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Photographer
digital Artform
Posts: 49,326
Los Angeles, California, US


Anyone have any experience with this stuff? Any feedback is welcome - especially from Los Angeles area artists
Oct 15 06 08:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Duncan
Posts: 2,121
New York, New York, US


From what I have heard the model needs to shave the area of ALL hair before putting latex on , cause even the baby hairs make it painful when taking it off!!
Oct 15 06 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
digital Artform
Posts: 49,326
Los Angeles, California, US


hm. makes sense. sounds like a lot of trouble to use.
Oct 15 06 09:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Sophie R
Posts: 1,235
Paris, Île-de-France, France


I can confirm what Duncan said. Ugh ^^
Oct 16 06 10:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Sindy061
Posts: 30
Norwich, Connecticut, US


I have used it before...depends on what you are trying to use it for and the look you want to achieve.. in fact have some here im going to use eventually.... baby powder makes it easeier and it just peals off.......I tried it......  and i didnt have any problems with  hair when i did it....
Oct 16 06 10:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Conceptually Black
Posts: 8,320
Columbus, Ohio, US


Duncan wrote:
From what I have heard the model needs to shave the area of ALL hair before putting latex on , cause even the baby hairs make it painful when taking it off!!

No no no. The little hairs are fine, I've put it on over long hair(think like waxing then) but for over short hairs, simply lay down a layer of Aloe lotion(must be Aloe). Then if it is going to only be on for a little bit paint on the latex(sponge brushes work great), but if it is going to be on for awhile, lightly powder the area with corn starch powder, then lay down your latex.
You'll need several layers of liquid latex to create a solid color. After you put on all the latex, use a sealer if you want to leave the latex on for awhile, but you can also use a sheen spray to add shine(the sealer will do the same).
Hope I helped a little.

Oct 16 06 10:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fotographic Aspirations
Posts: 1,906
Long Beach, California, US


I have done a few shots with paint on latex , easy to use, but key that you apply the shine spray after it dries. Have a shot on my portfolio of latex. Try to use someone who has used it before to apply it (3+ coats sometimes required to get it just right).

Good luck !
Oct 16 06 10:59 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Sophie R
Posts: 1,235
Paris, Île-de-France, France


To shine, use silicon oil. Other kind of oil (mineral or vegetal) will destroy the latex's finish.
Oct 16 06 11:01 am  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Anne Marie Rooney
Posts: 11
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


PLEASE make sure you moisturize LOTS before the model(s) are painted with latex, otherwise..it becomes slightly painful.  It becomes like a second skin if you moisturize properly, although it does begin to slowly peel off so use your time wisely.  Check out my port you'll see some neat things you can do with latex! Be creative!
Oct 16 06 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JM Dean
Posts: 8,930
Cary, North Carolina, US


hahahaha hehehehehe. Stay away! Not only can this stuff send your model into shock, it’s a pain in the ass to work with. Use this stuff instead

http://www.fxsupply.com/makeup/mu_body.html
Oct 16 06 08:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Anne Marie Rooney
Posts: 11
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


I forgot...wherever you buy latex they usually sell a setting mist MAKE SURE YOU BUY IT. If you don't the latex will stick to itself and it becomes frustrating.
Oct 16 06 08:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JM Dean
Posts: 8,930
Cary, North Carolina, US


Anne Marie Rooney wrote:
PLEASE make sure you moisturize LOTS before the model(s) are painted with latex, otherwise..it becomes slightly painful.  It becomes like a second skin if you moisturize properly, although it does begin to slowly peel off so use your time wisely.  Check out my port you'll see some neat things you can do with latex! Be creative!

Very nice work AM. First good stuff I have seen from latex.

Sorry to other MUA's who may use it but I haven't seen your port yet smile

Oct 16 06 08:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
digital Artform
Posts: 49,326
Los Angeles, California, US


JM Dean wrote:
hahahaha hehehehehe. Stay away! Not only can this stuff send your model into shock, it’s a pain in the ass to work with. Use this stuff instead

http://www.fxsupply.com/makeup/mu_body.html

Hm. This body paint or latex stuff - either way - seems harder than I thought. Maybe best for me to avoid it.

If you airbrush that stuff on then I guess the studio is going to be misted with overspray.

Oct 16 06 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
digital Artform
Posts: 49,326
Los Angeles, California, US


Anne Marie Rooney wrote:
Check out my port you'll see some neat things you can do with latex! Be creative!

That's cool!

(In black that liquid latex would be good for the "venom" character in Spiderman 3)

Oct 16 06 08:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JM Dean
Posts: 8,930
Cary, North Carolina, US


digital Artform wrote:

Hm. This body paint or latex stuff - either way - seems harder than I thought. Maybe best for me to avoid it.

If you airbrush that stuff on then I guess the studio is going to be misted with overspray.

If you’re going for one color and coloring the entire body use the body paint. No need to use an airbrush. Use a sponge or a small paint roller smile Airbrush is really only needed for designs. If you choose latex good luck lol. I tried it once. Better to have a professional apply that stuff but the body makeup is easy for one color.

Oct 16 06 08:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Sommer Mbonu Pro Makeup
Posts: 499
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


I agree with anne...plus some colours transfer better than others...darker colours are easier than light ones...AND you will need lots of time and 3+ coats for a solid look. My portfolio has a series of latex pictures..ANNE R. avatar is also done by me. It was experimental...now everyone and their mother wants to have it done!!!
Oct 18 06 07:12 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
User Name Unavailable
Posts: 558
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


JM Dean wrote:

digital Artform wrote:
Airbrush is really only needed for designs.

Respectfully disagree. A trained airbrush artist is needed for clients that need a quickly applied layer of ultra finely misted, yet extremely opaque color that does not look streaky.

Its also very useful, not only for designs, but also for quick and easy effects like stencils, fades, tones, etc.

Finally, certain formulas of airbrush makeup can be covered in subsequent coats of other products, and won't melt off.

Please don't make sweeping statements about airbrushing!!

Oct 18 06 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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