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Unread 11-02-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Cool Pure White Face Paint? Geisha? Clown?

I'm looking for a pure white face paint, maybe along the lines of a clown or a geisha, but i want something that will NOT be greasy on my skin.

anyone reccomend anything?
i was thinking of trying kryolan white, but i heard kryolan cracks and is streaky.... i want a nice matte white face
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Unread 11-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried the Paradise AQ line? It is a water activated makeup that dries quickly and isn't greasy at all. PM'd you with more info.
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Unread 11-02-2007, 01:17 PM   #3
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I've never had problems with Kryolan cracking; I only had that happen with Ben Nye.

Any paint will be streaky if applied improperly. Make sure to clean the face well before applying, and pat on rather than using long strokes.
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Unread 11-02-2007, 01:29 PM   #4
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I've had major issues with Ben Nye Creme Foundation (White) cracking. I second the dis-recommendation of it as well.

Another idea to throw out there, Mehron Creamsticks are available in white. I've had clients cake on that stuff and it never seems to budge. Looks great for hours. We do lots of costumes/makeup for drag queens here in Atlanta and a lot of them like the Mehron Creamstick - and they're certainly subjecting the makeup to harsh conditions/performance standards.
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Unread 11-02-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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I use Wolfe Brothers Face Art & FX Hydrocolor (for my Orochimaru cosplays) & it is not greasy at all & its lasted my all day at cons several times ^_^
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Unread 11-02-2007, 07:05 PM   #6
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I like the mehron cremesticks as well. It's technically oil-based, but it doesn't appear greasy at all when powdered properly.

If your goal is a very matte white face, the best technique is to use that and press lots of talcum powder onto the makeup and only brush off the excess very lightly. If possible, bring extra powder for touchups.

The kryolan aquacolor is naturally fairly matte, but less so than powder, and powder won't stick to aquacolor because it's tack free.
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Unread 11-02-2007, 09:22 PM   #7
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Yeah, aquacolor won't crack and photographs beautifully. Definitely get the TV WHITE color, it photographs so much better than the "pure" white, 070. Here's a picture from a photoshoot I used it on:

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=645618

Creme makeup won't be nearly as matte IMHO.
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Unread 11-02-2007, 11:40 PM   #8
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Yeah, aquacolor won't crack and photographs beautifully. Definitely get the TV WHITE color, it photographs so much better than the "pure" white, 070.
Really? I bought some TV White but was disappointed that it's actually a pale pink, and worried that it wouldn't look white in person, especially since I'm so pale already. Hmm.
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Unread 11-03-2007, 02:15 AM   #9
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Now I'm gonna have to go get both just to satiate my curiosity.

You can't deny though, that's a damn fine photo.
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Unread 11-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #10
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Are there any ways to help prevent the cracking of the Ben Nye white? I picked some up a while back and highly doubt that it is returnable, or even exchangeable, so I'd like to try and not waste the money if possible.

What about the other colors of Ben Nye, or is that just a fact of that creme makeup? And if this is the case, then why do so many people recommend Ben Nye, or are they rec'ing a different Ben Nye product?

And Wow!!! That is a nice Lust. You did an excellent job. ^_^

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Unread 11-03-2007, 04:21 PM   #11
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It's not really an issue of the particular color. It's generally an inherant property of creme makeups to form creaselines along wrinkles, especially when not set properly. It may be more noticible with white over fleshtones because you have to apply it thicker for it to remain opaque. To prevent this creasing, you should properly set it with plenty of face powder, and consider using a sealing spray overtop of that.

Ben Nye's primary market is stage makeup. This means that it doesn't nessisarily need to look realistic up close. It instead needs to focus on opacity and holding up well under stage lights. But I'd say if you use it properly, it should work just fine. Shouldn't be any need to toss it.
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Unread 11-03-2007, 06:30 PM   #12
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I haven't tried it, but I heard MAnic Panic "goth white" with "Virgin White" pressed powder works good to create total "whiteness" they're both available at Vampfangs.com
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Unread 11-03-2007, 10:46 PM   #13
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I haven't tried it, but I heard MAnic Panic "goth white" with "Virgin White" pressed powder works good to create total "whiteness" they're both available at Vampfangs.com
I use both of those. Its not super opaque, and its not super high quality but it looks good in photos. Its probably not what you are looking for, but its not greasy. The price is good too. Heres a pic of it on me & bf: http://www.endofculture.net/LJ/costumes/hlwn0723.jpg
And heres a test, only on the face: http://i20.tinypic.com/rqxdac.jpg as you can see, my freckles still show.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 11:23 PM   #14
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I would suggest mehron liquid makeup (my friend brought a bottle of grey makeup at youmacon and I was very impressed)
the pigment colors the skin VERY well and it does not cake on, it feels just like regular cosmetic makeup on the skin (I tried it to see how it works)
found here: http://stageandtheatermakeup.com/mhliquidmu.htm

to seal it and take some of the shine away (which is not very noticeable) I suggest Ben Nye Neutral Powder (this is what I use on my boyfriend, I dont really need much makeup so I dont use it much). It works very well, it also slows down sweating and it is easy to work with. Take a big puff for powder, and apply a lot of that powder on your face, then brush it off with a big puffy brush.
it can be found here:
http://www.fxwarehouse.info/Merchant... _Code=Powders

Also, when applying makeup, try to use good brushes.

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Unread 11-05-2007, 11:19 AM   #15
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I thought it would turn out more "MAlice Mizer-ish" How Do you achieve something like that?
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