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Dan Gregory Photography
Posts: 775
DEPTFORD, New Jersey, US


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

http://pradofoto.com/#
Feb 03 13 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AVD AlphaDuctions
Posts: 10,528
Gatineau, Quebec, 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  Quote 
Photographer
Dan Gregory Photography
Posts: 775
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  Quote 
Photographer
MKPhoto
Posts: 5,664
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  Quote 
Photographer
AVD AlphaDuctions
Posts: 10,528
Gatineau, Quebec, 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  Quote 
Photographer
Phantasmal Images
Posts: 583
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  Quote 
Model
MoRina
Posts: 5,669
Fort Lauderdale, 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  Quote 
Photographer
MKPhoto
Posts: 5,664
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  Quote 
Photographer
Dan Gregory Photography
Posts: 775
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  Quote 
Photographer
Mask Photo
Posts: 1,396
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  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,235
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  Quote 
Body Painter
Sweet Loretta
Posts: 226
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  Quote 
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