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Welcome back to another series of Halloween-inspired tutorials from face and body Make-up Artist Alana Dunlevy. Here, Alana gives you a step-by-step guide to creating a Skinless Face that could be straight out of Hellraiser.
This one is slightly more difficult, but I’m sure you can do it! It helped having a picture of the facial muscles I printed off the Internet so I could be as anatomically correct as possible. I also used something called Nose Putty which is a soft theatrical fx wax from Kryolan.
Using the Wax
It’s quite easy to use and adds an extra dimension to the face. I have a handy tool, which can flatten and score the wax but a butter knife will do. To get the edged skin effect I rolled out little worms and flattened the outer edge into my ski, smoothing it down to a crease free seam.
Mark out the edges of the design and then apply the putty if you have some. Not to worry if not, just give it a nice thin, clean black edge. I used the putty to block out my eyebrows too.
Next mark out where the muscles, bone and cartilage are going to go.
Use red, black and white face paint. I used Diamond FX in black and white and Paradise in red. Follow the lines of your face and use a resource picture to paint on the muscles. Highlight in white and use black to create shadows.
I then got my foundation and applied to quite heavily on to my skin and up to the lines created by the putty. Added mascara and eyeliner to my normal eye.
To finish it off paint a layer of good fake blood. I used Kryolan FX Blood and dripped it down my neck. And there you have it!
We’ll be featuring more tutorials from Alana through out October. Check out her tutorials from the 2012 Halloween Season for further inspiration.