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Post by amylady222 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:19 am

so this actually has two parts to it...


1. Do you paint your face for your events or go clean faced?


2. I have huge pores in the T-zone--anyone know a good way to reduce the size--that actually works? I facepaint on myself to practice, but I am just not happy with the large pores showing up on the pictures--and man I never knew how many wrinkles I had until I do some eye painting--wow Gotta work on those too!! :0

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Post by mamakatrien on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:29 pm

wish i knew too...
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Post by amylady222 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:08 pm

I use to work in a MK office, so you would think I would know their product, but alas I don't. It seems like each make-up line has their product that claims to do this, but I want to know if anyone has experience.
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Post by Guest on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:49 pm

I usually paint my face for gigs.

All I use is soap and water. Not another thing. I don't wear make-up unless it is for costume or work, and don't use moisturizers or anything else.

I flip between Ivory bar soap and Reef Botanicals Purity (pure castile soap) for washing (wash my hair with them too.)

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Post by pjhamel on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:29 pm

I have giant pores too Sad

The only product I've found that actually works is Clinique's pore minimizer with t-zone shine control. It is a bit pricey, but one tube lasts for months. It is also a non-makeup product, so for those of us who don't wear makeup, it's wonderful.
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Post by shadowdrawing on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:48 pm

Today was the first day that I face painted myself for a gig. It was fun! People react funny to you (who is the wacko in the face paint?) until you get there and they associate you with the party...then it is ALL SMILES. The only adult I had today sat down in the chair and said "I want what you have, but in purple!"

Can't help with the pores...I have permanent red cheek syndrome Smile
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:08 pm

I almost always paint myself a butterfly of some sort. I'm a makeup wearer and see it as another form of art. I've been wearing a lot of Bare Minerals lately Smile
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Post by veelux on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:41 pm

I usually do a little eye design or some hearts on my cheeks so the kids have something to look at while I paint them. They seem to like it and I think it makes them feel a bit more comfortable. I don't wear day to day make up though...kind of an old hippie I guess.
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Post by facesbybelle on Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:02 pm

I haven't done much work, but the last two times I did a small eye design, a butterfly.
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Post by amylady222 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:09 pm

pjhamel wrote:I have giant pores too Sad

The only product I've found that actually works is Clinique's pore minimizer with t-zone shine control. It is a bit pricey, but one tube lasts for months. It is also a non-makeup product, so for those of us who don't wear makeup, it's wonderful.


I will have to try it! I think the closest Clinique is about two hours away from me, so I guess I better look to see if they ship it.

thanks!
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Post by pjhamel on Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:19 pm

I think you can order it through them or through sephora. Definitely try it; it's a miracle worker.
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Post by Manabanana on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:17 pm

I paint my face at gigs, but not until I am there, if that is possible. If I have to lift things such as my canopy, I'm going to sweat and then my face is done for.


I have huge pores too, this is how I prep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmZm3vwrF8Q&feature=fvsr

HE has a bunch of amazing tutorials that I love.
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Post by amylady222 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:42 pm

nice--that helps alot.

Thanks Pjhamel & Manabanana!
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Post by Gentilesh13 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:32 pm

I usually wear really bright eye shadow with a nice colorful eyeliner...sometimes I even wear glitter eye liner and many kids dont know any better so they will compliment my "face painting." Its really cute to hear them say they like the way my make-up looks Smile

Summers in Chicago can be pretty brutal so with the humidity, Id rather not wear a lot of make up or paint my own face but I find that the bright eye shadows work really well and they make a great impression!
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Post by Luvs to paint on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:44 pm

I wait until after I'm finished setting up everything and have had time to cool down some. On my face, I usually just make a few flowers and some glitter, something to compliment my butterfly wings headband I always wear when painting. If I have a lull between customers, I paint a few designs on my arms really detailed.
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Post by fesspenter on Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:13 am

I usually paint flowers, or a butterfly and flowers as an eye design. Thus summer, I had an 18 day gig for 6 hours a day. It was HOT. My forehead mask melted off. I did "Arm Gardens" (as I call them), flowers up and down my arm.

Happy Painting!
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Post by ginganinja on Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:00 pm

I always paint my face for gigs. On hot days when parents say "it'll just melt off", I point out "I've been painted since __am and mine still looks good!"

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Post by amylady222 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:55 am

great everyone thanks!
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Post by maggie on Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:09 pm

Don't laugh but here it goes...monistat anti chafing gel.
This is used as a primer by tons including myself. Just google reviews and videos on YouTube.
I also have the Clinique pore minimizer i bought before finding out about the monistat, they both work the same Smile

Good luck!

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Post by fesspenter on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:42 pm

Thank you, maggie!
Where were you this summer during the Secret Body Spray discussion?
My husband would probably ask me,
which tastes better?
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Post by Kammy on Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:07 pm

I'm not laughing, Maggie - I've heard so much about how good the ACG is as a primer. I really should grab some at some point.

But that's essentially what I was going to suggest - primer, in general. Most people can find one that suits them. I like the GOSH Velvet Touch Line Perfector, Clinique Pore Minimiser (ditto there, eh?) and a couple of others. Most don't contain any colour so it's not like wearing makeup, but they help any makeup you DO put on (including face paint) look a little smoother and sometimes stay on a little longer with truer colours.

If you want to try a reasonably cheap primer, Rimmel do one. I can't remember what it's called, and it might be more expensive over there as it's a UK brand, but it's in a white tube with blue writing, and I find it's a nice, light priming option.

Another idea, which can sometimes work for photographic purposes, is a light dusting of high definition powder over your base. It sort of blurs lines, pores and wrinkles a bit in photos. ELF do one for (over here) GBP 6.00 and it gets very good reviews. Don't put too much on though, as it can make flash photography really white you out.

Can you tell I'm a wrinkly old crone?

An Old Feeling Kammy xx
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Post by creative lady on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:04 am

My daughter uses a primer from Walmart or Avon it mats your face so whether you wear make up or not your face looks even colored and finished. It's under $9. and my daughter loves the fact that it helps hide her acne.
I use it as well, because at 55 I still have large pores. lol

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Post by Kammy on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:19 am

Is that the Avon MagiX one, creative lady? I've heard a few good things about that. :-)
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Post by creative lady on Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:08 pm

Yes, we love it. There is also a lightly tinted one as well. One of the few products that don't make me itch...

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Post by Mrsthe97 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:59 am

I LOVE Paula's Choice clear skin cleanser and BHA cream for minimizing my jumbo pores. It does what I want and does not irritate my sensitive skin. I'm still on my first set and I think it's been at least 4 months. Good luck, I hope you find a solution!
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