these instructions accompany a make-up wheel only, you may wish to
purchase the other listed items in order to do the following make-up
Before You Start: Your
make-up should be applied in a clean, well lit area. Give yourself
plenty of room, and arrange your materials neatly in front of you. If
you are doing the make-up on yourself, make sure you have an amply
sized, well lit mirror. Wear old clothes— making up can get messy!
Make-up should always be applied to clean skin, so wash your hands and
face and you are ready to begin.
Time Needed: This will require 1 to 1.5 hours to complete.
Please Note: If
you have any known allergies to any of the listed ingredients, ex:
latex allergies, of any of the components of this kit, do not use that
component. Select a shade or item from your dealer’s stock that will
give you a similar effect or serve a similar purpose but does not
contain the ingredient to which you react. If any of the products
contained in this kit cause discomfort, remove as instructed and
you are laying out your make-up as suggested above, be sure you have
all of the items listed on the front label panel under “This Kit
Contains." Use of optional suggested items will be discussed below, as
will costuming tips.
Household Tools Required & Optional: Hair dryer, sharp scissors, several facial tissues - For Mummy
About Liquid Latex: Liquid
Latex is a very versatile and interesting make-up item. This kit makes
extensive use of it and will undoubtedly inspire a variety of new ideas
for its use as you practice and learn. Please remember two things: Keep
Liquid Latex out of your hair, and off of your good clothing. This
warning means that virtually any fiber Liquid Latex sticks to will be
married to that Latex forever! Eg. carpets, Sofas, drapes, etc. Do your
work with latex over a formica or other smooth, non-absorbent surface
and use a protective smock or drape to protect your clothing as you
To Make A Mummy's Wrinkled Face: You
will be doing a series of latex and tissue applications across the
face. As each section is drying, you will stretch the skin, pulling the
skin perpendicular to the natural wrinkle lines of the face so as to
accentuate those wrinkles. Once dried, that section will yield a very
wrinkled effect. Note: Never
apply latex to your hair. To aid in removal of the latex from the skin,
apply a bit of aloe-based skin cream or gel to your skin prior to latex
application. Apply modeling wax (not included in this kit) or petroleum
jelly to the eyebrows to paste them down and to keep them from being
soaked with the latex.
Figure 1: Drip a dime-sized dot of Liquid Latex onto one of your Latex Sponge Wedges,
apply the latex to the cheek area as indicated. Take facial tissue,
peel down to one ply, and apply over the wet latex. Tear away excess tissue. Load your sponge again and apply latex over the tissue.
Figure 2: While
this area is drying, 2-3 minutes unless quickened by use of a hair
dryer, stretch the skin as indicated. Once fully dry, release skin and
note wrinkled texture just created. Repeat the above procedure on the
other cheek, on the nose, and on and under the chin. Attempt to stretch
each region as best as you can while latex dries.
Figure 3: The
forehead is treated in much the same way. Just remember to paste down
and protect those eyebrows with either modeling wax or petroleum jelly
so you don't have to shave off youreyebrows when the make-up comes off.
Figure 4: The latex portion is completed. Now it is time to prepare for the make-up.
Figure 5: Using a Latex Sponge Wedge, wipe across the surface of the Ghost Grey Creme
Foundation to load the sponge with the creme based make-up. Once
properly loaded, apply the foundation to the entire face as shown.
Coat the face evenly but with as thin a coat as possible to get your desired opacity. This is your Foundation,
your bottom coat, upon which you will build the character lines,
highlights and shadowing needed to create a realistic looking face. You
are covering all exposed skin: ears, neck and into the hairline. You
want to cover all skin that will be showing once you have finished and
the costuming has been added.
If you are putting make-up on someone else, always approach the eye
area gently and with warning. Never just stab away with your sponge,
brush, or other implement. Have your subject close his eyes when
coloring the upper lid and below the brows. Have him open his eyes and
look up when you are coloring the areas just below the eye, including
the lower eyelid.
Figure 6: In order to give depth to the Mummy's features, apply the Thunder Grey creme liner. Using a combination of fingertip, brush and sponge, apply the thunder grey to the areas you wish to shadow or
to appear more deeply inset in the face. These areas include areas of
the forehead, temples, eye socket, upper nose bridge, the sides of the
nose, the nasal fold lines, the mouth wrinkles, the hollows of the
cheeks below the cheek bones and finally under the chin below the jaw
line all as pictured.
Note: You will want to clean your brush between colors using make-up remover, brush cleaner (not included) or soap and water.
Figure 7: Now apply the Bleached Bone creme make-up to the areas you wish to be highlighted.
This is done again with a wiping motion of the sponge while the subject
intentionally wrinkles his features so as to create the most severe
ridges upon which the Bleached Bone color will apply. An overall
highlighting of all raised or bony parts of the face will help these
features stand out.
Figure 8: Finally,
use your brush and the Black creme make-up to deepen and darken areas
such as the bottom of wrinkles, the under eye area and the inside of the
lips. Use your fingertips to blend and soften these shadows before
setting with powder. Once you have finished blending the make-up and
your face looks just the way you like, it is time to set your make-up
with Face Powder. Load powder onto Powder Puff by
sprinkling a small pile of powder onto the middle of the puff, folding
the puff and rubbing the puff's sides together until the powder is
substantially loaded into the velour of the puff. Powder the creme based
make-up with a gentle but rapid patting motion working deliberately
across the face, one section at a time. Reload the puff frequently to
avoid excessive "offsetting" of the make-up onto your puff. When the
face is fully "set" you will be able to touch the make-up without it
coming off onto your finger.
Costume & Accessory Tips: The Mummy is easily costumed with long strips of muslin, sackcloth, ace bandages, burlap
and the like. You may wish to add colored powders, cornmeal, all
purpose flour, sawdust or any of a number of dirty, dusty items to help
achieve a more authentic long-dead look. Remember to bandage and use
makeup on your hands as well.
Figure A: Apply Liquid Latex,
using the brush in the bottle or using one of your foam wedges as
described above, to the areas of the face where you wish to have
blistered or decayed looking skin. If you use two coats, allow the first
one to dry completely before applying the second coat.
Figure B: Apply Ghost Grey creme foundation as your overall foundation color (see instructions for Mummy Figure 5).
Figure C: Apply your shadow color, Thunder Grey,
with the edge of your sponge wedge or with your brush or fingertip to
the shadow areas as indicated. These areas include the wrinkle lines of
the forehead, the temples, the scowl lines at the top of the bridge of
the nose, the eye sockets, the nasal fold line, the hollow of the cheeks
below the cheek bones, the upper lip wrinkles the upper chin and the
neck area below the chin. Use your Black creme make-up to deepen those
shadow areas such as the eye sockets, the upper chin and then to coat
the lips. Notice how the lips are drawn down at the edges to create a
more severe scowl.
Figure D: Apply the Bleached Bone creme
make-up color as your highlight color. These highlighted areas include
the forehead ridges, the forehead areas above the eyebrows, the
cheekbones, the chin and the raised portions of the cheek outside of the
nasal fold line, all as indicated.
Figure E: Blend
the creme based makeup with your sponge wedge or with your fingertips
to soften the edges and create a more realistic effect. Once your
make-up looks as you wish, set your make-up as described in Figure 8 of
the Mummy above.
Figure F&G: Pinch the latex in the center of each area and pull
away from the skin just enough to create a good air pocket, just like a
real blister. Have your powder puff ready and full of powder before you
cut your facial lesion open. You will wish to powder the inside shreds
of the lesion one at a time as you cut them. If you are not careful, the
latex strips will fold over on themselves as you cut them and they may
stick together permanently, so, powder as you cut.
Figure H: Apply your Black creme make-up color to the exposed skin under the lesion using your brush. Color the dangling
flesh with the shades of grey you have been using in that area of the
face. To rot the teeth, dry the teeth with a tissue, the drier the
better. Scoop a bit of Brown Tooth Wax out
of its dish. Press the Brown Wax into the teeth covering as much of the
teeth as you desire. Scrape away some of the excess wax using a
toothpick or fingernail until you have achieved the look you wish, then
lick the teeth and the wax will stay on the teeth until you scrape or
brush the wax away.
Costume & Accessory Tips: Since
a Ghoul is generally fresh from the grave, it may be amusing to dress
in an old tuxedo and then cover it with some of the powder substances
suggested above with the Mummy's costuming tips. A bit of hair gel to
moisten the hair and then a dusting of powder and your ghoul will be
good to go.
Removal: This is most easily removed with makeup remover or
Cold Cream Makeup Remover (not included). The Latex parts of your face
pull off with ease as you probably already know by now. Once all make-up
is carefully removed, gently wash with soap and water.
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and/or other products. In other words, please read and follow all
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