Material used to make many out of the kit effects like scars, wounds, blisters, burns, rotten flesh, old skin and prosthetics and much more!
Effects you can create with liquid latex
- Burns and scalds
- Zombieskin/rotten skin
- Old skin/wrinkels
You can also sculpt, mold and cast prosthetics, masks, and props in liquid latex in molds.
Safety when using Liquid Latex
Recomended makeup brand that have liquid latex
- MEHRON – Liquid Latex
- KRYOLAN – Liquid Latex
- GRAFTOBIAN – Liquid Latex
- WRATH – Liquid Latex (Only available in UK and some other countries at the moment)
Liquid Latex FAQ
Here are some of the most commenly questions about liquid latex for SFX makeup and makeup effects.
Can liquid school glue or Elmer’s glue be used instead of liquid latex to SFX Makeup?
Even if it says that a type of glue is Non-toxic, it is still not recommended to use it on the skin since some people can get irritated skin from materials that can be in the glue. Liquid Latex is much more flexible, holds better on the skin and is easier to work with than a school glue and is therefore strongly recommended instead.
Do I have to powder liquid latex after it has dried?
It is recommended to powder the latex when it is dry on the skin. This is both to prevent the latex from sticking together and to matt it down a bit so that it is not so glossy and visible. If you do not have transparent powder, baby powder can be used in an emergency.
Can I use liquid latex to cover and hide eyebrows?
No! At worst, you can end up with no eyebrows left when you remove the latex at the end of the day since you can end up tearing them off. If you are going to hide your eyebrows, it is strongly recommended to use wound wax instead.
How do you remove effects made with liquid latex that are made directly on the skin?
Effects made with liquid latex are removed directly on the skin by carefully tearing off the latex. A tip is to take a towel with lukewarm warm water over the area with the latex first so that the skin starts to sweat a little and it becomes easier to remove the latex. NB – Make sure you haven’t toweled off too hot so you burn yourself or the person you’re removing the make-up from
How long do make-up effects made with liquid latex last on skin?
Effects with liquid latex should last onyour skin for a while. Note that if you have used latex around the mouth or other places where there is a lot of movement on the face, the latex can slowly start to loosen a little over time. Apply latex to clean, make-up-free skin so that the effects last as long as possible.
How to store liquid latex?
Liquid latex and latex should be stored out of direct sunlight at normal room temperature. Latex cannot withstand frost or cold due to the risk of freezing, so liquid latex should not be stored in cold basements. Remember to screw the cap back on well after use and feel free to shake the bottle once in a while if you haven’t used it for a while and before use.
I have a latex allergy. Are there any alternatives to liquid latex when it comes to Halloween and SFX makeup?
If you are allergic to latex, there are fortunately several other products you can use for Halloween and SFX make-up. Some alternatives are, for example, wound wax, gelatin or silicone. Prostheses or wound tattoos can also be used.
How can I find out if I have a latex allergy?
If you do not know whether you have a latex allergy or suspect that you may have it, you can take a small drop of latex on the inside of your wrist and wait approx. 20-30 min. If your skin becomes red and it starts to itch a lot, you may be allergic. Then you carefully pick or “roll” the latex off the skin. PS – Be careful not to get liquid latex on clothes, furniture, carpets or textiles!
How much liquid latex do I need for Halloween makeup?
If you are only going to make up a small wound or a few faces, 25 ml or 30 ml of liquid latex may be more than enough. But if, for example, you are going to make up major damage, effects or several family members or friends, 100 ml is probably better. If you do effect make-up or highlighter make-up and create scars and effects throughout the year, there are also bottles of 250 ml, 500 ml, 1000 ml and 5 liter bottles! If you do cosplay or like to make props, a larger bottle of latex might be recommended, for example 500 ml or 1000 ml.
What can you make with liquid latex?
With liquid latex, you can create a number of different effects for Halloween make-up. Among other things rotten skin, burns, wrinkles, blisters, cuts, scars, lacerations and zombie skin to name a few. You can also cast artificial body parts such as artificial fingers or a hand for decoration or short films.