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Mummy Makeup

It's simple to create ancient skin by using ingredients from your kitchen.

Introduction

A simple way to create ancient skin is to use ingredients from your kitchen. A day ahead, dip paper towels in cold coffee; without wringing, let air-dry. When ready to apply makeup, mix paste: two tablespoons flour and one tablespoon plus one teaspoon corn syrup; tint with brown cream makeup. You may need to mix more as you work.

Materials

  • Paper towels
  • Cold coffee
  • Flour
  • Corn syrup
  • Brown and black cream makeup
  • Wooden spatula or tongue depressor
  • Makeup brushes
  • No-color powder
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spirit gum
  • Paintbrush
  • Earth-toned powder

Steps

  1. Step 1

    A day ahead, dip paper towels in cold coffee; without wringing, let air-dry. When ready to apply makeup, mix paste: two tablespoons flour and one tablespoon plus one teaspoon corn syrup; tint with brown cream makeup. You may need to mix more as you work.

  2. Step 2

    Use wooden spatula to spread paste thickly on small area of face.

  3. Step 3

    Tear a piece of paper towel and press over paste, tapping and wrinkling the paper. Cover entire face, including ears and eyebrows, overlapping as necessary. Paint brown and black cream makeup around eyes, and on lips and all exposed areas.

  4. Step 4

    Dab makeup on bandages as well, accenting wrinkles and shading hollows of eyes and cheeks; blend.

  5. Step 5

    Set with powder.

  6. Step 6

    Wrap head and neck with cheesecloth strips.

  7. Step 7

    Glue loose ends to face with spirit gum.

  8. Step 8

    Using a paintbrush, pat bandages with brown cream makeup for an aged look.

  9. Step 9

    Apply earth-toned powder to lend a dusty appearance.

Source
Halloween 2000

Reviews (3)

  • lizathome 18 Oct, 2011

    It looks quite flammable. I fear a cigarette ash could ignite the cosutme.

  • cakepop 8 Oct, 2010

    White leggings, white turtleneck, and lots and lots of gauze! Super easy. Stain the gauze with tea if you have the time.

  • jlsexton 9 Sep, 2010

    Love it but how do you make the rest of the costume?