piece away from the face. Trim off the excess latex from the edges. The piece is now ready for reapplication using either spirit gum, double faced adhesive or liquid latex as adhesive. Only the corners and points of stress will need to be painted when reapplied. If spirit gum is used as an adhesive, use alcohol to soften the gum to prevent tearing during removal of the piece. Clean off spirit gum residue left on the skin with alcohol. Latex can be peeled or rubbed off the skin.

How To Work With Crepe Hair

Crepe hair is used to create beards, mustaches, eye brows and side burns. It is available in 12 colors. Crepe hair normally comes tightly braided on a string. To prepare the hair for best results, first unravel the braid, dampen the hair and stretch it to its full length. Tie the piece at both ends to a rigid object making it taut.A chair back or chair legs make a good frame for stretching. Let the hair remain this way for several hours or overnight. The hair can then be combed with a coarse comb. If time is short, use a steam iron to press the hair. Be sure to cover it with a cloth to prevent scorching.