Witch Halloween Makeup – Preparing the Prosthetics

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional makeup artist Roger Riggle shows how to create witch makeup for Halloween including preparing the latex prosthetics.

    Roger Bennett Riggle: Hello! My name is Roger Bennett Riggle and today we are doing a witch transformation for Halloween. In the process, the first thing we need to do is to treat the latex prosthetics. What happens with latex and a foundation cream color is that the latex and the foundation color have a slight chemical reaction and the reaction causes the color to be slightly different than the foundation put on natural human skin. So what we want to do is to seal these prosthetics first so that we dont get any change in color of the foundation. So I have taken the castor sealer and I put it here on my little palette, you can also use a Formica surface like a countertop or a Formica table. It wont hurt Formica at all, you can wipe it away. We are going to take our non-latex sponge and you dont need a whole lot of product at all, just a little because it goes a long way. Just dip the sponge in there and you can see that I am going to basically tap the sealer onto the prosthetic.

    Now these are latex prosthetics therefore, latex prosthetics are normally hollow. So that if you go ahead and put this on your face and you are going to seal it and color it, its going to collapse on you and you are going to be mad at yourself. So you want to be able to stick your fingers up in the hollow part of the prosthetic so that you have some kind of base upon which to put your sealer on. And then I usually take a paper towel or cotton ball and I gently press on the prosthetics or you can hold the insides of them and you want to remove the excess castor sealer. And here you have and you can see a slight change of coloring, here you have the prosthetics that are sealed and treated with the castor sealer.

    Coming up next, we will show you how to color the prosthetics.