Hello, need a little advice on gold painting

Hello, need a little advice on gold painting

11 posts
4 Nov 2010
rojose
Photographer
rojose
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
Posted 4 Nov 2010
junelong
Make Up Artist
junelong
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
Posted 4 Nov 2010
rojose
Photographer
rojose
Many thanks for the advice - appreciate it!

Posted 5 Nov 2010
Mark_Time
Photographer
Mark_Time
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
Posted 5 Nov 2010
Edited by Mark_Time 5 Nov 2010
MMM_WOW
Make Up Artist
MMM_WOW
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
Posted 5 Nov 2010
simplydivine
Make Up Artist
simplydivine
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
Posted 6 Nov 2010
Catscreations
Make Up Artist
Catscreation..
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

Posted 11 Nov 2010
rojose
Photographer
rojose
Thanks for the advice - will be popping a posting up in casting calls since this seems like a specialist is needed

rob

Posted 11 Nov 2010
isnt mehron coconut oil based? When i bought some i was told not to use it on people with nut allergy.

Posted 11 Nov 2010
MMM_WOW
Make Up Artist
MMM_WOW
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
Posted 11 Nov 2010
MMM_WOW

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


Thanks for clearing that up, i will be less worried about using it on kids at parties now.
Posted 11 Nov 2010
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