Ben Nye Liquid Latex is what professional makeup artists use to create realistic, special effects.
The secret of successful Hollywood makeup pros for decades, it's used so often you've likely seen it hundreds of times on the big screen. Now, you can have the same high quality, professional liquid skin makeup used in Hollywood.
What you can do with liquid latex
You can use Ben Nye's liquid latex for a variety of skin effects and for total body coverage. It makes an excellent makeup for creating natural aged skin. If you have a character who has been injured in a fire, this is the perfect stage makeup. The latex can be used to form blisters and wounds from burns. It's also excellent to have in your makeup kit for sealing nose and scar wax. But you really have no limits. One of the best uses of liquid latex is for creating custom facial prosthetics. It can be easily molded into noses, ears or whatever type of costume appliance you need. For this reason, it's excellent to have on hand at all times. And we stock large sizes so you have it ready in bulk.
You can use liquid latex to cover your actor or cosplayer and paint the latex after it has dried. This can be used to create skin tight clothing effects or "nude" characters. Combine liquid latex with our other makeup products to see what kind of creative effects you can make.
Number of uses per ounce
You should reasonably expect to get somewhere around 12 applications per ounce of Ben Nye Liquid Latex. Now obviously this will depend on how you're using it. If you're making a lot of prosthetics from molds or body painting, you will get less uses than using it for sealing up existing appliances.
Sizes we carry and price per ounce of liquid latex
We stock 16 ounce and 32 ounce bottles of Ben Nye's liquid latex.
16 oz bottle of liquid latex
Price per ounce: $1.74
Estimated number of applications: 192
Estimated price per application: $0.15
32 oz bottle of liquid latex
Price per ounce: $1.43
Estimated number of applications: 384
Estimated price per application: $0.12
Tips for using liquid latex
Get the 32 oz bottle. We have the best price online for liquid latex and you won't regret it.
Always use small amounts of liquid latex as it dries quickly. Pour a small amount into a dish for application, only as much as you expect to use in three minutes or less.
For creating prosthetics, try mixing a small amount of flour in with your latex to thicken it. You will be able to shape the latex into an object that can be applied to your model or actor. If using a mold, a rubber or silicone mold will often create a cleaner shape. Whatever material your mold is made of it's recommended to brush the surface with two to three light layers of latex to prevent air bubbles and sticking. Dying liquid latex can be done safely with food coloring. You may want to look for food coloring gel. This can be easier to remove from skin than regular liquid food coloring.
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