Whether you're thinking of using fat makeup for a theatrical event, a special Halloween party or any other occasion, you need to know what products are on the market and how to apply them.
Although fat makeup takes longer to prepare than ordinary water-soluble facial paint, it also lasts much longer. More importantly, the fat makeup does not run and does not run under hot light or perspiration conditions. With grease makeup, you can create a more dramatic and even professional look.
In addition to your face paints and pencils, you will need the following:
- facial cleanser or cream and / or baby shampoo
- clean towels or paper towels
- clothing and hats or shower caps
- man's ability to shave
- does not work not at home
- brush, good quality powder brush
- professional powder, talcum powder or baby powder and applicator (see below)
- The Q-Tips brush or quality brush, paper silk, paper towels are all convenient
- Other items to consider:
- light moisturizer
- baby oil (to repair errors after painting ")
- charcoal pencil for the eyes  mascara
- ] Mister or water jet
- Glitter and other decorations
Before you start applying makeup, you need to prepare your face so that everything goes well. Clean your face thoroughly by tying the hair if necessary and, for men, shave. (Bearded men can apply makeup to the grease paint, but it can be difficult to keep it off the hair.) Do not forget that grease makeup will soil the clothes, so put on an old buttoned shirt . Once your skin is dry, apply a very light moisturizer.
Starting with the lightest color, usually white, and a good quality brush or sponge, or your fingers, you can define the outline and fill it. paint following the contours of your face. The makeup of the grease may not be fluid if it is too cold, which you can remedy by putting a little color in the palm of your hand for a minute. After painting, apply makeup to the skin with your fingers.
Unlike water-based makeup, makeup with grease requires you to paint your face and then fix it with a professional powder, baby powder or talcum powder. . (If you are using talcum powder, make sure you do not have an allergic reaction beforehand.) You can "adjust" the makeup of the fat, in stages following the application of each color or at the end of all the painting. Some people prefer the latter, applying all the colors before fixing with powder, because they can correct the errors more easily. The disadvantage is that you risk mixing the colors inadvertently and leave traces on your work.
Whether you are putting things in order or at the end, a reliable way to apply the powder is to partially fill a powder, attach it, then gently dab your face. Allow the powder to sit for about half a minute before dusting off excess with a powder brush. Painted areas should no longer be wet or sticky. If this is not the case, you will probably need more powder. Once the makeup of the fat is taken, it should be quite smudge resistant. If anything needs to be corrected at this point, you can use Q-Tips soaked in baby oil, but remember that the surrounding areas may now be smudged.
Be careful not to apply thick or layered makeup to the face. If you have too much in one place, press it with your fingers to smooth it. Continue to refine your face using Q-Tips or a fine brush for smaller areas. You can also use greasy pencils for the face, charcoal pencils for the eyes and do not forget the color of your lips!
Let the makeup dry well and apply a last thin layer of powder, dusting off any dust. excess with a brush or tissue paper. A damp cloth at the end can help remove excess powder or spray a very light mist of water. In warmer climates, you can probably skip this step because the extra powder will absorb any sweat.
If you apply glitter, do it at the very end. Generally, glitter is more effective when applied to the eyes or cheeks. A glittery gel is often used in place of dry flakes to minimize the risk of peeling eyes. With dry glitter, start by slightly moistening the face and cheeks, then "puff" on the polyester glitter. Do not forget to let the makeup sit for about half an hour before going out. If you have lost paint on your lashes, cover them with mascara.
For almost all types of faces you will need, you will need at a minimum a white foundation and a black pencil, but of course there are many colors and you will probably want to try at least some of them. The main producers of makeup grease are Mehron and Ben Nye. Mehron Fat Makeup is for theater professionals who want easy application with good coverage. Ben Nye also uses the same community, although Ben Nye's fat make-up is actually a cream. Face makeup with grease comes in different forms, from pallets (usually sold as a kit) to individual sheaths. Pencils, pencils and sticks are useful for small areas of the face. Mehron and Ben Nye also produce eye shadows, blushes, a range of flakes and powders to pose and mists of sealing. You can also consider spraying a sweat blocker on the face to help preserve the grease paint under bright lights or in a warm environment.