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  1. #1
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    Default best makeup for mask

    What is the best makeup to use on a latex prosthetic? I am going to wear a scream team mask

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    Just replied on the other thread...are you going to airbrush or use brushes? How much do you want to spend? What kind of detail are you going for?

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    I've used acrylic paint mixed into latex.

    Rubber mask greasepaint is best but costly.

    Avoid standard greasepaint as it will look 'flat'.

    GoT

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    Almost anything will work.

    I'm not sure how proficient you are, however there are various options:

    -regular department store cosmetics; these work great if you're doing something in flesh tones. Find one that matches your skin tone.

    -department store tubes of cream makeup; these are cheap and can work to an extent, but they usually flake and crumble off, so they aren't long-lasting at all. They can even crumble into your eyes, so it's beast to avoid these.

    -water based makeup; dry cakes of water based makeup are the easiest solution and can be fairly inexpensive. They can go on smoothly, blend and shade, and easy to clean up. Though they can be affected by sweat, spray your face with hairspray after application to help set it, but if you'll be somewhere hot and get sweaty, your makeup can run. Kryolan Aquacolor, Ben Nye, Wolfe FX, Snazaroo and others are all pretty good. Some come in airbrush ready liquid forms.

    -oil based makeup; a.k.a. rubber mask grease paint, these can work very well with vivid colors and they do blend and mix well. They're pretty much sweatproof, but don't apply too thickly. The only caution is that they can smudge and smear, it's important to use translucent power or finishing spray to help set them. Cleaning up is more difficult requiring a remover or cold cream.

    -Alcohol based makeup; it's expensive, but it's vivid and sweat proof and smudge proof. It works like the dry cakes of waster based makeup, but activates with alcohol. Cleaning up can be easy as well with remover. It can also come in an airbrush ready liquid form.

    -Adhesive based paint; you can mix your own pax paint with Pros-Aid adhesive (or any acrylic emulsion adhesive) and acrylic paint to make any color you wish. It'll dry tacky and will need to be powdered and sprayed to set it, but it's long lasting and won't smudge. You can apply it by brush or by external mix airbrush. It's very difficult to remove though and would need Bond Off, Super Solv or Pros-Aid Remover to be able to scrub it off from your skin, so avoid using this around your eyes.

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    Nicely posted NorthFur, a response worth clipping and saving.
    Sweet Loretta
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    well done NorthFur. that was more of a response i was looking for ) i like it thanks
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