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 makeup on yourself, make sure you have an amply sized, well lit mirror. Wear old clothes-- making up can get messy! Makeup 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.
Please Note: 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.
As 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 "Complete Kit Contains." Use of optional suggested items will be discussed below, as will costuming tips.
Household tools Required & Optional:
1 Popsicle Stick
1 ea. Facial Tissue, Paper Towel & Cotton Ball
|Figure A: Using a Sponge Wedge, wipe across the surface of the Light Olive Foundation to load the sponge with the creme based make-up. Once properly loaded, the sponge is used to apply the foundation to the entire face, or to any part of the face that will not be receiving an application of Modeling Wax. |
Coat the skin evenly but with as thin a coat as possible to even the skin tones of the face. This is your foundation, your bottom coat, upon which you will build and add nasty looking bruises, scrapes, cuts, blisters, contusions, warts, etc. Once the overall foundation is applied, use your fingertip to apply the outer circling of the black eye using the Dark Purple Creme Foundation, as shown. You'll find that by tapping and moving your finger along the outer ring, the bruise will take initial shape nicely.
Note: 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 B: Using your Brush or fingertip, it is now time to paint in your Maroon Creme Foundation. Apply the maroon inside the outer ring as indicated in the picture. Use a bit more Deep Purple Creme Foundation to create a deeper, darker pocket near the corner of the eye as well.|
|Figure C: Using your Stipple Sponge, stipple (with an up and down patting motion) some of the Yellow Creme Foundation into the eye bruise as shown. This gives the jaundiced look to the bruise.|
|Figure D: Apply Spirit Gum with the brush in the cap, to the three areas where you will be creating injuries/bruises with your Modeling Wax. Tap the spirit gum on the forehead with your fingertip until it is very tacky. Press a blob of modeling wax down into the gummed area and spread across the forehead so that you have a 1 inch high band, 3 inches wide and about 1/4 inch thick at its thickest points. Repeat this application procedure for the broken nose and canker sore. Shape the wax with a popsicle stick or with a special sculpting tool if you have one as shown in Figures 4 & 10. |
|Figure E: Once your modeling wax has taken its approximate shape, use your Powder Puff, loaded with Powder and pat the waxed areas to prepare for make-up application. |
Tip: If you have some liquid latex or flexible wax sealer, you can paint or stipple a thin coat of the latex or several coats of the wax sealer over the wax to give it a durable skin prior to applying make-up.
|Figure F: Using a Sponge Wedge, apply Yellow Creme Foundation around the various areas of the face as shown or wherever you'd like to have a jaundiced look.|
|Figure G: Lightly apply the Dark Purple as shadowing in the nasal folds, alongside the broken nose, in the under bag of the left eye, a bit on the low spot(s) of the forehead, on the temples and in the hollows of the cheek below the cheekbone. Blend these areas so the coloration is not stark.|
|Figure H: Use fingertip or Sponge to apply the Maroon to the forehead waxed area and to the lower lip wax area as shown.|
|Figure I: If your overall trauma creme make-up is blended and looks as you wish, it is now time to 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. 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 it coming it off.|
|Figure J: Using your sculpting tool, popsicle stick or even a household butter knife, score a gash in the forehead wax. In a similar fashion but with a considerably shorter stroke, create a hole on the canker soar wax on the lip.|
|Figure K: Using the Brush, paint the Dark Purple deep into the wounds and paint the Maroon closer to the wound opening. This two tone effect will accentuate the depth of the wounds, even after the application of the blood.|
|Figure L: Take a pencil, or other lightweight object of impalement, and break it to roughly 2.5 inches of length. Carefully insert it into the wax deep enough so that it holds even when you move about. Using your Stage Blood, apply blood as shown or as desired. |
Tip: Remember, Stage Blood stains most fabrics so either be careful or use old clothes.
Removal: Our makeup is most easily removed with makeup remover or Cold Cream Makeup Remover. The spirit gum is best removed with Spirit Gum Remover. Once all make-up is carefully removed, gently wash with soap and water.
Disclaimer: Graftobian 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!
Other Graftobian Products: Graftobian is a manufacturer of all sorts of make-up. From novelty soap-based Face Painting Make-up called Disguise Stix®, to our Graftobian® Colored & Glitter Premium Hair Sprays and Gels, to our complete line of Professional Graftobian Theatrical Make-Up and Accessories, Graftobian has it all! Ask your dealer about the other fine Graftobian products they carry in their store.