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What's a good way to do a white, or very pale face? Like these:

(www dot)pinterest(dot com)/pin/383439355745262184/ (this one says it uses only powder?)
(www dot)pinterest(dot com)/pin/383439355744807064/

(cannot post web links yet, so replace the www and dot com bit)

Out for halloween and will be on the dancefloor ..so will be sweating. I was hoping to just use a white powder, but not sure if this will work, or stay on? I'm a guy, and am not used to using makeup Wink. Any help's appreciated
 

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You'll definitely lose most of your makeup if you're just using powder due to the sweating.

There are plenty of cheap cream makeup sets available in the drugstores (CVS, Walgreens) that would work. The key is to get a good makeup sponge applicator (available in the makeup aisle - as you are a guy I'm going to say "not a kitchen sponge" :D ), and make sure your face is nice and clean (maybe even use an astringent before applying). Dampen the sponge (get it wet and then wring it out really well) dot the makeup all over your face and gently blend with the sponge, giving it a few minutes to dry before starting the next layer and blending. You'll need to do several layers to build up a solid white color, and you have to be patient with it.

If you want better coverage and have superior sweat resistance, you'd need to upgrade to a theater quality greasepaint... but not sure how easy it would be for you to get that in time - but it is superior in both coverage and in staying power (actors sweat TONS and are under hot lights).

Once you've got the makeup to the level you're happy with, you can set it with a bit of powder. I've actually used PLAIN baby powder for whiteface applications. Get a clean thin cotton sock, add some powder to it and tap (do not wipe!) it on your face. http://mooseburger.com/cgi-bin/mooselist/mail.cgi/archive/newz/20131008204154/
 

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If you really want to paint your face and have it to stay put use this...this is all you will need. Yes you could use a green sealer, but I used this companies red and black for a star wars character, full face with no sealer, and even slept in it over night (makeup did not rub off, bare touchups the next morning was all i needed...to remove you need alcohol that is it. 91-99% Alcohol is the ONLY thing that will make this come off your face, it is the standard for Hollywood FX artists...it has been in more movies that you can imagine.,,wonderful people run the place great customer service...wore makeup for 2 days with no runs, it laughs at sweat...apply with a makeup sponge makes great clean covrage, is alcohol based so it airbrushes perfectly also, but sponge works great also...

here is the company..they have great temp tats also!
https://www.reelcreations.com/index.asp
here are their colors
https://www.reelcreations.com/products/color_charts_body_art_inks.asp
they also sell green screen body inks for cgi makeup fx
hope that helps. :)
 

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Another product.

He was done in a couple minutes using ProAiir alcohol based hybrid airbrush makeup.
Probably pretty similar to the above suggested product, but perhaps a little cheaper.
You can swim in it, but it will come off with alcohol (rubbing & drinking) or makeup wipes and soap.
Hope this helps.

http://www.showoffsba.com/ They also sell through Amazon for perhaps cheaper shipping.
 

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Airbrush is great - but without one............

You can take the ProAiir and mist it onto a sponge and lay down as base. You are not going to be able to adjust the whiteness. It will be white.

Non-Airbrush I would prep with Mehron's Skin Prep Pro on the face and a sweat barrier on the body.
Then I would use either Paradise face paint or Starblend, both made by Mehron. You will have more control over how white, esp with the Starblend.
Then I would use this brush for fast even application.

I showed this brush off in my class at West Coast Haunters Convention for fast, easy, even bases.
White is one of the hardest colors to apply. This brush or a kaubui type can make it easy for the novice.
http://www.thepaintednavel.com/Body-Painting-Blending-Brush-p/ex-br-rb.htm
 

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Airbrush is great - but without one............

You can take the ProAiir and mist it onto a sponge and lay down as base. You are not going to be able to adjust the whiteness. It will be white.

Non-Airbrush I would prep with Mehron's Skin Prep Pro on the face and a sweat barrier on the body.
Then I would use either Paradise face paint or Starblend, both made by Mehron. You will have more control over how white, esp with the Starblend.
Then I would use this brush for fast even application.

I showed this brush off in my class at West Coast Haunters Convention for fast, easy, even bases.
White is one of the hardest colors to apply. This brush or a kaubui type can make it easy for the novice.
http://www.thepaintednavel.com/Body-Painting-Blending-Brush-p/ex-br-rb.htm
Loretta, do you use this brush with the Paradise as well as the Starblend powders? I've always used one of the dense foam sponges to apply the Paradise but would love to try a method that offers more control. Also, I'm currently using the Ben Nye Neutral Finish powder to set - do you recommend a powder or spray with more staying power? Thanks! :)
 
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