Bodypaintingfarbe Weiß

Make-up with white body colour

A few words about white make-up or bodypainting colour

White is a supreme discipline - painting the skin with white colour can be a challenge, so it's worth asking yourself a few questions beforehand to ensure that the product of your choice works well.

The most important question is: what do I want?

For example, is it a living being with whitish or very light-coloured skin? Then choose a product that creates a nice homogeneous surface, but still looks more transparent as a result. The bodypainting colour white applied thinly with the hands works like a foundation for the face: the surface is even, yet rather "natural" (there is no pure white in nature).

This makes perfect sense for all living creatures/characters such as elves, for example, as the skin and its blood vessels are still supplied with blood and this can and must shine through for a believable result.

If that's not enough, I even recommend mixing a few (!) drops of pink into the colour, but of course not so much that it turns pink. It is best to stir the colour on a small plate or in a jar (any dried colour residue can be stirred up again with a little water). You will see that the make-up result is more "lively" and still almost white.

The Clean Colours White becomes more opaque if you dab it on with a sponge or brush.

A more opaque, pasty white, such as that from some other manufacturers, creates completely different effects: it becomes more mask-like and clownish - it tends more towards stage and theatre. Great effects can be achieved with this.

For example: a clown in the circus has always been an artificial figure. His own emotions and bodily reactions such as blushing should be concealed. It was therefore important that the make-up was extremely covering. Incidentally, this is also one of the reasons why clowns can appear creepy - there is nothing alive to be seen here and we lack important visual markers to judge the other person.

Anyone familiar with the film "Elisabeth" will be able to see how rulers took advantage of this in the Middle Ages to emphasise their position of power.

So every product makes sense on its own - it just depends on what you want from the product.


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