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 30-45 minutes to complete.
If you have any known allergies to any of the listed ingredients 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 discontinue use.
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.
Applying the Make-Up:
|Figure 1: Using a Latex Sponge Wedge, wipe across the surface of the Mint Creme Foundation to load the sponge. Once the sponge is properly loaded, apply the foundation to the areas of the face as shown. |
the skin 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. Note that you are covering all exposed skin,
which includes the ears, neck and into the hairline; you want to cover
all skin that will be showing once you have finished making-up and the
costuming has been added.
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 her eyes when coloring the
upper lid and below the brows. Have her open her eyes and look up when
you are coloring the areas just below the eye, including the lower
Figure 2: Begin your creation of the monster's features with the application of the Thunder Grey creme
liner color. 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 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 the
subtle shading begun on the forehead in this figure. Other shading and
blending will follow in the next few steps.
Note: You will want to clean your brush between colors using makeup remover or brush cleaner.
|Figure 3: Now apply the Ghost Grey Creme Foundation to
the areas you wish to be highlighted. This is done again with the
fingertip, brush or sponge. This time you apply lighter grey color to
the raised or bony parts of the face to help these features stand out.
These highlighted areas include the lower forehead above the brow, the
point of the cheek bones, the high point of the chin, and the folds and
wrinkles of the mouth and nasal region on either side of the shadow
lines from Figure 2. Blend the colors with the fingertip or the edge or
point of a sponge wedge as you go to achieve a smooth transition of
color and a more realistic look.|
|Figure 4: Apply the Black Creme Foundation lightly
into your shadow areas to deepen the shadows as indicated. Apply black
to the lips with the brush and around the eyes and below the eyebrow. |
Note: Use of the Black Pencil on
the eyebrows, near the eyes themselves and for other detail lines may
be preferable to the brush in some instances. Use the pencil against the
grain of the eyebrows for a more bushy, disheveled look. Again, blend
as you go.
|Figure 5: Once you have finished blending the make-up, 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. Using a gentle but rapid patting motion, work
powder 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 any coming off.|
Figure 6: Paint the Red Creme directly
over the powdered make-up, but, many make-up artists would prefer to
use a cotton swab moistened with make-up remover to clear that area
first, then paint down the red scar lines in the desired locations.
Then, using either the Black Pencil or the Black Foundation, paint in the black stitches as shown. Powder down
these scars as described above and reapply red to the scar area, this
time without powdering to give a brighter red effect.
the classic horizontal line of stitches across the forehead, the neck
and the wrists, or add blood dripping from the mouth.
Costume and Accessory Tips: Monsters
come in a variety of forms. The type of multiple-cadaver-parts monster
made famous by Mary Shelley's book, "Frankenstein," is generally
costumed with padded shoulders under an oversized suit coat, big boots
with lifts and tattered sleeves and pant cuffs. Latex neck bolts, latex
scars, bloods and various other items are often used to enhance the
monster look. If hair coloring is needed, Graftobian® hairspray in black
makeup is easily removed with make-up remover or Cold Cream Makekup
Remover (not included). Once all make-up is carefully removed, gently
wash with soap and water.
Theatrical sells all products in good faith for professional use, but
can assume no responsibility for the deliberate misuse of cosmetics
and/or other products. In other words, please read and follow all
instructions carefully to avoid problems or injury!