Pencil in Eye Special FX Makeup by Caroline Healy

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Pencil in Eye Special FX Makeup by Caroline Healy

Don't annoy an artist, or you may end up with a pencil in your eye! Don't worry, it's just makeup. Follow these easy steps and recreate this look.

Creating the Prosthetic

Begin by measuring the area you want to cover with the prosthetic, and mark it out with a Sharpie on the clear plastic sheet. Add a layer of liquid latex and cover with torn pieces of cotton wool, then another layer of liquid latex. Latex ruins brushes, so remember to use the one provided or an old one. To speed up the process of drying you can use a hairdryer.
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Once dry, paint with Diamond FX Red using a Loew-Cornell Round Number 3 Brush.
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Next roll a small ball shape of playdough and add it to the centre of the latex, add some latex underneath to fix. As it was yellow, I painted it using Diamond FX White using a Loew-Cornell Round Number 6 Brush.
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To make the eyelids and below the eye, mix yellow and red play dough and then form into two thin sausage shapes and place into position.
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Cover everything with liquid latex using a cotton bud.
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Push a pencil into the centre or the 'eye' fixing it with liquid latex inside the hole and then around the pencil.

Mixing yellow and red play dough, create a different shade of Orange and build up the area below the prosthetic eye.
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Once happy with the blending, cover everything again with liquid latex, using a cotton bud.
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Dry with a hairdryer and then leave to cool. Once the prosthetic has cooled, peel away from plastic sheet and add a layer of liquid latex to the back and then apply a cotton pad and allow time to dry. This is for comfort and hygiene purposes.
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Now you are ready for the fun but, actually applying to the models face!

Prosthetic product list:
Plastic/cellophane sheet (you can use a practice board or something like a file separate. Practice heads are good too.)
Liquid Latex
Cotton wool
Hairdryer
Diamond FX Red
Loew-Cornell Round Brush Number 3 and Number 6
Play dough (I used red and yellow)
Diamond FX White
Loew-Cornell Round Number 3 Brush
Broken or Cut Pencil
Cotton Buds (Swabs)


Application

It's very important that you follow this next step, as it protects the eyebrows!

Use a non toxic glue stick to cover any hair around the eye and eyebrow, cover well with powder. Continue to repeat these steps until you are happy that all hair is completely stuck down and covered in powder.
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Add liquid latex around the edges of the cotton wool on the underneath of the prosthetic to begin fixing, then layers of liquid latex and cotton wool around the edges overlap it onto the prosthetic and models skin, this will fix it further. Blend into skin using a sculpting tool.
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Once the latex is dry use a teardrop sponge and Burnt Maroon to cover cotton wool area, blending into models skin.

Use Dermacolor palette to match models skin tone and apply using a make-up sponge over the Burnt maroon, blending outwardly to models skin.
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To complete the look and make it look really gory and more realistic add Crimson and dark drying oxblood . Drip straight from the bottle and then blend using a stipple sponge.
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Application product list:
Non Toxic Glue Stick for eyebrows
Transparent Setting Powder
Powder Puff
Sculpting Tool
Mehron ProColoRing (color used: Burnt Maroon)
 Kryolan Dermacolor light mini palette (A1)
    (Substitute: Diamond FX Skin Tone Palette)
Vermilion FX Crimson Blood
     (sub Mehron Arterial Stage Blood)
Vermilion FX Dark Oxblood
     (sub Mehron Venous Squirt Blood)
Stipple Sponge, Makeup Sponge, Teardrop Sponge



Pencil in Eye Special FX Makeup by Caroline Healy

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