Makeup FX How‑To's

Makeup FX
Smooth-On's wide variety of platinum cure, skin-safe silicone rubbers are used to create realistic skin effects. Ecoflex® and Dragon Skin® super soft silicones have become the industry standard for creating silicone masks and more. Adding SLACKER® additive creates a 'deadened' gel-like silicone perfect for realistic applicance movement. Ecoflex® GEL is 'pre-deadened' and makes a superb appliance filler. Dragon Skin® FX-Pro can be used as a membrane, or is soft enough to be used as a solid prosthetic appliance. Skin Tite® certified skin-safe silicone can be used to build up wounds and scars directly on the skin or as an adhesive for cast silicone appliances.
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How To Adhere a Silicone Appliance with Derma-tac™

How To Adhere a Silicone Appliance with Derma-tac™

Learn how to apply a silicone prosthetic using Derma-tac™ and use Derma-tac™ Remover

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How To Make a Silicone Gel Filled Appliance With Q-Ballz™

How To Make a Silicone Gel Filled Appliance With Q-Ballz™

How to create a silicone gel filled makeup prosthetic appliance using Q-Ballz™ and Ecoflex® GEL materials.

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How To Make a Bullet Hole Makeup Tutorial

How To Make a Bullet Hole Makeup Tutorial

How To Create a Gunshot Wound Using Ecoflex and Skin Tite Silicone and Ultimate Blood

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How To Make Blood Effects With The Ultimate Blood Kit™

How To Make Blood Effects With The Ultimate Blood Kit™

The Ultimate Blood® Kit is the most realistic and versatile liquid blood system available anywhere.

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How to Make a Silicone Gel-Filled Zombie Prosthetic

How to Make a Silicone Gel-Filled Zombie Prosthetic

How to create a silicone gel filled appliance, paint the piece, and adhere it to the actor.

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How To Make a Quick Silicone Wound Prosthetic

How To Make a Quick Silicone Wound Prosthetic

Making and applying professional quality wound prosthetics.

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How to Make a Full Head Mold with Body Double™

How to Make a Full Head Mold with Body Double™

In this body casting demonstration, Body Double® silicone is used to make a full head mold

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How To Make a Silicone Wound Using a Plate Mold

How To Make a Silicone Wound Using a Plate Mold

This step-by-step guide will illustrate how to make a flat resin plate mold that you can cast platinum silicone into.

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How To Make a Joker Style Silicone Scar Appliances

How To Make a Joker Style Silicone Scar Appliances

A detailed description of molding and casting these popular silicone appliances.

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How To Make a Simple Silicone Halloween Sock Mask

How To Make a Simple Silicone Halloween Sock Mask

Make a quick and easy brush on silicone Halloween mask that looks like it took days to create...

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How To Create a Urethane Resin Makeup Prosthetic Mold

How To Create a Urethane Resin Makeup Prosthetic Mold

This sequence outlines the construction of a mold to cast silicone f/x makeup appliances.

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How To Use NOVOCS Gloss and Matte Silicone Solvents

How To Use NOVOCS Gloss and Matte Silicone Solvents

This video outlines how to use NOVOCS gloss and matte, and the main differences between the materials.

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High Tech Materials Create a Horrific Zombie

High Tech Materials Create a Horrific Zombie

Zombies are more popular than ever in TV shows, movies, Zombie-walks, Zombie Parties and more.

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Fake Wound How-To Demonstration

Fake Wound How-To Demonstration

Jon N. demonstrates how to make a silicone wound directly on the skin using Smooth-On's Skin Tite® Ultimate Wound Kit.

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How To Create a Zombie Makeup Using Silicone Rubber

How To Create a Zombie Makeup Using Silicone Rubber

Smooth-On fan Leo V. shows how to make and apply a zombie makeup using the Ultimate Zombie Kit.

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How To Make a Wearable Fake Leg Wound Effect

How To Make a Wearable Fake Leg Wound Effect

Smooth-On fan Jon N. shows how he uses our silicone to make a wearable fake leg wound effect.

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How To Make a Zombie Makeup Using The Ultimate Zombie Kit

How To Make a Zombie Makeup Using The Ultimate Zombie Kit

In this makeup effects tutorial video, we create a Halloween zombie character using Smooth-On's Ultimate Zombie Kit.

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How To Make a Face Wound with Glass Debris

How To Make a Face Wound with Glass Debris

Skin Tite® is a versatile two-component silicone rubber product that can be used as an "On Skin" Sculpting Medium.

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How To Make an Arm Wound with Glass Debris

How To Make an Arm Wound with Glass Debris

In this makeup effects video, we demonstrate how to make a fake cut or making a wound using Skin Tite on-skin silicone rubber.

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How To Create a Special Effects Makeup Burn Scar

How To Create a Special Effects Makeup Burn Scar

Skin Tite® is a versatile two-component silicone rubber product that can be used as an on-skin sculpting medium.

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How To Create a Slashed Throat Halloween Makeup

How To Create a Slashed Throat Halloween Makeup

Learn how to do a slashed throat makeup just in time for Halloween using professional-grade skin-safe silicone.

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How To Use SLIDE™ STD Surface Tension Diffuser

How To Use SLIDE™ STD Surface Tension Diffuser

SLIDE™ STD Liquid Surface Tension Diffuser is an additive for platinum cure silicone rubber.

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How To Make Fake Wounds and Scars Directly On The Skin

How To Make Fake Wounds and Scars Directly On The Skin

Wounds, Scars, and other gore makeup effects can easily be simulated using Skin Tite®

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Applying an Ecoflex™ 00‑30 Silicone Prosthetic

Applying an Ecoflex™ 00‑30 Silicone Prosthetic

Emmy® award winning makeup artist Stevie Bettles demonstrates

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How To Create a Zombie Makeup Using Simple Silicone Prosthetics

How To Create a Zombie Makeup Using Simple Silicone Prosthetics

How to create easy to make silicone appliances for use in a zombie makeup like you would see on The Walking Dead.

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Ripped Face FX Makeup Tutorial

Ripped Face FX Makeup Tutorial

This effect is created using Ecoflex® 00-35 silicone, thickened with Thi-Vex®.

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