I sort of have this fascination with blank white faces. I'm trying blank white masks, but actual blank white faces via makeup would be interesting as well, and show facial expressions. I normally eschew makeup; I'd rather see someones face than a layer of powders and oozes and goo in a face shape over top of their face, so I have no idea how this might work.
Amazon sells "white clown makeup" which probably does what I want. Is that what I want?
They sell large tubs, but I presume there is a worry of cooties (facial bacteria) if more than one person uses it, so I should buy tiny single-person tubs? Or a big tub that I dole out into portions and not cross-contaminate?
Do I need something to rub it on with? A brush or a sponge, or can the girl just fingerpaint it? And a new brush or sponge for each person?
Do I need something to go under it, like a primer, or over it, like a varnish?
Do I need something to get it off with later?
Sep 19 13 09:47 am Link
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Clown face paint would probably be fine, but I recommend also getting a white mascara, because you shouldn't put that stuff on your eyelashes. It wouldn't stay, anyway.
To avoid cooties, as you put it, simply make sure that they use a clean spatula to take the makeup out, and that no double-dipping ever occurs. For the mascara, get disposable mascara wands.
Oh, and makeup, done well, does not look like "goo and ooze" on someone's face.
Sep 19 13 10:28 am Link
Beaverton, Oregon, US
Having been a clown for a theater project I agree with the above statements.
Sep 19 13 10:47 am Link
If I can't see wrinkles, creases, or skin, then it's all goo and ooze!
Sep 19 13 12:11 pm Link
Also, is it applied with this spatula you mention?
Sep 19 13 01:13 pm Link
Sacramento, California, US
A nice clean white even coverage that does not look like "goo" can actually be rather difficult to achieve.
Check out what Roshar did on the cover of the latest "Makeup Artist Magazine" for instance.
If you want a clean look, you might consider a MUA.
Sep 19 13 01:55 pm Link
Corona, California, US
I strongly advise you bring in a makeup artist to get the results you want. I mean no disrespect, but based on your question, I don't believe you have the makeup experience required to the the look you want to achieve.
Sep 19 13 02:13 pm Link
Lisa Berczel wrote:
Everything I do is an experiment!
Sep 19 13 05:32 pm Link
Palm Beach, Florida, US
IMO you should hire a makeup artist
I don't see you as pulling this off
Sep 19 13 08:08 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
creating a perfect pociline white face makeup is an increbibly tough makeup to achieve trained and especially untrained
and its not like you just slap clown white makeup on the face or it will look exactly like that
if this a beauty or fashion look it needs to have life unless you are going for a flat dead look
one of the images in my book , one of the images I was most well known for took me well over an hour to create a perfect white pociline face with an element of life still to it
i suggest as well at looking at some of roshars newest works
Sep 21 13 08:11 am Link