PREPARATION

Before starting, you ensure your hands and nails are well cleaned. File your nails if necessary, so that there are no snags. By doing this you prevent damages on the face and risk of infection.

Always work using clean materials (sponges, brushes, spatulas, water bowls) and change the water regularly.

Get the subject to put on any clothes beforehand that have to be put on over the head. Protect your models clothing with a hairdressing cape or a towel.

MODELLING

Work on a dry base, so on skin that has been powdered off. To model (shape) the face and emphasise the bone structure, use Grimas Compact Powder (no. 9).

You should make all areas you want to make recede or where you want to suggest depth darker than the basic surroundings.
You create shadows under the cheekbone, on the temples and beneath the chin.