My boyfriend and I bought this in the shade Lipstick Red to use to cosplay Millie and Moxxie from Helluva Boss at a con. Previously, we had only ever used Snazzaroo (a water based face paint), but had issues with it coming off with sweat, so we decided to give this a shot. It worked great! The first picture is before the con, and the second is after. We had it on for about 9 hours.- Application: It took us 2-3 coats to get it to look nice and not splotchy, but a little goes a long way with this stuff so it was no problem. We applied it using a foundation brush for the first layer and then a beauty blender for anything past that. Afterwards, we set it with baby powder and it stayed pretty well! I had it on shoulders up (my arms are not painted, those are gloves) and my boyfriend only had it on his face and half of his neck. The only drawback to the application was the smell, but this is an alcohol based paint so it makes sense it would be a sharp scent lol. Just hold your breath when applying it near your nose and close your eyes when applying near there, as it does sting a little. After it dries (which happens really fast), the scent goes away. Also if you have acne, psoriasis, eczema, or anything like that this will burn a little on application because of the alcohol, but that too goes away after it dries.- Durability: As previously stated, we had this stuff on for about 9 hours at a busy con. For reference, my costume was pretty light and I don't sweat much normally, but my boyfriend was in a heavy coat with long sleeves underneath, plus he does sweat a lot normally. As you can see in the second photo, however, it did not come off except in areas where costume pieces were rubbing against it, such as my choker and his wig. This was a huge plus for us! It also did not crease or crack weirdly in smile lines, which was also very nice.- Comfort: There were times I forgot I was wearing it! It's not itchy, heavy, or tight at all. Once dried it has no scent either.- Clean up: Micellar water on a paper towel or a cotton pad worked perfectly to get it off! Makeup wipes work too, but it takes longer and more scrubbing. We just used Micellar water to get the brunt of it off and then hopped in the shower to get rid of the rest with soap and water.- Amount used: We got the 2 oz bottle. Using this bottle we have cosplayed Millie and Moxxie twice, and I cosplayed Millie once on my own. So in total it has covered my face, neck, and shoulders 3 times and my boyfriends face and neck twice, each time being 2-3 coats. I have about a third of the bottle left, so honestly not bad!- Photos: Make sure you set it with something (as mentioned before, we used baby powder)! The first time I used it I forgot, and in all my photos I was very shiny on my forehead, nose, cheekbones, and chin, with the shine reading orange/yellow. Not a good look. As you can see in the attached photos though, if it has been set with something that shine is greatly reduced, and this color definitely reads as red!TDLR:-Pros: Easy to apply, comfortable to wear, lasts a long time, easy to get off afterwards, a little goes a long way, does not crease or sweat off easily-Cons: Alcohol based so it has a sharp smell when wet and may burn at first when applied over acne, psoriasis, or eczema, may have bad orange/yellow shine if not set well
New favorite body paint to use!!It stayed on for several hours at a local tattoo convention that I was attending.
We used this body paint to turn into Smurfs for Halloween. The coverage was good and it stayed very well. We used makeup sponges and Q-Tips for application, so it was a bit streaky, but I believe it would be a lot easier with an airbrush machine. The color was great and the smell was a bit chemical, but not unpleasant.
I wear proaiir for my characters when I am at weekend larps or Renaissance fairies. This makeup is incredible. I can put it on Friday and it will easily stay the entire weekend. I rarely smudges for me even when I am sweating in hot events and the makeup looks great.. You do need to have 91% or higher rubbing alcohol in order to clean up brushes (that is how I apply it) since it is alcohol based. So that can be a little challenging. But I highly recommend this product
Formulated for use on the face and body using only approved cosmetic grade alcohol and pigments
Water repellant hybrid formula produces designs that last up to 3 days under extreme conditions including high heat, humidity, water sports and perspiration Ð yet can be removed easily with liquid soap then water
Unbeatable durability with unopened shelf life of 10 years, 3-5 years once opened, and little or no separation of pigments from fluids due to absence of water
Smooth flowing formula won't clog airbrushes so you spend more time servicing customers and less time cleaning