Arguably one of the best portrayals of a comic book villain was that of Heath Ledgers’ adaptation of the Joker. The twisted sociopath brought forth in this landmark performance left most of us shivering with horror at his disregard of all human life. The tutorial which follows is in honor of an actor who left us all too soon and definitely wanting more.
*We will be using latex for this makeup so make sure your subject has no allergies to the product.
*Cinema Secrets flesh liquid latex Flesh tone latex is close to a neutral Caucasian pigment.
*Mehron Hydra sponge= cut in half
Other items: Hair dryer, plastic knife, cotton balls, Styrofoam plate
Step 1. You will mix the Wolfe Blood effects according to the provided directions. The plastic knife and Styrofoam plate are used for the mixing process.
Step 2. Apply the blood effect to create the base of your scar, the knife works well for the applicator.
Step 3. Use the stipple sponge to apply flesh colored latex over the silicone blood.
Step 4. As the latex dries the knife can be used to add texture and shape the latex.
Step 5. Use a hair dryer on cool mode to aide the drying process. As the latex sets and becomes tacky, pinch the skin to help create a deeper looking scar.
*Using the flesh latex will allow a bit of realistic flesh tone to show through the white makeup. If we wanted this effect without white makeup, a flesh tone foundation would be used to match the latex.
Step 6. With a cotton ball or paper towel dab the Castor seal over latex. This process allows the makeup to cover latex smoothly.
Step 7. Use complexion brush to apply neutral set powder. This will eliminate the shine of the latex and silicone simulating real flesh and scar.
Step 8. Wet the hydra sponge and collect a generous amount of Wolfe white makeup on the sponge, pat the makeup on giving an uneven look. Cover the face and neck; eye sockets can be left clear for the black.
*Be sparse over the scar to allow your excellent FX work to be seen.
Step 9. Rinse sponge thoroughly and continue with Wolfe black makeup around eyes.
Step 10. Use the edge of the sponge to flare the black out from edges of eyes. Smudge a bit of black across forehead.
Step 11. Wet the Wolfe red makeup cake and use the cosmetic wedge to apply makeup over mouth scars. Again make sure to allow some of the FX work to show through.
Almost there: With the makeup applied, give a final look to see if you are happy with your work so far. The final stages are a wig and wardrobe.
To amp up our look the wig was wet down and a leave in conditioner used to give a haggard appearance.
Have fun with the wardrobe and make this makeup your own.
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