Whether you want to use cosmetics in a theatre event, a special Halloween party or any other occasion, you need to know what products are available and how to apply them.
Although fat makeup requires more time and preparation than water-soluble topcoats, it also lasts longer. The most important thing is that the grease will not stain and will not run under hot or sweat conditions. Bold makeup, you can create a more dramatic, even professional look.
In addition to painting your face and greasy pencil, you also need to:
- Facial cleanser or cream and/or baby shampoo
- Clean towel or paper towel
- Warm clothing and rubber or shower caps.
- Razor is very likely for men
- Mirror if you are not working from home
- High quality brush, whitewash
- Professional styling powder, talcum powder or baby talcum powder and applicator (see below)
- Q-Tips or fine brushes, thin paper, paper towels are very useful
- Other articles you might also consider:
- Refreshing and moisturizing
- Baby oil (correct the error after the painting is “set”)
- Carbon pencil eyes
- Master or water spray
- Glitter (eye glitter glue) and other decorations
Before you start making makeup (glitter eyes), you must prepare your face so that there is no problem. If necessary, tie your hair, wash your face, and shave your face. (Bearded men can use grease to apply makeup, but it is difficult to remove it from the hair). Remember that cosmetics with grease can stain clothes. Wear an old button shirt. After the skin is dry, use a very light moisturizer.
If you use a lighter color first, usually white, and use a good quality brush or sponge, you can sketch the area and fill it. You can also paint according to the contours of your face. If it’s too cold, the fat makeup may not be soft, which can be compensated by putting a little color in the palm of your hand for a minute. After painting, use your fingers to “stroke” the cosmetics on your skin.
Unlike water-based cosmetics, grease makeup requires you to apply a face and then “repair” with professional powder, baby powder or talcum powder. (If you use talcum powder, be sure to confirm that you have no allergic reactions beforehand.) You can “adjust” the fat component in each phase after applying the color or at the end of the coating. Some people prefer the latter, applying all colors before applying the powder because they make it easier to correct mistakes. However, the downside is that you risk the accidental mixing and staining work.
Whether it is “fixed” in stages or in the final stage, a reliable method of applying powder is to partially fill the cotton socks with a powder, attach it and gently wipe the face. Allow the powder to stand for about half a minute and then remove excess powder with a brush. The painted area should not be wet or sticky: otherwise, you may need more dust. Once the fat composition is established, it should be quite resistant to smearing. If you need to correct something at this time, you can use Q-Tips soaked in baby oil, but keep in mind that the surrounding area may now be stained.
Be careful not to apply grease on your face makeup or layering. If you have too much in one place, press with your finger to make it smooth. Use Q-Tips or a fine brush in a smaller area to constantly adjust the face. Large pencils can also be used on the face, charcoal for the eyes, don’t forget the color of the lips!
Let the fat cosmetic completely dry, then apply the last thin layer of powder and wipe off the excess powder with a brush or paper towel. A wet cloth at the end can help remove excess dust or spray with a very light water stream. In a warm climate, you can skip this step because excess dust absorbs sweat.