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Post by saphrone on Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:36 pm

what are they primarily used for? Would you consider using them instead of paints?

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Post by modernmagik on Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:00 pm

They are a base product (not for line work). They are a pancake makeup that can be used either wet or dry. But, once you use them wet, it is difficult to use them dry again.

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Post by saphrone on Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:14 pm

okay so I can use them in stead of paint but not for outlining, thanks. I think this will be my preference, however hadn't found many tutorials on usage...

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Post by modernmagik on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:16 pm

When wet, you use them the same way you would any base makeup.....apply with a sponge. When dry, you can apply them with a smoothie blender (big eyeshadow brush) or with a sponge.

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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:34 pm

I use the powders & love them. They make a great base & then use your favorite paint(DFX or Wolfe for me) to do your line work. They feel very good on the skin & are very light weight. They hold up well in hot humid climates.
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Post by len sherrard on Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:43 am

Together the white and black make a killer of a zombee!
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Post by marzack on Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:16 am

Newbie here and tried to used these as regular make up BIG mistake but at least I found out before my first big gig,whew. i can't get them to work with anything but a sponge.the yellow I bought will not go on a brush at all, any water I put on the the cake or brush just beads up. They are a great base just do not work for any detail work and they dry so fast I can't blend them. Again I'm a newbie and it could just be me. I made the mistake of buying them at a local costume shop(I love the people who work there) that sells mainly to clowns it was my mistake totally as I am new and thought they were regular paradise face painting paints,ooppss so now I have to purchase more paints. Oh well I will use them mostly for full face bases that don't require heavy blending...hope a bunch of kids want spiderman ,lol
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Post by BarbieSmith on Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:28 pm

Love them, but I keep them dry! Prefer the black, white, and red. Only problem... I have had TWO break on me. Impossible to keep when that happens... turns into a very messy loose powder Smile
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Post by Luvs to paint on Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:36 pm

I love my starblends! Kids don't "flinch" when I apply this paint first with a smoothy blender or foam applicator. I use the orange and white for a tiger, the pink and purple for the bases on flowery designs, the blue for a base for Avatar, pastel kitty gets a base of either purple or pink, i use the white and red for spiderman, the black and the white for a skeleton, blue for laying down a base for dolphins, whew, then I use white or black Diamond FX for the line work.
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Post by marzack on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:30 pm

i guess I'm going to have to give them another go. I bought them when I first started to put my kit together and expected them to act as regular facepaint. No sense to waste the money if they work in a different way..i'm willing to give them another go! i'll let you know how i like them
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Post by Luvs to paint on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:26 pm

Definitely worth a try since you already have them. I do keep mine separate from the other regular paints in their own palette and take the lids off but keep a thin sheet of plexiglass plastic lying over the top of that palette case so I don't accidentally get any water on them when I spritz my other paints. You can still "see" the pretty colors but it protects them from getting wet without me having to remove the lids each time I want to use one. I have plenty of foam applicators I use for only those paints. Using a good large foam applicator makes a big difference also.
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Post by anramire2 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:15 pm

BarbieSmith wrote:Love them, but I keep them dry! Prefer the black, white, and red. Only problem... I have had TWO break on me. Impossible to keep when that happens... turns into a very messy loose powder Smile
I totally agree.
I had to toss my black because it fell and became a crubmly mess. Sad thing was I only had it for 2 days!.. that was a complete waste of $
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Post by marzack on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:54 pm

why is the white translucent I can't get anything but a light dusty look...UGGGHH
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Post by Manabanana on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:23 pm

I just got my starblends yesterday and haven't gotten anywhere close to figuring out how to use them. The white is extremely translucent. I bought those compact makeup pads to help put it on and I got the dabbers from Sillyfarm.

Are there any tricks anyone has figured out that can help get a more opaque even finish with these? Help! scratch
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Post by Metina on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:54 pm

Please make sure to weigh in on the poll about the Starblends. Thanks!

http://www.facepaintforum.com/t6469-who-uses-star-blends?highlight=Star+blends

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Post by Caitlin02 on Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:14 pm

For Anyone else... Do NOT throw out broken starblends or starblends that got wet!!!!! You can EASILY fix them-- Yes, even if they got wet! Just let them dry out ( so they are not wet to the touch) and follow these instructions!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIC8qdSbDnw
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Post by Sweet cheeks on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:06 am

I also love the starblends, but only dry. I think that is the true benefit that they offer. Does anyone have any cleaning tips for between faces? I live in Alberta and we have to soak brushes in alcohol for at least 2 minutes between kids. Obviously not possible with the smoothy blenders. Currently I bang out the excess on a towel and lightly most them with an alcohol spray.

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Post by Tineke on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:26 pm

I use a single lollipop blender per kid.
Big pro for the lollipops is they are cheap, and you can machine-wash them.
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Post by Sweet cheeks on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:28 pm

Great. What brand are they and where do you purchase them please?

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Post by Tineke on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:42 pm

Metina from the facepaintforum (and shop) stocks them: http://www.facepaintforumshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1&CartID=0
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Post by amylady222 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:46 am


When I was a newbie I tried Starblend and hated it. I got it wet and it was horrible. I sold it, but then a few years later I bought another one. I didn't get it wet and I loved it! Don't give up on it--keep trying.

I love it for boy base colors. Spiderman is super fast and skulls are easy!
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Post by Facepainting by Tina on Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:07 pm

I've read that if you break your starblend up into a powder again and reset it (push it back into the form) it will make it more opaque!
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Post by Denise Cold on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:14 pm

There is a whole Starblend group on Facebook started by Peta Rogers..."Princess Peta"...just tell her that Denise Cold sent you there. Please read the FAQ in the files section. I created it with all of the basic questions so you get a primer for using Starblends.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274325802679890/

Here's a collage of Starblend faces:
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:55 pm

nice!

Hey Denise... shouldn't this thread be in the Face Paint Kit section?
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Post by Denise Cold on Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:03 pm

The original poster posted in this section. I'm not aware of any means of moving an entire thread.
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