Thank you ... however, I'm looking for something more realistic. Not a "makeup" version with crystals. There are products from Ben Nye, PAM etc but the manipulation of the product or additional ones out there for film grade FX makeup is what I need.
crazypretty wrote: Thank you ... however, I'm looking for something more realistic. Not a "makeup" version with crystals. There are products from Ben Nye, PAM etc but the manipulation of the product or additional ones out there for film grade FX makeup is what I need.
I'm not quite sure what you're asking for. If you're looking for snow and ice to use on the clothing or hair, there are several products available usually a polyacrylate salt. These products are very realistic, even close-up. Many of these products are inert and safe for contact but are not makeup (see the MSDS for individual products). Since these products absorb water keep them away from the eyes. Use on the clothing or carefully on the hair. You can purchase these products from places like Trengove Studios.
Ice and snow coming into contact with human skin quickly melt. Snow landing on hair and clothing in cold weather will remain frozen if it is cold enough out. The only time that snow or ice will form on skin is when the skin is very, very cold. Long before that the blood flow will have shut down and the skin will be very pale or pale/mottled purple depending on the area affected.
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Another way of doing it is to get a double boiler and melt 60% Paraffin wax and 40% vaseline together, make sure to mix well it can be put it on both paint brushes or mascara spoolies (spoolies for the eyebrows, mustaches and lashes), be aware of the temperature and be careful near lashesand the more Vaseline you use, the softer the wax will be and the easier it comes off the hair.
This is a method told to me by a Bob Brown owner of TraumaFX.
My avatar was done with snow from Naimies. The directions say to apply it and then spray with water but I mixed it with water and gently blotted on the skin. Look on my site for a better example of the snow look. Hopefully this is one if the effects you're looking for.
Thank you! You are all amazing with your suggestions .... My fear is the ice/snow looking campy which I feel ends up happening when the artist isn't well versed in the proper application or the appropriate products. Thus my desire to find a strong artist to learn from and possibly tips other than using something sold as halloween makeup.
I have talked to Alcone, unfortunately they were out of what I needed. I'll probably purchase a few products and play around with them until I find exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you again everyone for your great suggestions and experiences!