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Why use Starblends?

Post by donwyn on Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:00 pm

Hi,

I was wondering if someone can advise what and why you should use Starblends?


I am new to facepainting and currently just use Snazzeroo and a sponge for bases but I keep hearing mention of Starblends on youtube and on here. Are they powder based? Is there an advantage to using them?

Thanks,

Dondons
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Re: Why use Starblends?

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:35 pm

Starblends are what is called "pancake make-up".

It is a dry cake foundation that can be used wet or dry. If you use is wet you then have to keep using it wet as the water soaks in and it doesn't work as a dry cake powder anymore (unless you want to scrape off and waste a lot of it!)

Using it dry is like using a pressed powder or eyeshadow - apply with a buff/puff or foam applicator.

Wet is usually with a sponge and used as a base - it does NOT work for line work at all.

Traditionally they were used as foundations in theatre, etc. Mehron who makes Starblends puts them out in "fantasy" colours (as other brands do too now).

Many painters who work/live in hot humid climates say they like them as they can apply the powders dry and they stay on when people sweat...

Personally I don't like using them dry. I use the foundation shades for theatre work often, wet applied with a sponge, and buffed really well to even it out - usually to change people's skin colour to another ethnicity.

Some people love them... some don't. Depends on what you want to do with them.

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Re: Why use Starblends?

Post by Ashley Pickin on Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:23 pm

They are great if you live in a humid client because they are less likely to bead up and melt off when the kids sweat. Some colors are better than others... I love the orange and pink. The white is not that great(in my opinion.)
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Re: Why use Starblends?

Post by donwyn on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:54 pm

Thank you so much for your advice. No fear of hot/ humidity here in London, well not now Autumn is on the way. Might get some and try them out though - thanks for tips.
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Re: Why use Starblends?

Post by MeeMee on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:26 pm

I love starblends dry. I use foam applicator as sponges seam to make a mess.
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Re: Why use Starblends?

Post by CottonKandyClown on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:43 pm

I love Starblends for boys. They are always so squirmy and act like they are dying if you touch their eyes. I only use it dry and it's perfect for spiderman and venom. I use red, black, and white. It's so fast for full faces like these because you don't have to wait till the base is dry Smile Here are two of my faces.


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Re: Why use Starblends?

Post by donwyn on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:00 pm

Thanks guys. Awesome face CottonKandyclown - I am definitely gonna get some now.
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