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Have you worn DFX yourself for an extended period?

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Question for DFX Users

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:22 am

I have lots of DFX now (thanks in part to project purchases and a couple of trades!) but have discovered that I do not like the feel of it on MY face. It is not comfortable, is drying and tight.

All of you who love it... have you tried wearing a full face design for 2-6 hours yet??

As I do not wish to subject children to something I, personally, find uncomfortable I will use it like I do Wolfe - as a highlight and accent colour. It does work well for theatre as it goes a lot further than the same amount of Snaz, and the colours are great.

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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Criss on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:30 am

I agree with you Shannon, it does get tight. I still use wolfe and dfx mainly for my older clientelle and leave the snaz for the little ones.
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by SuzySparkles on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:32 am

I use all dfx/wolfe for all full faces. It never really bothers me.... I actually find that I forget I even have it on.
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Tash on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:49 am

I had Chris paint my arm with his Tag which is the same as dfx and it did dry out and feel tight, it flaked a little too. I could feel it on my skin when I ran my hand over my skin.
I use Paradise, you can't feel it at all. I always forget that I have it on and my hubby and I were just talking about how your skin feels BETTER after you have taken it off, your skin is smooth and clear.
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:50 am

yes I have...but I rarely use it for a base...mostly i use eulenspiegel for that and some lighter fx colours...hasn't been a problem yet
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by LoneWolf on Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:52 am

Yes often and can fell it a bit first. But after a short while I can't. And I very much like that I can scratch my cheek without smudging the design (since I always forget I wear it).
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Magic on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:03 am

I use paradise for the base and dfx for the detail work
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Metina on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:37 am

It was suggested at a jam to put some glycerine in the water you use to activate the Wolfe/DFX paint to help with this. I have tried it and it does seem to help. Though I don't really know the correct amount to put.

I tried it on my two kids with the Irish masks from the last newsletter. That paint stayed on for 12 hours until they took their baths. It did get a little tight, but no cracking and they didn't complain about it being uncomfortable. Maybe more glycerine?

Gyycerine will also help with paint when it gets a little old. So maybe something to think about keepin in our water????

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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Magic on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:25 am

nice tip
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Painted Dragon on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:28 am

I looked up Glycerine and it is also an antiseptic. Interesting.
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Painted Dragon on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:31 am

http://www.pioneerthinking.com/glycerin.html


Which makes me wonder if snaz has a higher glycerin content, because it melts faster and washes off better. So adding it to FX might be a very cool prospect. Might make it wash off better too, and then, because it isn't directly IN the paint, the FX won't get all gooey in the heat.

Very interesting. Now....where can I buy the glycerin?
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Michelle Heffner on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:34 am

I've worn it/Wolfe and it makes my skin feel tight.

I can't comment on staining as the yellow/pink/orange butterfly washed off easily: Butterfly toward the bottom of this post

I could see that kids w/ sensituve skin might complain about it.

I use it for split cakes and for line work and flowers but thats about it.

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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by JBax on Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:04 am

Maybe a little at first, but then I forget I'm wearing it.

But I usually will put snaz down for the base colors and then DFX for line and details.
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:40 pm

Glycerin soap is how to clean face paint out of your sponges and brushes! It is an ingredient in pretty much all face paint so it will remove it really well. Most clear soaps are glycerin based.

I did an article on it for Face to Face Magazine actually, and I think I may have blogged about it too.

If you are adding water to your cakes from a bottle I suppose adding a few drops of glycerin wouldn't hurt - BUT I work with about 8 different brands in my palettes most of which do not need it. So I wouldn't bother.

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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Metina on Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:47 pm

You can get glycerine in the Wal-mart pharmacy or other pharmacies(probably). Def. do some testing as you don't want to ruin other paints. So far it has been ok for me, but I have only been using it with the DFX to do demos and such and not on my full kit.

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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Wildcatfin on Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:22 pm

Must say I wouldn't go adding anyhting just in case...
Yep DFX etc are not as comfy as many but tbh I don't notice it after a while.

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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by Criss on Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:29 pm

Glycerin can be purchased in any pharmacy and it is relatively cheap, probably $3.00 or less. I use glycerin and rose water on my face instead of soap. A trick I learned from my grandfather and his mother, as we all have sensitive skin, and the soap irritates.
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Re: Question for DFX Users

Post by LoneWolf on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:40 am

Glycerin is also good when mixed in the water to avoid the colours crack on the body. Especially the white can have that problem on larger areas. And also some of the other colours in some climates, I have heard. I mix around 10% in, when I remember..
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