Foam latex, step by step 

One of the biggest challenges with this makeup was that it had to be done in 20 minutes. This made it necessary to prepare as much as possible in advance. It also meant that I had to work as fast and efficiently as possible.
It was great fun to do a makeup in this very limited time and on the whole I was pleased with the result.
A couple of hours before the show I prepared the foam pieces with PAX paint (pros aide adhesive and acrylic colour). The reason for putting on this paint is that the oil in the greasepaint attacks the foam rubber and will make it grey. The red tone of the PAX works as a replacement for the lack of blood in the piece when the stage lights come on. This method makes the piece work in all kinds of light and look great because the foam reacts to light just as the surrounding skin. The PAX should be applied with a small sponge, dried and powdered. Note that the edge is unpainted to keep it thin.

Here you can see me when I have started to glue on the ears. I glue it on with pros aide and I glue the whole area at the same time and I extend it a little bit outside the foam piece.
Here I am putting the piece on the wet pros aide and as the pros aide isn't sticky until it dries I can move the piece around and make sure that it is in the correct place. When I am satisfied with the placement I use powder to "lock" it down.

When the edge is good I paint a little pax paint over it and I make it really thin so it will be a smooth transition from skin to foam. If the edge is bad you can make an edge sealer called Cabobondo out of pros aide and cabosil (microballons from a paint or a boat shop).  You should try to avoid using this as the edge loses it's structure and it will be harder to make it look good. If possible use a piece good enough to skip this.  
You powder the PAX and brush away the excess. Then it's time to start applying the makeup from Joe Blasco or Ben Nye (in this case Ruddy ultra fair 2).  Be careful when you apply the makeup on the edges as they still can be easily damaged.

When I glue on the nose I use the same technique as before with the only exception that I glue it in two sections. First the lip and nose and then the bridge of the nose and the eyebrows.
Here I glue it down onto the eyebrows.

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