Steampunk Iron Mask video tutorial

I was feeling ambitious so I decided to finally make use of my Kryolan Nose Putty and also try my hand at spirit gum (%*#@% -_-). Since I did my Steampunk Phantom of the Opera mask, I’ve always wanted to try it again but with a bit of 3D sculpting so that’s where the putty comes in.  Let me say first off Nose Putty is not for the faint of heart and definitely not a product I’ll specifically work with again unless I have a choice. You have to knead it to get it soft, but since my hands are extremely weak, this isn’t much of an option, my hands would frankly be too tired to do anything afterwards. So applying a bit of innovation, I filled a bowl with steaming hot water, placed a plate on top of that and then put small pieces of the nose putty on that. This worked great to soften it up….it also ended up melting it. In the end that actually helped a lot, as the moment I picked it up off the plate it almost sets completely hard again. So I ended up just scooping melted bits up and then pressing that on along the mask’s outline.

There was no editing to the makeup in this image, just colour and contrast adjustments with some blemish removal

My first time using spirit gum: OMW! Can I just say this stuff hurts like a bitch when you take it off. It manages to cling onto every little bit of peach fuzz hair on my face. Unfortunately I don’t have the remover, so I just used surgical spirits to dissolve it with…..Note to self, never use spirit gum again over the sensitive cheek area just below the eyes, first the gum pulled at every single hair and then alcohol burnt like hell trying to remove it from my skin. ouch! I would suggest something like Sculptgel instead of the putty and spirit gum.

Overall the discomfort and the learning curve was worth the final outcome ^_^.

If you have any questions about the video please leave them in the comments.

Have fun Xxx

There was no editing to the makeup in this image, just colour and contrast adjustments with some blemish removal

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