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Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by Miss Ronnie on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:27 pm

Why, you ask? Because for the last 3 or 4 private parties, I've noticed that they don't have any staying power on kids. They wear away too easily for kids on the go.

But I will still use them on older ones....
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Post by fesspenter on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 pm

I love them in the heat.
I wonder if the moisture from the humidity and the sweat from their skin keeps the powder clinging longer, and more vibrantly to their skin?

Should I paint myself as the Spidey-person, or the Grinch every night and hope that I get a hot flash?

Should I buy new sheets that are very dark?

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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by anniel on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:18 pm

Thank Ronnie, I was wondering...it's my pet peeve with Paradise vs. Wolfe...


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Post by Rebons on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:38 pm

What pet peeve is this?
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Post by Denise Cold on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:13 am

Might be because winter is so much drier. I've got to figure out how to make them work in all situations. I had to sponge Paradise with another painter this week at a gig and I hated it. I wanted to whip out my Starblends so badly. The kids were flinch and complaining and I had flashbacks from my "paint" days. LOL! (yes, I still use paints but not like this)

I'll start studying up more seriously on how to stop the fallout and make them stick better. There's got to be a product out there that we can use. Or maybe a way to get glycerin on the face fast and non obtrusively (no hands method.)

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Post by anniel on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:50 am

Sorry Rebons--a typo...the disappearing/fading color act...Wolfe stays vibrant, Paradise can sometimes fade out...
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Post by Rebons on Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Ah, thank you! I'm greedy for all face paint info! Smile
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Post by MelindaT0813 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:20 pm

what about using a lotion on the face? Maybe a moisturizing lotion will provide that extra sticking power.

Still I suppose applying the lotion would be time consuming and possibly just as invasive as just painting?

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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:02 pm

There is no good idea that can be used when you have a long line of kids. I have several gigs every single week. I think Starblends and I are going to break...at least for venues that have kids doing any kind of activity...

Dang, I don't know if I can revert back to using paint for my spiderdude and hey kitty...
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Post by Denise Cold on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:32 pm

I know! That's the problem. I love them so much.
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Post by SmileyBee Faces on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:19 pm

I cant get the white to well look WHITE. i think i might have to swap my red white and black.
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Post by LeslieVasquez on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:36 am

I'm confused. It sounds like Miss Ronnie doesn't like the Starblends because they don't stay put but Denise Cold missed them when she didn't use them???

And what's this about glycerin?

I've only just started using DFX Black Starblend for the boy's eyes on the skulls because a parent complained that the boy got soap in his eyes when he washed off the regular face paint (DFX Essentials) from his eyes area. Now I'm trying the Starblend for the eye part of the skull and telling parents and kids to use a wet-wipe or damp cloth around the eyes first when removing. Will this work? Should I be doing something else?
The other thing I've done is just stay away from the eye sockets but then the design takes on a mask apprearance that some kids don't want. Are there other reasons to use Starblends?
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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by Denise Cold on Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:27 am

Well, Starblends still have to be washed off. They don't get into the eyes like too wet of paint might (and my husband said that the paint AROUND his eyes made them burn at Halloween, it was just a red outline..just saying) but they are a makeup and need to be removed. I would never recommend wipes around the eyes (I know a lot of face painters do!) because I've painted my face a lot and when I use wipes, eventually my more delicate eye skin BURNS! (and yes I have good wipes!) Recommend a soft cloth and baby shampoo. The cloth should be lathered, not soap directly on the face. I have a video that shows how: http://youtu.be/7cHmaQj1EYI

I've been playing a lot with Starblends because I think they are the bomb, especially for boys, and if you go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/274325802679890/
there are a whole bunch of Starblend ideas and I talk about using glycerin as a base to simulate natural oils in the skin and it acts as a primer for the Starblends. It would work for individual appointments (for sugar skulls, grinch, etc.) but how can you get a little boy to put a drop of glycerin in his hands and rub it in before you do a spiderman!

So basically, the drier winter weather is causing problems. Starblends are foundation powder and are usually put over a cream foundation but we are using them straight which works really well when there are natural oils...REALLY well in fact, they stay on better than paint in hot weather.

Well, too much info as usual. I would do a search on Starblends in the forum and see what you think. Some of us love them and a lot of painters don't ever like them so you'll have to read and decide.
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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by Jody Rife on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:13 am

I'm not super great with any powders and rarely use the Starblends for the same reason as Miss Ronnie. I am going to start using them more in practice time.

Denise I have to hijack the thread just a bit to tell you how I love your Christmas design in your Avatar!
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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by Denise Cold on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:37 am

Thanks! It's really easy too...just blobs of brown and oovals and then I dragged the brush back through a bit to mess them up.
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Post by LeslieVasquez on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:54 am

Thank you for the fantastic information.

And to both of you ... I LOVE those avatar holiday designs!
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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by fantasiefacies on Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:40 am

I use wet wipes on my face but eye makeup remover on a Qtip around my eyes. as far as star blend goes, I like it for the south for hot sweaty days, but not in the cool months or more northern areas were it does not get humid. But I wish they had more colors! What can I say? I am a color fiend!
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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by Sweet Loretta on Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:53 pm

Just some clarification. Starblend is a dry cake makeup. Makeup like Paradise, Wolfe, Kryolan what ever... are moist cake makeups. Both are meant to be activated with water. By adding the water the makeup becomes paint-like and can be applied.

Starblend was not formulated for use over cream makeup. It is now used dry because face painters started using it in that form.

Cream makeups certainly can have enhanced or changed color by adding a pigmented dry cake or powder makeup over them. But the varied makeups, dry cake, moist cake, cream and powders are formulated with different purposes in mind.


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Post by vegas mom on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:07 pm

My last birthday party , I used the starblends.. They had a jump house and after 1-1 1/2 hours I saw the children and their paint looked fine just the black lining from sweating started to smear. Granted its not as dark as the paint, but I received Kudos from a guy ( uncle) that does a bunch of corp.evnts and he loved them.
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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by MelindaT0813 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:22 pm

I can't live without the white starblend.
I use it around the eyes to replace wolfe white.
It avoids most kiddo squinchers.
Also Hey Kitty and Skulls look oh so good with it.

Black is another that I enjoy, it is great for shading and skull eyes


As for the other colors, I like some but use them occasionally at best.

Pink is a great blush

Red, Blue, purple and Orange are great for Ninja Turtle masks

Green is great for monster masks

Still have not used purple or Yellow.


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Re: Becoming unifatuated with Starblends...

Post by Denise Cold on Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:34 pm

I really can't live without them. I've got to figure out a way to make them work under ALL circumstances.

i wish it wasn't so dark and wintry...I'm feeling so down and have a bad cold (thanks relatives) so that I can't think straight. We're over the worst though...right? Smile More sun each day.

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Post by l!zzie on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:32 am

We don't have that much sun here in the Netherlands, Denise, but I'll send every ray your way, to cheer you up!!
sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
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Post by Coral3 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:21 am

Pop on over, Denise! - We're currently enjoying our gorgeous Australian Summer Very Happy bounce
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Post by Sandie on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:52 pm

Denise Cold wrote:I really can't live without them. I've got to figure out a way to make them work under ALL circumstances.

i wish it wasn't so dark and wintry...I'm feeling so down and have a bad cold (thanks relatives) so that I can't think straight. We're over the worst though...right? Smile More sun each day.


I'm not a winter person either, Denise! So ready for spring and summer!! Chin up! As you said, it's on the upswing! Very Happy
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Post by Denise Cold on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:36 pm

Thanks for the sun guys. Today is proving to be a sunny one so I'll have to bundle up and go for a walk. Yay for a new year! I'll have to make up a new Starblend avatar today just to get 2013 going.
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