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Post by Ember on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:12 pm

Hi everyone!

I'd like to know if anyone has found a really quick way to do an even base coat of paint over large areas of a body.
I was told that using loaded-down kabuki brushes to swirl on cake-paint can get virtually a full body done in 10-15 mins with some practice. Can anyone verify this?

I'd pretty much just like to hear methods for how people can get a quick and even base coat on large areas of a person.

Thanks in advance for any help! Smile
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Post by SuzySparkles on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:27 pm

yes, a kabuki brush really speeds up the bases
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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:30 pm

I use big sponges - car wash sponges cut in quarters. Works for me.

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Post by Ember on Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:31 am

Thanks guys, is there a particular brand/ firmness of kabuki brush that you recommend? Somewhere I read that the softer the bristles the better. Kind of makes sense I guess - firmer bristles would scratch off any layers of paint beneath
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:10 am

If cost isn't an issue Vargas brushes are wonderful! I have 1 Kabuki brush from Vargas(I think they're around $20) & love it. I also have a 2" flatbrush that I got from Walmart. It also makes a great quick base & I especially love it if I want to use Paradise Prismacakes for a multi colored base. These 2" brushes run about $7.
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Post by JBax on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:25 pm

I'm a big fan of the Vargas, but they ain't cheap, and it does make the base work go so much quicker.
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Post by Ember on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:57 pm

Do you think the round or the flat-top brushes are better?
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:24 pm

Flat Top are much better & have less streaking. With the round top Kabuki brushes you tend to use the side of the brush more & the coverage isn't as even.
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:29 pm

Honestly the Paradise Body Brush with the right strokework and movement - you can cover a full body just as fast as using a buki brush. I find much better coverage too with this rounded top brush than a flat.
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Post by Ember on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:35 am

My kabuki brush arrived today, I'm looking forward to testing it out Smile

Is this the Paradise brush you mean, Sweet Loretta? Paradise Body Brush 830
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Post by *redStar* on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:07 pm

I am sure you will love the kabuki brush. I use the ones with flat tops, and it really does help speed things up for the bases. Smile
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Post by anniel on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:35 pm

Thanks for the tip--never tried a flat top...
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Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:47 pm

I really love my long-handled kabuki brush from ELF. It's $3 at Target...you can't beat that! They call it a powder brush, but it's really just a long-handled flat-top kabuki
http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/brushes

In comparison, I also have a kabuki brush from MAC, Japonesque, and Vargas. I like the Vargas, but in a cost-versus-effectiveness contrast - the ELF is awesome. Also, The Japonesque is much softer than the MAC.
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Re: Quick ways of painting a full body?

Post by Sweet Loretta on Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:03 pm

Yes the Paradise 830. I do use a kabuki on occasion. Mark gave me one Vargas gave him, then Vargas gave me one when we were in Austria - of course I gave it a whirl. If I do use a buki use it for Wolf Metallics and Kryolan Interfrenze as it polishes the makeup as it goes. I fine if lifts makeup up and can tend to take it off in spots that have already cured/dried. As an artist who is heavy into blending and gradation, I need to be able to go back over painted areas without problems.

As for body painting tools - both brushes have a place in your kit.

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