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Halloween Makeup Guide - Face Melt

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This one is not for anyone with a weak stomach! 

Our second gruesome Halloween make-up guide from Wilko and the help of make-up artist Rachael Divers takes it to the next level.

This one’s a bit more complex and involves liquid latex, so NOT for small children, and if you’re trying this one yourself, you may want to have someone on hand to help you!

Here’s how to make your face melt!!

You will need:

Step 1. Protect your eyebrows! Before using liquid latex over the eyebrows, block them out with a few thin layers from a glue stick. If you’re not sure about this you can cover your eyebrow with a large plaster.  This ensures the latex doesn’t stick to the brows or pull the hairs out on removal.  Please note: Do not use any strong glue on your skin.

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Step 2. Take the liquid latex and paint on a thin layer over the areas you want to cover – make sure this doesn’t get into the eyes. Take a few tissues or sheets of toilet paper and separate them so that the 2-ply becomes singular. This ensures a nice, thin layer to build up with. Apply over the latex and shape as desired.

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Step 3. Continue with the liquid latex and tissues/toilet paper until you have covered the entire area you need to work with. Allow this layer to dry and repeat once again. The liquid latex and tissue layer will need to be about four layers thick.

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Once the layers have dried, pat a thin layer of powder (normal make up powder) over the latex to take away the stickiness.

Step 4. Using tweezers or small scissors very carefully mark out and cut into the section of latex where you want to create a scarring effect. We decided to peel away a thin layer of latex from the corner of the lips to create a ‘slashed’ lip effect. Do this gently and carefully – you don’t want to end up damaging the skin below or hurting your model!

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Use a foundation to suit your client’s skin and apply this with a sponge to cover the entire face including the latex layers.

Step 5. Using a black face paint or stage makeup paint in the gaps of the latex where your fake wounds will be. Add red and purple face paints to make the skin look as if it’s suffered a trauma.

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Step 6. Make up the other side of the face: Rachael applied a little eye shadow, red lipstick and blush and also filled in the eyebrows. You want one side of the face to look as normal as possible!

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Step 7. Work with your latex side to create the effect of peeling skin by pulling small sections of the latex down and allowing them to hang loose. Don’t forget to paint the inside of the ‘peeling skin’ black!

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Keep layering on the face paints in blues, purples and reds to create the trauma effect and cover over the latex. 

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Step 8. Now add the fake blood! Paint this onto the face cuts with a small makeup brush (make sure to use an old brush that you can use specifically for this – you don’t want to ruin your usual makeup brushes!) and allow it to drip over parts of the “hanging flesh”.

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As a finishing touch, Rachael added fake flies to the latex to give the effect that the skin was rotting. She also added a small smudge of blood from the corner of the lips on the ‘normal’ side of the face to give a hint of Halloween on both sides!

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Happy Halloween!

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Once again, special thanks to Rachael Divers for her fab works and Divers photography for the images. If you’d like more information about Rachael you can see her blog here.

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