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Ivy Lam StylingMUA

Posts: 17

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

whats the best method to paint someone's body all silver?
what is the best name brand for supplies?
where can I get it?

thank you for time,
much appreciated,

Ivy

Feb 09 06 01:25 am Link

Makeup Artist

MP Make-up Artistry

Posts: 5105

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

well i painted a group of hotties all silver with Kroylans "liquid metal " in silver, it went on well with a sponge brush aplicator and stayed on all day while these hotties roamed the streets for gay pride parade last august in Toronto so if you watched the news you'd know it was hotter than hell there. the only pace it moved was thier arm pits and forheads but I think that cuz they touched thier faces and they sweated alot.
I think it worked really well and gave the whole "tin man from Wizard of Oz " like look, only with out the led . They did mention that they had to scrub with baby oil to get the stuff off.
It's about $12 a bottle and I painted 5 guys with about 3 and 1/2 bottles of paint.
I did it sparingly as we only had 4 bottles and didnt know how much would be used on each person, but I would totally recomed this product. if you only have one person you probably would only need one bottle, and you could be fairly libberal with it smile

Feb 10 06 07:44 pm Link

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jac3950

Posts: 1179

Freedom, New Hampshire, US

Sounds very cool.... how does one remove it?

Feb 10 06 07:48 pm Link

Body Painter

Lisa Berczel

Posts: 4098

Corona, California, US

Most all of the sweatproof/waterproof stuff:
Alcohol or baby oil. Alcohol is faster...
A first pass in the shower with shower gel helps (has oils in it).
One model I've done a LOT made a scrub out of sea salt and baby oil...

Feb 10 06 08:28 pm Link

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BodyPainter Rich

Posts: 18061

Sacramento, California, US

Deadly Design has the best suggestion I've seen yet. Mehron has a great metallic powder, but I've yet to get a way to put it on that it doesn't either stay really wet or dry out and flake off.

Feb 10 06 10:44 pm Link

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Ashley Elizabeth

Posts: 1127

Miami Beach, Florida, US

I really like Temptu's.  Probably my favorite that I've used so far.

Feb 11 06 12:28 am Link

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MP Make-up Artistry

Posts: 5105

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

jac3950 wrote:
Sounds very cool.... how does one remove it?

well the pagaging says from what i can read the bottle is covered in silver paint smile it says to use isopropy myristate this is a very oliy liquid works great but is expensive, the baby oil worked it just took a bit of scrubbing, always a fun activity to do with your partner smile

Feb 11 06 12:51 am Link

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jac3950

Posts: 1179

Freedom, New Hampshire, US

Deadly Design Make-up wrote:

well the pagaging says from what i can read the bottle is covered in silver paint smile it says to use isopropy myristate this is a very oliy liquid works great but is expensive, the baby oil worked it just took a bit of scrubbing, always a fun activity to do with your partner smile

(tongue in cheek)...um, not shooting my partner, not sure the model would stand still for my lending a hand.... but, hey, could always ask.

seriously, thanks for the info, folks.

Feb 11 06 10:53 am Link

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MP Make-up Artistry

Posts: 5105

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

jac3950 wrote:

(tongue in cheek)...um, not shooting my partner, not sure the model would stand still for my lending a hand.... but, hey, could always ask.

seriously, thanks for the info, folks.

well i ment the model could bring her partner to scrub her back. Or she might be able to put clothing over the paint and go home and scrub up. and get rid of the silver skin

Feb 11 06 11:29 am Link

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DKJMedia

Posts: 5

Marietta, Georgia, US

I've used alot of the different paints mentioned.

Mehron liquid is cheap, water soluble, and reasonably durable. there are some tricks to getting it to stay longer, depending on the color, mostly using different setting powders and a spray sealant. Some colors (Black, blue) will stain fiberglass or synthetic showers and tubs if not scrubbed off immediately. They will also absorb into fingernails that aren't sealed with polish.  Mehron white tends to crack real easily.

I painted one model with the Reel Creations airbrush paint - it went on GREAT! (though it is expensive) - nice and smooth, no cracking. He went swimming in the lake with the paint on - and it didn't run or smear at all. It was wonderful until he tried to take it off.....we found the easiest remover was not the Reel Creations remover, but the Bath and Body Works moisturizing hand soap.

The new Temptu paints are as durable as the Reel Creations and apply well through an airbrush or brush.


The biggest "NO" to bodypaint was what my brother did - in the Ga Tech Marching band, he made a bet that he could march in the game barefoot and nobody would notice - so he spraypainted his feet white with Krylon. It took him about a week to get it clean.

Mar 29 06 07:56 am Link

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Ivy Lam

Posts: 101

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DKJMedia wrote:
I've used alot of the different paints mentioned.

Mehron liquid is cheap, water soluble, and reasonably durable. there are some tricks to getting it to stay longer, depending on the color, mostly using different setting powders and a spray sealant. Some colors (Black, blue) will stain fiberglass or synthetic showers and tubs if not scrubbed off immediately. They will also absorb into fingernails that aren't sealed with polish.  Mehron white tends to crack real easily.

I painted one model with the Reel Creations airbrush paint - it went on GREAT! (though it is expensive) - nice and smooth, no cracking. He went swimming in the lake with the paint on - and it didn't run or smear at all. It was wonderful until he tried to take it off.....we found the easiest remover was not the Reel Creations remover, but the Bath and Body Works moisturizing hand soap.

The new Temptu paints are as durable as the Reel Creations and apply well through an airbrush or brush.


The biggest "NO" to bodypaint was what my brother did - in the Ga Tech Marching band, he made a bet that he could march in the game barefoot and nobody would notice - so he spraypainted his feet white with Krylon. It took him about a week to get it clean.

LOL! thanks for the input!

Mar 30 06 09:53 pm Link

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Olga_ST

Posts: 18

Dallas, Texas, US

DKJMedia wrote:
Mehron white tends to crack real easily.

I still like their liquid white - it is so nice to apply! but may be it is a painter in me talking now wink
yes, it tends to dry and crack if applied in a think layer, also sometimes you can see brush strokes, in this case I just go over it with a sponge, while it's semi-wet.

Also, I figured that you can go over liquid paint with a sponge of cream makeup to make the color stand out more

May 09 06 12:42 am Link

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Olga_ST

Posts: 18

Dallas, Texas, US

Ashley Elizabeth wrote:
I really like Temptu's.  Probably my favorite that I've used so far.

May I ask, where can I find it in Dallas?
I wonder if it is an industry store here, where I could try samples of it

thanks!
O.

May 09 06 12:44 am Link

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Make Up the Design

Posts: 90

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

If you're concerned about being able to remove it...use a barrier cream beforehand.  Any cream with silicone in it well help from staining the skin.  There is a product actually called "barrier cream" sold at safeway...(canada) but i imagine its a fairly accesable.  I do believe ben nye or mehron make a barrier spray as well.

May 09 06 07:01 pm Link

Body Painter

THE CRUMP EFFECT

Posts: 110

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US

There are several places to get the paints, visit sillyfarm.com or cinemasecrets.com they have great customer service and are very helpful and quick to answer any questions that you might have.

Sep 23 10 09:06 pm Link

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Denise

Posts: 1926

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

This thread was 4 years old!

Sep 23 10 09:37 pm Link

Photographer

infocusstudio

Posts: 6

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Are there any agents or supplier's in South Africa?

Sep 23 10 10:09 pm Link

Body Painter

Sweet Loretta

Posts: 254

Sacramento, California, US

Best method - hire a body painter.

Since you most like really want the next best - use Mehron Metallic Powder with Mehron Mixing Liquid.  There is a free sheet on how to use it on my site www.thepaintednavel.com

Sweet Loretta
www.sweet-loretta.com

Sep 24 10 06:58 pm Link

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Sweet Loretta

Posts: 254

Sacramento, California, US

hahahhahah - yes look '06 that is and old thread!

Sweet Loretta

Sep 24 10 07:00 pm Link

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Maee Kroft

Posts: 284

Los Angeles, California, US

Sep 26 10 08:44 am Link

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MP Make-up Artistry

Posts: 5105

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Maee Kroft wrote:

I'm pretty sure, I'm kinda blind right now, I cant find the "Liquid metal" on the website. sad Is there another name for it? I have to find a blue for Halloween.

it's possible they have changed the name this thread is over 4 years old....

Sep 26 10 10:29 am Link

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Maee Kroft

Posts: 284

Los Angeles, California, US

Deadly Design Make-up wrote:

it's possible they have changed the name this thread is over 4 years old....

I was totally having a slow day. Hahah thanks. big_smile

Sep 27 10 08:58 am Link