Do you want to know how to get a dark fantasy makeup look instantly? Vampire fangs are the answer. One set and you can go from fairy tale enchantment to a scream worthy look in seconds. There are some good choices for creating visual impact with a minimum of effort. Makeup Notebook clues you in on which products work for both a subtle and a striking look. With a little preparation you can have a great set ready for the midnight hour.
How To Choose Vampire Fangs That Look Real
The one thing most people want is a set of incisors that are wickedly real looking. You basically have two choices. One is smaller and works for both elegant and surreal looks. The other is a longer type of tooth most commonly referred to as wolfman fangs. Since we’re going for a fantasy makeup look that works for both dark fairy looks and those who prefer to live forever then let’s take a look at the smaller ones first.
These are sets that you can just pop on and take off. They’re some of the most popular on the web and naturally they’re my first choice for ease of use. Not only that but I think they sort of have that subtle look. So you can use them for both romantic vampire looks as well as creating dark gothic makeup for photos.
What I like about the smaller fangs are thatt they don’t interfere with speaking. Seriously. You don’t want something that feels like you have an object in your mouth. These are designed to fit over your regular teeth and they provide just a little extra tip to them. They bond directly to your own teeth which makes them look very realistic. Before you start with these you might first want to use a teeth whitening kit .
How To Mold Your Custom Fangs
The trick to using this type of makeup fx product is creating a mold. That’s what these teeth are designed to be. You will be creating a custom mold and then you will be able to pop them on and off with ease. These teeth come without anything in them. Here’s to create the mold:
- Take them out of the package and place them over your teeth to test for fit.
- If they are too small and won’t fit over the intended tooth with ease then move them one over to a smaller tooth.You need to have enough of a gap to be able to customize them. Remove them.
- Take out one of the bonding capsules, empty it into a container.
- Add the bonding liquid – 5 drops.
- Mix it together until you get a nice even paste.
- Take the little stick and smoosh the paste inside the fang.
- Slip it onto your own tooth and let it set. What you are doing is creating a nice snug fit.
It hardens in about 5 minutes but it will take about 15 minutes to set up correctly. Then you’ll simply remove it. You can trim away any excess from the tooth. Don’t worry if you don’t get the bonding right the first time. It comes with extra bonding capsules and you can just go over it again if you need to. Remember, this isn’t to have them permanently set on. It’s to make a neat little set that you can pop on and off. In other words, they’ll be reusable without having to go through the entire process again. So basically, you have a set, you put them in your makeup kit and you can grab them and put them on in a second whenever you want to change up your look.
When You Want To Go Long Choose Werewolf
Most people prefer the subtle changes you get with a smaller pair of fangs. What will give you a longer look? Werewolf fangs are the answer. They are the ones that are seriously long.
You apply them the same way as the ones above, but the difference is that this selection comes with both fangs for bottom teeth as well as the top.
Warning: This product has chemicals that give off a very strong scent while the paste is setting. If you have any chemical sensitivities then don’t use this product without first consulting your doctor.
If you want to really rev up your look then try adding crazy colored contact lenses to the mix. You can go with lenses that glow or opt for black contacts. It’s a great way to take your look over the top.
Vampire fangs make getting a dark fairy or romantic vampire look a cinch. They’re fun, visually stunning and so real that you’ll wonder why you didn’t try them sooner. Go ahead and customize a pair before your next midnight howl.