How to fit a false nose - and keep it on!
Grimas latex face extensions include false noses, chins, horns and
ear tips. They are made from moulded latex. These instructions
show you how to fit a false nose. You can use the same methods to fit
any other latex face extensions, including those you make yourself from latex
- Note that the nose is not glued all the way round the edge. This is to
face movements pulling the nose off. The edge used for gluing has a
scalloped feather edge.
- The glue used is called mastix extra.
- Clean the actor's nose and surrounding area with cleansing lotion.
This makes sure the nose sticks properly.
- Hold the nose lightly in place and powder around the gluing edge.
This shows you exactly where to put the mastix on the face.
- Put the nose aside, and paint a thin coat of mastix extra on the face on
the line marked by the powder. Let the mastix dry completely. This forms a moisture
barrier and helps prevent the nose loosening through perspiration.
- While the mastix is drying, make up the nose with the same colours you
are going to use on the rest of the face. It helps to stuff some
tissue in the nose while you do this. Don't make up all the way to
the gluing edge.
- Paint a thicker coat of mastix along the line marked by the transparent
powder. Work quickly to avoid the mastix drying out.
- Take the tissue out of the nose and press it in place as soon as the mastix becomes tacky.
- Use the rounded end of a plastic modelling tool to press the edges down,
wiping excess glue off the tool with a tissue moistened with mastix
- Complete the rest of the makeup.
- To remove the nose, use mastix remover on a brush to loosen it and lift
it gently away with the modelling tool.
- Clean the rest of the mastix off the face and the false nose with mastix
- Remove the rest of the makeup and apply skin care cream where the nose
was glued down.