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Hello, need a little advice on gold painting

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04 November 2010 12:28
rojose
Photographer


Hi

I am looking to do a shoot where the model is covered in gold paint of some form but don't know a safe substance to use for this. It will probably be head/shoulders and perhaps hair.

Could anyone point me in the right direction for this (or even tell me if its just quite simply not possible). Naturally, I only want a 100% safe way of doing it.

Many thanks in advance

Rob


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04 November 2010 17:38
junelong
Make-up Artist
junelong
Location
United Kingdom
Glasgow


Hi Rob,
you must use a product that is specifically designed to paint on to the body. There are several good options on the market. Mehron gold powder and mixing liquid makes up to a gorgeous lustrous gold which is safe for the body. You need to be really careful around the eyes. Another good option is Kryolan Interferenz water activated face/body paint in colour "Bronce" - again a gorgeous gold lustre. You can apply either of the above with a brush or sponge. A soft flat inexpensive synthetic brush would do,or a face painting sponge. They work out around the same price-@ £12.00, and I think Dauphines of Bristol should have them both. Good luck.
June
ps there are probably more options, but these are my favourites :-)


05 November 2010 01:19
rojose
Photographer


Many thanks for the advice - appreciate it!


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05 November 2010 01:57
Mark_Time
Photographer
Mark_Time
Location
United Kingdom
Lothian
Livingston

Never used it myself but given the advice above I googled Mehron and their website looks really good http://www.mehron.com/Studio_and_Stage_Makeup_s/1.htm

edit to add Im just now looking at their featured artists gallary and there are some WOW images in there. if any models or photographers from here are featured in this the Im in Awe well done emoticon
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05 November 2010 13:07
MMM_WOW
Make-up Artist


if you are looking to do something like these

http://johndavisbodyartist.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=8605001

then use any off the Mehron metalic powders mixed with baby oil.

only down side is that your model cant touch anything as it stays damp but on the upside it looks lush in the camera emoticon


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06 November 2010 13:11
simplydivine
Make-up Artist
simplydivine
Location
United Kingdom
Cheshire


I agree with above I have used silver Mehron with their mixing fluid gives an amazing finish. Will need a touch up here and there though. I can send you some examples of the things I have done if you want to pm. If you need an MUA to do the job then I often come to Nottingham to work let me know and we can work something out


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11 November 2010 09:36
Catscreations
Make-up Artist
Catscreations
Location
United Kingdom
Norfolk


Ditto, I have used Mehron or Graftobian many times, with either the correct mixers, as a dry powder, or with baby oil. Fast and easy once you get the mix right...

Cat x
cats-creations.co.uk Professional Face & Body art, UK & Hong Kong


11 November 2010 13:08
rojose
Photographer


Thanks for the advice - will be popping a posting up in casting calls since this seems like a specialist is needed

rob


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11 November 2010 13:12
EmmaAurora
Model
EmmaAurora
Location
United Kingdom
Wiltshire
Devizes

isnt mehron coconut oil based? When i bought some i was told not to use it on people with nut allergy.
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11 November 2010 15:46
MMM_WOW
Make-up Artist


Quote from EmmaAurora
isnt mehron coconut oil based? When i bought some i was told not to use it on people with nut allergy.



Firstly it is an artificial aroma that is added , the same as the lanolin content is not an animal based derivitive so is also safe , and thirdly a Coconut is not actually a nut its a seed emoticon
And lastly and by no means least the products you are refering to are the paint based makeups, where as the mehron powders are just that powders with a metalic base and none of the same ingredients as the paints emoticon



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