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Special Make-Up Effects by Vincent Kehoe

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CHAPTER 5

Latex and Plastic Appliances

AN INCREASING NUMBER OF COMPOUNDS AND MATERIALS are being used by make-up artists to produce appliances. The criterion is always that the prosthesis looks and behaves as natural as possible for the use intended and designed. Today we have casting latex to make slush or paint-in appliances, foamed latex products, foamed urethanes, gelatins, solid molded plastics, and waxes for constructions. This chapter covers each of these materials and their basic uses.

NATURAL RUBBER MATERIALS

Of all the compounds utilized for appliances, natural rubber is by far the most popular and useful. Commencing in the late 1930s make-up artists began experimenting with various forms of these products, starting with the brush-applied ...

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