Crow Lady Design Tutorial

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Materials

Wolfe black

Wolfe ebony

Global standard red

Your preferred prosthetic wax or latex such as Mehron liquid Latex

Mehron Starblends red

Mehron stage blood

flesh coloured facepaint palette such as TAG skin tones facepaint (or alternatively your everyday makeup concealer)

1 big half round sponge such as Always Wicked (2 3/4″ x 1 1/2″)

powder applicators such as RubyRed large Applicators

round brush size 3

Elmer’s school glue stick

Loose or compact body powder

Tutorial

Begin with the coverage of your eyebrows. Comb your brows in the direction of their hair growth. Coat them in a layer of body powder. Now apply a layer of glue. Apply powder again until it is not sticky anymore (repeat 2-3 times until your brows are blended in and the surface feel smooth, last coat must be powder)

With a sponge apply flesh colored paint all over your face (choose the most pale tone of your palette or at least 2 shades lighter than your normal skin tone, remember; “you lost a lot of blood…” Make sure your natural eyebrows are well covered.

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Please read the instructions of your prosthetic material thoroughly before you start to apply it on your face. Make sure you have no allergies against any of the ingredients (you even might want to test it on a hidden spot for 24 hours to be safe).

Study your face; Where you want to place the crow pick holes in your face? Mark the spots with just a little black dot. I had a headband with a crow on it so I decided to let her “pick” my forehead. If you can’t find one of these headbands but find a decoration crow that you can attach with a safety pin on your shoulder, you might want to rather let her pick on your cheek, the side of the nose and under your eyes instead. Just remember, wherever you place the latex must be hair free because it will pull out your hair at removal.

Start to dab on a tiny bit of latex with any utensil that works for you, it can be a wooden stick, a Q-tip or your finger. I personally like to do it with the back tip of a brush. Spread it out to the size of the scar you want to create, maximum pea sized. Don’t care about the pointy tip in the middle, you will be able to shape if once it’s a bit firmer. Give it some time to dry around the edges. Prick the material towards the skin with the back of a brush to make it round and then use a pointy utensil like a wooden skewer (carefully please) to tear up the inner part of the wound to finally shape it into a “crow pick”. After it has dried completely add some red and black paint inside to give it depth. Wait with the stage blood until you have finished the look so you don’t smear it by accident.

(Please refer to the picture, from left to right?)

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Now use Wolfe ebony and paint or on evil looking eyebrows.

Use the same brush to paint on an ebony eyeliner; fairly wide and exaggerated.

With one of the disposable applicators apply red Starblends powder above the eyes and on your cheeks.

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With Wolfe black you outline your lips, since black is a hard color it looks best when you go a bit bigger than your actual lips.

Dab on a gracious blood red Global paint on the lower lip and blend it towards the black edge.

Complete the look with dabs of runny stage blood, fake lashes, and props of your choice.

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