For this blog I decided to take inspiration from a classic horror movie,
The Exorcist. Obviously this isn't a quick make-up, but it's definitely fun and worth a bit of effort! Follow these steps and create your own look.
Non toxic glue stick,
Translucent powder by GRIMAS,
Mehron Procoloring. Colors used ; Bloody Rose, Midnight Sky, Spanish Olive.
Kryolan Dermacolor mini light palette
Green food colouring and cup of water (mix)
Kryolan fresh scratch,
Vermilion FX Crimson blood splatter spray.
- Begin by preparing the gelatin. Bring a saucepan of water to boil.Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to cut the gelatin into smaller pieces and place into a bowl.Take the boiling pan of water off the heat and carefully place the bowl with gelatin inside the pan of water.
- Stir gelatin with a spatula until thoroughly melted (do not let the gelatin boil or burn!).
- Once the gelatin has liquefied, let it cool to a safe temperature before applying to the skin!
- While the gelatin is cooling, you can prepare the face by protecting the eyebrows. To do this, cover all hair with a thick layer of non toxic glue stick, cover with a generous amount of translucent powder ( any powder is fine for this). Repeat this process until you are completely satisfied that all hair is safely covered.
- Now you are ready to start building up the layers of gelatin to the face and neck.
- I concentrated on building up the eyebrow, forehead and cheek areas.I also built up the nose and made some 'cuts' to the neck. I used some pictures from the original film for reference throughout this makeup design.
- I used a round number 3 brush loaded with 'Bloody Rose' from Mehron Procoloring. This also gave the gelatin time to set, helping me to continue to build easier. Remember you can reheat/ remelt the gelatin.
- Next, I used a sculpting tool to pull the gelatin away from the skin inside the cuts created.
- Once the gelatin is set ( and you are happy with what you have created), apply a layer of translucent powder over the top of it all to set it and stop it from feeling sticky. I used a 3/4 flat brush, but a powder brush would be better!
- I sponged 'Midnight sky' from Procoloring around my eyes, over parts of the prosthetic and to my neck and chest. I like to use dark colors first as the get into the fine cracks of the prosthetic, creating details.
- I continued to use a sponge to apply 'Spanish olive' ( Mehron procoloring) to areas of the forehead, cheeks and neck.
- Next, I loaded a make-up sponge with with the lightest skin tone from Kryolan Dermacolor palette and applied over the face and neck, blending with the colors already applied.
- Using the 'Bloody Rose' again with the same brush as before (#3) I filled in the cuts created and then painted below my eyes and the eyelids.
- I used Diamond FX regular brown with a sponge to paint my hair - I did this as it made my hair look messier than using a wig.
- For the 'vomit' I mixed lime green food coloring with a glass of water.
- I added Kryolan fresh scratch inside the wounds and also around my mouth and nose, I used a number 1 round brush and also a sculpting tool for this.
- Using the round number 1 brush again, I dropped the food coloring mixture around my mouth and neck. I also took a sip and let it drop from my mouth so it looked more realistic.
- Finally I sprayed Vermilion FX Crimson blood splatter spray on my hand and added it to the wounds/ cuts using a number 1 round brush, I also sprayed it in my hair and on my chest and dress.
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