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Photographer

Dan Gregory Photography

Posts: 790

DEPTFORD, New Jersey, US

Third picture on the right... looks like glitter?

http://pradofoto.com/#

Feb 03 13 01:23 pm Link

Photographer

AVD AlphaDuctions

Posts: 10632

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dan Gregory Photography wrote:
Third picture on the right... looks like glitter?

http://pradofoto.com/#

its glitter gel. but for future reference, you get better answers to questions like this in the Hair, Makeup and Styling forum. I just happen to have some of this stuff.

Feb 03 13 01:35 pm Link

Photographer

Dan Gregory Photography

Posts: 790

DEPTFORD, New Jersey, US

sorry if a mod could move this to the correct location that be great.

Is glitter gel hard to find?

Feb 03 13 01:58 pm Link

Photographer

MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Dan Gregory Photography wrote:
sorry if a mod could move this to the correct location that be great.

Is glitter gel hard to find?

Baby oil plus sprinkling glitter from Michael's worked for me.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130203/17/510f0cb9ae453.jpg

Feb 03 13 05:15 pm Link

Photographer

AVD AlphaDuctions

Posts: 10632

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dan Gregory Photography wrote:
sorry if a mod could move this to the correct location that be great.

Is glitter gel hard to find?

most makeup shops and theater supply places have it. or its everywhere on eBay.

you can DIY as suggested, but the advantage to getting the premade is you know its been tested to be hypoallergenic.  Nothing in glitter gel should cause an allergic reaction but these days better safe. its not expensive.

Feb 03 13 05:52 pm Link

Photographer

Phantasmal Images

Posts: 650

Boston, Massachusetts, US

MKPhoto wrote:

Baby oil plus sprinkling glitter from Michael's worked for me.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130203/17/510f0cb9ae453.jpg

and how much of a mess did it make? wink

Feb 03 13 07:04 pm Link

Model

MoRina

Posts: 6062

Destin, Florida, US

Only cosmetic glitter should be used where it may get in the eyes.  Craft glitter isn't for use on people.

Feb 03 13 07:30 pm Link

Photographer

MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Phantasmal Images wrote:
and how much of a mess did it make? wink

Roll the background outside-in, put in a garbage bag, put model in the shower, lather, rinse. None at all.

MoRina wrote:
Only cosmetic glitter should be used where it may get in the eyes.  Craft glitter isn't for use on people.

Yes. Agree. This was according to the label a non-toxic, skin-safe, poly glitter. But there was no FDA approved on it.

Feb 03 13 08:04 pm Link

Photographer

Dan Gregory Photography

Posts: 790

DEPTFORD, New Jersey, US

So baby oil and sprinkling glitter should work? I'm not looking to have this be on my model's face.

Feb 05 13 03:33 pm Link

Photographer

Mask Photo

Posts: 1435

Fremont, California, US

MoRina wrote:
Only cosmetic glitter should be used where it may get in the eyes.  Craft glitter isn't for use on people.

Quoted for so much truth.

If you can't afford cosmetic glitter, what makes you think you can afford the lawsuit when a model gets some in her eye and scratches her cornea?

Same goes for everywhere else, really. Sharp flakes of metal in the hoo-ha has to be worse than sand...

Feb 06 13 02:41 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 16253

Orlando, Florida, US

As a safer, albeit more expensive, alternative, I would suggest gold leaf, or even imitation gold leaf.  I would not recommend glitter anywhere near the eyes or other openings of the body.

Feb 06 13 02:46 pm Link

Body Painter

Sweet Loretta

Posts: 249

Sacramento, California, US

The difference between craft and cosmetic grade is the paint pigments used to color the glitter. As some may argue that both craft and cosmetic glitter are not metal but polyester. Non-toxic simply means it is ok for humans to use - not wear or eat.

Cosmetic glitter is equally as cheap as craft glitter. Yes craft glitter is quick to find at Walmart or such and cosmetic grade may have to be ordered. Oh well!

An inexpensive glitter gel is Snazaroo, or try Amerikan Body Art, as you can get it there in varied sizes and colors. But lots of places have glitter gel including the big makeup companies like Mehron.  Or hit up most stores that cater to body painters and see what they carry, and ask about some tricks.

Sweet Loretta
www.thepaintednavel.com
www.extrememakeupfx.com

Feb 07 13 08:43 am Link