Work in progress – 23 nights ’till Halloween

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*Insert evil mhuahaha dr. Frankenstein sound*

Let it be clear that I am after this post on completely ignoring the fact that I was MIA on this blog for 3 months. I was going to do a post like: hey, I’m back! But screw that. No one reads it anyway πŸ˜› This is not a travel blog people!
Though if you must know more about where the heck I’ve been, feel free to let me know and I might show of some awesome photos…

The best time of the year has arrived!! It’s October and that means HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

Seriously, this is the best Halloween EVER.
I am working on so many things right now, you have to see this once I have it all wrapped up. I’m so, supersuperstoked and happy about it and I can’t find the right words to describe how much I LOVE this.. πŸ˜€ Big shoutout to Tereza (Hi Tereza!) for her trust in me and her courage to be my model!

I know I had the best time last year, but this year is so much better.Β I have so much to do for Halloween, that when my ‘clients’ from last year called to ‘hire’ me again, I had to cancel..
I have at least 2 other people I’m doing makeup for on Halloween itself besides my own makeup.
I am probably also going to do the makeup of the party host.
Besides that I will be the on site MUA for party poopers that didn’t dress up so I can turn them into Halloween-worthy wonders.

All of that is so fantastic!
And of the people that I will be doing makeup for, I have done lots of research and homework, and we started preparing weeks ago. I invented something that is so cool! I filmed everything, won’t be able to edit but we’ll get there!

So above, that is something for my own look.
I decided to create my own latex glove so I can simply wear that over my hand at the party, while when I have to do makeup on site I can throw it off and work without worries about the paint or whatever on my hand.

I used some sculpting wax first to create longer fingertips, and I pressed some really weird fake nails into that (not visible in picture because it’s inside out). Then I created about 5 layers of liquid latex all over the hand and BAM, done!
Basically it’s just the regular process of using latex, except I did it on my own hand instead of a mall.

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This is some homemade fake blood! Whooohoo!
I’m really doing research into the DIY material like gelatine, this is just one of the things I have been playing with. So yeah, gelatine is pretty awesome.
I discovered that it is not OK to save some prepared gelatine outside of the freezer for over 2 weeks, because you’ll get a nasty side effect food generally tends to get, other than that, it’s brilliant!

On a non Halloween related note: I have been painting at the wall, but no pictures because I didn’t take my camera with me when I visited my parents, so, that will have to wait.

My life right now? Aside from all listed above, I’m good. I love living in this city, on my own. It took me a while to get the whole household thing down but it’s ok now. Cooking for myself really is paying off now, combine the portion control with cycling an hour everyday + going to the gym thrice a week and you’ll get a healthier lifestyle. Work is also pretty good!
Everything’s a little hectic because after a full-time job I push myself to the limit to work on Halloween stuff, work out and have a social life, so that’s also why it took me pretty long to get back to TSAR.

Anyways, I hope you’re still around, reading my blog! I really appreciate it and I wanted to show you this little something, and let you know that I am still alive and well, and also still really into doing makeup.

Love,

-M.

Halloween 2014

Hi everyone!

How was your Halloween? Mine was awesome, so much fun! I went to a party with my friend, didn’t know anybody there and ended up making new friends, it was so good πŸ™‚

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I’m on the right! I’m still waiting for more photos, but this one was on facebook πŸ˜‰

I might do a seperate new version/post with my own shoot of this look somewhere in the near future.

Other news, tonight I’m doing not just one, but TWO makeup JOBS for a Halloween party! How wonderful is that? All thanks to this blog!
So, yes, I’m so nervous and excited and I need to sleep a little now, because I hardly slept last night.. This weekend is THE BEST πŸ˜€

Love,

-M.

New video! Zombie tutorial

Welcome to all the new followers!!!

Here’s a new video tutorial on how I made my ‘Rotten Zombie’ πŸ™‚
*Warning* Β not for the faint hearted!!!!!!!!!

I did this look last week, for those who follow TSAR on facebook, they’ve seen a preview already…

Anyways, enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe/follow/like!!!

Love,

-M.

 

The Terminator

At last, here’s the post I’ve been postphoning for weeeeeeks..

And please don’t ask me why, I don’t even know, I mean, I was so proud when I had this done!

One little disappointment was when I had like, 12497137894 pictures, most of them where blurred… -.-

Here’s what I did:

I put some latex in a small cup and used a sponge to create the first layers of latex on my skin. I put some on my arm and my hand (don’t forget to shave your arms first!) and some on my face (not near the eyes!) and neck. Then I used my fingers to build layers, because my sponge was ruined πŸ˜›

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When the latex had dried completely I started pulling on it from the centre, creating a hole with some scissors. Then I just pulled the edges outwards and with a pair of small scissors I cut some out, so it started to look like ravelling skin. I did this on all latex parts. Do not cut your real skin!

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Then I used myΒ Kryolan face paint in silverΒ on the inside, on my normal skin. With a black face paint I drew the outlines of some details that made me look like a robot. Then I mixed some silver with the black to create shadows and depth.

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After that, I used my fake blood to make a messy bloody scene. Next time, I think I should use a dark eyeshadow underneath the blood as a basecoat, because my blood turned out pretty orange in the pictures.

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I also did a dark very smokey eye with metallic colours, all by BHcosmetics. I wanted to make it look a little bruised as well, but that didn’t really work.

After taking pictures and scaring the hell out of my family I went into pain to get the latex off again πŸ˜› Seriously, I neeeeed to find a way to make this less painfull. Does anyone know if you should use some sort of product before applying latex? Cause that would be great πŸ˜€

Anyway, I’m proud. For a first time doing this sort of thing, I think it worked out pretty good πŸ™‚

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rawr!

Happy painting!

-M.

Halloween part 2

Yay, my first time working with latex!

This transformation is called Skeleton look – Born this way, Lady Gaga

Disclaimer: I am sorry about the terrible photo quality, it was getting dark outside and both normal cameras let me down because of battery problems, so I used my phone… -.-

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I think the look turned out pretty great! I was very excited about the latex part, I think I’m one of few people who would use the prostethics here πŸ™‚

I used regular modeling clay to create the horn- ish shapes that were supposed to look like bumbs sticking out of my head. I poured the liquid latex in these forms and let it dry completely.

The latex I use is Kryolan liquid latex, and it does not have a colour, so it just becomes like a skin colour when you use one layer. Two pieces I made had darkened up in the centre, but don’t worry, once you’ve glued them to your skin it looks different already, and you can always paint them with face paint or use a nontransparent foundation or powder.

After that I got the clay of of my new prostethic pieces and put them away, because I made these things about 3 weeks ago.

Then, I used liquid latex to glue the pieces where I wanted them. (warning, if you want to do this yourself, make sure you have a) no allergies for latex products and b) don’t use latex on your hair!)

I wanted two horns on my forehead, pretty close to the hairline. It’s quite tricky to make sure all of the hair is out of the way, even when I thought I had them all, while removing the pieces there were definitely hairs pulled out of their roots..

After sticking the pieces to my head and letting this dry, I put some more latex on the edges to smudge them a little, especially one on my cheekbone. You can see it on the picture, the smudging didn’t go too well.

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Then I painted my face a shade of white, using my Bruynzeel colour express face paint. I didn’t put it on very thickly, I just wanted this to be a shade, so I looked pale.Β  I set the white paint with my regular compact powder to make sure it wasn’t just white, but still looking human – sort of. I also painted the latex pieces, pretending they were part of my skin.

Then with a black pencil I created the outlines for the black holes and the shadows. I filled them in with my favorite pencil, my Kryolan eyeliner,Β I set this with a black eyeshadow. I also used black eyeshadow on a blending brush to create shadows near the teeth, cheeks and other places I considered asΒ  ‘in need of contouring’.

I found this explanation for the outlines, I found this very helpfull.

And that’s pretty much it, so if you’re planning on doing this yourself, all you need is a white shade, a black liner (you can use any liner you like, it doesn’t really matter whether you use a liquid liner, a pencil or a pen, or you could use black face paint for this as well). If you want, you can use liquid latex, but of course that’s up to you.

My opinion on this look: I am proud. I think the pieces look great, especially since I never practiced this and it’s the first time ever that I used prosthetics. The paint job was pretty cool too, it was only after creating back hollows when I thought it really looked like gaga. The painting wasn’t very difficult, the shading was a lot of fun to do and I just love putting eyeliner on other parts of my face then my eyes..

Love,

– M.