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Unread 11-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Airbrush bodypaint

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I am going to be cosplaying Cortana from Halo 4
Of course this means I'll have to paint my face a light blue to match my suit. However, I didn't want to use a cream makeup because I don't want it to smudge on my costume or wig and I don't want to have to mess with a setting powder.
I currently own an airbrush, so I was wondering if anyone knew of any good airbrush makeup where I could get a good tone and not have it rub off!

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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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It'S me again >,< ( used to be Cortana in the past and I want future Cortanas to be 1004345348975348957 % better and cooler than me :P )

So for the airbrush makeup, I know that Kryolan makes some, but that's very pricy ! I'm talking about $40 the bottle... Otherwise Graftobian also makes Airbrush makeup and it's actually half the price if I remember

Graftobian has their own website, so it would be easier for you to order and I know that they are fast in shipping

http://www.graftobian.com/commerce/p...408&catId=2013

Have fun Being Cortana and Good Luck
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Unread 12-01-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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uh.... u still would want a sealing spray with like every makeup u put on just saying......

and as for airbrush, are you only doing this cause u dont want cream? cause there are also water activated makeups and alcohol activated ones too. bpth work wayyyyyyy better than cream
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Unread 12-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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water activated is what I would recommend for the face makeup consider you also need to do the delicate eye area.

Temptu Pro has a great colour range of both water base shade and S/B (silicon based) shade but the S/B range reqiures a propor air brush cleaner as it can clog your gun if you mix with with alcohol.

http://shop.temptupro.com/c-3-aqua-airbrush-makeup.aspx
http://shop.temptupro.com/c-4-sb-airbrush-makeup.aspx


Mehron also have a great range and affordable waterbased paints. I've used the pan (water activated) and cream products for year and they are always richly pigmented.
http://www.mehron.com/LUX_Airbrush_Makeup_p/211.htm


You still want to hit these with a setting/sealing spray for longevity.


You can also use is with a brush to paint on the white circuitry on your neck, as you will probably want to create the suit edge where the blue ring on her neck is to blend the seam.
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Unread 12-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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If you want something that absolutely will not budge, I'd recommend looking into an alcohol activated airbrush paint. They're pricey, but they won't go anywhere for awhile.

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is highly recommended by many people I've spoken with. I've been experimenting with Kustom Kolor Body Art Ink. I haven't worn it to a con yet, but I'm liking it so far.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 05:08 AM   #6
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The top body painters do on occasional use alcohol based airbrush makeup which is made to be water and sweat resistant and must be removed with rubbing alcohol (91% or less) or baby oil. We find a good deal will sluff off in the shower after a log day of play. But a good deal may have to have a remover.

Water based or hybryd airbrush makeups are made to be water and sweat resistant but washable with soap and water. i.e. you can paint your arm and run water over it without the makeup moving, but rub the makeup under the water and off it comes.

There are several top brands my first choices would be new Showoffs Body Art ProAiir as it is very affordable compared to many brands. I would also recommend European Body Art ENDURA or VIBE, Graftobian's FX Aire, Wolfe eFlow or Mehron LUX. All are airbrush ready, micronized for great flow without clogging.

I love Kryolan's Airstream. I just choose ProAiir or EBA first.

Airstream also tends to produce best results for experienced makeup artists. Not that is is hard to use, in fact it is one of the most finely micronized makeups out here, it just tends to do best blended in layers.

Many fixing sprays will actually remove airbrush makeup as they are alcohol based. So decide on a type and brand and then see if you really need to fix the makeup.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
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I actually didn't recommend alcohol activated (AA) makeup as it's not recommend on the delicate eye area and not something most artist uses there useless they models have been tested for any issue (not all skin react well for such a drying agent as 99% alcohol). It's very drying on the delicate skin there so someone just getting into body paint I recommend it after a little bit of application experience.

That said I'm using it with my Venus cosplay but she have a lot of eye makeup to protect that area.


I'm also not using 99% but got a cheaper then baby oil cleanser from Jordane Cometics (Canadian company/brand) to remove it that was formulated with moisturizer in it as well.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #8
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Just a couple of FYI

99% ISO rubbing alcohol is for use to activate alcohol activated makeup and cleaning alcohol based makeup from airbrushed it is not for use directly on the skin. The 99% is considered hazmat and is toxic, please use with care. Avoid the fumes and as much contact with your skin as possible. It changes when mixed with the makeup, the chemical makeup changes. Our staff chemist explained it, it's like denaturing an egg by cooking it.

Do not pour 99% down the drain, rather let it sit outside after the alcohol has evaporated say in 25 hrs it becomes mostly water at which point it is safe for dumping down the drain. (thanks I live on this planet!)

I haven't found alcohol activated or alcohol based makeups to dry the skin out. Certainly any makeup applications and removal take their toll on your skin and moisturizers help.

Any makeup near the eye and delicate areas extra care needs to be taken.

For the price of makeup products one might as easily hire a body painter to do the job, ask one if they exchange with you for use of the images. You in full cosplay would/could be a great addition to an artist's portfolio.
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