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How to Do a Fake Neck Wound with Silicone Compound

Learn how to make a fake neck wound with silicone compound from makeup artist Ciara Rose Griffin in this Howcast special effects makeup tutorial.

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I'm going to mix the two in with the foundation. Now, you want to work these up really well. Work them in together so you can get the A and B component to really mix. See how colored that is and I used hardly any foundation at all. Another reason you don't want to use too much foundation is because it can offset the chemical reaction.

Once this sets, depending on temperature and humidity, you have about five to seven minutes to work with it. So I want to make sure that the area I'm applying is clean. I'm just going to spritz a little alcohol here. And with my knife, I'm just going to lay it on. You want it to be thicker in the center and to feather out towards the edges so that it blends in to the skin. So now it's on I'm going to use my palette knife which I'm going to clean. I'm going to use my palette knife to spread this out. Right now, it's a nice consistency for sculpting, but I can feel that it's starting to cure.

You want to be careful not to get this in hair. It will come out eventually, but it kind of bonds into hair. All right. So now that that's kind of blended into the skin, I'm going to take my palette knife and create the slit, just cutting that. The excess product I have I can wipe away on my hand. The cut will probably be thicker in the middle and feathered out towards the end. So, make the edges thinner on either side, and this can be a lot thicker.

Okay. Now that I have a shape that I like, I'm going to take a stipple sponge and add a little bit of texture over the top. I'm just barely going to tap this. One thing to know about using silicone is that latex inhibits it. You cannot use white latex sponges, the over-the-counter kind you get at the drug store. You cannot use that on this product until this product has completely set. All right. Now that it's on, we're going to wait for it to dry.

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