•Straight/realistic (Has nothing to do with sexual orientation – don’t get worked up!)
•Old Age/ Illness
•Special Effects…often bruises, scars, burns & blood
•Facial Hair: beards, moustaches, eyebrows, etc..
–Noses, ears, large wounds, warts, etc….
•Brushes (usually mop, round, and flat)
The makeup itself – the essentials…
•Cosmetics (stage versions)
•Creme foundations, colors – including wheels-f/x (yes, that’s how creme is spelled for this)
•Adhesives – spirit gum, prosthetics, etc.
Bruises, scars, burns, and blood
•Always consider point of impact and how the injury happened
•Randomness is good, uniform is bad!
•Fresh looks different than old.
•Blood is always LAST - it doesn’t dry!
•The stipple sponge is your friend