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Unread 04-20-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
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Liquid latex to remove stubble and wrinkles?

Okay, I've had it with my stubble. I've tried concealers and neutralizers, and they don't work. The five o' clock shadow shines through. And I can't really shave it all off either, because my beard and moustache grow at an odd angle. Plus, razor bumps would form, which just adds to the problem.
Not only that, but there are a few wrinkles on my face that I see in pictures. I'd like to get rid of those somehow, as well.

I had a crazy idea that may or may not work. Perhaps if I put liquid latex (or nose wax sealed with liquid latex) on certain areas of my lower face, it would completely erase the stubble and wrinkles. Specifically Ben Nye liquid latex and nose wax. Use a sealer on top of that, makeup over it, and I'd have a natural-looking face. I'm doing a crossplay, so this is important.

Of course, I've always read that liquid latex is used to create wrinkles on the face instead of erase them. Since I've never worked with it and know little about it, I'm just asking those who have if it could be used this way. Would it just create bigger wrinkles or look weird in any way? Is there anything I have to keep in mind? I heard that liquid latex could peel and I definitely don't want that happening to me.

Could this work? And if not, any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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Unread 04-20-2004, 10:50 PM   #2
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Why not just wax your face? I think it would be far simpler and less expensive then to go another route. Plus it's leave your face baby skin smooth. Make sure you shave first and then allow a little bit of stubble to grow out before waxing. You don't want long hair since that will hurt like heck but you need hair for the wax to grab. A jar of wax costs under $10 in most drugstores.

There is also sugar wax but I've never used that before but have seen commercials where it's used on men's facial hair. Its more expensive, between $10 & $20, then traditional wax but it may work better.
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Unread 04-20-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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Why not just wax your face? I think it would be far simpler and less expensive then to go another route. Plus it's leave your face baby skin smooth. Make sure you shave first and then allow a little bit of stubble to grow out before waxing. You don't want long hair since that will hurt like heck but you need hair for the wax to grab. A jar of wax costs under $10 in most drugstores.

There is also sugar wax but I've never used that before but have seen commercials where it's used on men's facial hair. Its more expensive, between $10 & $20, then traditional wax but it may work better.
No. No waxing. There are serious dangers with waxing one's face. Particularly the upper lip. Certain bacteria known as staph aureus lives in the nostrils and can reach the bloodstream through a freshly yanked hair follicle. Trust me: you don't want that to happen.

Besides, I've plucked before... and that doesn't work, either. The stubble will still show.

Anyway, I was asking about liquid latex, not hair removal methods. But thatnks for the help.
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Unread 04-20-2004, 11:26 PM   #4
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i'm interested in this as well for my husband. he has a short beard (he buzzes it everyday) that follow his jawline and he hates to shave it for cosplays because his hair grows very slow, so i am trying to think of something to just cover it up. i had the idea to use liquid latex and wax and then foundation to smooth it all together, but i am not sure if this would work.
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