Theres so many techniques to use when it comes to aging. One of them for HDTV is using duo and balloon rubber. It has a long application time because you do have to stipple on, blow dry and build up onto the skin to creat a certain skin texture but the materials are more affordable and have the least amount of prep time.
So we used this particular technique in class today:
It was very creepy seeing myself this way, especially on the neck...
Even the texture felt like real wrinkly skin!
BUT this is actually a big NO NO!
After some time, especially if you are in the heat; the balloon rubber starts to peal on its own and it's so tempting just to peal it like a mask. You do not want to do this though because one: it hurts! and theres a chance the balloon rubber stuck to some peach fuzz... it feels like pulling off a band-aid. Also theres a chance that while pealing away, skin can come with it. It pulls and stretched the skin and it's just painful.
The smart thing to do is take a warm wash cloth and soak your face with it, which will make it a lot easier to remove.
Today was just practice but I will have to do a full face aging with duo and balloon rubber for my final project. Aswell as add skin tone variations, age spots, sun damadge and all that fun stuff!
Can't wait! =)