Raise your hand if you remember Golden Girls. The series about longtime friends living and growing old together oozed with charm, and it holds up – I still laugh when I see episodes today. Trista of xoVain decided to become a Golden Girls character for Halloween and documented her transformation from the makeup to the clothes. She gathered a wig, liquid latex, foundation, highlighter, and regular makeup. After doing a patch test with the liquid latex and covering your hairline and eyebrows with lip balm (you don’t want liquid latex to get attached to your hair), it’s time to apply the latex to create wrinkles:
Prep skin with a toner and, if you have dry skin, a light moisturizer. Any oil will affect the wear time of the latex. Start off oily and you’ll look very Death Becomes Her in just a few hours.
Working in small areas with a brush or sponge, apply the latex in thin layers, rinsing the applicator after each layer. (A rube mistake is getting little latex boogies all over your face, caused by dry bits of latex on the applicator.) Two to three layers should be all that you need.
Before the latex dries in each area (you have about 4 to 6 minutes), try to stretch or expand that section of your face. This helps to create realistic wrinkles when the latex dries. Fair warning: when you’re all done, it will feel VERY weird.
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