I got an email from a makeup artist who had been onset with me and saw me using my 'Brush Sponge' when applying a prosthetic and now uses the technique. I have used this technique for ever and it makes my application quicker, cleaner and less hassel. For those of you who have worked with me you will know what I am talking about for the rest this is a cool tech tip.
You see it allows you to have powder at the ready at the end of your brush to powder those pesky edges after applying the adhesive. No more turning back to the powder pot and puff and turning back and the edge has rolled ........yuk!
I use soft and very thin foam I buy at the Clark Rubber store over here, but you can buy at any foam store. They come in different colors but I tend to stick to white or yellow as it looks more clinical. I cut a square approx. 8cm square and place over the end of my glue brush with a small rubber band. There is always excess so I just trim off with scissors and away I go.
Have acouple at the ready before you start your makeup.
When I am using adhesive on one end I can press and powder with the other end so quickly. Just by twisting the brush around. This is great and NO time wasted. Because the foam is so cheap you can replace all the time. NB - don't use latex sponge it just doesn't work the same way as it is not air rated and doesn't hold the powder well.
Give it a try and let me know how it works for you. Happy application! Kym
Here's a pic of my 'Brush Sponge'
- Movie Make Up - Kym Sainsbury
- Brisbane, Australia
- A professional working Make Up and Hair Artist for over 20 years in the Film Industry I have ALMOST seen and done it all. Working on such films as 'Lord of the Rings', 'Daybreakers', 'Matrix','George of the Jungle II' 'Scooby Doo', 'House of Wax', 'Aquamarine', 'H2O Just add Water' TV Series to name acouple that are interesting. For the things I am yet to see and do I am saying bring it on. I have the best job in the world and would love to share with interested people some tricks of the trade that I have and will help them in their day to day lives and if your a aspiring Make Up Artist give you advise and answer those questions that come to mind about getting into the industry, resumes, tech tips, and more. This will help being online as I am not always able to take the calls I recieve. Lets get started. Love to hear from you. Movie Data Base: www.imdb.com/name/nm0756608